I have used it to peel shrimp, to rinse potatoes, and have cooked pasta and potatoes by putting the Chef Basket directly into the water along with the item that I was boiling.
About the Chef Basket:
The Chef Basket™ starts off flat and instantly expands to a flexible basket that lets you cook, boil, or deep fry foods with ease. Even when hot water or oil is rapidly boiling in the pot, the specially designed handles stay cool to the touch. So you can safely lift out the Chef Basket™ and go right from the pot to the plate. No more pouring boiling water into a wobbly colander. Cook pasta, shellfish, veggies, fried chicken …virtually anything. It’s the best way ever to make hard-boiled eggs because you go right from the pot to the ice water.
You can invert the Chef Basket™ and it turns into a steamer. Flip down the handles and it’s a free standing colander. You can rinse your food in the Chef Basket, lift the handles back up and go right from the sink to the pot in one easy motion. Best of all, it folds flat for easy storage anywhere. Source Chef Basket
If you would like to purchase the Chef Basket, they can be found at the main site ChefBasket.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart, and many other national retailers. Plus, they are also at Amazon.com .
At Home Moma
At Home Moma did not receive compensation for this review but was provided a ChefBasket for free to review. The opinions expressed in this review are that of my own.