I only give Black and Decker an eight out of ten because this is simply a cheap juicer. The power is not all there and you have to take a ton of time prepping the fruits and vegetables you use. The input chute is very small so you have to chop everything up into tiny pieces. Then you must feed the tiny pieces in very slowly otherwise the pulp will be overwhelming. It makes a lot of noise as well. The basket is also very hard to clean, even if you try to clean it immediately after usage. Then when I reassembled it the first time I had trouble figuring out which way to put everything back together. If you only want an occasional use juicer, then this might be okay for you due to the price, otherwise I would spend more money on a better one. Pulp Setting Effectiveness You basically have to monitor the pulp level yourself as there is no setting; it just depends on how fast you put in the pieces. Stability While in Use Surprisingly stable for what the machine does. Durability Will last for a long time for the occasional juicer, but the blades do not feel too sharp.