I bought my first Magimix, a Grand Chef, over 30 years ago and it is still going strong and I recently gave it to a friend as I bought the latest 5200. However, I have given 2 as wedding presents, another one to my daughter and have one in my summer house too! You can do simply everything with a Magimix and it should/must be top of the REQUIRED equipment list. I use it everyday for something: mixing batter, shredding salad, chopping vegetables for soup and then pureeing the cooked mixture for a creamy soup, etc., etc. The mini bowl makes the easiest Hollandaise imaginable that doesn't split. AND, buying through Amazon you get the best possible price! A firm believe in the Brand, I also have the Magimix Juicer and Ice Cream Gelato Chef Machine.