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Juicers, what to know before you buy one. Juicers come in different types and qualities. Read on to find the perfect juicers for you.

Don’t go out and purchase the first juicer you come across at the cheapest price! There are a few things you should know before you start your search for juicers. After all, if you decide on the wrong juicer, it could completely turn you off to juicing all together. Juicers come in a variety of speeds, powers, complexities, parts, and even price. Below I will discuss what separates these juicers from one another and what you should look for when purchasing your very first juicer.

Juicers and Wattage?

In your search for juicers you have probably seen a range of power wattage. This is the first thing you should look for in a juicer. The wattage is the pure power to juice fruits and vegetables. Juicers in the lower range will have a hard time juicing tougher vegetables as juicers with a higher wattage will juice through even the toughest ingredients. I recommend you get a juicer with at least 700 watts and preferably 800 watts or more. After all, what good are juicers if they have a hard time juicing simple stuff like carrots or apples?

Juicers; Assembly and Cleaning!

After you find a few juicers with the correct wattage, the next most important thing to look for is how easy they are to assemble, clean, and put back together. I have seen juicers that are so complicated you might require an engineering degree just to figure out how to assemble them. In your search for a juicer you need to ask yourself this question? Will I be able to clean this and put it back together within 5 minutes? If the juicers you consider are too complicated, you will hesitate to use them and they will probably end up in a cupboard or packed away in the garage. When deciding on juicers, the ability to clean it and reassemble it is so important, especially if you plan on doing a juice cleanse or a 7 day juice fast plan.

Juicers; Other things to consider!

In comparing juicers and deciding on “the juicer” for you, the most important issues are the two above that you just read about. Everything else comes down to personal preference and finding a juicer that not only performs, but looks good sitting on the kitchen counter. Below, I have linked some of the best juicers that fit the criteria and are some of the top choice juicers based on individual reviews and amazon scores. You should click on them to read their reviews on amazon. Some of these juicers if purchased through amazon are between 20-40% off and include free shipping!

The Best Juicers

Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
JuicerAccording to 552 amazon reviews this is one of the top selling juicers for a reason. It packs 850 watts and has two speeds, 12,000RPM or 6,500RPM, for hard and soft ingredients. Not only is this juicer easy to clean and assemble it comes with a 1 liter jug for making more juice per use. The Breville line of juicers is the most trusted name when it comes to juicers. This Breville also has an overload protection that prevents over-heating by automatically shutting it down if it senses trouble. Get this juicer at a 25% discount and free shipping through Amazon!
Breville Juicer

Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor
JuicerThis juicer was the juicer I originally started with and it was a real life saver. This Hamilton Beach Big Mouth comes with a big 800 watt motor and juices through everything I have thrown at it without any issues. You can fit larger chucks of food down the tube, decreasing the time it takes me to prepare my fruits and vegetables. Some juicers come with normal pulp catchers. The Big Mouth line of juicers from Hamilton Beach come equipped with a large pulp catcher and never get backed up in the juicing process. This juicer is so simple to clean and assemble it usually takes me about ten minutes to make my juice, drink it, clean the juicer, and reassemble it. 1,086 reviews on Amazon can’t be wrong. When it comes to juicers, this one is a true gem for $59 with free shipping when purchased through Amazon.
Hamilton Beach Juicer

Cuisinart JuicerCuisinart Juicer
Cuisinart CJE-1000 1000-Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor
Cuisinart JuicerOut of all the juicers I have seen, this one from Cuisinart is the best deal going! Good juicers should have 700 watts or more but this superb juicer is packing 1000 watts and has 5 different speeds along with a large 3-inch feeding tube. Most juicers are relatively simple but this juicer has all the bells and whistles while still maintaining the same simplicity. This Cuisinart juicer comes with a 1-liter juice pitcher to allow for more juicing per use. It’s also great if you’re juicing with your partner. Another excellent feature this juicer has that most juicers lack is an anti-drip adjustable flow spout. Not only is this juicer one of the most silent juicers I have heard it also comes with a free recipe book! The best part is that it is on a major sale through Amazon right now. If you want this juicer for a whopping 55% discount at a price of $121 with free shipping you better get it now!
Cuisinart Juicer

I’ve been using my Hamilton Beach since day one and I’m more than happy with it. It’s a very sound juicer and I highly recommend it. Here’s a picture of it on my kitchen counter.

