Essential Reinforced Mesh Colander with footed base for washing, draining, steaming, and blanching foods. Made from reinforced 18/8 stainless steel mesh; measures 11.5 x 11.5 x 5-inches. Footed base elevates contents above draining liquids. Use over a pot of boiling water as a vegetable steamer, dunk already cooked vegetables or pasta for a quick reheat, or blanch and drain fresh produce. Dishwasher safe for easy clean-up.