I was in the market searching for a food processor because my expensive 16 cup food processor died. Yes I was upset but what can you do. So I happened upon this gadget in the supermarket on clearance and figured I would give it a try. Well I was pleasantly surprised to see that is was easy to use. I will admit that I did send the chopper flying and spilled the contents all over the place but that was my fault. I now know that you only need to pull the cord only half the way. Also do not submerge the lid in water like I did. I didn't receive any product information sheet with my first chopper. Yes I did go out and purchased another unit so I can have as a backup. I will tell you that you will get a full arm workout. I would switch arms when using this for a while. Baby carrots are what I usually chop five to eight times a week. The you can make chocolate almond milk without any mess. I was surprised by that. It's so convenient to use because it requires no electricity and you can store it in the cabinet.