I can't even begin to tell you how old my processor is. I use it mostly for chopping, shredding and ricing. I don't think I ever used the slicing blade. This work dog just keeps on going! Power The product has plenty of power for ricing cauliflower or chopping nuts. Safety Unit will not turn on if the top is not closed properly or the bowl is not seated on base the correctly. Ease of Assembly Very simple to change configuration. Ease of Cleaning Food can and does get stuck in the chute and around the rim. Durability This unit has taken a lot of abuse oven the years and still works great.