There are a lot of fancy 'clear' pepper grinders on the market, and I have tried (and broken) most of them. I need a product that can handle the amount of use I demand daily and this Wooden Mill by Scotts of Stow is just the Pepper grinder. This little baby keeps going and going, with no little plastic parts to break off. I am so glad to own this pepper mill, especially after my repeated disappointments with all the other very fancy and expensive ones. I highly recommend this product.