The Bottom Line
- Fast and convenient cocktail shaker.
- The "Perfect Pours" create just that.
- Available in a small size for those with smaller than average hands.
- Perfect insulation on the vinyl dipped tins so hands don't freeze.
- Great price for a quality product.
- The tins can get stuck after shaking and can create annoying squeak.
- It is still necessary to fine strain when herbs, fruit or other "chunky" ingredients are in the tin.
- Only available on QuickStrain.com.
- Stainless steel shaker tins with straining holes in the rim.
- Available in "Original" (360 degrees of straining), Perfect Pour (3 straining sections), Small, and Vinyl-Dip.
- Prices range from $16 to $21 for single and combos (includes "no hole tin")
Guide Review - Quick Strain Tin
Personally I found the Perfect Pour tins to fit my style better because I can be a sloppy strainer and keeping the liquid confined to the one section I want to use keeps liquid from spilling over the sides. However, quite a few bartenders I've had try these out liked the original Quick Strain Tin with 360 degrees of straining capability better because they could strain without lining up the holes and glass.
What Quick Strain Tins does is give each individual the option to customize a shaker to their own needs. The vinyl-dipped tins are great if cold steel bothers you and the smaller version is perfect for anyone with smaller hands who find it hard to get a good grip on the average shaker.
These really are designed for the professional and take a bit to get used to, but once you do you may never go back to any 3-piece shaking system. Convenience, quality and personalization are all qualities I would attribute to this shaker system and highly recommend it for anyone serious about mixology.