It's a fantastic gift and I love the look of it.
I bought this for my husband as a Christmas gift. He loves it and it works well, not to mention it's a conversation piece when friends and family come over. He's also pickled other vegetables including jalapenos, carrots, snap peas, and garlic that have been equally yummy.
very attractive, solidly built.love the personalization.did not give 5 stars because it has not been used yet , so I don't know how well it actually makes or stores pickles.