Amish woven separate double 2 level casserole baskets, approximately measures 9.5" x 15.5" x 3.5" tall each, for an overall height of 7", excluding the handles. Use this basket to transport a hot dish in one level and your place settings in another when you need to take a dish to a sports banquet or some other social gathering. Who said you need to use both levels at once? The lid will fit on either the top or bottom basket. If you are going to purchase a decorative basket, why not get two baskets for the price of one. This is a quality constructed basket by a family that takes pride in their products.