We bought one three years ago and have had to ditch it already. The plastic of the processor bowl is poor quality and cannot take hot liquids such as soup without cracking. The chopping and slicing attachments leave a big gap which allows pieces of food such as carrot to slip through. Most seriously of all, the switch went wrong, leaving the bowl part unusable and no spare part was available. Go for a more expensive machine - you get what you pay for, and this one is a false economy.