I had an Oxo a couple of years ago and loved it. I moved with my daughter. She had a regular black plunger in an open container in a bathroom closet. It worked great but was unsightly in the open and I felt that I need to throw anything away if it falls on it so I bought the Oxo. It is not as flexible and I must use it at an angle. I had it tested by my daughter and strong grandson.I'll keep my Oxo from 2 years ago was better.