The function is okay. The capsule rods fit really great in the recesses and are also kept safe there. For my personal taste the donor is but then just kind of too bulky. In width it take anyway more space than the Nespresso machine itself, and by the backward tilt it needs precisely in this direction a certain space. Since the capsules are then removed again below what is of course no other way, the surface can be in front of it does not really make sense to use for placing other things. Either it remains free, or to get up not reach the capsules. Or must evacuate every time. Anyway, I'm gone over to keep the capsules in a large glass jar with lid; looks nice, but takes up less space and also dust is not as fast as a black metal, at least you do not see it so much.