Works perfectly well as advertised. Not sure why this product has 4.1 stars since it is an ancient Italian cooking tool that exists for 100's of years and its a necessity if you like to make real pretty gnocchis!! Its a small piece of wood with grooves and works each time. Do not put this in the washing machine but do wash with soapy water and I use a little kitchen hand brush with natural bristles and it cleans perfectly this tool... For you people that gave less than 5 stars I am not sure what you were looking for ?? Did you wanted an automatic gnocchi machine for $5.95 ? This is absolutely a kitchen must for any chef or wannabe 👩🍳 Chefs! I love mine!