If you are doing a five gallon carboy once in a while, it works fine. It is a little messy. Be sure to soak the pads for a while in water (don't just wet them). Be sure to tighten the screws DOWN not just pretty tight. Make sure the recycle tube from the drip tray is functioning. But you will see a noticeable difference in the brightness of your wine, even if you are in the habit of racking three or more times. Next time, I'd save up for the big brother model.
Reviewed by: Steve