Fisrtly, a word to all those with niggles about this wonderful little gadget. Boring!! 1) Give me the sucker clamp every time - much better a fiddly screw clamp. 2) Only a tiny part of the machine needs cleaning. The screw never touches the apple. This toy is fun, fast and makes you want to eat more apples. The lovely little slices it delivers are delightful to eat. And remember, it's only 15 squid - not a lot to ask for such a fantastic innovation. I love it. oh you can tell that, can you?? Good, now go and buy one, and if you don't love it, you've just got no soul.