I received this rolling pin as a prize for having the best Christmas cookies a few years back. It has become one of my favorite kitchen accessories as it's not only beautiful to look at but very easy to use. I can roll out my pastry without worrying about the dough sticking and it's so easy to clean. The marble keeps moisture and grease from penetrating like a regular wooden rolling pin so I never have to worry about contamination. I keep my rolling pin stored in the wooden cradle that came with it so it's never rolling around in drawer or cupboard. I would recommend this highly to anyone that does a lot of baking. It's a little heavy but that keeps the arms in shape!