I LOVE steamed red potatoes (the smaller the better). I also slice and steam red potatoes for German potato salad.
You can use the strainer when you cook pasta or any vegetable that you are blanching. Just lift up the strainer to drain!
Strainer would be good for shrimp too.
Steamer is good for any vegetable you prefer to steam versus blanch.
See, you NEEDED this because your others were in storage and one is too small and the other is too big - this one is JUST right!