Cuisinart rocks the house!!!! There's nothing it can't do, they last forever, they are incredibly user friendly. I just can't rave enough about mine-no product has ever brought me as much pleasure in my entire life as my 11 cup Cuisinart fp! ( I am an obsessed cook!) I use mine to shred, cut, puree, etc., but also to make pizza doughs, cookies, just about everything. If you have a Costco membership, they have pretty good deals on them.