I've had a couple of battery operated mills from Trudeau for years and have been extremely satisfied with them. This one is no different. It's a high quality product well priced like others I have or gave away as presents. Having both salt and pepper in one device makes it a space saver on the table. Turn the top knob to one side for pepper and other for salt. Downside compared to their gravity mills is that this one may leave traces underneath. We keep it on a cork coaster. It takes 6 AAA batteries and therefore feels little heavy, but like other ones we have, one charge will probably last for years. Like everything else these days it may be made in China, but the company's quality control doesn't seem to let bad ones go through.