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  1. Just started the 7day diet. I usually like beets but they taste terrible

  2. Hi, Great website.
    I always prefer a masticating juicer.I have been using many juicer from last 8 years.I hope Masticating Juicer will be the best one.Thanks for you post.and Happy Juicing.

  3. I had the JE98XL for a while and really liked it. However I had a much less expensive one like the Hamilton Beach, and I thought it did just as good. The JE98XL was much bigger and I really liked the jug that comes with it. It’s very convenient. I think I’m going to try the Hamilton Beach, it has many excellent reviews. Thanks for a good article. Best wishes and healthy juicing!

  4. Hi, Great website.

    I just wondered what juicer is best as all the juicers you are suggesting look like centrifugal/fast juicers but from my research it seems that masticating/slow juicers are better as they produce a dryer pulp and get more of the juice and nutrients from the fruits and vegetables.

    Do you agree with this? Is a slow juicer better?

    Also I have tried to register to your forum today but for some reason am not receiving the activation/confirmation email?

    Many Thanks

  5. Hi have read your tips which were great but i am on a buget i have a blender and i am on a buget so shall i not bothetr

  6. Thank you Donnie for the advice here, so very useful for me. I want to buy a juicer to help support me on my monthly cleanses (and to encourage the kids to drink vegetable juice… yup, good luck with that, right?) and have been confused by the sheer number of juicers on the market all promising the same things. Based on what I read here I think I may check out the Breville juicer.

    • Maxine, the Breville is a wonderful choice for a juicer. I’m sure you will love it!

    • Maxine, the Omega is a wonderful choice for a juicer. I’m sure you will be befited by it it! I have been using juicer from last 8 years to till now.I have used maximum Masticating juicer.And I still have to find will be Omega disappointing for me??

      Happy juicing!

  7. When I bought my very first juicer, I started with the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juicer, and I have to say for an entry juicer, it worked really well, and it got me hooked on juicing for a very low price tag! When I graduated and got more serious about juicing, and was more interested in juicing leafy greens and getting the most from the leaves, I researched and learned that I needed a slow juicer! That’s when I bought my Omega, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE, but for a first juicer, you should not spend that much because you don’t want your expensive juicer to end up collecting dust in the cupboard. So I tell everyone to start with a less expensive juicer, and see if you even are liking or are going to be committed to juicing! Best of luck!

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    Hi Donnie,

    My first 3 day Juice fast starts this week & I am looking forward to feeling great & shedding some weight :)
    I have just purchased a Veto V-3000 Slow Juicer / Cold Pressed masticating Juicer, what do you think??

  9. Hi Donnie. I am looking for a juicer. What do you think of these 4 in comparison (1)Jack LaLanne
    (2)Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
    (3)Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor
    (4)Cuisinart CJE-1000 1000-Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor

    I know pricing has a lot to do with it and can pay up to $225. Just looking for the best buy for my money. Thanks

  10. Donnie; is a vitamix a juicer or a blender?

  11. Hi Donnie, i have reviewed your website and you explain everything so well! I am so glad i found your site! I plan on doing the 7 day juice fast starting january with a few of my coworkers, depending on how well i do the first week i might prolong the fast to 14 days. This is my first time and im pretty pumped, i am getting the hamilton beach u reviewed for christmas. I am doing this challenge to change my very bad eating habits and to lose weight and be healthier overall, i am a major fast food junkie and i eat a lot of processed carbs drink a lot of soda and sweet tea. I am hoping this cleanse will help regenerate my body! I have tried once before but didn’t last on even the first day lol the recipes i had used were very nasty and i used too much of an ingredient than i should of, also the juicer i had was not a great juicer so made it very difficult to prepare and clean. Your recipes do look simple so i am very excited to give them a try. Thanks for sharing all of this wonderful information!

    • Kelsey, that’s great to hear! I’m excited for you! Keep me posted on your success and know that I’m always here if you have questions. I had a horrible diet before I started. I couldn’t imagine going back to eating the same way ever again!

