I bought this mandoline quite a while ago and didn't use it much. I have used it a lot lately and I love it! I slice sweet potatoes for dog treats and although the orange in the sweet potatoes stains the white plastic, I'm okay with it. It's easy to pull apart and clean. I wash it by hand. There are numerous blades to use. It's very sturdy although it's plastic; it's lightweight too. Everything stores neatly on the mandoline, except the fairly large hand guard. One small downside is taking the other blades off the gadget when I clean it. It may not be neccessary for me to pull them all off, but I do. I don't want water to get trapped while it's drying. I think I paid about $40 for it at Target. It's worth the money if you want and easy way to slice fruits and veggies.