This little gadget is just what I was looking for. It is quirky but also serves it's purpose well. I finally have somewhere to put the infuser to drain! Yes, on a plate works, or straight in the sink if you don't mind the tea stains! Having this cute little guy on display along side your tea canister brightens up my kitchen and just makes sense. My only disappointment is that I like my tea strong and thought the infuser could have been a tad bigger. All in all a great product.