Use the colander as the top piece and drain water from pasta or rice into the ingenious nesting bowl underneath--it has a handy dandy pour spout, which means the mineral and nutrient rich water doesn't go down the drain, and can be easily poured into house or garden plants for nourishment.
· This product comes in a cardboard box with kraft paper for insulation.
· The bamboo in this product will biodegrade in 2-3 years, and if you are done with this product and don't think it can have any second use at all, you should cut or crush it up and discard it in the trash, where it will start its decomposition process.
· This product ships 2-3 days after you order it.
· This product is manufactured in China in a BSCI certified factory.
· Each set contains two pieces in the same color: a mixing bowl with a long pour spout and a colander with two tab handles.
· This set is made of a sustainable bamboo blend (see above for details) and is 14 1/2" L x 10 1/4" W x 10" H.
· Hand-wash with warm, soapy water and air dry.
· Bamboo is a super awesome renewable resource, and these products also include a non-toxic, food-grade A5 melamine binder that makes these FSC-certified bamboo products a little more durable. Don't worry-- this material is safe for hot foods and liquids and is totally BPA, PVC, phthalate, lead, cadmium and mercury free, but the binder means it can't be composted.