Lightweight item, easily cleaned but due to construction for a budget price has a few minor problems. I am left handed but can't see that this would pose any problem?? It will only be effective in one direction, so depends on where you position it. Works very well for hard vegetables. Can get stuck and caught up but simply remove and unclog the drum. Yes it can come off the suction to bench top but simply clean both surfaces and fix in place again. I have used all drums effectively. It does quite a good job with a few hiccups along the way but certainly makes the job so much faster when you have a large quantity to get through.