We love that it punches down and can be stored flat. We were surprised to find that it is easier to clean than our enamel colander. The colander also works as a steamer basket and can be immersed into water for blanching and parboiling.Cooks with small kitchens may need just one colander. If you're in a one-colander household, this isn't the gadget for you. Instead go for a colander with legs to stand on its own so that you can keep both hands on the boiling pot.