And I'm so glad I did! It makes the smoothest of sauces and soups with very little effort. I wouldn't give up the food processor. But I'm happy this came home with me.
I see that they're still for sale, as here on Amazon though I suspect they'd be available less expensively at yard sales and even on E-Bay.
For the record, as you'll see from the comments below, whether this is a chinois or a China cap is up for debate. As of July 2006, there's a Wikpedia definition, which says that the two are often confused but that:
- While both are conical sieves
- The China cap is made of perforated metal (like mine) where the chinois is made of fine wire mesh
- The chinois often has a dowel (as mine does) to push foods through the holes, like the blade of a food mill