Every kitchen needs a colander for straining off water from pasta, vegetables and more. This sturdy colander has two comfortable side handles and a stable base. The base means that the colander can stand by itself in the sink, leaving both hands free to lift a heavy pan to it. The stainless steel construction has a brushed finish and is easy to clean, and is dishwasher safe. Made from stainless steel, this colander has a brushed finish on the outside and is polished on the inside. Please note; the holes in this colander are relatively large, and while it is fine for peas, anything smaller, such as rice may pass through the holes.