Summary: I don't know why it took me all these years to buy a food processor. It's made my work so much easier. And truth be known I love to cook. Being two dietary restrictions means cooking almost everything from scratch. Its a good size for any thing I cook big batches or small. I was a little scared of buying an appliance on line but then I thought this is with Amazon its safe. I use my food processor almost everyday.
Summary: Do not count on the motor power. A plastic washer holds a screw to the spinning mechanism in the container, which gradually wears off until it breaks free from the plastic-it should be metal instead. Otherwise, it works for shredding (potatoes just fine) and even kneading small amounts of bread dough. I use it for virtually all my cooking (I make everything on the weekends and freeze it) and have done so for four months.
Summary: I have used this food processor only a handful of times and it's pretty junky, but it was cheap so I understood. UNTIL TODAY when I was shredding cheese and the plastic piece that holds the blade in place apparently broke off causing the blade to tilt and shred the plastic lid. Luckily, noticed the chips and shards missing from the inside of the lid before I fed the cheese to my kids! Ugh, I am so furious right now.
Summary: Let's face it ... most food processors, regardless of the manufacturer, have the same basic design and are a pain to use. Hard to open and hard to close, and impossible to pour without getting liquid all over the counter and a blade jabbing your hand. Obviously following the 'designed by engineers and used by cooks' rule of kitchen appliance design. Well ... this one is very different.
Excerpt: I mostly use my food processor to grate cheese. The motor on this processor can do it, but not without dragging a bit. My old food processor never slowed down doing a job, but it was heavy. Good design, but not enough "horses.