My husband and I bought this juicer after watching Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. We've been juicing every day for two weeks now and I have no complaints with this juicer. I have heard absolutely awful things about many other juicers, but none have been true of this machine. It does exactly what is supposed to (and we love the juice!). If you can find small enough apples to fit down the chute (which is not terribly hard), this juicer can handle them whole (we have juiced apples, bananas, carrots, grapes, cantaloupe, pineapple, watermelon, cucumber, kale, spinach, peaches, pears, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and nectarines). The machine will leak in two locations, but only if the pulp level is too high. We have found that this is right around 24 oz of juice (which you can measure in the provided dispensing container). At this point, you will need to empty the pulp and the juice to keep going, which we did when we were juicing for four, with ease. We simply decanted the first 24 oz into a larger pitcher while we juiced the second 24 oz, then decanted that as well, so it would be an even blend. This juicer is perfect for two using it on a daily basis (and surprisingly easy to clean for this type of product). Definitely recommend!