Perfect for all types of meat or fish, also ideal for making sausage. It cuts meats and does not smash them, this allows 100% of the meat's natural juices and flavors to be retained for maximum flavor. It also cuts meats to a consistent and uniform size every time for gourmet style control in all food preparations. Durable cast-iron. Durable and dependable. Sanitary rust-resistant finish is easy-to-clean and dishwasher safe. Sturdy clamp base securely attaches chopper. Includes a rubber counter protector for easy mounting to most countertops. Self-sharpening blades sharpen each time the grinder is used. Includes a medium cutter plate that will handle most chopping jobs. Chops 2-1/2 lb. per minute.