D S 5 I was looking for a coarse mesh strainer that I could use to sieve mashed vegetables. I had hoped that it would be something high quality, which this strainer is. The intersections of the mesh are soldered, so they are rigid and the wires are not just sliding around. Also, the attachment of the mesh basket to the rim is well executed and does not drip water after you wash it. Lastly the bottom of the mesh basket is flattened, so that you can set the strainer down on the counter without it falling over. All in all, I gave this a high rating for a multi-use piece of cookware. I ordered it shipped to the USA, so it cost quite a bit but I am not sorry for the purchase.