I purchased this as I was fed up with having ash all over my bench using the flat type stick holders. I saw this one and thought if the stick is standing how can you go wrong. I was wrong. Although one of the most expensive on the market this has turned out to be quite the pretty lemon. I still have all of the top half of the stick falls out of the dish onto my bench. Clearly these have not been tested before manufacture or they used mini sticks. Needs to be 5 - 10 mm wider I think.