I bought this item and have found it to be reliable and does a great job in cutting, chopping, pureeing. It has an alternate blade for slicing, which comes in handy when you want to have maybe some vegetables for a salad or a fancier cut which might be nice. It is relatively easy to use and cleans quite nicely in washing and rinsing it out. It is also nice in that it isn't too big where it would take up a lot of space on the countertop. It is quick and adaptable with being able to cut, chop, and puree without a lot of effort and time. I've used it for grating too to incorporate grated vegetables for salads or even soups. It cuts down preparation time significantly. This little machine is quite powerful, so you won't be disappointed with the results. It is easy to clean and even store in cabinets, if you don't want it on the countertop. However, I keep it on top of the countertop, so it is right at my fingertips when I need to take care of business right away.