I am cooking for two now, after years of "big meals with leftovers in mind". Also my husband is diabetic and I measure a lot of his foods. I had a 1 1/2 cup food processor, (like a coffee grinder size) and it was too small - I didn't want a big appliance sitting on the counter and didn't want something that I had to ":get out of the cupboard or whatever" when I needed it. So this is the perfect size, sits on the counter and I use it almost every day . It's exactly what I needed it to be.