I really like having this little contraption for small jobs with quick meals. I have used it for nuts, onions, celery and olives. It's great when I don't want to get out the bigger stuff that needs to be plugged in. the only problem I had was the nuts getting a little bit stuck on the blades but it was easy to pop them off and keep chopping. It works best for veggies but like I said for small jobs only. When I've used it for bigger jobs, my arm ended up getting tired from pumping it up and down but it's at least effective. The blade has stayed sharp and it's easy to clean. Overall it works for what it's intended and I'm glad that I own it.