  12. hi,
    I wanted your opinion on the fusion juicer? I couldn’t find the wattage specs from their website. I like the drip adjustble feature. Thanks

    • Bruno, I’ve never tried the Fusion Juicer. Can’t seem find out the wattage on it either. I haven’t heard anything bad about it though but I have heard a few good reviews on it. Give it a shot Bruno and let me know what you think of it.

      • Hi Donnie
        I ended buying the Hamilton Beach 67650 I bought it at Walmart online. since you gave a good review and figured why pay more the fusion juicer I found out that the fusion juicer is only a 300 AMPS so the Hamilton beach is much stronger. I tried it yesterday for the first time I so excited like a little kid. I did 2 apples 3 celeries 2 leave of kales and 1 lime. Not bad at all the juicer is great. I love it. Thanks for your reviews.

  13. I recently purchased the Omega 8006. What are your thoughts on this?

    • I think you made a good purchase Joanne. Keep me posted on how you like it and let me know if you have any questions.

      • I tried your recipe jolt juice in it and it was very good. The process was sooooo slowwwww with the new juicer. I’ve been juicing with jack lalane jjuicer for a month. It’s much quicker. There was so much more foam with omega and it seemed like less juice. I’ve tried the omega juicer twice now and I’m going to send it back. I don’t think it’s worth the price and it took it so long to juice. Clean up took longer too. The reason I got a new one is because it seemed like it was chewing up spinach and not giving me juice from the leaves.

        • Hmmm, you should have had more juice with the Omega. Good call on sending it back. I tried out a Dash upright masticating juicer and it was defective. It took nearly an hour to assemble it and make my first juice. I stick with the centrifugal juicers as I like a quick and easy juicing experience.

  14. I use the Hamilton Beach 800 watt juicer and I praise the designer/engineer who made it everyday.

    I like everything about that machine. Easy to use and clean, good amount of juice etc.

    My whole process is 10-12 minutes then im done for the day.

    • That’s fantastic Vapala. I use the same juicer and it has been great! It’s my go to juicer for my juices. Just like you said, it’s easy to use, easy to clean, and gives a very good amount of juice. For the price it can’t be beat!

  15. I have the juicer – but what about using the nutribullet from magic bullet?

  16. Hi! I just bought a juicer, and I’m on Day 1 of my 7-day juice fast! I, like many others, was inspired by the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead! I have psoriatic arthritis, an autoimmune disease caused by chronic inflammation (and likely from extreme stress). I really appreciate all you’ve put into this website, and I’m following your shopping list/recipes strictly! I bought the Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor, and so far I’m pleased with it! It sprays a bit when the juice comes out, but if I put my hand near the spout, it’s controlled. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the public. My goal is to not have to take methotrexate or a biologic, and to not have flare-ups (and if I lose some weight, great!)! The rheumatologist isn’t overly optimistic about this plan, but I want to go the natural route before I delve into toxic meds. I’ve tried gluten-free/dairy-free/sugar-free diets, but it’s so difficult and expensive. I’m hoping juicing helps!

    • Marissa, welcome to JOJ and congrats on day 1 of your juice fast! You have the right idea with going natural and exploring all of your options. You’re going to do so good on your fast Marissa! I know it’s going to help you as it helped me. Keep me posted and know that I’ll be here if you need me.


    Do you think this would be good enough compared to the Hamilton Beach 65670 Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor?

  18. can the NutriBullet be good for juicing since it uses ALL of the fruit/vegetable

    • Millie, I think you are missing the point of how juicing works. The idea is to not use the fiber and pulp but only the juice from your fruits and vegetables. If you are using the pulp/fiber then you might as well just eat them raw.

      I’ve known people who have actually gained weight by using the nutribullet (or other blenders) while trying to stick to the juice fast plan. The bottom line is that you will need a juicer if you plan on going on a juice fast. Read this article for more information on why you must use a juicer while on the juice fast:

      Let me know if you have any questions Millie.

