I bought this colander earlier this year because I wanted something a bit smaller and easier to clean than my old metal colander which tends to rust. I find myself turning to this colander for most draining needs, especially when I'm cooking for just me and my husband as it's more suited for smaller draining jobs. If I'm cooking a whole pound of pasta this colander is sometimes a bit too small and I lose some of it down the drain. This colander is much easier to clean than the metal one as well, especially if I don't get to rinsing and washing it right away. Food just doesn't stick to it like it does to the metal. It also doesn't retain heat like the metal colander either which can be a good or a bad thing, but for me, it's a good thing. Design Fits in my small sink easier than a larger or a round colander and the handle is very nice as well.