John M. I purchased this product about 5 months ago, and have been extremely happy with it ever since. The machine is a solid design, quiet, totally odor free and will process just about any food waste you put into it. It can convert a pail full of waste down to just a hand full in a few hours. I throw the remaining material on my gardens. It's a really terrific product. It currently drops our weekly garbage for a family of four by about a half to a full bag a week. I would recommend it to anyone.