I have one for myself and bought this for a friend of mine. He said it was the best birthday present he had ever received. I use this every single day to mince garlic and onions (so nice to not have to cry my way into dinner making), grind up leftover meat for pasta sauce (for that bolognese kind of meal). It is the best. No matter what the chefs on Food Network say about doing everything with excellent knife work, some times you just need a helping hand.