After spending a week with my mom and using her juicer (made by another mfr.) I was determined to purchase my own. This juicer had the right price and according to ratings thought I would give it a try. The juicer is VERY fast at extracting the juice, but since it is so fast it tends to leave some of the juice behind. If you want ALL the juice you will need to take the contents of the discarded remains and re-juice. My moms juicer only needed to be run through once and all juice was extracted. Also, upon disassembling to wash, some of the juice is under the blade assembly and not sure how it gets there but have to clean that area of the juicer by hand. The juicer seems to run very smoothly, which is great. All in all I am happy with the purchase and love the fresh juices I can make. Definitely worth it for the price as my moms was somewhat more expensive.