Another high-speed centrifugal juicer, this one from the well-known Cuisinart kitchen appliance people.

The Cuisinart CJE-1000 5 Speed Juice Extractor features a die-cast and stainless steel body and a powerful, high-speed 1000 watt motor. The 5-speed control selects various spin speeds for differing fruit and vegetables – soft through to hard. The juicer carries a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.

Size and Design

Unless you have a sizeable place to tuck this Cuisinart juicer away you’re going to have to clear some decent countertop space to give it a home.

Measuring 15 x 11 1/2 x 19 inches, it weighs in at 9 pounds which is not overly heavy but its bulk doesn’t make it too easy to keep moving about.

That said, it’s a clean design, not unpleasant to keep on view and its stainless finish will fit with other appliances.

I like that the feed tube is 3 inches in diameter too. It’s large enough to feed whole fruit and vegetables.

On one side of the machine sits a 1 liter juice pitcher and on the other the 2 liter pulp container.

A blue LED light surrounds the start switch . Don’t ask but it looks pretty !

Cuisinart speed control dialPerformance and Noise

Given that the Cuisinart juice extractor is a high speed machine it goes about its business surprisingly quietly.

The 5 stage speed control allows you to select varying speeds ranging between 7000 rpm and 13000 rpm. The slower speed is used for soft fruits (grapes, tomatoes and peaches for example) and the highest speed for harder fruit (apples, carrots).

There are no cutting knives built into this model. You’re going to have to press harder on the food plunger to push the hard fruits through.

Several consumers who bought the Cuisinart have expressed disappointment with the amount of juice extracted. Like this comment on Amazon from Lorne Bourdo.

The 3 inch feeder tube is a boon. just pop whole fruit in without having to prepare in advance and stuff portions into a small hole.

There’s an adjustable flow, anti-drip juice spout to save messy, sticky worktops.

Cleaning Up

The Cuisinart’s unlock and lift system makes it easy to open and disassemble. Large pulp container makes pulp disposal easy.

Components can be hand washed with the supplied brush although it can be fiddly getting into all the corners.

Otherwise, pop it into the dishwasher. All parts are dishwasher safe.

Volume and Taste

This machine won’t be giving as much juice from produce as the Breville 800 juicer as it doesn’t benefit from the cutting disk and 115 dual-action knives of the Breville.

As with all high-speed centrifugal machines there will be more foam produced but this can be filtered off with the specially design foam filter disk so your resulting juice is going be clear, fresh and foam-free.

Cost

The Cuisinart CJE-100 is around half the price of the Breville 800JEXL and Omega J8006 juicers which makes it good value for money particularly coming from a leading appliance manufacturer with their 3 year guarantee.

It does have some nice features but lacks some of the better juicing abilities of the others.

Overall Summary

Design and Dimensions: Powerful, solidly built machine. Clean and smart but its large size needs a dedicated counter space.

However, if you’re a compulsive juicer it’ll need to be ready for instant action.

Performance and Noise: Large feed tube simplifies loading making it quick to use.

Juice extraction is not going to be as effective as more expensive alternatives.

Noise levels are low meaning that the whole household won’t be abruptly awakened by sounds of your juicing activities!

Cleaning: Relatively easy. Clip open, dismantle and wash – either by hand or by dishwasher.

Cost: Good value for the money and includes free shipping.

Cuisinart CJE-1000 Juice Extractor

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