I first used a Philips juicer like this on holiday in our rented house in Sicily. What an unfussy, hardy and useful little machine! I just had to get one for myself to use at home as I have a variety of juicers, none of which completely fit the bill. This one sits solidly on its base, it is very easy to clean, it has fluid measure marked on the side so that you don't have to guess how much juice you've squeezed and it makes an amazingly clean job of the fruit, squeezing everything out easily and without you having to exert too much pressure; the bi-directional motor ensures this. It is well designed, so lovely to use, doesn't take up much space on the kitchen work surface, has a flex-storage groove around the base to wind the flex into and is inexpensive to buy. Brilliant! What more could you possibly want from a juicer?