on March 15, 2010
Purchased this product about a year ago. The red looks great, the pieces are easy to assemble and clean, and food prep is easy enough. The down side is that it overheats very quickly and then stops operating until it cools down. You also have to be careful to with hot or warm foods. It won't work until the food has cooled. Odd and frustrating when the middle of cooking.
Found myself using it less and less over time. I've discovered that unless I'm cooking for more than 6 people, and in large quantities, I find it to be too much work to pull out of the cabinet, put it together, and then clean all the peices. Also, since I use it so infrequently, it's frustrating to have it overheat if more than 10 onions or other vegetable is sliced.
For smaller jobs, I've come to rely on the mini cuisinart processor/chopper. Less bulky and easier to handle. Handy for the occasional large job, but probably could have managed fine without it.