I bought 4 of these thinking they would be a unique holiday gift for friends. We took one out of the box to try and it was instantly one of the best additions in our kitchen. It is now a permanent fixture beside the cooktop saving room on the counter for other work and removing any care a hot, steamy lid will roll to the floor. It is also quite handy in the "lid" position as a raised hot plate and we use it flat for hot cookie sheets coming out of the oven. The construction and design are well thought out and I have no regrets about spending the money.
I will be purchasing more!