I really love this smaller appliance especially when I am making smaller quantities of a food product. It has a great 4 cup capacity that fits well in my recipes, processes without any effort and cleans up as well as any other processor. I also love the ability to add liquid through the hole in the top of the lid making adjustments a snap. I bought this over 2 years ago and wish I had done so earlier. It makes processing bean puree so easy. Power This little appliance whips right through anything I put in it without any effort. It is very quick and gets the job done withoug a fuss. Safety It will not run unless the lid is on and it's in a locked position so I feel it's truly a safe appliance. The blads are sharp but that is to be expected. Ease of Assembly Snap or twist the top in place, plug it in and you are ready to go! Ease of Cleaning I use the sink and its easy to clean with hot soap and water. I let it air dry to get all the moisture I miss out. Durability So far, so good. I don't have any issues with it at this point and I have given it an amazing workout. The only thing I wish it had was MAYBE a larger top.