Lakeland Multi Chopper 5 "Great for softer veg too" Julia 12 April 2016 Having had 2 other choppers, one of which my husband broke by pushing down too hard on a swede, the other got blunt very quickly (French supermarket version) my experience is that they are best for very crisp onions, potatoes, and soft veg like courgettes, and mushrooms. A decent sharp knife is best (one from Lakelands, of course!) for other root veg, eg parsnip, carrot batons, or "sleepy" onions. but enough mushrooms and onion for soup for 4 can be made in no time with this. Pears are good in the apple section, too. Very pleased with it!