Cuisinart products are worth the expense. I really like having two size bowls to work in. I have not used the adjustable blade but it seems to be a reasonable solution to not having to purchase multiple discs. The big hang up I have with all food processors is the clean up. All the books and crannies. This one has its fair share of them. Someday someone will come up with something reasonable. Until then, keep the brush that comes with it handy.