“OK… do your research and then choose this juicer!”
Omega VRT350 OVERVIEW
OK so on this site rather than listing every juicer product I’ve spent the time finding only the best and most reliable juicer models so you can shorten the time you spend researching. Whilst all the models on here are recommended, with the Omega VRT350 you have arrived at the upper levels of juicer models.
You will see some reviews of this juicer are borderline devotional! The vrt350 is more expensive than most centrifugal juicers but its still a good deal cheaper than some top price range masticating juicer models. Lets look at the features of this product so you can see whether spending the extra money is right for you:
Most users who use the vert350 after having owned a cheaper juicer before see the difference immediately. The first feature is that even though this is a high efficiency hard auger masticating juicer it has a vertical space saving design (most masticating juicers have a horizontal chute.) So if space is at a premium but you need a masticating juicer then this is an important factor. The unit as a whole has a reassuring solid and strong feel. That said if you already own an Omega VRT330 or Omega VRT330HD then there is not a whole lot of difference between these models. See the video below for more info on this. If you aren’t quite sure of the difference between masticating and centrifugal juicers then CLICK HERE for a helpful overview.
While both the Breville and the Omega VRT are great juicers, they produce a different quality of juice. The Omega VRT produces a MUCH higher QUALITY of juice because the produce is literally being squeezed dry with virtually NO oxidation. This can result in a juice that has a more ‘pulpy’ quality to it- which has confused some customers who were expecting to see the thinner juice that might be produced by a cheaper Breville unit. If you want higher quality juice with more nutrients then a more pulpy juice is what you will get. Its important to be aware of this because this misunderstanding has been responsible for some of the few negative reviews.
The low processing speed of 80 rotations per minute means that the machine is extremely quiet and prevents the juice from heating up and oxidation or degrading of the finished juice. Most users are pleased that there is no more pushing and shoving of fruit and vegetables into a small chute. The Omega VRT350 features a wide mouthed chute which many vegetables can simply be dropped into. As with any juicer if you take the time to slice produce up beforehand it will both prolong the life of your machine and lead to a smoother juicing process but it is not necessary to do that much of the time with this unit. This machine can handle wheat grass easily and this factor is very important for many users who want to have this as part of their daily diet and find other juicers just cannot handle the coarse fibers in wheat grass.
Clean up after juicing
But for some people it is the self cleaning mechanism which is the absolute deal clincher. This device rotates to clear the juicing screen as you juice to prevent the pulp from building up. Whilst the self cleaning mechanism does not clear all traces of pulp it goes a long way to making the clean up after juicing as painless as possible. Some users report being able to complete the clean up in 1 to 2 minutes. If the chore of clean up after juicing has been stopping you from juicing then this feature alone is good reason to consider a higher priced model.
Let’s summarize the key features and take an objective look at the pros and cons of this model:
OMEGA VRT350 KEY FEATURES
- 14 x 12 x 12 inches ; 25 pounds
- Compact base and wide vertical mouth
- Low speed juicing prevents oxidation on degradation of juice
Fine and coarse juicing screens for pulp control
- Capable of juicing wheat grass at high yield
- Auto cleaning system
Very high quality of nutrients in juice.
Impressively solid build. Designed first and foremost as a juicer and does this very well.
fast- is possible to juice and clean up three cups of juice in about 5 minutes.
juice can be kept for up to 72 hours because it doesn’t produce any heat when it juices
Dual Stage Juicing – resulting in more juice, and extremely dry pulp
It is quiet. Much quieter than cheaper models.
vertical feeding chute really helps save space
silver colour does not stain
It has a Reverse button which allows you to back up produce you accidentally put too much at the same time.
Long 10 year warranty.
Some customers have reported finding the instructions unclear.
Not dishwasher safe
The waste hole can sometimes get slightly clogged if you are processing wheatgrass/greens
If you really dislike pulpy juice then a Breville may be more suitable.
Slightly longer clean up time vs the J8006
Omega 8006 may be more suitable if you want to do a lot of greens.
If you are new to juicing – price and features of Omega 350VRTmay be a little overkill.
OMEGA VRT350 CUSTOMER Q & A
Is it really worth the money?
“Is it expensive? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely! I feel confident that it’s worth the extra $’s. I honestly can say that this is an investment in a higher quality of life…an extremely beneficial life altering choice. I have more energy, less aches and pains, and even better looking skin.
How quickly and easily does it juice fruit and veg?
“just some advice, don’t be fooled by the juicers claiming very high RPMs. Those juicers are actually cooking the enzymes and nutrients in the juice. You want to drink these as raw and pure as possible. This juicer has a very low RPM and squeezes the juice out of the vegetables instead of grinding the vegetables down. It’s recommended that you put a carrot (or other fibrous piece of produce) after you juice the greens. When you do, that fibre then expels the DRY leafy pulp and the rest of the juice will come pouring out. The ejected pulp is as dry as most people say it is – very good yield of juice.”
Does it really take only a few minutes to clean?
“It is rather easy to clean it as the juicer has only five simple parts that need washing. They include a brush for the pulp screen, but I haven’t had to do much scrubbing. Even the pulp ejector cleans easily because it has a removable silicone flap that allows you to run water through the entire chute, flushing out any food particles. It takes about 3-5 minutes to take apart and clean everything – not bad at all.”
“OK… do your research and then choose this juicer! I normally do not trust really awesome reviews, but I am totally happy with this choice. It self feeds, it makes great juice. It is quiet. It even does most of the cleaning for you. It takes up almost no space on my countertop. I can juice, clean and juice again in less than five minutes (sometimes even one or two minutes)”
“Overall, I love my VRT350HD. After about a month of juicing every day, I can honestly say this is an extremely beneficial life altering choice. I have more energy, less aches and pains, and even better looking skin”
“I can’t cut off the tops of the carrots fast enough. It just eats em right up. That alone is worth the price of admission. Just drop em in and watch em go. LOVE IT!!”
“Clean up is a breeze – I love adore this juicer. Make sure to follow the instruction book that comes with it and you’ll be a happy owner too!”
Looking for the Fat Sick and Nearly Dead Breville Juicer?
As you probably know this was the high grade juicer that was featured in the now well known film Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. The exact model that was featured in the film was the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor (catchy name huh?). You can go to Amazon and check that out straight away. Or you can read the full and impartial review I’ve written about the Breville 800JEXL here. You can also check out some of the other recommended juicers and you might find that some of these are actually more suitable for your needs.
A Quick Overview of the Breville 800JEXL
Its a very good quality juicer that does everything that’s claimed in the movie. But you might not realize that its not the only juicer on the market worth considering. There are actually quite a few things to be aware of before you rush out and buy the juicer just because its featured in the movie. You’re in the right place to get good information. For instance, if you’re just starting out juicing you might not be sure if spending several hundred dollars on a juicing machine is going to be the best use of your money at this point. You could try the Breville BJE which is still high quality but cheaper. Or the Black and Decker JE2200B. The fact of the matter is that, as with anything, you get what you pay for and the higher priced models will give you a higher quality and juice. Odly enough, though, they will not always be easier to use. But perhaps one of the most important factors in juicing is how easy to clean up the machine is. Juicing can be messy and the clean up process can be enough to put some people off it after only a couple of tries. Its important to realise this if you go for a cheaper juicer model. Brands like Omega and Breville are well know for making juicers that try to minimize the clean up chore by various means. But you should also realize that ALL juicers have some post-juicing clean up work involved.
Also some types of juicers are better at juicing certain types of material. For instance the Breville 800JEXL is actually not that great at juicing leafy greens as some similar priced models but it is good at juicing whole apples etc. Some more expensive juicers are what is called ‘masticating’ models as oposed to ‘centrifugal’. Whilst masticating juicers produce a higher quality of juice with the nutrients that are talked about in fat Sick and Nearly dead- the juice does have a thicker more ‘pulpy’ quality which some people don’t like.
