I'm sure this was a wedding gift, like people who get married request this right, people with money; or for that matter, people without money.
When I had a chance to buy one though I did, it was $2.50, it's so worth it. It's one of those things that if I find another one I'll buy that one to.
It's ability to grind through raw nuts is totally graceful, and it puts a feather texture on raw almonds
It turns cheese into parchment.
It breaks down like a boat action rifle.
I've machine washed it, but recently I realized it was a score, now I break it down and hand clean it. It feels solid, but plastic just gives up one day. So I limit UV exposure and just use hot water.