As a product it does deserve more than a three star rating for it's performance. With me it looses points as I am purely a 'functionality' seeking person when it comes to my kitchen. Note: I did not purchase this for use with infants! I was in need of a bottle brush as I'm an old fashioned kitchen person and wash a lot of reusable glass items. THIS ITEM IS THE BEST I HAVE FOUND HANDS DOWN!!! I know a day care that swears by them. That being said, I found the stand, though a handy concept was more of an annoyance than I problem solver. (As are most things bound by a suction cup). I am also an environmental guy and am not a fan of the materials used but again........ I did not purchase for use with infant bottles etc. Just not a very 'Green' item. Still a great brush until I find the perfect one (construction wise).