Soaking is a subjective matter. Depending on the item and the objective how you soak will change. Soaking to remove stains often involves longer time periods and a relative agent to help break down the grime. Some people do it for 2 hours; others soak soiled laundry items for 24 -48 hours.
Kitchen soaking (good-bye pesticides) will often take less time and need a completely different approach, and then you have all the other "miscellaneous" items like toys, sporting goods & camping gear.
The Strucket is just like a regular bucket during the soaking phase. Simply fill with water and the best agent for your outcome and then let it marinate!
Once your items have soaked sufficiently, is when the Strucket can strut its stuff! When you return to your bucket simply pull the strainer from the bucket, click into place, separating the soaked items and leaving the dirty water behind!
Best of all, when the whole job is done all you need to do is release the plug that is built into the base of the Strucket and watch your dirty water drain away... without your hands ever needing to touch it!