In the backcountry, a utensil needs to be more than a just a utensil. They should multi-task, and be compact and light enough to bring anywhere without hesitation. With that in mind, MSR built their Alpine Grater Strainer to fold with the simple squeeze of a handle, and made sure it did more than strain to earn their way into your pack. Its curved ridge fits pot rims for efficient straining while holes work as an excellent cheese grater.
Sure, you can pour the water off your noodles by cracking the lid, but how many times have you dumped a batch of spaghetti in the dirt? Use the strainer and you won't loose a single noodle.