Works great as it is suppose, mixing up some oil/vinegar based dressing. And fun to use! The only thing is that yes, it has a small cap for the spout, which if you're not careful would be easy to loose. Not a problem for me so far. To address the other reviewers issues with 1) doesn't mix thicker dressing: yeah, it's probably made for vinaigrettes. A russian dressing type would probably not fit out the spout either. so don't do it. and 2) it leaks and you can't shake it when the top is off: well yes, the point is that you DON't shake it, as squeezing the handle is how you mix up the ingredients. Also, I love it because it actually does not have that pesky dripping issue (maybe if you shake it it leaks?) I don't know, but to me it seems if used correctly, all is well. While there is some oil that gets around the spout from pouring, it's really not an issue for use (no dripping/ oily hands or table) and is taken care of with proper cleaning. In conclusion: used properly, it's the best salad dressing bottle yet!