Does juicing really work?
well the results in Fat Sick and Nearly Dead do sort of speak for themselves! That said its important to realize juicing isn’t a cure-all for everything that’s wrong with your body and some of the research into the benefits of juicing fruit and vegetables is highly controversial and not proven. Nonetheless juicing has been responsible for many people getting back into eating more fruit and veg. That in itself is good enough reason to get a juicer if its going to make it easier for you to get more fruit and veg into your diet. But people work differently and some of you may find that juicing actually makes the business of eating more fresh produce more difficult and irritating with all the preparation and clean up.
“the best consumer grade juicer I could find”
Breville 800jexl Overview
The Breville 800jEXL has consistently been one of the most popular juicers on large retail sites like Amazon. A good deal of this particular model’s success is that it featured in the movie Fat Sick and Nearly dead where overweight businessman Joe Cross goes on a juicing diet with remarkable results. Its worth a watch if you haven’t seen it. However does this juicer live up to the hype? Often people jump on the bandwagon of a certain product just because its popular even though its not right for them. The Breville is a high quality juicer (I only review high quality machines on this site) but its by no means the only one worth considering. So lets have a look in detail:
It has to be said, the Breville 800j has an attractive appearance with its stainless die cast steel housing. Many juicers under the $300 mark have a somewhat plastic look to them but not this one. It has a reassuring solid feel to it. That said its also not a small machine and takes up a fair amount of space on the worktop. Best advice is to store it on a cheap slidable matt so you can tuck it away and then pull the machine out when needed.
Ease of use
Apples of normal size feed into the juicer easily and very rapidly. larger apples needed to be cut into quarters with just 2 knife cuts. And these were larger ‘cooker’ apples. Most other things tried went into the blender without trouble: ginger, lemons, apples, cucumbers, celery, parsley, kale, spinach, carrots, berries. A 8 ounce glass of juice from the large apples can be created in 5 to 10 seconds so it is definitely a quick juicer. The electronic “smart chip” motor is designed to switch from high to low speed according to the toughness of the fruit which seems to work pretty well and certainly adds a star for ease of use. It would have been ideal if there was an ideal speed setting in between ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ but nonetheless it seems to work well enough and makes thing easy. After a juicing session it pleasing to see that the Breville hasn’t spurted juice all over your countertop and the surface underneath the juicer is also left clean afterwards
The titanium-plated stainless-steel cutting disc has 115 very small individual knives which grind pulp into extremely small particles- so the juice is thick like milk but doesn’t have as much vegetable particulate as the juices that come from masticating juicers. Many people do much prefer this to the thicker pulpy juice. However, the basic rule of thumb with any juicer is that the higher the rotation speed of the motor the more likely you are to heat the juice up- loosing valuable nutrients in the process
The fact is that the Breville 800jexl does heat the juice up slightly- as does any device with a centrifugal motor instead of a masticating one. If having the absolute highest quality of juice is most important to you then then a masticating models like the Omega J8006 or Omega VRT350 are not much more expensive but will meet your needs. If you don’t like pulpy juice then this model produces pretty much the highest quality available from a centrifugal juicer device. Remember- this juice is still of a vastly superior quality to the canned or processed juice you buy in the shops.
If juicing leafy greens of wheatgrass is going to be your main activity, though, many users have reported that the Breville EXL really isn’t the first choice and seems to struggle with shredding them effectively. Again the Omega j006 or the omega VRT330 and 350 are a better choice.
KEY PRODUCT FEATURES
- 1000-watt juicer with 2 speed controls, high (13,000 RPM) and low (6,500 RPM)
- Die-cast steel housing; stainless-steel micro-mesh filter; titanium-plated cutting disk
- Circular 3-inch feed tube accommodates whole fruits and vegetables
- Pulp container, juicing pitcher, and manual/recipe book included; dishwasher-safe parts
- Locking arm bolts move up to 1/4″ in all directions to ensure a snug fit in the locking arm
- user manual with recipes are included
- 9 pounds
designed for ease of use and lives up to this claim
very quick at juicing most produce
pretty easy to clean
Big feed chute. You can process 3 regular size carrots at once or three medium apples or oranges (stacked in the feed chute). No cutting needed. The chute is 3″ in Diameter and 7″ tall.
