Let me start this off by saying I get teased by my family for being a salt and pepper snob. I have been using grinders for several years now and I enjoy watching people figure out how to use them. Nothing beats the taste of fresh ground pepper and himalayan salt. I have a set I have used for a while now, but they are very tall; 7 1/2 inches at least. They are a bit cumbersome and take up too much space on my table. This set of grinders ia perfect!! They are only about 5 inches tall and fit great in the hand and on my table. They are very attractive. I like the stainless covers that can be placed over the grinders to keep them clean and neat. The grind size selection knob turns smoothly and adjusts very eay if you prefer a different grind size. I am very happy with these grinders and look forward to many years of use.