To me, it depends on the size of your kitchen. I have a medium sized one, and don't like to buy gadgets that I don't use on a very regular basis. I wouldn't purchase this. But that doesn't mean it wouldn't be a good buy for you. But sit and think about it. Are you going to use it daily, weekly, monthly, annually. Even if you're going to use it often, is hammering the stuff with a tenderizer really hard to do, or is it just fun to have a new toy. If you have a bunch of kids and you need to buy cheap cuts of meat and feed a crew, it might be worth it if you use it on a regular basis. Oh, and let's not forget cleaning it, unless you have servants to do it for you. Oh, heck; if you have servants, you don't need the darned thing to begin with!