"These salt and pepper shakers are great conversation starters. I keep mine at work on my desk. The number and size of the holes in the top of the shaker are the same for both the salt and pepper so it takes more effort to get pepper out of the pepper shaker. After having them for several months it occurred to me an improvement to this set would be including a 1x2 gray plate for the shakers to be stacked on when not in use. Or putting it on top of the shaker before turning it over to refill it."