For years I have been struggling with the darn rubber ring that sealed my acrylic box that held the salt. It never stayed sealed and when I opened it, the ring fell into the salt every time and salt flew all over the counter and floor. While watching In the Kitchen with David on QVC , I spied this salt box that not only holds salt, but ground pepper as well! One hand easily swings the lid open. I have been studying all the FOOD TV Chefs shows for their salt boxes and I believe that zany David Venable showed the best.