These worked great for what we needed. My daughter had orthognatic surgery aka jaw surgery and could only have pureed foods for 2 weeks. I did end up trimming the tips so that the food could pass more easily but that was easy to do and I can trim it but can't make it longer. They can be taken apart for cleaning which was helpful. The suction was very effective. Sometimes, it took more pressure to get food thru it but it was dependent on the viscosity of the food. We used 3 of the 4.