This is a great little thing, well worth trying it out for your child for the modest price. It has a great handle which is easy to hold for weaning age up (I first purchased the Nuby one but it has a 'knob' handle which is huge and my six month old wouldn't even be able to get his hands around so this ring is perfect)
People have said that its hard to clean- ok, its more difficult than a bottle or a bowl but its not that bad! I put it in the washing up water with my sons bottles and bowls etc but use my fingers with a little bit of extra washing up liquid. Quite simple I think and worth the extra effort for your little dude or dudette to have yummy fruit or veg safely.
You def need to choose the right food- I chose banana for the first thing to put in it and this was a big mistake! It literally went into a liquid mess in about 17 seconds! Fruit and veg that is a bit harder going but also 'suckable' is perfect- like a piece of peeled cooked apple or ripe melon.
The other day I ate a really juicy nectarine and put the stone with a bit of flesh still on it in there for him to suck on! Perfect!
Though still do use a bib!!!
The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is the net- the seams are a little annoying and also its quite long meaning you have to put a lot of food in it otherwise the piece will drop to the handle when turned upside down. Could do with being shorter. I have remedied this by shoving a milk bottle top in there under the fruit!
Like I said, well worth a go for the price!!!