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The GoCan Drainer offers a simple way of draining the juices from canned food
The GoCan Drainer offers a simple way of draining the juices from canned food
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The GoCan Drainer offers a simple way of draining the juices from canned food
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The GoCan Drainer offers a simple way of draining the juices from canned food
The GoCan Drainer clips onto the rim of an open can
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The GoCan Drainer clips onto the rim of an open can
The GoCan Drainer clips onto the rim of an open can
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The GoCan Drainer clips onto the rim of an open can
With the GoCan Drainer affixed to the can the juices can be strained out with one hand and no mess
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With the GoCan Drainer affixed to the can the juices can be strained out with one hand and no mess
The results of using the GoCan Drainer, with the kidney beans left high and dry
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The results of using the GoCan Drainer, with the kidney beans left high and dry
The GoCan Drainer comes in two different sizes
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The GoCan Drainer comes in two different sizes
The GoCan Drainer offers a simple way of draining the juices from canned food
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The GoCan Drainer offers a simple way of draining the juices from canned food
The GoCan Drainer clips onto the rim of an open can
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The GoCan Drainer clips onto the rim of an open can
The GoCan Drainer comes in two different sizes
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The GoCan Drainer comes in two different sizes

Some of the simplest household tasks are also the most annoying, and draining the juices from canned goods is definitely on the list. You can either use the newly removed lid, which risks you cutting your hand to pieces, your fingers, which leaves you with sticky digits, or a full size colander, which just adds another bulky item to the washing-up. The GoCan Drainer offers a neater solution.

Jim Costello, an industrial designer with 100 products under his belt, created the GoCan Drainer with a view to simplifying this common household task. The GoCan is simply a small, slightly concave colander which comes in different sizes that fit snugly into the interior of a can. Once clipped to the rim of the can the liquid contents can be poured out into a bowl or sink using just one hand.

Costello is looking to raise US$29,000 on Crowd Supply and use the funds to pay for the injection molds and get the first production run underway.

A pledge of $25 gets you a set that consists of one GoCan Drainer to fit (regular) 15oz cans and one to fit both (small) 5oz cans and (large) 27oz cans. Costello is hoping to ship the finished product to backers in February 2014.

The video below shows the GoCan Drainer in action.

Source: Crowd Supply

Costello Design GoCan Drainer

13 comments
Purple-Stater
Errmmmmm..... I've always found that simply opening the can halfway, turning it upside down in the sink for 30 seconds, then finishing opening it, works pretty well with no risk of cuts.
EddieG
If you think draining a can is "annoying," better stick with Sugar Frosted Flakes.
wolfshades
I use a wide strainer over the kitchen sink. Can't see paying the $25.00 for this. Sorry - no sale here.
dbp
Hmmmm... pretty colors, but I can already get one on Amazon... http://amzn.com/B0000DI67T along with about a dozen variants. Sorry, not really GizMag worthy.
EdwardEvans
This is a bad idea. I hope for the sake of the designer that there are enough people that don't see that.
Slowburn
Costs way too much for what it does.
Bruce H. Anderson
A collander or sieve will also drain better if you need more than 30 seconds (think crushed pineapple). Any small bits would plug this up pronto. I'm kind of in the errmmmmm.... camp as well.
MDC
What a great idea. I can't count how many times I've dumped half a can of food into the sink trying to drain the liquid or cut my finger trying to squeeze out the last bit of oil or water from a tuna can. I can definitely use one of these!
Bill Bennett
gotta pass here, I have these things called washable, yes, washable fingers!
MDC
I believe $25 is the pledge to fund the production, for which you would receive a set of drainers. It would probably cost much less when it goes to retail. I still think it 's a good looking design and less bulky than a colander would be to use.