I own a 60 acre farm and have been making juice for canning and jellies for many years,the old fashioned way, which is a lot of work. When I found this steam juicer I decided to give it a try. I cannot tell you how impressed I am! I literally turned on the stove, added water and fruit, secured the lid and walked away. When I returned an hour later I not only had double the amount of juice I normally get from the same amount of produce, it was clear, and free of any seeds or pulp. The juicer does seem to me to be a little more flimsy than what I would like, considering the heavy use it will get, but for the price I really can't complain. I think it would be perfect for the average light user to make juice with, but for someone like myself who processes in bulk, it may not hold up. A great starter piece. I am pleased.