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Delicious juice, easy clean up -- a winner!,
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I am an aspiring raw foodist and decided to buy a juicer to further expand my repetoire. I did a lot of research and initially decided on a Champion masticating juicer. From what I had read, masticating juicers are supposed to be better at retaining all of the nutrients because they do not expose the juice to as much air, and they do a better job of juicing greens. But then I read reviews complaining about how difficult the Champion is to clean, and how long it takes to make juice. Knowing that I will not use an appliance if it's difficult to clean, I decided to by the Breville instead.
Boy, and I glad I did! This machine is amazing. It produces large volumes of juice in seconds, and it is a breeze to clean up. It is true that the juice will oxidize (turn brown) quickly, but I drink mine right away, so that's not really a concern for me. I love that it churns out the juice so quickly--I can whip up a fresh juice blend for my toddler first thing in the morning before he starts whining about how hungry he is. And he's drinking all sorts of things that he either wouldn't eat or wouldn't have enough room for in his stomach. Plus it juices greens surprisingly well, though I have only tried juicing sturdy greens like romaine and kale.
As for clean-up, I simply remove the filter basket, scrub with the included scrubbing brush for 30-60 seconds, then pop it into the top rack of my dishwasher. The other parts usually just need a quick rinse at the sink, and then they go on the drying rack. I also place a bag in the extractor bin to catch all of the pulp from the juicer--one less thing to wash! And now that I'm buying much more produce, I have plenty of small bags around the house to line the bin.
Lastly, this machine is just beautiful. I love the clean, stainless steel look and the art deco shape. I don't keep it out on my counter, because it's too tall to fit just right, but I sure do love seeing it out when I'm using it. Maybe the Champion is better at creating longer-lasting juices or getting more juice out of greens, but I'm still glad I got the Breville. I use it every day, and I never dread the clean-up. That's a win!