Paper towel holder adds a contemporary look to any countertop. The handy, towel-guard dowel keeps paper towels from unwinding. Surface protector pads on the bottom of the base prevent scratches. Use the decorative bulb at the top as leverage to tear off a towel (sold separately) or to relocate the holder. For loading, rolls of towels easily slide over the bulb. Paper towel holder is made of earth-friendly bamboo, a sustainable and renewable material.