I have a vitamix that I was using for smoothies, so I didn't feel a need for anything else. My son bought this for Christmas and I have been using it every day. I absolutely love the juice that it produces. Yes, it takes time to clean, yes, the hole is small, but it's worth it. I peel my veggies and fruit onto a paper towel, then use the paper towel to wipe the chunks off of the machine parts. I am so sad, one of my kids put the waste container into the bottom of my dishwasher and melted it. That's why I'm on this site, is to find a replacement. I would recommend this to others.