These Makanai stainless strainer lids by Conte are designed to be paired with the bowls.  Each bowl can be matched with a beautiful strainer that allows you to rinse your vegatables in the bowl and strain them without having a gigantic colander to wash.   Or you can use the strainers atop the bowls to strain fruits and veggies if only washing a few, or perhaps you are straining soups - very practical and smart. 

This line is called the "MAKANAI" which means "cooking" in Japanese. Maybe you have seen the Makanai show on Netflix?  It also means "unrolled," which applies on the edge of the stainless-steel bowl that is usually rolled. The unrolled edges prevents residues of dry mixtures from building up making it easy to keep clean.

Conte MAKANAI bowls are a combinations of design beauty with functionality, really the best in Japanese design.  They are designed by Rina ONO, whose designs we love so much.

Stainless steel is related to iron ‒ chrome and nickel are added to iron to produce an alloy which is less likely to rust. Stainless steel is covered with a thin oxide film, invisible to the naked eye, which serves to prevent rusting. With this oxide film, even if the steel is scratched, it is regenerated when in direct contact with the air and regains its function. However, if the steel is not in direct contact with the air due to the presence of moisture, salt or iron, for instance, then it does not regenerate and may rust. So please read the instructions for maintenance and handle it carefully before using.

They are designed by Rina ONO, whose designs we love so much.

Made in Japan