I have owned several baby food makers, since I much prefer making my own baby food, and this one is by far my favorite. It is definitely the cutest one I have used, but more importantly, it multi-tasks extremely well, which is key for any busy mama. The blades are perfect for chopping a wide assortment of veggies and can also puree fruits without leaving any seeds or chunks that present a choking hazard. I love how easy it is to switch between dicing and steaming. It truly is an all-in-one device. It grows with my baby, making perfect purees while allowing me to gradually add more texture to the foods as I see fit. The purees are ideal to pour into reusable pouches. Already, this has saved me so much money in comparison to buying conventional pouches or jars of baby food. The size is ideal for making several meals that I can freeze. Two other major pluses are that it is BPA-free and dishwasher safe, although I still handwash all of the parts. The slicing and chopping feature is easy to use to make finger food snacks that are great for the toddler phase. And quite honestly, I've used this as a regular food processor to slice and dice small items for our whole family. The handle is much more durable than my last baby food maker and the entire unit feels much more stable on my counter top. I have loved this baby food maker and can see myself using it as a regular processor even when my little ones are long past baby food.