The prospect of purchasing a new juicer can be overwhelming. There are so many kinds of juicers, using very different methods and technologies with big names like masticating and centrifugal. Some juicers are low speed/cold press while others are high speed. On top of the types of juicers there are so many different brands on the market as well. The one positive thing is that there are lots of good quality machines.
One of my favourite brands is Cuisinart. It seems that every Cuisinart product I try is of very high quality and functionality. Recently, I had the chance to test out the Cuisinart Juice Extractor CJE-1000C. This machine is a centrifugal juicer which is the most common type of juicer. These machines utilize a fast spinning disc which pulverizes the juice out of the fruits and vegetables. The juice and pulp are divided into separate containers.
This juicer has a nice layout and construction. It is made of a combination of stainless steel and plastic. The vegetables are inserted down a large feeder tube at the top of the machine. The juice is extracted into a removable container on the right of the juicer and the pulp is dumped into a removable container that is clipped into the left side of the machine.
- Die-cast and stainless steel housing
- Exclusive foam management filter disk
- Exclusive anti-drip adjustable flow spout
- Quiet operation
- Large 3 inch feed tube for whole fruits and vegetables
- 5-speed dial control with blue LED light ring
- 2-liter pulp container
- 1-liter juice pitcher
- Easily juices hard and soft produce
- All removable parts are dishwasher safe
- Cleaning brush included
- 1000 watts of power
- Recipes included
- Limited 3-year warranty
This juicer has different speeds which is a feature that I have not seen much on juicers. The slower speeds are perfect for soft fruit and vegetables like oranges and tomatoes. The higher speeds are ideal for hard vegetables like carrots and beets.
The pulp container is very large and holds about 2 litres of pulp. There is a handle on the side allowing it to easily be removed for dumping.
On the front handle of the juicer, there is a button that releases the lock, allowing the lid to swing back on the juicer.
Lifting up the lid, reveals the metal mesh disc. This is the part that spins and actually creates the juice.
The stainless steel mesh easily lifts out of the juicer for cleaning.
The bottom part of the stainless steel mesh has small teeth that shred the fruits and vegetables and extracts the juice.
On the side of the juicer there is a spout and juice collection container. The container fits snugly against the juicer and it has both a handle and easy pour spout.
The spout on the side of the juicer is more like a tap and there is a dial to increase or decrease the speed at which the juice pours out. This is really great for long juicing sessions, allowing you to close the tap to stop the juice coming out. This is perfect if it is necessary to remove the collection container for emptying. Once the container is back, open the tap to get the juice flowing again.
One of my favourite juices to drink in the morning is a carrot and celery juice. It tastes so healthy! So, to give the juicer a test run, I prepped some carrots and celery.
The feeder tube is quite large allowing me to put a bunch of celery and carrots in at once. I like the size of the tube because it does not require the fruits and vegetables to be cut into really small sizes.
Since carrots are a hard vegetable, I turned the dial to 5 and pressed the start button.
Immediately, the juicer started and it was fast. I helped the carrots and celery down the tube with the pusher, but really it wasn’t even necessary. I kept adding more vegetables and the juicer had no problem keeping up. Like other centrifugal juicers, this machine is loud. Both the spinning and the actual juicing makes a lot of noise, but it does not take long to make a glass of juice.
While the carrots and celery were moving through the feeder tube, juice quickly started pouring out the tap into the collection container.
I am a big fan of the tap and collection container system. I have used many other juicers in the past and some do not come with any container to collect the juice and others do not allow you to close the juice spout. This machine has a great system and it makes collecting/pouring easy.
I really like how the juice turned out. It had a thin consistency with no pulp. On top of that, it taste great!!
This juicer seriously extracts juice and the pulp was so dry! I squeezed some between my fingers and was really impressed with how there seemed to be no more liquid at all in the pulp. The juicer was very efficient at extracting the juice from the vegetables.
Lifting up the lid reveals the stainless steel mesh. The unit comes with a cleaning brush that helps remove all the pulp caught in the mesh.
The lid lifts right off for cleaning.
There is also a compartment that lifts off as well.
All these parts can be placed in the dishwasher for cleaning and I was very pleased with how clean they came out. The steel mesh got almost all the pulp off it even without having to use the cleaning brush.
This juicer is an excellent product. It looks sharp and has a great design. That is nice and all, but the most important factor, the actual juicing, is where this machine actually excels. Along with that, I am really pleased with how easy it cleans up.
If you are looking into buying a juicer, this is a great product.
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Disclaimer: Cuisinart provided me with the Juice Extractor. They did not pay me for this review and the views expressed above are my honest reactions after trying the product.