  19. Hi Donnie –

    I have a question about the juicers you recommended. Doesn’t the higher RPMs “heat up” the juice too much thus encouraging oxidation? I’m currently using an Omega 8003 and I love it, but I’ve been looking to possibly upgrade. Maybe I’ll stick with Omega?

    Also, love your morning glory recipe! (I do substitute out the kale for a handful of spinach)

    • Kristina, while that’s been said plenty of times, I’ve never made a juice and had it hot or even warm straight from the juicer. Masticating juicers do a better job of extracting more nutrition but for a first time juicer a centrifugal juicer is the best way to get familiar with juicing. If you drink your juices straight away then oxidation won’t be an issue. I’m glad you enjoy the morning glory recipe, it was my first recipe that I made up.

      If your looking for an upgrade you may consider looking into a kuvings slow juicer. They are fantastic!

  20. hi everyb -one,im new here im planning to strt juicing plan ,does any one can give me idea how manyu pounds i suspect to rediuce in my weight in a week ,thanx

    • Amal, welcome to JOJ and congrats on planning your juice fast. Everyone has different success with their weight loss goals. I’ve seen people lose as little as 5 pounds and as much as 20 pounds or more within the first week. There are too many things that factor into how much you will lose to give you a more accurate number. If you have any questions let me know.

  21. Hi Donnie,

    Love you web site! I have done some juicing in the past but am now going to try a fast. I have a question regarding juicers. I have one that resembles yours as far as the pieces, etc. How long does centrifugal juice stay “good”. I work all day and would need to juice in the morning and take a supply with me, as you did in the beginning. The masticating juicers are too expensive and I like the one I have.


    • Kir, welcome to JOJ! I’m not sure what juicer you have but I’ve been using my Hamilton Beach for nearly a year now without any problems. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

  22. I have been using a Breville juicer now and have used a Cuisineart juicer before, both with 1000 watts. I was wondering if you could help me decide on whether to switch from a centrifugal juicer (like Breville) to a masticating juicer (like Omega 8006) since Omega gives more quality juice and does not push out as much pulp as Breville.

    Also, I have started juicing but, completely juicing 100%. I am doing a salad for lunch and juice for breakfast, afternoon snack and dinner. Eventually, I plan to have juice for lunch as well. But, I would like to decide which type of juicer will eventually benefit me since I do not need to lose lot of weight. I merely want to stay healthy with eating veggies and/or jucing.


    • A masticating juicer will allow you to make your juices ahead of time and store them longer. You’ll also get more juice from it. Let me know how you like the Omega.

  23. I have been trying to lose weight for a long time and nothing seems to work. I have been on a diet now for quite some time where I cut out fast food, soda and all the garbage I used to eat before. It has helped me drop a FEW pounds and not gain any weight but I want to start juicing because I have friends who have in the past and juicing has always shown positive results. My problem: I can’t afford a juicer or air- tight containers right now. My (kind of silly) question: what is your opinion on pre- owned juicers? As long as they have been well maintained, do you think it might make a difference in the quality of the juicer? And are air- tight containers a requirement?

  24. Cryssilynn18

    Hi, I’m new to juicing and very excited to get started. I do have a question though, I don’t own a juicer but I have a food processor that has a juicing attachment, would that be sufficient until I can get an actual juicer?

    • Cryssilynn, as long as the juicing attachment separates the pulp from the juice you should be fine. If it just acts as a blender and mixes stuff up that wont work. Let me know what kind and model it is and I’ll take a look and make sure it’s good for juicing.

  25. I wanted to get your thougths on the NutriBullet versus a juicer. I’m still not sure I understand the difference between the two. I do like how clean and easy it is to use the Nutribullet, and I’m told a lot of what you toss from your juicer (pulp, etc) is stuff that’s good for you. Thoughts?

    • CLOLLEY, while that “stuff” that they say is good for you generally is, it’s not while on a juice fast. When you’re on a juice fast you cannot have any solids in any form. A juicer will extract the juice and remove the pulp leaving you with a highly nutritious juice. A blender just like the NutriBullet just mixes stuff together. It’s really no different that just eating the fruits/veggies raw. Another thing that you have to understand is that juice from a juicer is absorbed and not digested. It’s important to give your digestive system a break while on the juice fast. When you use a blender, the mixture will go through the normal digestion process.

