(Closed) What model juicer do you have? Do you hate cleaning it? Was it worth $ paid?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have the Breville Juice Fountain Plus. I love it. It is kind of a pain to clean but I use it often and it gives good results 🙂 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

we have a jack lalaine juicer and love it

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a Breville Juice Fountain. I think we paid around $120 for it (yay bed bath and beyond 20% off coupons!!)  Cleaning it isn’t bad once you kind of get a routine.  I love it =)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have an Omega 8006 and it’s awesome. It’s pretty easy to clean. I make Kale juice almost every morning and to clean I just disassemble the front bits, rinse with soapy water and leave it in on my drying rack. I’ve had it for a little over a year now and it still works good as new! You could also just rinse and stick the pieces in a dishwasher – we don’t run ours every day which is why I just rinse and leave it to dry.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@LuluInLove:  My parents have a Breville Juice Fountain. I use it more than they do, it seems– whenever I visit them I make juice. My mother prefers to have juice in the morning, but she’s super impatient in the morning (she doesn’t always want to deal with cleaning it, and it does have a few different parts that you have to clean), and her kitchen is small, so it lives in a somewhat inconvenient place– making it harder for her to just break it out and use it quickly. BUT I don’t think it’s that big a deal to clean– you just rinse most of the parts with hot water– but the mesh strainer thing you have to scrub with a brush that comes with the juicer. I don’t really mind it if I’m not in a major hurry or if I got up early enough. It takes 15ish+ minutes to make a significant amount (2+ cups) of juice for me, from getting it out of its storage place, putting it together, plugging it in, trimming the produce, and cleaning it up. If it had a spot on the counter and was kept set up there, that would cut off 3 minutes or so.

 

It does make slightly moist pulp (I hate wasting anything, so I usually put the pulp through the juicer too), and doesn’t process greens as well as I would like– you have to push them through very slowly. It seems to be totally fine for soft fruit– it’s leaves and large flat things, like the flatter end of a celery stalk (that can occasionally slip through something past the grater and right into the pulp hopper) that it has a little trouble with.

 

All that said, it’s a pretty darn nice machine, despite the quirks, and I have heard that the Brevilles are pretty much as good as it gets for a semi-reasonably priced juicer. Natalia Rose, the raw food diva/book author, insists that Brevilles are the best, and she apparently consumes huge amounts of fresh juice every day!

 

I’m asking for the Mini Juice Fountain a a present, actually, since I want to get more into juicing! I think it would be a good replacement for breakfast for me. Since I’m trying to get slimmer and I hate eating breakfast. 😛

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

we have the breville juice fountain elite.  it’s great.  we put a plastic bag in the container that catches the pulp so that it’s easier to clean.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a Jack Lalaine.  I love it.  I’ve had it for about 9 years now and it still works perfectly, although I don’t use it too often.  It is a pain to clean… but delicious juice is worth it.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@LuluInLove:  I’ve never had a problem, I would describe it more like it does a super magical job with leafy greens and then it also does fruit 🙂 but that said I primarily juice veggies.

It takes me the same amount of time to clean as say a blender? It’s very easy to take apart and then put back together. The only things that take a little longer are when I mash frozen bananas (for an ice cream like treat) and then the goup gets a little more messy but still not bad.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@LuluInLove:  I would say from the time I start juicing to the time I’m done cleaning, maybe 10 minutes?  The pulp comes out almost completely dry

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have a Dash slow juicer, which I think is basically and Omega VRT? I got it with a groupon for $150ish I think, and it works great. Most parts just need to be rinsed with hot water, but like with most you have to scrub the strainer basket with the little toothbrush thing. And I also find that if I’m juicing a LOT, all parts need a good scrubbing every few times so they don’t get weird build up on them. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@LuluInLove:  We have a Huron slow juicer and it’s by far the best one we’ve ever used. We’ve tried tons of different ones because of DHs job and this is by far our favorite.

It takes a little longer, but it’s not as loud as a typical juicer because it uses a slower process that crushes the juice out versus spinning at high speeds. The pulp is VERY dry when it’s done and it really gets a ton of juice ouf the produce.

It’s much easier to clean than any other juicer we’ve owned and it takes up less counter space. I would 100% recommend.

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