Conclusion: "Awesome juicer! Plenty of horse power to power though anything. I like the variable speeds and the amount of juice it is able to extract. The pulp is quite dry, so I am very happy with the results. I don't think that I could deal with the speed of a slow juicer. I was able to find Kale still on the stalk at Target (of all places) which makes it much easier to put in the juicer. Very very happy with the results. I normally juice on low speed to get maximum juice.
Excerpt: This juicer is okay for hard veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, and beets, but is totally unsuited for soft vegetables and fruits. The puree function is a joke in that very large chunks of fruit end up in the catch container. Also, the pulp is entirely too wet meaning that the juicer does not extract enough juice. In other words, in my opinion, it does not work as advertised except for hard vegetables.
Summary: Has worked perfectly right out of the box, no trauma no drama no nothing, easy to clean up, will handle lots of fruits and veggies, the only kicker is that sometimes I need to stop juicing to move the pulp that has built up in the ejection channel.
Summary: Out of every item I have bought this year, this has to be the best. I love that is stainless steel constructed. It has a heavy pitcher with lid and fits snug to the juicer so it won't leak. I also love the container in the back how it fits snug against the machine so it doesn't sling food everywhere. The best part is that it is easy to assemble and easy to clean. It comes with a cleaning brush for help. The best part is, that it makes the most delicious juice.
Summary: This is my first juicer, I had only other reviews to help me with the purchase, so thought I would share my experience. This machine was purchased basically to juice apples from my tree to prep for homemade hard cider. I have ran 3 bushels of apples at one sitting and the machine has no problem keeping up. It takes approximately 12 apples on the #5 setting before filling the juice container, where you havd to shut off the machine to dump.