This is standing by my cooker and looks lovely, even the packaging smacks of style and quality, but when I tried to put a bigger cookery book on the stand I discovered that the lower ledge of the stand lacks depth and thus it is not a universal cook book stand. The heavy weighted page holders do allow the pages to be held securely and the stand is a solid, strong, easily cleaned kitchen addition but the style over substance means it might not hit the spot for all.
Despite the problems I do love it and think it is a great addition to my kitchen with the gorgeous Art Nouveau patterning it is a craft item to be appreciated for its beauty and more than 80% of my cookbooks can be held securely on the stand so I forgive the slight shelf issue!!
on 16 January 2014
This is a well designed cook book stand that is both functional and attractive. It arrived well packaged and required minimal assembly before it could be used. I have used it to hold a range of heavy hard backed cook books and the stand has had no problems remaining balanced. I have even used it to prop up my Microsoft Surface tablet when I've wanted to watch Netflix, which has also been fine - although you might want to double check the fastener behind the stand before you put something on here that it wasn't really designed to hold. No point tempting fate and having your iPad fall on the floor. However, as a cook book stand first, I can't fault it.