Let me begin by saying that I have become a Cuisinart fanatic -raving about the quality products, affordable pricing, and unmatched customer support to relatives & neighbors and turning my kitchen into its showcase! But why did I not get this juicer earlier as a serious cook and foodie? Not only am I enjoying food more but I am observing the health benefits in how I feel and look. Plus, it is easy to clean and operate. I look forward to mornings of freshly squeezed orange/lemon/ginger juice, an extra touch to start my day.