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Hello all!

 

So I have various sizes of the CIA Masters Collection bowl-shaped strainers.

 

http://www.amazon.com/CIA-Masters-Collection-4-Inch-Strainer/dp/B000HVBES4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370122883&sr=8-1&keywords=cia+strainers

 

I love them and they have worked wonderfully for my many straining needs from stocks to drinks to whatever else I've used them for. I also use Michael Rulhman's straining clothes in tandem, which are fantastic.

 

Are there any major advantages or things I can't do with my strainers I have now compared to a chinois? I do plan on purchasing a tamis so I do understand the differences between that and a strainer, but a chinois seems to just be a much larger conical strainer.

 

Any thoughts? Is a chinois redundant?

 

Thank you!