It took some getting used to but I'm much happier with it now. I was told it was overseasoned, and once I gave it a good cleaning it seems to be working better. It does much better with purchased fondant, and especially lighter colors, as MMF and dark fondants seem to stick to it more, but not always. Sometimes I use the upper layer and sometimes not, it depends on the day and how the fondant is sticking. It is much, much easier to move the fondant though. It is a bit tricky to learn how to get it to release, and I still have trouble with it sometimes. Experience has helped with this.