About the chickpeas...a lot of recipes say to peel the chickpeas before pureeing for maximum smoothness. This is super duper time consuming and kind of annoying. But I tried it both ways to see if being lazy was no big deal, or if it was a big deal and chickpeas need peeling. Final answer: DOES NOT MATTER. Yeah there was a difference, but it was minuscule. I mean, I could barely tell the difference and could only tell when eating side by side. Also, I served non peeled chickpea hummus to guests and not one person thought it wasn't smooth enough...so there you go. But feel free to peel the sh-t out of those chickpeas if you want.