Great investment. Way, way better than any of my previous less expensive juicers. Finally decided to spend the dollars -- and it's worth every penny. Very fast, efficient; & hardly any pulp compared with Juiceman II & others of that ilk. Put in a handful of spinach with my carrot juice and must've gotten a full 1/8 cup of juice, whereas I'd be lucky to get a teaspoon full from my previous juicers. Quick to clean. I just air dry the parts and then put 'em back together. Nice-looking machine, too. ONLY downside: carrots immediately stain the chute, which is a shame because it's all so handsome until that happens. But it's not enough to deter me from rating this juicer tops!