My wife picked out this handle because of its sleek design. We both like the soft, rounded surfaces which prevent injury if bumped into. A requirement for any handle was that it not have a protruding element that could catch on clothing or an apron. I also wanted any closed loop handle to have a space large enough to accept at least a couple of my fingers, which this one does. Over all, the handle has a very pleasing feel on your hands and fingers. The curved surface also emulates the curved surface of our exhaust hood. Quality of finish was very high and consistent.