I wanted a baster to replace a previous one made of a rubber 'bulb' and plastic tube. The old one didn't work very well as the connection between the two parts was not airtight. This steel "professional" one is very impressive indeed - the bulb and tube are sealed together so do not lose suction at all, and the extra piece which enables you to inject melted butter under the skin of a chicken (for example!) is a good feature. The only fault I can find is that, being made of steel, it is impossible to see how much you have drawn into the tube (although this isn't a major issue, as you draw in "a squeeze-worth"!). A very good product, also dishwasher-safe. Recommended, good value for money too.