The item is great. It was attractive and easy to assemble. Simply fill the water bottle and set the bowl in place and you are ready to go. I especially like the mat that is provided to place underneath the dispenser, as my cat is a messy eater. I suppose given the choice I would prefer the mat to be 25 PCT larger. I am glad the tab was provided on the back of the bowl to show what angle the bowl is intended to sit. I like that the bowl is removable for easy cleaning without emptying the water. all that said, I'm not sure I would purchase this product for 18 dollars I feel like 10 to 12 dollars is a fair market price,but i am excited to use this product none the less. My cat thanks you.