This juicer is really fantastic. I just used it for a long juice fast and it produced much more juice per veggie/fruit than I thought it would! The pulp was very dry, and I used the included mesh filter to strain the juice further. It juiced ginger, greens, herbs, tons of carrots, etc., with ease. I washed all the veggies, cut them up into smaller pieces to fit through the shoot, and ran them through. Once the fast was over, I used the blank "chopper" piece with a frozen banana and it made a really nice frozen dessert, with similar texture to ice cream.