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Bought it because the store didn't have the Breville
on August 4, 2011
I bought a Juiceman Juicer over 16 years ago and it STILL works great! So, I needed a juicer that could top that. I decided to buy a juicer that was a bit easier to put together AND although I didn't think it was possible, something a little more quieter since I would make juice in the morning before my kids got up.
I researched and compared several mid priced juicers to the most expensive I could find. $150 was the most I wanted to spend because I recently bought a Vita-Mix blender ($500+). I finally decided on the Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE 95XL (850 watts). But Bed, Bath and Beyond, failed to have it it stock. I made it out there without calling to see if they had it in stock and again, they did not. Not wanting to leave empty handed, I started looking at some of the other juicers they had. That's when I came across the Cuisinart CJE-1000.
After reading the box, and looking up the reviews on my phone, I decided to take a chance.
The Cuisinart CJE-1000 was the SAME PRICE as the Breville Juice Fountain Plus BUT...
1. It has 1000 watts and the Breville only has 850 watts. There was another Breville in stock that was $50 more and it only has 900 watts.
2. It is stainless steel compared to the plastic Breville.
3. It has the same 3 inch feed.
4. It has 5 speed to the Breville's 1 speed.
5. AND... this one is a biggie, it claimed to have a "quiet" motor.
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. My Juiceman Juicer can be heard in the next town over!
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. It also juices quite well. Yes, the pulp could be a little drier but I am very pleased with the amount of juice that I get. My juice in the morning yields fills a tall glass full.
Although, the manufacturer does not recommend this, I juice pineapple slices with the peel on. I am just used to being able to do that with my Juiceman, so I thought I'd try it and it worked fabulously!
It is very easy to put together and super easy to clean which was extremely important to me.
So, for someone who has been juicing for 16+ years, I am VERY pleased with this juicer. Truthfully, I would have given it 4 1/2 stars for the pulp not being as dry but I couldn't get the stars to do a half. But I'm ok with the 5 stars because of the amount of juice that I get, and for that wonderfully quiet motor!!