I purchased this brand to have on hand for an elderly relative who has increasing osteoarthritis of her hands. She has always enjoyed making dishes from raw fresh vegetables and I did not want to see her stuck with just canned or frozen veggies. As we prep, I find the oxo peeler pleasant to use. It works well on up-down peels like for cucumbers. With practice, determination, and inspiration, you can create creative designs as you peel the fresh produce. Always be mindful that the blade is sharp and knife/cutter safety rules should be followed. Ease of Cleaning No peeler is super easy to clean. I just rinse well as I do not want a cut from the sharp blade. Durability Seems to last. Some cheaper peelers seem to be defeated by raw carrots, squash or potatoes, but the Oxo is fine. I have never seen one break with moderate, home kitchen use. If I have to work with alot of veggies with peels, I usually bake for a bit to loosen the skin, then scrape it off. Even with the best tool, excessive peeling can cause hand cramps. Design An option to have on hand as an alternative to traditional hand peelers. Not always appropriate. I cannot really make it work on apples, but that may be because since childhood I have used the standard peeler for this fruit.