There is a big mess with your hands too, constant rinsing it at the faucet to make sure you're not touching something else with already the colored hands.
You don't get a lot of juice either.
We found some beet juice at Wholefoods and the price was pretty reasonable. But if you drink more than one a week, it isn't reasonable anymore. I know, I am one of the few people who feels bad about spending money. I have to force myself sometimes to buy and spend because I need to be careful about turning into a prune or a grumpy old lady.
After this experience, I decided to get a reasonable juicer. That will save me time, cleaner & easier process. And get all the juice that I am supposed to get from the vegetable itself.