Breville Ikon Juicer - BJE510XL... The Juice Fountain Elite
- Product Review (submitted on September 17, 2011):
I have juiced on and off for around 10 years. Through the years I have used less expensive juicers. My wife decided that we needed to commit to our juicing, so we bought this Breville juicer. I was floored when I unpacked it. Compared to our old white plastic juicer, this is rock solid and quite attractive. The old one was stained and tired.
In terms of performance, this is light years ahead and well worth the extra money. With the Breville, I can put one or two large carrots or several small carrots into the Ikon's gaping mouth! I can also juice a whole medium sized apple, bundle of celery, yams or beets. My old juicer would bog down as the carrots hit its blades, but the Ikon just pulverizes whatever I throw into it.
In terms of juice quality, the concoctions that I have created taste delicious. The juice is vibrant and a deep, rich color. There is no pulp in the juice from the Ikon. The pulp is very dry compared to my old juicer.
Clean up is quite easy and I can get the Breville cleaned and reassembled in two or three minutes. All it takes is a bit of water and soap in the sink and a brush. I start washing the pieces in order of reassembly and put them back on the juicer as I get them cleaned. If I'm busy, I just toss the pieces in the dishwasher.
With this new juicer, my sporadic use has turned into fanatical use and I make some sort of juice around twice a day.
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