Disassembles quickly. No screws. Fits easily in the dishwasher.
Its not a full masticating juicer.
machine is large
limited warranty period (1-3 years) compared to other juicers in its class (which go as high as 15 years)
motor is fairly loud compared to models
lid has a minor fault where the fibres can build
CUSTOMER Q & A
How long does it take to clean?
IIn under 10 minutes I can process a litre of juice, clean up and reassemble the machine. The powerful motor allows it to buzz right through tough items like woody broccoli stalks without hesitation
How easy to clean is it really?
It’s sooooo easy to clean. When I juice I have my hot/soapy water ready as I start juicing. It takes only a few minutes to rinse the unit and clean it. I like to put a bag into the pulp container so I can throw it away easily or re-purpose it. I’ve since bought a dehydrator so I can make crackers out of the kale fibre and other stuff.
How powerful is it?
The processing speed is amazing. Carrots on high speed go through in seconds. Apple and orange pulp has no seeds. The amount of pulp left is very small. We use a compost pile, so we are using everything from our fruits and vegetables
Top Tips for using the Breville 800jexl
- keep the machine on a $1 plastic placemat so you can slide it forward when in use and put it back again out of the way. (unless you have avery big work top)
- Food Storage Bags are good for lining the pulp bin. After juicing, you can store the pulp in the bag in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Try using the pulp in your cooking such as pasta or baking dishes. The instruction book that comes with the Breville also has a number of recipes for using the pulp as well.
“the Breville 800JEXL makes juicing actually fun”
“For ease of feeding pulp-producing or juicy fruits and vegetables, I give the Juice Fountain an A+”
“My wife and I have owned and used just about every juicer on the market in the last 15 years, including a $1200 commercial juicer. There is no comparison between those juicers and the Breville 800, it is absolutely the best juicer we have ever used”
“Every part can go in the dishwasher. Parts that get heavy exposure to juice are brushed steel, so they don’t stain”
“Does a fantastic job juicing all veggies and most fruit (although tomato tends to splatter- make sure you’re not on high speed for soft fruits…). It’s easy to assemble, take apart, and the parts go easily into the dishwasher. the cutter blade needs immediate cleaning, but that’s a small price to pay for great performance in other areas”
“easy-to-use juice extractor”
CUISINART JUICE EXTRACTOR OVERVIEW
This cuisinart juice extractor is a good upper-entry level juicer. It has a centrifugal mechanism which is generally considered less efficient than the more expensive masticating juicers. That said masticating juicers generally produce a thicker more ‘pulpy’ juice which some people do not like. If you’re not sure about the differences between centrifugal and masticating then check out this useful summary.
Ease of use
The main selling point of the Cuisinart juice extractor is that it is easier to use than many more expensive juicers and this does make it a good choice if you are new to juicing. There are features like the 5 speed settings which allow easy control when you come across a slightly tougher piece of fruit of veg. The large 3 inch feeding tube is designed to allow you to put entire apples pears and other large pieces straight into the juicer and the filter basket is quite effective at reducing the among of foam produced on the top of your juice (something which happens with even more expensive models like the Omega VRT350. The anti-drip adjustable flow spout allows you to control how fast the juice comes out. As I say- this juicer is focused on ease of use. You will get a higher quality of juice with the higher priced models but the Cuisinart Juice Extractor is designed to get you reasonable quality juice and make it easy.
That said some reviewers have claimed they had difficulty putting whole fruit into the machine- even though this is advertised as a feature- due to the v shape at the bottom of the feeder. However other users have reported no problems with doing this. So this seems to come down individuals, how they are using the machine and just how big those apples they are trying to juice are! At worst, all those who had trouble had to do was cut the fruit up slightly. Not a huge deal. There have been some users who have reported slight vibrations when the unit runs but others state that, if it happens at all, its only for a few seconds when the unit starts up.
Noise levels and clean up process
One thing that is agreed on across the board is that generally the machine DOES run quietly which is an important feature if you need to juice early in the morning. Some models like the Breville BJE might make good quality juice and be excellent machines but they make quite a racket which means some people have not been able to use the machine at the times they want.
