I needed a new pizza cutter because the one I had was with a longer handle and a smaller blade. I was actually hesitant to get this one because I thought it would be a bit small. I was surprised at how big it is when I opened the package. It stands up by itself. It comes with a cover to cover the blade, and you just push the button to take the cover off. There is also another button that allows you to take the blade completely out, and it makes washing it easier. I would definitely recommend this for your kitchen.