This is a great little chopper. I use it to gring carrots, nuts, cherries and with everything, it has worked very well.. I got it on sale several years ago and really give it a work out during the holidays. It has never failed me and chops as fine or as course as I wish. I would buy another one, if this one ever dies. Ease of Cleaning only three things to clean and goes in teh dishwasher Durability I've chopped up dozens of pounds of raw carrots over the last three years I have had it and it has not dulled or died on me, yet.