Slow speed isn't slow enough for soft items, mulches greens more than juices them (recommend an extruded instead). Struggles with harder items, especially larger apples or when carrots fall flat, motor should be stronger or center blade designed better. Also, center blade is not balanced well, warbles and grates center shoot and plastic tray juice collects in. It also spews carrot shavings and other items between small openings between top plastic piece and body due to warbling, be prepared to clean things from the walls nearby. That said, it works and is considerably less expensive than its Breville lookalike. Though it is obviously cheap. For the cost, it is ok. Will it last? Who knows. I may be buying cheap three times when I could possibly have bought good once.