Bought this about 5 years ago because I was on a mission to find an easy way to dice/mince veggies. Other devices I tried either didn't perform well or took a lot of prep or cleaning. This works perfectly! Holds about one-third of an onion or green pepper, and I do have to prepare what I put in, cutting it into about 1 cubic inch chunks. But two or three pulls later and I have exactly what I want. And all the blades are exposed so it is simple to clean with a brush.
One downside, though - my dad doesn't clean them as well as I do and the blades are looking pitted. We only use it maybe 4 times a year and I am already shopping for replacement blades - can't find any. Poor quality steel, maybe not even stainless? Still sharp though. Secret to buying - I got it at Walmart. Forget ordering any of the As Seen On TV items over the internet. Eventually, Walmart gets them all and puts them on a rack near the checkouts.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend