I bet your nutcracker is not as cool as the Naomi nutcracker. This product has a playful design but cracks nuts fast. You just have to put it over the nut, secure it with two fingers, and use the other hand to pull the silicone ball up and let it go to get the job done. The Naomi has a spring-based design and makes cracking nuts particularly fun. Do yourself a favor and use the stainless steel bowl on a suitable surface for the best result.