Not only is this the best small appliance purchase I have ever made, it was on sale when I decided to go back for it. Seriously, I have been cutting, chopping and dicing since I was a small girl and I normally spend my money on great knives, CUTCO. And I was looking more into this little Ninja for blending. But a miracle happened, Thanksgiving. I usually spend hours slicing and dicing to prepare my family's meal. But this year sitting on my counter, my great purchase :'D . I am still trying to figure out where the time went, I was done in no time I seriously thought there was more to be done. I couldn't have finished that quickly. And I was making dessert, we've all done it, I got sliced pineapples instead of crushed, 1/2 hr til dinner and a holiday, uh. And then it hit me, what could it hurt, I couldn't make it any worse right. And like the Ninja that it was, it did it's thing, in 3 pulses. Wow, love this little sucker. This one actually has a home ON the counter :-)).