I received this product as a gift. It has 2 main functions, to steam and chop food and it doesn't do either. The steamer keeps shutting on and off and never gets the food cooked enough. The chopper blades are parallel and when you put the food in it just spreads the food to the sides of the container. I experimented one evening and left it on and it continued to steam for 4 hours - never really getting the food soft. At $100 what a rip off.