I bought the smaller version, thinking I wouldn't need the big one. I was right in doing so - it's big enough to mix three products at the same time without them touching, so I don't have to clean it right away. My biggest problem however is the large scratch on the center of one side and the dents on the edges. I feel like it was cheaply made compared to others. It's thick, but I feel like I can bend it easily. Of course, this is my first mixing palette, so I can't compare it to any other, but I will when I get the chance. Still, not a terrible price, just wish it was made with more care.