I love this mini food processor by Food Network. It has been a work horse for me and gotten many tedious jobs done in seconds. I have used it to grate cheese for enchiladas, shred carrots for carrot cake, and to make homemade baby food. I have never even thought about buying a full sized food processor with this little gadget handy. The only tricky part of the food processor is getting in on the base correctly. It can be a little hard to line everything up, but one you do it a few times, it is not too bad. I have had a few issues with big chunks of carrots not going into the machine and just spinning around and around on top of the blade, right under the lid. Other than these little issues, this has been a consistently great tool in my kitchen. It cleans well and the cord can be wrapped up under the base for easy storage. All in all, this machine has saved me hundreds of hours of prep work for meals!