Unlike more expensive models the parts are dish washer safe which is a good thing as there are a few different parts to be cleaned after juicing. The specially designed brush also does make the job of cleaning easier. The easiest strategy is to give the parts a brief brush down and then put them in the dishwasher. There are other models which are quicker and easier to clean such as the Omega j8006 and the Omega vrt330/350 but you will pay higher prices for those.
All in all its worth checking out this juicing and reading the reviews in full to see if this is right for you. Also check out the juicer comparison table HERE.
KEY PRODUCT FEATURES
1000 watts of power
1-liter juice pitcher: Designed for taking directly to breakfast table or storing in fridge
5-speed dial control with blue LED light ring for easy control
Recipe book included with instruction manual
easy unlock and lift system
foam management filter disk
anti-drip adjustable flow spout
Limited 3-year warranty
Large 3 inch feed chute for feeding whole fruits and vegetables
The Cuisinart juice extractor is available from Amazon for $140. Over $100 off the list price
Easily juices hard and soft produce
the included recipes book is quite useful
It is stainless steel coated compared to the plastic Breville.
removable parts are dishwasher safe to make clean up easier
liter pulp container: Easy to remove and clean
There are easier juicers to clean if you are not using a dishwasher.
There are quite a lot of pieces to wash after use
Cord Length of the power cable may be a little short for some kitchens
CUSTOMER Q & A
How efficient is the Cuisinart juice extractor?
“The masticating machines will always be more efficient, giving a higher juice yield with dryer pulp. They are also twice the price (or more), harder to use, and harder to clean. If you want convenience, choose a centrifugal system, but you will sacrifice juice yield and pulp dryness. I’ve used both and see the benefits of both. Personally, convenience is what keeps me using a juicer.”
Can it really juice whole fruit?
“I tried to get the whole apple in the shoot, but it was to large. Mine where average size, and wouldn’t fit. No problem. I cut them in half.”
“I put large chunks of fruit and/or veggies into the shoot and the juicer handles it well. Juicing is messy, so I make juice once a week or whenever I have leftover produce that needs to be used.”
Is it really powerfull enough?
I never had to put it on 5 setting to get any better result. The lower settings were actually calibrated higher so, you still get excellent results. If anything, I had to turn the speed settings down especially with the cucumber
How quiet is it?
“I’ve got to tell you, I didn’t put much stock in the whole quiet feature because, quite frankly, I didn’t believe it was possible. Anyway, got it home and tried it out and YES, it IS VERY QUIET. I make juice in the morning and I don’t even wake my husband and kids. Its decibel output should rank somewhere between the microwave and the garbage disposal. It rumbles when you first get it going, but then quickly spins clean and smooth.
“After using this machine every day for over a month, I have no regrets. The juicer seems to get all the juice from the fruits and vegs extracted with dry pulp left for the trash. I would recommend this to anyone. ”
“This is a quiet but powerful machine. When you push the on button, it kicks a little to the left, but after that it doesn’t move like some reviewers have claimed. The 1000 watt motor and 5 speeds is great”
“the resulting juices are wonderful – there’s no other piece of equipment I have that could do that!”
“Nicely made, high performance unit.”
The claims made for this juicer are high but by and large the verdict is that it lives up to the hype with 145 glowing genuine reviews on Amazon.
The price is higher than the standard centrifugal juicers you may be familiar with. This is because of the superior dual stage commercial motor inside it. With a masticating juice extractor you are going up a level in the juicer world. The dual stage motor enables the Omega to extract far more juice than the average centrifugal juicing device. The most important benefit of that is keeping more of those nutrients in your juice. Many users report they can instantly tell a huge difference in juice quality form the first glass.
The J8006 features sturdy, heavy duty construction with 4 stabilizer feet but remains a compact size so you don’t feel like you’ve just installed a commercial machine in your house. The 15 year warranty is another highlight of this product and is meant as a display of Omega’s supreme confidence in the durability of their product. In a world where products are often designed to wear out quickly this is a refreshing change.
