I love my slicer. I bought it three months ago and I've used it almost every day for dicing, chopping, and making veggie noodles. First, the blades are extremely sharp. They cut through everything I put on them. I like having diced onions, jalapenos, and green peppers on hand. My chopper has made it incredibly easy to dice my cooking "trinity" on a regular basis. I usually make a pint jar of this mix twice a week. I also use the chopper to dice carrots, celery, potatoes, and tomatoes. I read that others have had problems with some versions of potato but mine has never met a potato it couldn't dice. When dicing, I slice my veggies in 1/4" slices so when I dice them they come out in nearly perfect 1/4" blocks. As the pictures show, diced veggies are cleanly cut and in a uniform size. I've used the chopping blade on fruits and veggies and this has made preparing stews and soups a snap. The picture with noodles and carrots shows my chopped carrots on top of Ditalini noodles to give a perspective on size. I've found that when chopping anything, it helps to visualize how you'll use it in the dish. For example, with thick veggies like zucchini, summer squash, parsnips, or cucumbers, I slice them about 1/2" thick and feed them through the cutting blade vertically. With thin veggies like carrots and celery, I cut them into 2"- 3" strips and cut them horizontally. The only fault I have with my chopper is the spiralizer and julienne blades. The veggie has to be thin or it won't fit into the slicer so normal sized zucchini doesn't go through very well. However, they were addons so I still give this appliance five stars. As to durability, I handwash the blades and pusher for light jobs but when I use it for multiple dicing and chopping, I break down the chopper into individual components and run them through the dishwasher. I've had no problems with mine falling apart or breaking despite frequent use.