This is a very powerful yet quiet food processor. I researched many before buying and am very happy that we purchased this one. On full speed you can hold a conversation over this unit, which is not possible with many others, and another great benefit is that the shaft in the bowl is sealed, so you can fill it all the way up and not have it spill over. Power this unit is VERY powerful! Safety dual interlock for safety protection. Ease of Assembly simple place and rotate design. Ease of Cleaning very easy, no hidden areas. Durability Its lasted us just fine for almost two years.