- It has 5 speeds which you can adjust based on the hardness of the fruit and veg. I think it helps get the most juice out; Not every fruit and veg is in the enclosed speed suggestion guide so I'm working out which speeds are best for which foods
- Clean up has been pretty easy overall;the included brush is perfect for cleaning the basket
- The design is great--I especially love that the pitcher fits snugly under the spout. and that the pitcher has a lid which prevents spattering
- It's fast
- The chute is wide--you can fit 3-4 whole carrots and 1/2 an apple quite easily; this cuts down on prep time
- Most of the pulp ends up in the pulp catchment area, which also helps with clean up
- The pulp is fairly dry, so I feel like much of the juice is being extracted
- The chicken loves the pulp so nothing is wasted!
- I wish greens were included in the speed selection guide (like spinach, parsley and the like)
- Clean up seems to require quite a bit of water. We hand wash all of our dishes and recycle the greywater into a bucket below the sink. It's painfully clear that this uses a lot of water to clean up. At least the water is full of food nutrients and it goes into the garden!
With all of the appliance purchases over the last 6 months, the counter is definitely getting crowded and all of them get used on a fairly regular basis (toaster oven, juicer, food processor, immersion blender and soy milk maker). I'm going to need a storage plan soon! If anyone has a favorite juice recipe, please add it/them to the comments.
Recipe: Beta Blast from The Juicing Bible
1/4 cantaloupe-seeded and rind removed
2 apricots-pit removed
juice, whisk together and enjoy!