Excellent quality... I have previously owned three other brands of electric pepper mills. These are much better quality than the other units available. The stainless steel finish is attractive. The battery compartment is totally separate from the section that holds the salt and pepper. The top section has an easy to remove top cap that allows access to a separate battery compartment without disturbing the compartment that holds the seasoning.. I have been very satisfied with these and purchased two more as gifts. They are also a good conversation piece at dinner parties. I like them so much I bought 6 of them for Regular Salt, Pepper, Himilian Pink Salt, Light Grey Celtic Sea salt, garlic and White Sea Salt.