Recently entered the world of veggie steaming, haven't had an actual steamer basket though and have been using a small noodle strainer instead. My strainer actually started to warp from the heat, so I decided it was time to get an actual steamer. The size of this one is great, love the bottom egg rack stand to! Works great and big enough for my family of 4 of 2 adults and 2 kids. I dont have an inatant pot or pressure cooker, but it works just the same in my large sauce pot and lid!