The quality is fantastic. However, I have only used it twice and it was difficult. I tried to put cooked turnips in it, it wouldn't work as it required too much pressure. Next, I tried putting in cooked potatoes with the skin on, and I could only press one layer at a time as it required muscle power because of the skins, but the end result sure was nice mashed potatoes. My next experiment will be potatoes without the skin to see if that would justify my keeping it due to the expense. Another reviewer mentioned apples for sauce, so I would like to try that, too.