I don't know why, but these strainers have the ability to perform magic that none of my others can do. It fits perfectly in our kitchen sink, nice and flush. It has holes all around so water drains down very well. I've purchased numerous strainers in my life, but these are by far the nicest looking and easiest to take in and out... and the best part is, it does what it says it does... which is strain. My other strainers have larger holes all around as well, but for some reason, these strain much better... i don't know why... it defies the laws of gravity. I'm constantly emptying the other strainers or running the garbage disposal... but with these... not nearly as much. I ended up getting another set for my utility sink downstairs.