This is a very good ricer which does its job very efficiently. It should be noted however that both hands are required to squeeze the potatoes through the holes. This may sound obvious, but some ricers have a support at both ends so you press down against the bowl or pan with one or both hands on the upper handle, giving you more purchase. For most people this will not be an issue but for older people with arthritus or a muscle weakness in the arms this could be an issue. Overall it does its job better than most ricers.