I've had this Cuisinart Mini-Prep for some time now. I use it for so many things. I use it for nuts for baking recipes, purees, hummus, guacamole, salsas, baby food, chopping garlic or herbs. This little food processor has so much power and works quickly, it's safe to use, locks in place before you can turn it on. It's easy to use, for little jobs. How many times do you just chop something by hand because you don't want to bring out the heavy Cuisinart food processor? The little guy is perfect to pull out with ease, set up and wash. I use it often because it's convenient, it easily stores in a cabinet, easy to clean, just hand wash in hot soapy water or put it in the dishwasher. I make vegetables for my puppy. I steam them first and then puree with a little chicken broth, add it to her food. It adds nutrients and fiber. She gobbles them up. I do carrots and green beans. It's like making baby food, this is the perfect appliance for making pureed baby foods, you can do meat, casseroles, vegetables and fruits. I have made hummus, you just need some canned garbanzo beans, garlic, tahini oil, lemon juice, so much cheaper than store bought hummus and tastes fresh and much better. I have many Cuisinart products and it's a quality brand, a brand you can trust, it's just another tool that I can count on by Cuisinart.