The price of this juicer here was only 1/3 of the price I've seen in retail stores, so I didn't mind spending the cash on something that might not work out (another diet fad). The juicer works and looks great, but produces a lot of mulch that has to be thrown away. The juice that it produces is clear and intense, though there's not much of it, considering how much fruit or veg is juiced. It's a pain to clean (5 parts), and the filter/blade needs to be cleaned very well, or the juicer doesn't work well. The juicer does it's job very well though, and is well made and looks great.
"ALL" juicers" are a pain to clean after use. Most of this design have the same parts but in different shapes. Been doing it just about every day for approx. 14 yrs.. This particular juicer is excellent for the cost & does a really good job. Also, re-juice the pulp at least 2x's if you have the time. 3 mins more time & effort gives you a lil'more thicker juice particles your body needs. This is NO fad. Fruits & veggies are Gods medicine, ...period. In time & done correctly (*********** info on juicing) you will loose weight & get down to your correct approx weight. Its a life change thing you do at least 4 to 5 times a week. Trust me, best of all you'll feel so much better. Listen to you body & NOT those who say its a waist of time etc.. . You will FEEL & NOTICE the clean feeling within you. Drink the juice with-in 15-20 mins of the start of juicing. God Bless, ...peace out ;-)... .