While unpacking and disassembling the unit, be careful to muscle your way through part #3 and #4. Had quite a time pulling it apart, thought it might break!! Especially after reading the reviews about how fragile some of the pieces were. I too bought the extended warranty and am glad I did so that I don't have to worry about breakage. Using the unit for the first time was easy enough. My pulp was fairly dry. I did try putting it through a second time but nothing more came out meaning either it had done the job the first time and I was expecting too much or that THAT was as good as it was going to get and the pulp was as thoroughly spun to the best of the juicer's capability. Cleaning it really isn't as bad as some of the other people mentioned. Rinse out the metal strainer (inside and out) as you drink your juice. Then put it all into the dishwasher. We have an older dishwasher so it's not like ours is some new super powerful washing device but it does the job fair enough! The only thing we had issues with for cleaning was when we did pineapple. Very stringy, like clumps of baby hair, the pineapple will get caught in the metal teeth of the grating/juicing part of the strainer. Also, I concur with the other user that said this unit is NOT NOT NOT for juicing citrus fruits. It spins way too fast and you end up losing almost ALL of your fruit. What a waste in that aspect.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? exact description