I purchased this food processor to replace a very cheap one that I had used for many years, so my standards aren't that high. I basically use this for making things like hummus or for chopping up vegetables when I am making a large recipe. So far, this has worked quite well for my needs. I have used it several times, and it has chopped the food quite quickly. Removing the lid isn't as easy as some other brands, but it isn't impossibe either. The stainless steel finish is more attractive than other finishes and I suspect that it will keep that look over the long run with normal cleaning. I haven't tried the mini-chopper part yet, so I cannot comment on that item. Overall, I would recommend.