Tried to use it to shred vegetables (carrots, jicama). I set the machine up per directions (correct side of white disc, correct side of shredding/cutting disc). Results are a lumpy mess that look like what's left after running items through a juicer. Photos & manual are completely misleading. Also, the cover doesn't lock adequately on the end by the dispensing chute. Machine is fine for very finely chopping/macerating IF you you're using the curved blades on the end of the cutting wand. But if you want nicely shredded carrots, etc - save money & cleaning time and stick to a knife or manual shredder.
Twin Cities, MN