I'll be honest - I don't do a lot of cooking so I don't have a ton of great cooking gadgets. But recently I found a meatloaf recipe that's really yummy but requires a food processor to chop all the veggies and bread slices into tiny bits. All I had was a small, cheap, one-cup food processor that did the job but I had to do it in a bunch of tiny batches and it was cheap and clunky. So a few months ago I picked up the **Hamilton Beach ChefPrep 3 Cup Chopper** to make the job go faster. There were several other food processors at the store I purchased from, but I liked the 3-cup size, the style, and the price was very reasonable. This product has worked out great for me. Over the past few months I've made tons of bread crumbs, chopped tons of veggies for salsa and for that meatloaf recipe, and I use it a few times a week to make tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes. The 3-cup size is the perfect size for chopping all ingredients at once. The controls are on a cone shaped section of the base so it's very easy to grasp and set it to pulse or spin. The container is also very easy to attach to the base and remove.