This fruit basket is so much better than I expected when I compare it to fruit baskets that I've had in the past. I've had pretty ones and shiny ones, but I have never had one that I would consider heavy duty. This one is all of the above. I can have apples and oranges and pears in the part that I calll the bowl, and then I can hang a very nice amount of bananas from the hangar which is up hghi enough to let the bananas hang down without touching the other fruit. To give you an accurate example as to how much fruit would fit down into the bowl, I would say that it would actually hold a very nice size honeydew melon with the bit of space on top for a few plums and peaches. Then the bananas will hang down from above, and whatever fruit you put into the fruit basket will look better than any lovely painting of fruit you've ever seen.