A problem with lower priced juicers is also the noise they make during operation and the difficulty with cleaning. As you would expect for a higher priced and superior product the J8006 boasts quiet operation thanks to its low rotation speed motor of 80 RPM’s. This also helps with avoiding heating up thefruit as it is juiced which can cause nutrients to be lost.
Cleaning up the juicer is also a big concern for many- even putting some people off continuing to juice. Whilst you can certainly clean this juicer in under 5 minutes there are quick fingered users who have reported managing it in under 1 minute! Either way the machine is designed to minimize cleaning difficulty with the frequent power user in mind.
One thing which eases cleaning is the very dry pulp that’s produced at the end of the juicing process. It’s much easier to clean out dry pulp than soggy and wet mush. The Omega J8006 also features an automatic pulp-ejection system which means that you can effectively continue juicing without having to keep stopping to clear out pulp.
Measures 14-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches; 15-year warranty
Dual-stage juicing system; quiet operation; UL- and cUL-approved
Low speed of 80 RPMs; no foaming, clogging, or heat build-up
High juice yield; auto pulp-ejection function for continuous juicing
Easy-to-use masticating juicer with powerful commercial motor
- Takes less than 5 minutes to clean
- smaller than the many of the centrifugal juicers
- Powerful, efficient motor. Gives no indication of straining.
- If a vegetable/fruit fits in the chute, the omega j8006 can usually handle it.
- The pulp is dry. Never feel that more juice could be gotten.
- Power switch is located at the lower back of the juicer and allows the auger to be reversed if something would become lodged in the mastication extraction tube
- 4 main parts are very easy to put together and disassemble.
- No heat build up in the juice. -Cleans up relatively quickly (or just drop the disassembled parts in a bowl of water for cleanup later, don’t let it dry) - Quieter than many models. You can have a conversation standing over it.
- The chute may be slightly small for some users.
- Harder produce may need slicing
- Its DOES require cleaning. (as all juicers do)
- The plastic on the output cups is opaque and can stain from greens, carrots or beets if you don’t wash it well.
- If you are making juice for 2 or 3, the cup is not quite big enough to hold all of it.
CUSTOMER Q & A
Is it worth the extra expense?
“The omega juicer is definitely worth the price and once you try it you’ll see what I mean. Don’t try and skimp and save $100 when you’re already spending a good amount of money, save a little longer and buy this machine. It’s worth the extra money. The juice is more concentrated and flavourful; the pulp is much dryer than my previous juicer. Can’t say enough.”
How easy is it to clean?
“I do not have the cleaning gene sequence, apparently, so I wanted something that was easy to clean, and my research told me a centrifugal model would NOT meet my needs. It takes only a couple of minutes to scrub everything down with the brush that comes with the unit and another minute or two to dry it & put it all back together.”
How Quiet is it?
“It’s not silent but fairly quiet, pretty much like the pump of my espresso machine. Some squeaking sounds may happen when you juice grassy vegetables but nothing out of the ordinary.”
How long lasting and durable is it?
“You gotta love their 15 year warranty no one else stands behind their Product like omega does. Since I plan to abuse my juicer, for me the best decision was to invest into a great piece of engineering. I juice about 4 times a week, and have had the Omega j8006 for about 2 years now. I juice mainly celery carrots and apples, and this works really well.”
“What a life changing experience this juicer has become for me. It’s a staple appliance for my entire family”
“I received my Omega 8006 about a month ago and I have been juicing twice a day ever since I got it, and I absolutely love it, it juices all kind of Veggies and leafy greens such as Spinach, Parsley and Kale with ease.”
“Five medium sized HoneyCrisp apples produced a full quart of wonderful clear pulp-free juice. The apple juice does not turn brown nearly as fast as the juice from centrifugal type juicers due to the lower oxidation from the 80 rpm auger”
“In all honesty, this machine has turned us into juice addicts. We have been juicing a mix of veggies and fruits every-single-day since the juicer was delivered”
“I’ve tried many different juicers but always returned them due to issues. But the Omega 8006 Masticating Juicer is a keeper because it does everything I wanted a juicer to do.”
“instead of upgrading my TV set, i decided to invest in this machine and it is simple to use, easy to clean and I felt the difference from the first juice i made.”
