I don't have a dishwasher. How do I clean strainers most effectively? Last night I thawed some frozen broccoli using a strainer and little bits of broccoli are still stuck in the strainer. Running water won't take them all out. It's a fairly big strainer with very small holes (like netting) so unless I sit there poking each one out with a toothpick I still have stuff in there. Any ideas?