Bearing the £26.99 Amazon price in mind I was not expecting too much and feared it might be a cheaply made plastic thing. In fact nothing could be further from the truth. Both the bowl and motor housing are made from brushed steel and look tough enough to last for years. The layered blades are steel too and are razor sharp. The bowl cover and switch housing are made of plastic but all seems strong enough for me. Apart from the items listed above in the box is a rubber non slip bases onto which the bowl sits, although it is a pity it does not in place, and a large and easy to read but large unneeded User Guide. For those interested I include a scan of the Guide at the end of my unboxing video.
Using the device could not be simpler. Put the food items into the bowl, place the lid and blades in position, fit the bottom of the motor housing unit into the groove on the lid top and holding the unit in place press down on big top button. A gentle push for slow speed and a firmer one to engage high speed. I found the 600w motor converted my ice cubes to snow in just a few seconds. I see no reason why it should not be able to cope with all the culinary chopping and dicing needs of a single person or couple. The User Guide says to keep to ten second bursts only, so bear that in mind.
This is an excellent little gadget with no real drawbacks other than being a bit awkward to store unless you keep it in the box it came in.
A great buy indeed.
Great Build quality
Good User Guide
No storage bag
Base does not lock in place
10 second pulse limitation