The specially designed woven wire basket is perfect for scooping food out of hot water and oil. One could use it to drain noodles or pasta out of boiling water, fritters out of hot fat, blanching vegetables, as a breading basket, or to skim stock while simmering it and more. An extra-wide opening helps to drain liquids quickly. The durable, stainless steel head resists rust. This strainer is completely dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. The long, handle won't transfer heat; stays cool during use and keeps hands out of harms way while the non slip handle with rubberized grips ensures superb balance for added comfort. Hangs for easy storage.