I purchased this after a friend's recommendation when I became a caregiver for my elderly mother who has developed health problems that make it difficult to chew food whole. I use it for almost every meal, from chopping breakfast bacon or sausage to diner chicken, beef and pork. It also works with veggies, from beans to broccoli. Note it is to be use for food that is going to be consumed soon, for an individual's meal. It is not made to be used for chopping large batches, as the chopper container holds about 3 cups. It is not a food processor. It is simple to use and clean (the blades, cup and lid come off in 3 pieces for easy cleaning), and the 2 speeds are useful (earlier models just had a single speed). Like all contemporary small appliances, it has a short cord for so-called safety reasons. The only complaint I would offer is that the motor is noisy in use. The chopper cup and lid are clear plastic, the motor housing appears to be fairly robust, and it has rubber feet and cord storage. Since I use it so much, I bought the extended Walmart Warranty. This is a good value.