This came with a dough hook, which I never used, a blade for regular blending, and blades for shredding and slicing. The slicing blade is excellent for shredding cabbage, and for making carrot coins and slicing other veggies--mushrooms turn out really nicely too, for sautéing! I've tried it on cheese, but it doesn't work as well. The shredding blade is great for cheese though! I make smoothies for my kids with the regular blending blade. Often a chunk will get stuck above the vortex and not blend, but with some shaking and stopping to push things around, it generally does a good job. I like that you can pour through the lid if needed, and that it will not start running if all the pieces are not in place (thus it's much harder to accidently cut yourself!) It is pretty loud, and can take a while to get things running smoothly if you start with some hard chunks like frozen berries. Ease of Cleaning The lid that you use to push food through can get stuff stuck in it, and I have a hard time getting it out.