Just as a disclaimer I never buy or trust any TV items, so I am a very hard sell. My husband, however will stroll in with an as see on TV product every once in a while and Slap Chop is something he brought home one day. I LOVE IT! I use it to chop garlic, onions, nuts, fruits, veggies. I've had it well over a year and it has not dulled. It is not hard to clean, I just take it part and pop it in the dishwasher. It's not very bulky so it stores easily. Two things to keep in mind.... `My mother in law tried a generic version and it was not the same- did not work well at all. `My husband tried to chop ice in the Slap Chop and it ruined the blades. We wound up having to buy a replacement that he is not allowed to experiement with!