This is my first juicer and it has met all of my needs and exceeded my expectations. I wanted a do it all juicer without paying through the nose. I am able to juice leafy greens including wheatgrass, it does great with bananas especially if you use the "blank" cone. I really don't have a need for the pasta making options, so I can't comment. I bought this juicer to do a 7 day juicing fast, which meant using (and cleaning) the juicer 5-6 time a day. Needless to say, I was hoping that the claim to "easy clean up" was accurate. Well, it was a snap! It all cleans up in about 5 minutes or less. I couldn't be more pleased. we have been using this juicer daily and we love it! happy juicing!