This is a great product. Ive used it for 4 years and it still looks and works like NEW. Microwave and dishwasher safe. The lid is dual purpose. While steeping, retains heat. then flip over and it become a place to set the strainer and catch those last few drops of liquid. *don't microwave with strainer. Heat water in microwave first, then drop in tea/strainer, place lid for set steeping time.