This little gadget is a big time saver. It can crush ice for cocktails, chop vegetable and herbs, and make salad dressings, rubs and pastes. It can also grind coffee beans and spices.
When I originally bought it, I thought I'd only use it for the occasional, more onerous task, such as chopping onions (which takes ages and makes me cry!). In fact, it's so simple to use that I'm almost going out of my way to find recipes that incorporate the need for food processing. Recently I've used it to make the the topping for a tomato tart (basil, mascarpone and parmesan blended into a creamy paste to spread on puff pasty, before adding tomatoes), and also to make a herb crust (apples, herbs, chili flakes, oil and lemon) to serve with pork escalopes.
The blades sit down very low to the base so that it's rare for anything to get missed when chopping. On the odd occasion it does, there's also a mini-sized spatula supplied to get down into the nooks and crannies of the bowl. Unlike larger processors I don't think it has interchangeable blades, so you won't be making dough or mixing cakes in this (it wouldn't have the capacity, anyway). But as a basic chopper and grinder, it's very good indeed.
Smart looks, with a brushed stainless steel finish, and a weighty and well-made feel. It's so small that you can leave it out on the worktop permanently, without it getting in the way, even in a small kitchen like mine. And it's very easy to assemble, disassemble and clean. I can't comment on long-term reliability having only had it for a couple of months, but so far, so impressed!
PS - If you use this to make cocktails you must crush the ice first, and alone, before adding any of the wet ingredients (no matter what the recipe says) - otherwise you'll end up with a terrible mess, since the violence of the ice-crushing forces all the liquid ingredients out through the holes in the lid! If you don't want a strawberry daquiri-coated kitchen heed my advice!