I received this product as a birthday gift. Was easy enough to put together but that's the only positive thing I can say. The base did not lock to the countertop and kept moving. No matter what I tried slicing or shredding, the results were poor. All I managed to do was waste money on ruined produce items. If you need to slice or shred something, you are better off doing it by hand or using a food processor. So if you're thinking about buying one for yourself or as a gift, don't waste your money on this product!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend