I have used the Norwalk for just under a year, juicing mostly carrots and apples and the juice quality is good, without pulp. Norwalk says their juice is the best. Fresh off the press, I don't doubt it. Norwalk claims that the juice may be stored without losing much of it's nutrient quality. I have tried both fresh and stored juice and my experience is that the stored juice beyond a few hours, has already started to oxidize. I have no scientific proof of this but I can say categorically that fresh juice is the best simply because it tastes better. The trouble with the Norwalk is that, in spite of what the company says, cleaning around the grinding shaft and the protruding metal mount, and the entire face of the machine is tedious. If I am going to drink fresh juice, doing this five or six times a day, well, its prohibitive. I found myself using the machine less because of cleaning, and the throw back issues as well. The machine, even after I learned to use it, requires a lot of work and attention. And the throw back issues, are always there if you don't pay attention, including not turning the hydraulic press to full initially because if you do, it may over flow the juice tray and/or bust a bag. You have to do it gradually. When you are done, the pulp is dry so it certainly is efficient in extracting all the juice. Norwalk also claims that their press bags are better than the clothes, but my experience is that the clothes are much easier to use and to clean and if there is any nutrient degradation by using the clothes, my uneducated guess it is probably negligible. Norwalk, given the basics of their machine, haven't really changed the design to make it easier to clean or stop the throw back issues. I find this remarkable since the machine has been on the market since the age of the dinosaurs. That said, failings and all, it makes terrific juice if you can weather throw back issues and cleaning issues. Which leads me to the Omega 8006 and other slow juicers. If they are much easier to clean and use, you are much more likely to drink more fresh juice every day. My understanding is that nutrient quality in any juicer is not as good as the Norwalk, but it is hard to tell the difference if you drink juice that is fresh from any slow juicer. I have had fresh juice from a number of juicers and at the end of the day, since stored juice is not a good idea I think from any juicer, if you are going to drink lots of fresh juice every day, that means getting a machine that works, is easy to clean and requires the least amount of energy to run. I know people live and die by their Norwalks and other people swear by Omega's slow juicer line or Samson, or any of the others. Bottom line is, there is no perfect juicer but the easiest one to use, that makes the best juice for the least effort usually is the one that you will end up using. Something to think about as you go looking for the perfect juicer, which incidentally has not been made yet. In other words, if you have the most expensive juicer in the world sitting on your counter but you don't use it, well, it is not serving its intended purpose. And some of the videos on you tube, available about juicers will say this exactly. Having used the Norwalk, and other juicers, it is worth reiterating. Ease of use can never be underestimated. In fact, at the end of the day, how many juices you consume, depends upon it. There is nothing more discouraging than getting a freshly squeezed juice out of the fridge a few hours later and seeing dark stains in it. It is a sure sign you are throwing your money away and consuming a product that has already started to deteriorate. I top of my storage bottles and do everything correctly, but when all is said and done, nothing is good as juice that is fresh.