My KWS slicer is nothing short of fantastic. I got the Teflon blade because I slice a lot of cheese. I slice meat and cheese at least once a week in my home. I have diabetes and a heart condition so I really have to watch my diet. There are few ready made diet programs good for both kinds of conditions. You have to keep an eye on both fat intake and carbs. As a result keeping track of portioning is very important. The ability to slice meats cheese and other products with great consistency makes computing dietary intake very easy. You need the ability to slice thin or thick as you need to help make things easier. This slicer cuts from paper thin, literally see through slices, to very thick. I burned up a smaller slicer in less than six months. In that one from the beginning I could hear it slow down when slicing cheese. What few of the manufacturers tell you is that most of these machines are not meant to slice cheese. The Teflon blade has no problem handling cheese and is the only slicer I found in this price range that actually says it can slice cheese. (This model with just the stainless steel blade is not rated for cheese slicing) Even large cheese loaves are sliced easily. Clean up is pretty easy with this machine. It’s a bit trickier than with the smaller machines but that’s because the safety guard and screw system are heavier than the smaller machines. Once you try it a couple of times it’s really pretty easy. One important point, and it’s brought up in both the written manual provided with the machine and in the KWS video on how to clean your slicer, it’s most important to wear cut resistant gloves when cleaning this slicer. The blade is very, very sharp. This machine arrived ahead of the promised date, and the packaging was very good. The construction is excellent. The first time I removed the blade for cleaning I had some difficulty removing the three Philips head screws. Luckily my son had a wrench that fit into the square hole in the blade shaft. ALL the screws are tightened very well. No problems with any of them coming loose. The slicer is quiet when in operation, and the controls are all in logical places. Easy to see and use. The tray is big enough for anything I have tried so far. The slices are all uniform and the blade cuts completely through the meat or cheese without any uncut edges that formed a flap like protrusion that was left after some cuts when I used my last slicer. I would recommend this machine to anyone looking for a good slicer with a very reasonable price.