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Beware the cheap plastic gears - still grinding away after 3 more years!
on March 3, 2012
2015 Update: I'm still using the same unit. The gears do jump and skip (at least that's what it sounds like), making an awful racket. It is still making juice, so I can't really complain too much. Since I still use it to make juice 3 years later, I'm upping to 3 stars. I use it about once a month, not exactly heavy duty service.
I love everything about this juicer except the cheap plastic gears. The base is sturdy and heavy. The motor is plenty strong. The design of the reamer and basket are effective and easy to clean. I usually just rinse well after use and it's ready to go again. The motor is a bit noisy. The reason for one star is the gears between the motor and the reamer are plastic. They've nearly stripped after less than one year of moderate use. Now the gears keep jumping cogs and the unit is extremely noisy. It is only a matter of time before the gears are completely stripped and the whole unit gets sent to recycling. What a waste. For the price I paid, the unit should be a lot more reliable. Engineers or product planners at Waring get an F for releasing this design. Do I really want to throw good money after bad for another Waring unit??? BTW, I am an engineer, and nothing peeves me more than an expensive product becoming useless for the sake of a $0.15 piece of plastic.