My dear husband built this "pasta step" for me. I love it. I especially love the foam bumper he glued around the edges...it's a real ankle saver! I am short..and making pasta over there always made my shoulders hurt. I told him I needed to be about 3 or 4 inches taller! It also makes it easier to put dishes (from my new Bosch dishwasher) away in the cupboard. I used to have to use a little step stool. Being short sucks.