I just love this classic Tupperware tool! This colander, unlike almost all other colanders I've seen, comes with a mesh seal. I don't know about you, but when I'm straining foods, I often have to shake the colander a bit to get that last bit of water off. Most of the time, my food stuffs go flying out and into the sink! The beauty of this piece is that your food stays safe inside! You can shake, shake, shake your colander and not lose one morsel!!!