It's a great piece of equipment, specially when yo need to process large amounts of meat... You know, the large amount of meat if you do by hand, your arms will fall off ??. The only thing it's that you need to clean it very good once you use it, but it takes 15 minutes top, no more than that. Remember if you are going to clean it, is everything from the inside and you need to disassemble the crank and remove the screws so that you can clean inside the machine and there are no remains of meat. The first time you do it, if possible record it or take a photo so that you know how things are going and then you can assemble it without problem. After the first time, cleaning is very simple and mechanical.