I am not very good at eating my vegetables and wanted to find a simple easy way of getting more vegetables included into my diet. I decided to purchase the Hamilton Beach 6-Qt. Juice Extractor. It was cheaper than I expected it to be so that was cool. I am not good when it comes to assembling things so that fact that it was so easy to assemble was an added bonus for me. I started out juicing carrots and apples (tastes good). I was disappointed when I drank my first glass of carrot and apple juice when I realize I still needed to strain the juice after juicing because there were still nice size pieces of carrots and apple that didn't get juiced. This juicer is dishwasher safe but I also find that you do need to clean the blades before you put them in the dishwasher or you will still have pieces of vegetables caught in the blades. Overall it's an okay product for the price.