Summary: I've had this model for three days now. I'd been planning on making carrot juice with it: I bought the juicer, I then went to the store and bought enough carrots to supply me with a steady supply of carrot juice for a week. Upon taking the juicer home, I found that the carrots WOULD NOT fit into the juicer. I was simply amazed. The opening is just too small to be practical: I don't want to slice 15 carrots down the middle to get a 12oz glass of carrot juice.
Summary: I was expecting a little buggestion booklet about some ideas on recioes, etc, also i feel the thing is too imvolved aboute cleaning and reassembling, etc, i am just not happy and doubt seriously i'll use it again, if ever.
Summary: I had mine less than a week and the motor burned out (bought on Monday & it died on Saturday). I was only making 2 glasses of juice a day. Also, the feeder is small, about 1 in by 2.5 in so fruits & veggies need to be cut up first which can reduce the amount of juice produced. I found clean up was fairly easy although it seemed like the pulp made a bigger mess than it should have.
Summary: I find this unit to be powerful, no problem rapidly juicing carrots, cucumbers etc. The quality of the juice is high, no pulp. You do have to wash the pulp catcher, plastic top, and cutter/strainer after each use. The stainless steel cutter/strainer is actually easy to clean, all you need to do is gently brush it with an old toothbrush under running water and it cleans right off.
Summary: This is the first juice extractor I've owned, and while I'm enjoying it and it does produce good juice, there are a few setbacks that will keep me on the lookout for another. The first thing that I don't like is that the fresh ingredients "feed" is way too small unless you're happy with cutting things into small pieces (I'm not). The second is that the strainer is not easy to clean.
Summary: I got this juicer for Christmas. I really enjoyed having it. It was easy to assemble, use, and clean. Unfortunately one day the cutter/strainer component burst at the seam with a loud BANG, sending the juicer vibrating around the counter and scraping off strings of plastic from the inside of the machine.
Summary: I love the juicer, but the name Black and Decker is all over our house and garage. I know I can depend on that name for quality products at a good price. The juicer arrived in good time and shape. Amazon's pretty good, too.