Chinese colanders are an efficient method for draining large amounts of food products. As opposed to standard colanders, the Chinese models do not have a foot attached and feature a wide brim. The lack of foot support allows the entire surface of the colander to be perforated with holes, thereby ensuring that noodles and vegetables drain thoroughly. The wide rim is ideal for setting within pots to drain foods or to steam cook them. To further expedite draining, these Chinese colanders are available with a wide range of hole diameters. While smaller objects such as noodles will not work well in a colander with wider holes, vegetables will drain fully and completely. Proper draining can drastically change the quality of the product, since added liquid may distill the flavors or cause the product to overcook. Quick draining techniques ensure that vegetables keep their vibrant flavors and that noodles are not left to sit in water for longer than desired.