Summary: I was really surprised to see the reviews on this! I had an early version of this and used it to make all of my children's baby food. I finally burned up the motor on it by forcing food through the dulled blade (I used this ALL the time- that's what dulled the blade). I hadn't been able to find another one like so I just checked Amazon. As for the food shooting out-- I just placed it on a rubber cutting mat.
Summary: This is the latest generation that began with the B & D shortcut, which arguable was one of the worst products every manufactured. While this is an improvement, it begs the question, why does Black and Decker feel they must be in the food business when very clearly they can't design products that work for the consumer. The big issue here is getting the parts to fit together so you can use the product. Same as it ever was.
Summary: I bought this because I'm a traveling student. I love how light it is. The regular rotater blade works great and I was able to make smoothies no problem. The problem comes into play with the shredding/grating attachment because it can ONLY be used with the spout top. Food flies ALL OVER the kitchen (it was almost comical how little actually hit the bowl I had placed underneath).
Summary: I bought this Black and Decker MiniPro at a yard sale for $3.00. I had another mini chopper of a differnet brand that had gone out on me and I really needed another one. I was happy to find this one and was excited about the extra attachments. I tested it out on a recipe for a quiche. I do not buy bagged shredded cheese. I use block cheese and shred it when I need it. I used this with the disc and the shoot. It shredded it well.
Black & Decker MFP200T MiniPro 2-Speed Food Processor with 2-Cup Bowl
Sharon "a book junkie", Amazon
8 June 2012
Summary: I bought this for my daughter who lives in Mexico. When she was home in April/May, she packed it carefully in her carry on and brought it back to Mexico with her. First time she tried to use it, she could not get it to start. Now she won't be heme again until Aug/Sept. What a pain. But, since Amazon was so great at helping us with this problem, I will definitely continue to order stuff from them for myself and as gifts even.
Summary: I shop Amazon all the time. But, I bought my BD MFP200T at a garage sale for $5.00. Glad I did not shell out any more for it. When I got home and started to use it, I too thought something was missing. So, I decided to look it up on Amazon. This item had a pic of the parts. I do have all that came with it. But, the chute for the slicing and grating is as you all say, poorly designed. I can't imagine how the company let this get by to production either.