Pros: solid, powerful, fast
If you're going to get this, I strongly recommend splurging for the newer upgraded model - the pro. It has the bigger motor and you can hear it grind through your scraps like nothing. I saw a clip of the older model on utube and it definitely seems to be struggling and will probably jam or break eventually if you use it the way I do (a lot that is). No problems yet to report, and the compost is truly amazing! You can't buy that kind of compost! Take it from me the compost alone is worth the price you pay for this machine, and the added convenience of not having to ferry your scraps back to the yard when it is raining/snowing is an added plus.