The first couple of things I used this for, I was really happy. I processed spinach for a pesto lasagna and then cilantro for some rice. Then the tomato I wanted to chop came out pretty fine, but still definitely usable. Later I tried to do bell pepper, and it completely liquefied it. Same with the onion. By that point, I was really disappointed, because I wanted the machine primarily to shorten my food prep time by chopping veggies for cooking. I'm glad I talked to the guy at the kitchen specialty store before I bought something else to try. The manual recommends cutting the veggie into smaller chunks before processing. My mistake was running the processor while I put chunks one by one through the shoot. So the first chunks I would put in got completely liquefied while the last chunks weren't chopped quite enough. The specialty store guy told me to put all the chunks in at once, then pulse it little by little until everything is the size you want it. Sounds pretty obvious, but I didn't figure it out until then. Now I'm really happy that it does what I want it to, and i didn't waste my money.
I researched other more expensive processors, and decided to see if this one would do what I wanted for the less expensive price. For the price this processor is definitely worth it. Best features are that everything is dishwasher safe, and all the components fit into the bowl for minimum storage space. The con is that even with my newfound technique, it still doesn't chop everything completely evenly. Maybe I'll get better at it. It still saves tons of time. I've only had it a month, so I can't say much about durability. Nothing's broken so far. I have yet to master the "shredding and slicing" attachment, so I don't want to review that part. Overall, I'd buy it again if I had it to over.
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