To be honest, I bought this item based solely on the other rave reviews. We'd been overfeeding ourselves spaghetti for years and it was time to proportion our portions. However, I find that this measure simply doesn't measure up! Now granted, it could be the particular one we received, but I find it a little tricky to maintain the appropriate diameter for the number of users - the little lever tends to move easily, thus making accurate measurement impossible. In hindsight, I feel one of the measures with a variety of holes would have been a better choice.