The OXO Good Grips Silicone Sink Strainer & Stopper is an ideal dual action kitchen gadget. It is also ideal for use in utility rooms, in bathroom sinks and in bathtubs. This could also work in the shower to grab hair before it gets in the drain if you do not push the stopper all of the way down. For use in the kitchen sink, cleaning vegetables or trimming other food items to use the sink as the garbage area is ideal with this gadget. It will catch the food debris for easy cleanup to toss the waste into the trash or compost bin without clogging the drain. The knob on the stopper turns easily to soak dishes or vegetables/fruits for cleaning before prepping them to make a meal.