This is my second juicer. My first was an L'Equip- which was a similar design but smaller. This juicer is larger and the opening is a lot bigger so you don't have to cut fruit up so much. It is loud, but not too loud. It does a fine job of the producing juice. The next model up has a second attachment that is a blender. That is a good idea if you dont have one. The item is well made and will probably last.