“best juicer for under $100“
The key selling points of the breville bje200xl 700-watt compact juice fountain are that it aims for tough and heavy duty performance without taking up the large amount of space that similar brands of juicers can. You are supposed to be able to juice pineapple straight off with the rind still on thanks to its centrifugal cutting and filtering mechanics. Also, For under $100 it aims to give more expensive juicers a run for their money in terms of features versus price. The large majority of consumers report that the Brevile bje lives up to the manufacturers’ claims. We will deal with any issues in this review though.
One of the more unique feature of the Breville bje juicer is the stabilizing dual knife assembly. Essentially what this device does is to push the vegetables and fruit over the centre of the cutting device, shredding them into tiny particles and then force them against a micro mesh filter. The end result of this process is to increase the amount of juice the breville bje200xl 700-watt compact juice fountain extracts by about 30%. The average time to produce an 8 ounce cup is around 5 seconds which is almost 10 times faster than conventional juice extractors.
You should be able to put entire fruits and vegetables into the juicer thanks to the 3 inch feed tube. Whilst a specialised cleaning brush comes with the Breville the internal pulp container is supposed to be extremely easy to clean whether by hand or in the dishwasher. You should get 1 to 1.5 quarts of juice out of the Breville before it needs to be emptied out. As a feature filled juicer for under the $100 price range it has consistently been one of the most popular juicers on Amazon with genuine rave reviews.
Measures 9-1/2 by 8-3/4 by 16 inches. Has a 1-year limited warranty
Dishwasher-safe parts. included with juicer is custom cleaning brush
Heavy-duty compact juice fountain. Features centered knife blade assembly
700-watt motor operates at 14,000 RPM for best possible juice extraction
Extra-large 3-inch centered feed tube; stainless-steel micro-mesh filter
Weight: 12 pounds
Easy to clean. Solid construction & design, gets more juice from the carrots than most juicers, small footprint, built in pulp tray is better than side pulp basket on other juicers, good quick & powerful motor, plug is designed for easy removal from the AC outlet. High quality features for low price.
Most parts are plastic instead of stainless to keep the cost down, very tall, juice is a little foamy but the foam screen on the measuring cup helps, could use a slow speed (available on bigger more expensive model). Some customers report that it is not capable of juicing wheatgrass properly.
CONSUMER Q & A
1. Is it powerful enough?
“This juicer is very powerful. I cut up the fruits and vegetables much smaller than I needed to. I didn’t need to spend the time cutting them up as this juicer had the power to go through much bigger pieces.”
2. How loud is it?
“I didn’t find this loud at all. The motor was smooth. The weight of the base is sufficient and does not allow the unit to vibrate.”
3. Does it leak juice when using?
” I had read other reviews that this unit may leak. I did not have any leaking.”
4. How efficient does it juice?
“This appears to be a very efficient unit. The pulp seemed to be very dry–it did a great job of getting the juice out”
5. How easy is it to clean?
“This was one of my biggest concerns as I had heard of people hating their juicers because it was such a pain to clean. (I have friends that have juicers made by other manufacturers that used it once and never again because it was so hard to clean). This juicer is very easy to disassemble into just four pieces. I used the brush that is included to clean the cutting blade/microscreen component. I did not have any problems getting all vegetable particles out of the screen. As many others have noted in their reviews, though, you would want to do this right after you are done and not let it set. “
“it’s been the best investment that I have made! I am hooked on juicing”
“This thing is still going strong 3.5 years later. I buy carrots by the 25 pound bag so I am HARD on juicers. And not one part has needed replacement!”
“I’ve owned other juicers and stopped using them because we have such an “on the go” existence that I simply did not have time to deal with cleaning them … but after using this one, it’s such a breeze that laziness doesn’t enter the equation”
“the spinach exploded into green juice which ran into the large cup that comes with the machine, in the blink of an eye. Then broccoli, whole carrots, a whole apple, some grapes, and a tomato. No pushing of the food was required, it just went into the cutter with almost no pressure at all, and sometimes the weight of the pusher was enough to juice the food”
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