I needed a processor/blender without spending $$$ on a product. This Black and Decker slices, dices, and shreds all veggies, and fruits with a touch of a button. There is a pulse button and on/off button...Nothing fancy, just the basics. It crushes ice for smoothies, however, it doesn't crush like a blender, but for the price, I can live with it. This product has suction cups on the bottom to keep it secure. Easy to use. Easy to clean. I have recommended it to friends.