For years, I've used metal & wooden skewers for Kabobs. I've learned to deal with rolling, over/under cooked pcs., burnt hands etc, etc. I came across these in the local Big Lots and bought all they had (12). Cheap $3 or $4 ea. I love 'em. Everything loads smoothly, can rotate all skewers evenly and best of all.....no more burnt hands! Now I can sip on a cold one and move my kabobs around at the same time! Life is Good!