This is my third mini processor I have purchased in the last 2 years and it is by far the best. I use one daily for chopping up cooked rice, pulses and veg for my parrot, as well as knocking up mayonnaise, pesto and curry pastes etc occasionally for myself. Previous mini processors(Magimix and Kenwood) have not lasted - usually the bowl or lid breaks around the tab area. The plastic of the Cuisinart bowl and lid is of higher quality than other brands and after owning this for over two months it still looks as good as new. The blade is RAZOR sharp beware - this is not like normal processors, but it makes for a quality chopper. I have learnt this the hard way, and now handle the blade with the caution it deserves - it does have a handle, so use it. All dishwasher proof.
I really cannot fault this machine, it chops veg, grinds nuts and makes decent mayo (there is a pouring hole in the lid), I suppose it would be nice if these small processors could grate or slice, but overall I can't complain. It is a bit more pricey, but you are getting value for money. I have also noticed they use this chopper on 'Saturday Kitchen'.