Ninja "juicer" is cheap junk Despite the hype, the Ninja is not a juicer. It is a cheaply-made blender with plastic drive shaft, plastic tools, and plastic jugs. My wife bought into the hype and bought one. What a horrible piece of crap. She already had the most popular blender in the US - an Oster Beehive with all-metal base, metal drive and cutters, and glass jug. If you have ordered a slushie, a smoothie, or a frozen cocktail like a Margarita, chances are that it was prepared in an Oster Beehive. They are ubiquitous, in hotels, restaurants, bars, etc. That piece of crap will be on our next lawn-sale.