I had a hard time deciding between this compact model and the full size NC800. I have a very small kitchen space, so I decided on the compact model.
I'm very pleased with it. I've owned many juicers over the years and I'll say that this is, hands down, the best model I've every owned.
It's quiet, powerful and doesn't make a huge mess like centrifuge juicers.
It's important to understand what this unit is best for and when it might not be the best choice. I juice mostly harder vegetables and fruits like celery, carrots, apples, cucumbers etc. It's perfect for these! It really does a solid job of chomping through these and makes great tasting juice. My older high speed centrifuge juicer not only made a mess inside all the parts, but it seemed to kind of "whip" the juice because of all of the oxygen introduced in the spinning blades. This slow moving juicer doesn't do that at all.
It's also exceptional at leafy greens like spinach and kale. It's just important to know how best to add your fruits and vegetables in. For example, I always end on a hard vegetable like carrot or celery sticks to help move the "squishier" fruits and greens through the machine.
If you are juicing a lot of really soft fruits or berries, this might not be the best option. Perhaps a vertical masticating juicer might be better. But honestly, a lot of juicers struggle with really soft fruits anyway. It just hasn't been a problem for me.
I've found the cleaning process to be really easy and quick too. I simply rinse most parts with a drop of dish soap and scrub the screen with the provided brush. It takes less than 2 minutes and is so much easier and faster than my last juicer.
Overall, this juicer was definitely the best choice for me personally.
I've used this juicer every day since I've gotten it. I make 16 oz of celery juice everyday and also banana "nice" cream. I saw a demo where this yielded slightly less juice than the model that the Medical Medium recommended. But it wasn't enough to deter me. I chose this one because of the compactness and the sorbet making feature. I used to use a centrifugal Breville, but I hardly took it out because it was a pain to lug it out and afterwards cleaning it. Plus the yield using masticating juicers are just way better. I absolutely love this compact one. Idk why it took me so longer to get one.
Just tried our new CNC80S Compact Juicer after selling a 8003 model. Only thing we miss from the 8003 is the double sided push plunger. The skinny side came in handy when item were stuck to wall even when we use coconut oil as a chute lubricant. New model is slightly quieter, output is similar. New machine runs slightly hotter on body after extended use. Like the compact size.
I love that this juicer can do more than just juice. I probably make more nut butters and pasta than I do juice with it, though its juicing ability is fantastic. I can't find any cons for this thing; it's compact, cleans easily, works very well, and has multiple uses. It's a welcome addition to my kitchen.