3" stainless steel mesh strainer is perfectly suited for all small strainer jobs. Strain hot foods or wash vegetables and fruits with ease. The beautiful satin finished barrel-handle sits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The helper handle stabilizes the strainer across most small pots or bowls for hands free straining. The finely weaved stainless-steel mesh is ideal for sifting flour or straining pasta and homemade broths. The mesh strainer is dishwasher safe.