I bought the Hamilton Beach juicer because the reviews were more good than bad. My boyfriend and I have been using this juicer every day for almost 2 weeks (twice in one day for 2-3 of those days).... Let me tell you, I cannot be more happier. So far (LOL) It's worked perfectly. I recommend peeling fruits such as lemons because throwing it into the juicer may cause it to get spit back out. We put a plastic bag into the back end where the skin and remains come out through to speed up the cleaning process. The process between the start of juicing the items to turning off the sink from cleaning the machine parts takes--MAYBE five minutes.... Yes, I said 5 minutes. IF that. It's quite an easy clean up, with just rinsing and scrubbing one of the parts with the brush it comes with. For the price, and for the fact this is my very first juicer i've purchased, i'm quite happy. For the price of 3 bottled juices i've been paying from juice bars, I have been able to make at least 6 days worth of juices of the same amount (for TWO people). If you're skeptical, I'd go with this particular model juicer. It won't break your bank, and as i've said, I'M happy with it and am glad I made the decision to start juicing at home. I, in fact, look forward to it every morning. (:
UPDATE: Jan 14.... this juicer is still standing!!!!