I only recently upgraded to a bigger model that handles larger veggies. But overall, this Farberware model has served me well. I've never had to take advantage of the lifetime warranty to replace any broken parts. The blade has stayed sharp over several years. Best part that that the blade can be detached with a screwdriver. This is great, as it makes cleaning by hand much safer. It also allows the owner to sharpen the blades. Won't work for making french-fries, it's just not that strong. Though it will slice the whole potato, done thin, for potatoes au gratin. Not very good for tomatoes, either. Those things are too soft & tend to get smashed. Then again, I haven't found anything that reliably works well with tomatoes.