The Aluminum Icetool is lighter and has the same superior quality as the one made of stainless steel. An Icetool is like a metal syringe without the needle. It helps loose snus users to quickly and cleanly form and place a pinch (Pris) of snus of your preferred size under your lip. Me, I can't make a decent Pris by hand if my life depended on it. Without my trusty Icetool, I probably would never have tried loose snus....more than once!