I have personally owned three types of collapsible colanders in the past few years. I tend to lend them out for dinner parties, break them, or in this case crack them so they do no longer do the job. I liked the idea of this when I saw it in the store, it would fit right over my sink and allow me to clean my produce, strain my pasta, and not make a huge mess nor worry about rising water in the sink if I was rinsing something and having it touch the bottom of my food. That is about the only perk. The product is made of a plastic that seems to disintegrate about a short time. It pops out to use and folds back flat for easy storage but the handles are the problem. At first I blamed my husband thinking he cracked it while washing or jammed it into a cabinet. In reality once I got the second one I found that weight plays a big roll in the handles not creasing to later break. I would say perfect for fruit and vegetables but watch out if you are making big batches of pasta. When you pour it in and the weight gets to be too much you will see white line cracking in the handles. I had to go back to a metal colander after breaking 2 of these and melting another brands bottom! Great idea but need sturdier materials!