This machine is supposed to be one of the best of these types of juicers (which I've heard are healthier). However, keep in mind that this machine is very slow and has a very narrow shoot (only about the width of a carrot or slightly larger). If you're looking for a machine that will make juicing quick and easy this isn't the machine. Pulp Setting Effectiveness There is a screw piece at one end that you can tighten to have less pulp in the juice. However, it's not really practical since you can only tighten it so far before the machine will plug up and require you to loosen it up a bit (meaning more pulp will be in the juice). Ease of Cleaning This machine is a pain to clean! There are so many piece and they are kind of intricate and have some tight corners. The metal mesh type screen is the hardest to clean and needs to be cleaned during the juicing (if you're doing more than just a glassful or two) and afterwards. The pulp gets stuck in the mesh and requires a lot of heavy scrubbing to remove. Durability The actual blades (not sure what the correct term is) themselves are metal but basically the rest of the machine is plastic. My machine has several pieces that are chipped and/or cracked, and I don't even use it that often.