I found this great recipe for pizza dough. But I had no way to roll it out and shaping it by hand wasn't working. I live alone and in a very small add on room so I didn't need or want a big rolling pin. Plus, I had nowhere to store one anyway. I bought this roller because it was small and it worked great. Just what I needed. I bought a variety of magnetic hooks to hang my new collection of wooden roller, spurtles and spoons.