Ordered this after seeing the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (although I'm none of those) because I'd been wanting to try juicing. SO glad I did! Quite amazing and beautiful little machine. I wasn't expecting it to be so loud but friends confirmed that yes, it is supposed to make a little noise. Juice comes out pretty well, and if you run the pulp through again you can extract the last bits of juice. Loving it so far.