I like everything about the food mill except that it does not push down on the food as hard as it should. You want a device like this to push hard, forcing the food through the grate. However, this food mill only exerts moderate pressure, and as soon as the softest part of the food has been milled away, the blade starts slipping over the top of the remaining food, causing it to accumulate against the grate, rather than forcing the food through the grate, as it’s supposed to. A person expects a small amount of food fiber to remain inside the drum, but not this much. I was only able to mill half-a-head of cooked cauliflower before the remainder of it simply accumulated in the bottom of the drum, despite the fact that I used the grate with the largest holes. By repeatedly cranking the handle backwards and forwards, I was eventually able to grind most of the remaining cauliflower, but it took much more time and effort than it should have. The blade needs to be much tighter to be effective.