Well first - if you don't like bananas then this might not be for you, as it seems all the recipes require at least some frozen bananas in order to give you the creamy texture. I tried to use just frozen strawberries and it came out more like chopped ice then cream - but you might like that. I have tried it with bananas and strawberries, mixed berries, peaches and mango and they are all wonderful!! Very creamy with great fruit taste!! A typical bowl will be 1 medium banana with 4 oz of frozen strawberries - that gives you a full bowl of frozen treat. Kids love it too ... especially the banana mango. You can buy almost any kind of frozen fruit at the store now for 1/2 the cost of ice cream oz for oz. Some folks talk about how you can do the same thing with a fork or a hand mixer, but I tried it and it is so much easier with the Yonanas maker - I burned out a hand mixer trying - wife almost killed me. Clean up is a breeze - the thing comes apart and breaks down to four pieces that are real easy to clean. The cutting head seems very well build of hard plastic and stainless steel. The motor, housing and drive head seem well built and powerful. The only part that seems that it might be a problem is the silicon gasket, just need to be careful and if it tears they sell replacements via their customer support - haven't had any problem just need to be easy with it as you are taking it apart and storing it. As a bonus you can use the brown bananas as they give the best flavor - no waste (how much banana bread can one actually make?) I believe this was money well spent!!