      A juicer will also damage the cells walls of produce where most of the enzymes and nutrients are stored. This is good and makes the juice easy to absorb since it’s already broken down. A blender does not do this. You have to decide if you want to do a juice fast or not. If it’s important to you that you do it, then do yourself a favor, purchase a juicer and do it 100% right from the start. Read this article ( ) as it will give you a little more detail on the matter. I hope this helps to clarify your questions CLOLLEY. I’m here if you have any questions.

  26. Hi, first I wanted to say thank you for this website and I am excited to start juicing! No idea how I came across this webiste but I seem to be lucky today. :) I have a Breville Juice Fountain and was wondering how long does the nutritional value last once I put it in a mason jars. Or how long do I have till it is not worth drinking? I work a 12 hour shift and was going to juice in the morning to bring it to work. Is it ok to freeze? Any help is much appreciated. :)

    • Jonsommy, thank you for your comment. The drinks will vary based on what’s in them but as long as you store them in your mason jars and keep them in the refrigerator you should be able to get long enough out of them to keep you good during your shift. You can freeze the juice though. Keep me posted, I’m here if you have questions.

  27. Thank you for such a quick response..I was so excited to hear from you..thanks so much for offering you support throughout but you didn’t mention the juicer..on my last post I mentioned I bought a Jack Lalanne Power Juicer and I didn’t know if it was a masticating or centrifugal juicer or if it was any good..I am eager to know if you have reviewed this juicer and have any comments..will be expecting your response..xoxo

    • Marlene, the jack Lalanne should be fine. If you want to know a little more about juicers, read this article

      Centrifugal juicers are often referred to as high speed juicers because they use a disk to rapidly break down the fruit and extract the juice. Masticating juicers squeeze the juice out of the produce and do so at a low speed. I haven’t used the Jack Lalanne juicer but have heard good reviews about it.

  28. I forgot to a desperate attempt to push myself to start juicing asap I fell to temptation and bought a Jack Lalanne’s Power Juicer..tell this any good a juicer and what kind of juicer is it? Is it a masticating juicer or a centrifugal juicer? Let me know cuz if it doesn’t work for me I’ll return it asap

  29. First off let me say I love your website..and I love how you answer to everyone’s questions and you seem to be there..that’s important to most people..thanks..I have been wanting to start a juicing regimen seen I find when I am restricted from foods period I work better but I am afraid..I always get bad headaches when I don’t eat solid foods and I have a 7 month old to care for..can’t afford to walk around hungry or with a pounding headache..I would like to know what juicing recipe you suggest to really kill hunger on the spot..I want to start a 30 day juicing regimen asap but want to make sure I know what I am getting myself into and don’t want to fall off the wagon this husband has had it with my complaints about my weight and me doing nothing about it..I weigh 280 pounds and are 5’ weight is keeping me from making most of my dreams come true and I am ready to put that behind me..I love that you offer continuous support..I hope to hear from you soon

    • Marlene, thanks for your comment, I’m glad you have decided to start a juice fast. Once you get into the fast and past the detox period you’ll find that you won’t have headaches and hunger will be a non issue. Ginger helps to curb hunger and celery curbs sweet cravings and has a calming effect. If you get headaches during the fast it’s okay to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen. During the first 3-5 days you will go through detox and might be a bit cranky or get headaches. That’s normal and okay. Do whatever you can to ease stress on yourself during the detox period, as added stress is never good.

      If you stay true to your juice fast, set your goals, stick to your plan, and get into a routine, your success will be far greater than the weight you lose on your fast. Marlene, you can do this and I’ll be here to help you in any way that I can. I suggest instead of planning for a full 30 days that you plan for 14 days. It’s a much easier goal to hit and I’m sure after 14 days you’ll continue to do another 14 days and maybe longer. So set your goal to something that is easier to achieve and you’ll find juicing to be the easiest and best thing you’ve done for your health.

      I also suggest you start a thread on the forum ( and post daily. This will help you keep yourself in line and by posting daily it makes you accountable for your day to day actions. I look forward to hearing from you on the forums and helping you to reach your goals and achieve success with your juice fast!

