My old Cuisinart (20plus years) food processor was still working but it was time for an update. Of course I wanted Cuisinart again so I chose this one. Not only is it beautiful, but it is real quality. It is quite heavy (won't move around when in use) , and I know from past experience how great the Cuisinart customer service just in case anything were to go wrong later. Love that you can now use more liquids in it compared to the older models and that it has 3 sizes of workbowls . The retractable cord in a nice feature too. This was a good decision .