We spun some honey in this and it worked great until the gears sheared off three teeth...I read reviews that said the handle is the weak link, but my handle is still working for now...I haven't looked into how difficult it would be to fine new pinion gears but I could possibly weld some new metal and grind new teeth out but I do t want to maybe there is a replacement parts I dunno... everything else was just as advertised worked good until it didn't.
As advertised. Sturdy and looks and works great. You can use a drill instead of the handle. BUT use slow speed or it will wreck your frames. Used ours tonight. Not sure about cleaning yet.
Typical of the imports from China, this product is absolute junk. The handle recurrently falls off. Its difficult to clean after each use. The seal on the bottom is made shoddily and honey leaks out before the valve is open.
This is my third season with this extractor. I don't love it, but you can't beat the price. We pulled the handle off and use a drill to turn it into a make-shift electric. It works very well. I agree with others that the spout should be lower and it is near impossible to clean. I also just realized that I've been putting the lid on upside down for the last 3 years -oops! It works though.I also left outside and it got exposed to the elements. There is some rusting of the ccogs from this but it still works.