      • One more thing… If you get headaches, it’s okay to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen to ease them.

  30. hi:)
    am going to start my juice recipe later.
    is it ok for me to start with Gung Ho Mango Juice, Jolt Juice and sweet start?
    i just select these recipes because its so easy to find it in the market.
    i tried everything (slimming tea, slimming capsule, etc) but still it doesn’t work the weight as i’m expecting. hope this one juicing recipes will work on me:)

    • Carol, thanks for your comment. You can start with and use any recipes you like. It’s always a good idea to start out juicing the fruits and veggies that you like the most, then you can experiment and that’s half the fun!

      Enjoy, and I wish you the best if luck on your juice fast! I’ll be here if you have any questions Carol.

  31. Hey Donnie, do you have any thoughts on masticating juicers? I see the ones listed above are all the high-speed kind but we pulled the trigger on an Omega masticating juicer. We read that the masticating juicer yields more juice, less froth and the juice can keep in the fridge twice as long without losing as much nutritional content since a lot of the air and heat from the high speed juicers don’t get introduced into the juice.

    • Andrew, sorry I didn’t get to your comment right away. Sometimes they get past me…

      You are correct that masticating juicers yield more juice, produce less froth, and will possibly keep longer. While masticating juicers are great they have a few cons that can turn people off almost instantly. Masticating juicers can be time consuming to clean, complicated to put together, and take much longer to actually juice not to mention they are much more expensive than the centrifugal juicers.

      I’m not saying they are bad, but more for the experienced juicer or someone who plans to keep juicing as a part of their long term goal for their life style.

      Congrats on your Omega! They are terrific juicers!

  32. Christine

    hi everyone- im new here. i wanted to post about my juicer- it’s not one you find commonly around and you may not even know about it- but it’s really fantastic for a lower priced basic juicer. it’s so well made and sturdy in every way- all the features you’d expect from a much higher end model. and not splashing or dripping juice- ever! it’s a T-fal and i got it on amazon. here’s the link. read the reviews- they sold me, and i have to say that i am more than pleased with my new juicer! i used an old juiceman jr for many years and it leaked, and splattered on both ends. if you want to juice but can’t afford one of the other models from a bigger name, i think you should look into this one. here’s the link to amazon. btw, it looks much better than the plastic-y black ones.. :) hey, im on board for the 3 day cleanse today, too! thanks for putting it on- it’s just what i need after a weekend of poor food choices. christine

    • Christinebee63, while the TFAL isn’t bad I would recommend juicers that are at least 700+ watts in power. The TFAL is only 550 and might struggle in certain areas. It look very nice and has some good reviews though! Hop on over to the forums ( and post in the 5/20 group juice fast. Glad to have you juicing with us today!

  33. is there a difference in juicing or blending I have a ninja blender and throw everything in there and drink it. is it the same and can I fast on that? will I still lose weight? I’m drinking the pulp and all because this blender purees it all thanks a bunch

  34. Ronita, that one will do just fine. Any of the Hamilton Beach Big Mouths will do. Glad to have you start juicing.

    • Thank you!!!! looking forward to it… will keep you posted :)

  35. Hi… I am trying to purchase a juicer so that i can start the fast… So i have a questions… is the Hamilton Beach 67650C Big Mouth juicer… that different or is that one ok as well?

  36. I actually use a vitamix and a milk nut bag. I used to use a juicer but you really lose a lot of juice in the pulp. With the milk nut bag you squeeze it yourself and there is hardly any waste. I love this site! I’m starting a 14 day fast and plan on using some of your recipes. I will definitely put reviews up. Keep up the site!

    • That’s fantastic Lady! I’m glad you enjoy the site. Good luck on your 14 day juice fast! I’m looking forward to some of your reviews.

  37. You are so right about not going out and buying the first juicer you see. Great reviews. The first juicer I bought was crap and I gave up juicing for awhile.I got another one and haven’t looked back.

    • Good for you Jim! It’s important to get the correct juicer or people will get discouraged. If a juicer is too much of a hassle, people will just stop juicing. I ended up going with the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth and six months later it’s still working just as well as it did on day one.