The key point to note is that this is a terrific juicer. If you want to use it in the United States, don't bother to read on -- but be aware that you will need to peel your citrus fruit before juicing it. In my case, I was shopping in the UK from a website ending .co.uk, so I was surprised to receive a product not only with an American plug, but also only operating on US-style 100 volts. So I bought a transformer costing 15 pounds, which blew up when I tried to juice some carrots. The store said you need a higher-rated transformer, so I bought their top of the range model, costing 97 pounds. This worked well for one day, until I tried juicing some carrots again. So we haven't had any juice for a few days now, and I'm left wondering whether it's fair to offer a product in the UK that appears to be designed solely to work in the US.