I am very pleased with the size and appearance of this bread box. Instead of having bagels, and partial loads of bread stacked on the counter, they all fit nicely (without being crammed in) inside this bread box and I now have a much more organized looking kitchen counter. This is large bread box so if you don't want something big, look elsewhere. I've been using this for a month and seems to be extremely durable, smooth open and close on the lid. A good looking and useful addition to my kitchen.