As soon as I opened the box I knew we were going to love using it. We washed it and then proceeded to use in the kitchen since it was near dinner time, cleaned some fresh strawberries and rinsed them under the faucet, then it was time soon to drain pasta that my wife was making for dinner.
What is nice is the liquids all drain out because the holes are everywhere, not like some colander that always leave water in the bottom and you have to twist, rotate and shake to get it completely drained.
It washed nice, strong, will not corrode and does the job better than any other colander I'ver tried before!
I liked it so much I orded the 5 qt for bigger jobs