The Jonas Tulip Spice Grinder in Black grinds upside down and stores upright to leave no mess on the counter top or table. The CrushGrind ceramic grinding mechanism is made for grinding salt, pepper, spices, seeds, herb blends, or oily herbs. Mechanism is fully adjustable from fine to coarse and will not dull or corrode. Glass body with a plastic housing. 25 year guarantee on mechanism.