This is a great, basic food processor. It was very easy to assemble out of the box. The only thing that tripped me up was ensuring that the handle was locked in order to get it to turn on! I have only used the chopping blade so far, and it was worked great for making bread or graham cracker crumbs, salsa, and baby food. It is also very easy to clean. I threw mine in the top rack of my dishwasher and it couldn't have been easier. I also plan to make some hummus and expect the same results. The only complaint I have about the appliance is that it is large, and sometimes hard to store given that it is not used as frequently as some of my other appliances. Power Power seems good for this appliance. Maybe a little loud. Safety Safety handle lock to power on is a nice feature. Only downside is it seems to shake more than expected when turned on. Ease of Assembly Couldn't be easier to put together out of the box. Ease of Cleaning Very easy to clean in a dishwasher. Durability Seems very durable. I have dropped the canister several times and have not had it crack yet.