I've literally just finished gulping down my first ever homegrown, organic carrot juice drink, made using the JE15. I'd been deliberating on getting a juicer for a while now and in an effort to improve my health, I decided to get one. What a thoroughly awesome product. Very simple and safe to operate as well as clean. Its also not hugely noisy either, unlike my smoothie maker, which leaves my ears ringing afterwards. All the food shavings are collected in the grey bin and can be made into other things or given to the dog as a delicious treat, so nothing really goes to waste. I found myself nibbling on the carrot shavings as it made them so light, moist and fluffy, almost like a sponge cake! Cleaning the JE15 took me all of about 3 minutes in total. Simply disassemble, rinse under the tap and dry. The brush provided does a decent job of removing food particles from the mesh, which probably took about 90 seconds to be pristine again. Simply reassemble and you're good to go once more. I am really keen to try other fruits and vegetables both on their own and in combination. The good thing about juicers is that you are maximizing the nutrient intake and essentially does the chewing for us. I'd recommend this product to anyone.
This is a lovely juicer -- easy to use and not too bad to clean as most parts are ok in the dishwasher-- and use a liner in the waste container to reduce cleaning . A really good feature is the large shute for the fruit -- it can take whole apples and pears, so no chopping is necessary. It also has a facility to go at two speeds, so that harder fruits and vegetables (which are are often difficult to juice well in cheaper machines) can be juiced very well using the higher speed. It is quite large and takes up a lot of room on the surface, so you might not find it convenient if you don't have a lot of space. Personally, I think the benefits (especially of not having to chop first) far outweigh the size disadvantage and it's certainly made me drink more fruit and vegetable juices -- and some of the most unlikely mixtures are actually delicious.
I remember the first ime I tried a pure juice in a shopping centre. I was absolutely parched and had a really bad cold. The sales assistant incouraged me to try the apple, carrot and orange combination juice, stating it would cure my cold as a result of the high vitamin C content of all three fruits together. The juice tasted absolutely delicious and within a couple of hours my headache had gone and I didn't need to blow my nose every couple of hours. The next day, my cold had completely gone. I was so impressed by this juice that my mum decided to get us the breville juicer. We bought loads of fruit from the market, it's cheaper that way, and began juicing. Carrots are so cheap and produce a lot of juice, which is surprisingly delicious, compared to oranges. The breville juicer was very very simple to use, with assembly only taking about 3 minutes, then disassembly and cleaning were a doddle too. I would definitely recommend this juicer to anyone who does not like eating fruit, its a great way to get your 5-a-day and is great value for money.
I am not one for eating my fruit and veg and as i am diabetic my wife thought it would be a good idea to buy me one to help me with healthy eating. I do enjoy fruit juices and i reguarly buy fresh fruit juice or smoothies. We bought this about a year ago and when we first got it i used it acouple of times a day every day and it was great. It helped me stop snacking as much and i actually felt physicly better. What was best about it was all the differnt combinations of fruit we have tried and its amazing qhat goes together. We also bought frozen fruit to go in with fresh frui, this gives it a nice chill to it as well. I have also always ahd a problem with eating fruit that was slightly bruised but i just cut off the bruised bits and feed them in. Its very easy to operate and looks good as appliances go. The only down side is its a pain to wash and because of this i go through phases with it. Some of the parts that need to be cleaned can go in the dishwasher but the really hard parts have to be hand washed. There isnt to many parts to be assembled and its straight forward to put together and take apart. It is quite noisy but probably what you would exspect. You can put any fruit in it it has settings for soft and hard fruit but the stones must be removed. Its quite heavy so not the easiest to put away but it looks good sitting on the worktop anyway. We bought it from Littlewoods and i think it was just over £100.
I have had this juicer for a couple of years now and it is still as sharp as the day I got it. It is a heavy machine, but with all that power and equipment it is understandable. It comes in three parts; the pithe collector, juice collector and the juicer itself. This beast of a machine saves you a lot of time, you just chop up your apples into quarters, no need to take out the core, whole carrots and kiwis! It is extremely satisfying watching the unjuiceable stuff come through to the bin and seeing your juice come out the other end. Unfortunately the main problem with this machine is washing it. Fortunately you can find shortcuts, such as putting a small plastic bag in the waste collector to make it easy to clear it out. It comes apart in quite a few bits and some are hard to get out, such as the blades. But most things can go into the dishwasher and what cannot, you just soak to loosen the pithy bits. Overall it is a very good juicer, tricky to clean and those that like pulp will love this machine! The instructions also comes with a juicer book to give you some ideas to start you off, which is very helpful.
This review is for the Breville JE3 with the 850 watt motor. The later, almost identical JE15 has a 950watt motor. I bought two of the JE3 for different properties. This is a powerful machine. Both continue to perform well after a about 4 years of regular use (at least twice a week). Handwashing after a juicing session can be a chore but the mucky bits are quite happy in a dishwasher. Otherwise its a rinse job followed by a scrub up with the brush supplied. Only the motor unit is dishwasher unfriendly. They are used mostly for orange juice, plus some apples, pineapples and carrots. The spout takes nice large chunks of fruit or veg. The machine is easy to assemble and disassemble. The metal bar holds it all in place during a juicing session. Silver finish. The on-off switch is a little utilitarian but heavy duty and made of metal. Noisy, with a big motor. Best to close the windows before annoying the neighbours! Big sticky rubber feet stop it sliding around while in use. Best to put the pith residue through twice if you want to get all the juice out. The first time through on low speed, then the second time using the fast speed. Gives excellent results with the citrus fruits I mostly tend to juice. The big container takes the waste pith. Citrus pith goes in the compost or better still around the veg patch to deter cats. Carrot 'pith' goes into carrot cake. Juice goes into the smaller one litre container. Pineapple cores juice well. The fruit mostly comes from regular visits to Tescos and the Co-ops reduced counters. So much sometimes for a pound I can hardly carry it . Otherwise it goes in their skips. I'd thoroughly recommend this piece of kit if you are serious about juicing. Only juicer I've owned so I cannot compare.
Another great product from the Breville Antony Warrall Thompson line comes with stunning good looks and a seperate compartment for all the juice you are going to produce with this product! / Short name: Breville JE15