It's unbalanced, it is wobbly, it has a very rough ceramic concrete like bottom, YES, will ruin your counter tops, yes the instructions say this, no I did NOT read the instructions before buying it. Who usually does?? I mean it holds oil or vinegar, it's not a car. I put some small (cut-up) pieces of furniture protectors on the bottom, just makes it more unstable, because of the recessed bottom, can't just put one pad, I had to place several tiny ones around the rims!! It also shows that it has these pieces stuck under it. Rache has a lot of nice things, I have a lot, BUT this one is a throw-back, and if I had the receipts (yes-got 2-oil and vinegar) I would return them both. Also, when full, these are very bottom heavy, will tip over almost by looking at them!!
Normally bottom heavy is good, it stays in place, not these, they want to roll around!