I regret not getting on board earlier. I’ve owned one for about a year now. Sure it takes more effort. Bashing spices and herbs. Yesterday. It was lemongrass. Super fibrous. Super tough. It was gnarly work. Bam bam bam. Added shallots, garlic , palm sugar. Then fish sauce. Then some awesome pork chops. I made my first Vietnamese pork chops. I’m gonna bring the tool to deer camp! Sorry the last pic is tinted red. We ate it in the backyard under a red umbrella. Hehe.