I never used the thing when I had it for years. Now that I have three tots I'm staring disbelieving at the wall clock that says 4:45pm! Dinner in 15 minutes! On the table and cooled for the little sensitive fingers. I called my girlfriend to whom I gave the unappreciated gadget and she LOVES the thing! To the point, she was politely possessive. I got the hint and after chit-chatting about this and that I got off the phone. Darnit. Can't find it at the yard sales anywhere. Thrift shops either. I gotta get on of these! Well, Hubby's at the store right now getting the replacement for me with the kiddos for Mother's Day. I feel like such a dope for letting it go in the first place but good for her that my girlfriend could use it to bless their family. Maybe I'll have my DH order the online model with the three blades in it and carrying case so I can give this one away again ;). Or maybe I'll be smart this time and hold onto the good thing I've always had. I know we all can cope. Wish me luck.