I first ordered the 7 pound horizontal unit, and it is built and functions excellent. The only issue I had was I wish I ordered the larger size. It fits more like 4-5 pounds of ground sausage meat. I ordered a second unit, the 15 pound horizontal unit and it holds more like 12 pounds of ground meat, which I found works perfectly for full-length hog casing. Bottom line is that it's a well built, efficient and easy to use/clean unit.