I SUCK at chopping onions more than anything because they effect my eyes major! I went and got a $10 version of this at Gordman's and told my mom about it and she told me to return it because she had this laying around and she never used it. She must have had since I was a kid. This is probably one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. I use it mostly to chop onion, garlic, nuts, herbs, and other veggies in small amounts (I use my food processor to chop big amounts). My model doesn't look like this but it is a 1.5 cup and works great despite it being so old! I literally rather have to wash this and the blades than sit there and hand chop certain veggies. Black & Decker is a great brand and clearly lasts for years on years! If anything ever happens to this one I will repurchase this same one as well. Can't live without it! If you don't have one get one, it will change your life.