The strainer features an oval shaped head that is perfect for scooping and straining vegetables and noodles. One could also use it to get hard-boiled eggs out of boiling water or removing food items from hot oil. An added lip allows the strainer to rest on the bowl for hands free straining. The nice, long handle assures one’s hand won't be anywhere near the heat. A convenient hanging hole ensures space-saving storage. Dishwasher safe for quick and easy clean up.