I bought this juicer as a heal-inducing gift for my aging parents. I own a Breville, but was looking for something a little smaller and quicker to clean... my good friend owns the 9000 and recommended it. I bought the 1000. I set it up for them and gave them an introductory demonstration... not knowing how to use this style juicer, of course. Read the manual! It takes about 3 mins, and makes a difference. This is a centrifugal juicer, and the pulp remains in the bowl... I would say it gets 5-10% more juice than my beloved Breville. It also danced across my parents' kitchen like an 80's punk rocker that first time, as I overloaded it with fiber-y goodness. This is a fairly light-weight juicer, with a plastic base... not perfectly anchored, but definitely manageable once you know what you're doing. The feed chute (?), or veggie entrance, is quite small (more cutting to size), and the "plunger" is also plastic... it can ratchet inside the chute if the juicer is not balanced. Despite my poor and uninformed intro, my dad immediately took to shoving whatever veggies he could find through that little hole, and relishing the lovely liquid that resulted; it works very well. It only danced that first time, as my dad is a manual reader... and an eye roller. Pulp is dry. Juice receptacle and brush are NOT included, but a glass measuring cup and dish brush will do the trick. It's easy to take apart and put together, and blade disc is not connected to bowl, so there is less chance of injury than other designs. All in all, a very good purchase that will be used often.
I am very happy with the juicer. It is easy to clean.The only issue I have is that some pieces of carrots or apples (I use it mostly for those) are not shredded completely. I like to make a salad to mix the juice with the shredded parts and I have to remove the bigger parts. We love the juice and salad, and our dogs love to eat the dry veggies left overs. For the price is well worth it.
Juices fruits and vegetables quickly and with little pulp remaining. Nice large feeder opening for beets and apples. Unfortunately the plastic housing, plastic pitcher, the filter/strainer basket and the stainless basket housing all become discolored very quickly. It comes with a brush and I clean it after every use, but the (mineral?) residue is extremely difficult to remove. I tried soaking in vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda, but nothing has completely removed it. It is a large appliance and takes up a fair amount of counter space...and now it looks ugly and dirty too. Clean up is still tedious because of the 5 parts that need to be cleaned each time (every juicer out there is hard to clean), just remember to put a bag in the pulp container so you don't have to clean that part. I do love this juicer though, it does a great job.
I had a black and Decker previously,and it made a mess every time. Somehow pieces of fruit/vegetables ended up on my wall and counter. Lol. Then it started smoking. So....I heard good things about this one and went ahead and got it. No mess,no smoking,juices very fast and is easy to clean. I use a toothbrush for the blade part. No problem juicing carrots or anything hard. Great product!
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