I should have really follwed the advise of the other reviewers. The juicer does have to be held steady wtih one hand while you hold the fruit wtih the other otherwise it will dance around the counter. This appliance kept kicking out the GFI plugs in my kitchen after only 2 oranges were processed. It's a good looking juicer, but really inadequate...once again...you get what you paid for. I put it in the Goodwill Donation Center.