Made from solid natural cherry. Quicker than a colander for easy straining of your veggies and pasta. (The "nubs" on the edge sit against the edge of the pot to keep food in and let water flow out.) Measures 13" long x 3.25" wide. Utensil is handmade and finished with clear mineral oil. Wash with soap and water and re-oil occasionally with mineral oil. Available in a mini size. Made in the USA.