Sifter vs Strainer - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sifter and strainer

is that sifter is a tool for sifting, especially one for powdered cooking ingredients while strainer is a device through which a liquid is passed for purification, filtering or separation from solid matter; anything (including a screen or a cloth) used to strain a liquid; any device functioning as a sieve or filter - in special, a perforated screen or openwork (usually at the end of a suction pipe of a pump), used to prevent solid bodies from mixing in a liquid stream or flowline.

sifter

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A tool for sifting, especially one for powdered cooking ingredients.
  • (rare) One who sifts.
  • He was employed as a sifter .
  • Any lamellirostral bird, as a duck or goose, so called because it sifts or strains its food from the water and mud by means of the lamellae of the beak.
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    strainer

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A device through which a liquid is passed for purification, filtering or separation from solid matter; anything (including a screen or a cloth) used to strain a liquid; any device functioning as a sieve or filter - in special, a perforated screen or openwork (usually at the end of a suction pipe of a pump), used to prevent solid bodies from mixing in a liquid stream or flowline.
  • One who strains.
  • Synonyms

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