This precision pierced colander is covered from top to bottom with tiny, precision pierced holes that allow water to drain freely.Wide rim base holds the colander above the floor of the sink and provides stability when pouring hot water into the colander; wide rim base also keeps the food inside the colander. Holds up to 5 quarts. 11 inches by 5.25 inches. Made of superior quality 18/8 stainless steel for a smooth, polished, corrosion-resistant surface. A long-time favorite of Cook’s Illustrated. Not even the smallest of orzo or angel hair pasta will escape.Not a drop of liquid will remain in this colander when rinsing. Dishwasher safe.