Every kitchen has staple food prep tools and gadgets on a daily basis, and the colander is one of them. This Cuisinart stainless steel 5 quart colander is a tool that you will have and depend on for years to come. This strainer is constructed of heavy gauge stainless steel that come with holes small enough that pasta or small vegetables won't sneak through. The strainer has stainless steel handles and a steady base with a thick stainless ring. Cuisinart backs this colander with a lifetime warranty.