Summary: I gave this as a gift to my sister for Christmas. I already have the set and it is a life saver in the kitchen. You don't need to pull out your bulky food processor unless you have a big job. Handy for grinding nuts for cookie recipes, or olives, etc. The hand blender is great to blend your soups. Whisk is quick for whipping whip cream or egg whites. So handy I keep it on the counter. Looks good too.
Summary: I should have considered the negative reviews more seriously before purchasing this product, but there were so many positive reviews I assumed the poor reviews were unwarranted. The mechanism to attach the various components is clearly defective. After only a few uses the chopper attachment no longer functioned (the screw like attachment had worn down to the point where there was no longer any connectivity between the motor and the chopper sections).
Summary: Fast, powerful, and easier clean up than food processor. What's not to love? Plus the whisk and chopper attachments make it a 3-in-1 combo tool perfect for small kitchens that don't need a mixer, blender, or other junk taking up precious counter space.
Summary: I have a 25 year old Cuisinart stick blender that, frankly, is never going to die. But it was hard to clean, had no speed adjustment, and no attachments. I didn't feel guilty about buying this after I started using it. The whisk attachment is fabulous for whipping up egg whites and whipped cream. The cup works great with the regular blender attachment for smoothies and stuff.
Summary: EVERYONE SHOULD OWN ONE. CHOPS EVERYTHING, MIXES EVERYTHING, CLEANS UP IN A SPLASH (BE CAREFUL CLEANING THE BLADE) MAKES SALSA IN JUST A FEW MIN. THIS IS A REPLACEMENT FOR THE ONE I BOUGHT OVER 10 YEARS AGO...AND IT HAS TWO SPEEDS NOW! I GOT MY MONEYS' WORTH!