Weight lets you grab a towel with only one hand when your other hand is full. You can adjust the rooster with respect to the tear bar so it is always pleasing facing -- especially in am. Mine is now four years old and looks as though new. Cleans easily. Can accomodate a double roll of paper towels. I can say nothing negative about this product -- except why haven't you already purchaesd?
Although the paper towel holder is very cute, a full roll of paper towels will not fit behind the upright bar easily. Consequently, you can not pull off a sheet from behind the bar until the roll has been used a while decreasing its diameter. I thought about returning it but it is not worth the trouble because of its low price and it is very cute. I just leave the edge of the paper towel roll outside of the upright bar until enough of the roll has been used and the sheets can be easily pulled off from the inside of the upright bar.
Best Answer:Don't really know. Most likely China based on the low price. Also, I have found that anytime the description of an item states "imported", it means China. Still very cute paper towel holder. You should know that a whole roll of paper towels doesn't fit well behind the upright. Once some of the roll has been used it will fit behind the bar. I though about returning it, but it is not worth the trouble based on the low price and it is very cute. I just leave the end of a new roll of paper towels on the outside of the bar until it its inside the bar. Hope that helps.
Probably China. It' heavy metal and roaster screws on top. It works best with single rolls of paper towels because double rolls get really tight fitting and you have use two hands to tear off the piece of towel. I would buy it again. Works well with for me.