Strain and serve

Two kitchen essentials in one

Its base features a silicone seal and can be added or removed to convert Ventu from colander to watertight serving bowl.

Beauty and brawn

Ventu's sleek design integrates handles and a bamboo base. Melamine provides a porcelain-like feel with the strength of a plastic.

Strain and serve
Invented By

andrea zabinski

Gibsonia, PA

Like all Quirky products, Ventu was invented and influenced by real people like you. Entrepreneur Andrea Zabinski was cooking pasta and found her counters cluttered and her dishwashing time a drag. When she couldn't find a bowl that combined straining, mixing, and serving, she went to a local store to ask around. The clerk recommended she send a rendering of her vision to Quirky. Bingo! This mother of two, CEO, and public speaker now uses her spare time to invent even more.

855 influencers helped bring Ventu to life.

andrea  zabinski
  • $14,367
  • $26,190



Melamine, bamboo, silicone


Diameter, handle to handle: 12.3” (312mm). Diameter of bowl: 9.7” (246mm). Diameter of base: 5.6” (142mm). Height: 6.6” (167mm).


Development duration: about 1 month
Time in store: almost 2 years
Units sold to date: 6,257

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In the box

1 Ventu bowl, 1 base