I use my Ninja Storm Designer Series Food and Drink Mixer for all kinds of things in the kitchen. It's by far my favorite small appliance in the kitchen. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store. I use it to chop vegetable for soups, and many other dishes. I love that you can chop them in many different sizes including super fine which is my personal favorite so I can sneak vegetables children don't think they like into meals they'll eat. I use it to make many sauces. I use it to make salsa and pesto. I use it to chop fresh herbs from my garden. I also use it to make many drinks from healthy fruit and yogurt smoothies to milkshakes. I also use it to puree fresh fruits and vegetables to make baby food as well as bases for sauces and soups. I use it in unconventional ways as well. I've used it to chop nuts to use in baking, I've used it to grind whole coffee beans when my coffee grinder broke, I use it to make food for our pets, I use it to grind meat and incorporate seasonings and herbs into them. I love that the blade is easy to put in, take out and clean. I love that you can put the lid on & easily store in the refrigerator. It's compact size makes it easy to tuck away in a corner of a cabinet.