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All around, Amazing!,
This review is from: Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor (Kitchen)
I have wanted a Juicer so badly for a very long time, but the ones I fell in love with were $200 and up. As a first time juicer, I waasnt sure I wanted to drop that kind of cash to have it collect dust in the cabinet. And, I didn't want a low quality cheap one, because I hated to not get the most out of my produce when I juiced it. So, I held off till I was really sure and ready! And, this Juicer was the one I targeted!
First things first, appearance. This juicer is BIG. I was shocked at how big! It fits on the counter, but is very tall, and wont fit under standard sized cabinets on the counter. But, I am not too hung up on that. It's attractive, and fits in well with normal kitchen decor. The casing is smoke colored, and the pulp container isnt see through, which I like.
Secondly, Function. This thing is awesome. It really does make short work of apples, and larger items with it's large chute. It juices VERY quickly. I have read other reviews where people whine that it "slows down" sometimes on apples or hard veggies. Yes, it does on occasion. It's not because it cant handle it, it's most likely the angle. Simply let the pressure off of the hand pusher, patiently wait 2 seconds and try again. Absolutely not a problem. The High and Low setting is really nice, and it switched easily between the two for constant juicing. And, it's remarkably quiet. I expected (for it's size) it to have a very intense Jet Engine noise come out of it, and for it to Rumble all over the counter. It did not. It's noise level was very reasonable, and it did not so much as flinch on the counter when I turned it on. Solid as a rock in that respect.
Third, Clean-up. The tips of using a plastic baggie in the pulp waste container is a necessity, in my opinion. It makes cleanup so, so much easier and less messy! Those who said that cleanup was difficult or took a long time... I don't understand that at all. One would have to be completely braindead to spend longer than 5 minutes, start to finish, to clean this thing by hand. At, it's even dishwasher safe at that, if handwashing takes too long for you. Considering that this machine takes fruit and veggies, comlpletely obliterates them, spins a bajillion times per minute, and separates juice and pulp from each other... clean up is an absolute JOKE. I've made more of a mess using a knife to slice and orange and having orange juice all over the place. It's simply designed, everything locks and unlocks really easily, and no crazy nooks and crannies to scrub. My favorite feature is the easy cleanup. Its cleanup definitely wont discourage you from using it like some other models I have researched, where the fresh juice didn't justify the insane cleanup process. Honestly, if you simply rinse the parts under hot water immediately after you use it, there is virtually no cleanup.
Fourth, Price. This machine is a bargain for what it does. Great bang for the buck. Does the same as the more expensive ones, while blowing the doors off of the slightly less expensive ones it can be compared to.
Simply put, buy this one. It's fantastic.