I was struggling to think of something to buy R for christmas. I did some online looking and The Good Guys had this machine for a very good price. We have often talked of getting one but we had also heard tales of the food processors getting put away in the cupboard, along with the breadmaker, the George Foreman grill and the sandwich toaster, and never used.
R did not have a clue what was in the large box under our modest christmas tree. It wasn't until Boxing Day night that we were home to exchange gifts. Unwrap it yes, I said, but think about whether you really want it before removing it from its box. I can return it and get something else. He has used it a few times since christmas but the jury is still out as to whether it will remain on the bench.
On the odd occasion I cook, it will be a marvellous toy. It takes me forever just to chop up an onion. Whereas R is quite skilled with vegetable knife and I would guess he could cut a small amount of vegetables just as quickly as using the machine.
There wasn't enough wrapping paper left over to wrap the gift properly, so I cobbled together sheets of the free Leunig wrapping paper from the newspaper. R wraps gifts very well. I don't. It took me half an hour just to wrap that one box.
What I like about the machine is the tilt out blade storage area. There are six different blades for various purposes. All of them would slice your finger perfectly well.