A nylon skimmer is a kitchen utensil that features a nylon head attached to a handle. The nylon head is typically perforated or slotted, allowing for the skimming and straining of liquids and solids.
- Skimming Soups and Sauces: Nylon skimmers are commonly used to skim impurities, such as fat, foam, or scum, from soups, sauces, or gravies, resulting in a cleaner and more refined final product.
- Straining Broths or Stocks: Nylon skimmers are effective for straining broths or stocks, removing herbs, spices, or other solid ingredients, while retaining the flavorful liquid.
- Lifting Boiled Foods: Nylon skimmers are suitable for lifting and transferring boiled foods, such as pasta, dumplings, or blanched vegetables, from boiling water to a serving dish or strainer.
- Separating Liquids and Solids: Nylon skimmers can be used to separate solids from liquids, such as removing herbs or spices from infusions or straining tea leaves from tea infusions.
- Cleaning and Maintenance: Nylon skimmers can also be used for cleaning purposes, such as removing food debris or floating particles from cooking liquids, skimming scum from boiling water, or cleaning oil or grease from surfaces or appliances.