Because you have the straining holes you don’t need to use a colander to strain off the liquid. So that means you don’t have another piece of equipment to wash up.
There are holes on both sides of the lid, one side has the large holes for draining off excess liquid and on the other side of the lid are smaller holes that are just what you need when it comes to straining rice or other foods that are tiny and likely to be drained off with the liquid if you use the larger holes.
The 5.5-qt. Nonstick Circulon 2 round casserole with locking colander lid has two lovely, large, phenolic (heat resistant plastic), stay cool handles that are ergonomically designed to be comfortable to hold and slip free. The handles are also oven safe up to 350° F.
So here you have a great casserole that allows you to start cooking on the stove top and finish off the meal in the oven without having to worry about the effect of the heat on the handles.
Now there is something that you may not know about Circulon 2 cookware and that is the TOTAL release system. This is Hi-Low wave technology which is considered to be the most advanced nonstick formula available that protects the surface of your pots from being scratched.
The Circulon 2 round casserole is constructed of hard-anodized aluminum which makes it twice as strong as steel, gives you even heat distribution and there are no hot spots.
Well I love the idea of the colander holes in the lid and with a scratch proof surface what more could you ask for.