I have been through a lot of choppers because they just don't last, they burn out, or they end up cracking or busting on the plastic. I use them a ton for making ham salads, tuna salads, and chopping onions, or veggies. I hate to cry chopping up onions which I use frequently and it's worth it to buy for just that. It quickly chops up my foods to a nice consistency and blasts thru nuts for my recipes. It is great for making baby foods as well. It doesn't hold a large amount but it's good for small batches of things. It is nice just to have because it can chop things up much quicker than if done by hand. Power It's got pretty good power, and doesn't take much time at all to whip through the foods. It's powerful for its size. Ease of Cleaning It's easy to clean I just wash the cup in the sink, and wipe the rest with a damp rag. Durability It's very durable and will stand up to heavy usage with no problem. I have used mine a lot and it's still working the same way it did on the first use. It's worth going with this one because it's hard to find one that will last.