This was absolutely my favorite Christmas gift this year. I know that I am kind of a kitchen gadget dork but this really makes food prep quick and easy. I cut the time that it took me to make my favorite meatloaf recipe in half. It is even dishwasher safe so clean up is a breeze. I also use it to make Chocolate Ricotta Mousse and it takes about 5 minutes. This is a kitchen item that you will use time and again. It is worth every penny. If you live in the Madison area make sure you check out Orange Tree Imports. They have a couple different sizes in stock for really great prices. Orange Tree has the Cuisinart Prep 9 and 14 cup food processors. I would recommend getting the biggest one you can. If you would like to see a demo of how much the food processor can do, check out this You Tube Video. Happy chopping!