Breville Ikon Five-Speed Juice Fountain
Favorite kitchen appliance
I researched many juicers and read great things about the Breville brand, so I decided to try it. I'm so glad I ordered it! I've made so many wonderful refreshing juices in it and I love experimenting with it. It's very easy to operate and clean up is easy if you do it right away. Like others have recommended, I line the container with a plastic grocery store bag and all of the pulp goes right into it. You can dump that right in the trash if you're not saving it to make something else. A great buy to make healthy juices, especially great in the summertime. Plus, my kids enjoy trying the juice and can't tell when I add extra veggies to their diet because I mix fruit in also. Good for the whole family!
I upgraded to this juicer from a Bella juicer and have been very happy! The juicer if fairly quiet for a juicer and the pulp comes out really dry. The juicer is the easiest juicer to clean-it comes with a brush to clean the processor. It was a great investment!
It truly is a no brainer!
This thing is a champ. I'm new to the world of juicing and this machine has just made it that much easier. The first time I used it I made delicious juice in no time and the clean up was easy as pie. I couldn't fit any of the apples I had on hand directly into the machine without cutting them first, but that wasn't a feature I cared too much about. I can actually make my juice for the day before work and cleanup in as much time as it would have taken me to make bacon and eggs! (I prep my veggies and fruit in Ziploc bags ahead of time as well) It makes the amount of noise you would expect and although larger than a blender, it has a very sleek look so you won't mind having it on the counter. Every time I look at mine I smile just thinking about the health benefits it is bringing to my life. It's an investment buying a juicer and there is a lot of competition. I am happy to say I am so pleased with my Breville Ikon! It is well worth the money and with the option to buy this on Easy Pay, it truly is a no brainer!
Great juicer for beginners
I want to start this review by saying that if you are a first timer getting a juicer that this is a great juicer, however juicing does take time to create properly balanced juices, prep, cost more to buy quality produce and a little more clean up than putting a cereal bowl in the dishwasher. If you are willing to put forth the effort than buy this product. If you are unsure you want to commit then just buy a mixer and try smoothies.
For a centrifuge style juicer this one is quite quiet, easy to use and can juice most anything you want. It comes with a great cleaning brush to help clean both the inside lid of pulp and the cutting basket. The main pieces are dishwasher safe but I find it easier to wash them when I'm done than try to figure out how to fit them in the dishwasher as they are large and top rack only. The basket does have to be scrubbed and soaked as soon as you have finished using it every time. When making very large batches I do find that I have to rinse it out every 30 ounces of juice to keep it juicing at optimum levels.
As some have said it is heavy (which is good so that it doesn't jiggle across the counter) and a bit large but it fits perfectly on our counter so we don't move it around. I loved the color and after juicing 4 servings of juice daily for 2 months straight have not noticed any decline in the product.
Pros: Very quick, 5 speed settings, nice looking, great tasting juice,not as loud as my
blender, very easy to use
Cons: Cannot handle large batches without being rinsed
A plus is using the pulp in sauces, cookies, muffins, lasagna and whatever else you can imagine.
Again it does take more time to make fresh juice and clean-up but that is not specific to this juicer and you have to be willing to make the change for yourself.
I love my Breville
For the price, this is an awesome juicer. It's easy to clean, makes delicious juice, has selections for the type of fruit or vegetable you're adding and looks pretty on the counter.
Worth Every Penny!
I have wanted a juicer for quite some time but the prices really made me hesitate to purchase one. I knew that juicing was something that I needed to do for my personal health and to feel better from the inside. That being said I began researching juicers available on QVC since they offer easy pay. I saw that this particular juicer was rated very well and so I researched it and then took a chance and purchased it. I made a great choice and could not be any happier with the choice that I made. This juicer is amazing, it has no problem with any of the veggies or fruits that I have used and it is so easy to take apart to clean. I would definitely advise anyone in search of a juicer to purchase this one.
Best Juicer on the Market
This juicer is AWESOME, quick and juices everything that has a pulse :) upon first receiving it was easy to assemble. My first juicing was at 0430 in the morning and I was scared to start it BUT I was extremely pleased with the stealth low sound that emitted from this big machine. I was done juicing a 1000 ml of fluid in less than 5 minutes. The cleanup was easy. I cheated and loaded a plastic throwaway bag in the pulp catching bucket for quick cleanup and wipe down. The pulp was relatively drive around the upper portion that separates the juice from the pulp. Immediately washing the basket and vessel was quick too. I highly recommend this juicer!!!
I love the juicer. It's fast and doesn't over heat. Also easy to clean. I use it everyday.
I enjoyed the few weeks I kept this juicer but ended up giving it to my mother. It was too large to fit under the cabinet.
I just got this juicer and I love it! Very EASY cleanup!
Good Quality, But Drawbacks
Purchased this for my husband because he wants to try to eat healthier. The quality of the product is excellent and the juice was good. However, it was simply too much of a nuisance to clean up all the mess and wash and dry all the parts just to have a couple glasses of juice. It's a very large machine with a lot of different parts so make sure you have the counter space or storage space for it. We decided to return it because we didn't think we would realistically lug the machine out and go through all the clean-up on a regular basis. We needed something simpler, so I decided to order the Vitamix instead.
First purchase ever with QVC...AWESOME!
I just received my Breville Ikon Five-Speed Juice Fountain Juicer (I just placed my order a few days ago...QVC is in a league of its own with shipping and their Easy Pay is beyond words!)
I really just wanted to take the time to say thanks to everyone who actually took time to write a review on this particular juicer...the reviews REALLY makes a difference and was a deciding factor in me purchasing the Breville after tons and tons of research.
On to the juicer: It is just as everyone stated; simply stunning! It arrived in excellent condition. I was so excited and even a little nervous unpacking it because of my excitement of actually having it. Juicing was SUPER easy guys!
No leaks, the instructions were straight forward, and cleanup was not as scary as some had stated when I was doing research...no difference than cleaning a blender. So many comments were made in regards to the plug? This intrigued me...what could possibly be SO special about a plug; seen one seen them all...You guys were SO spot on! Brilliant attention to something as simple as a plug. Way to go Breville!
I did see some of the veggies fly out as some had stated, BUT, as someone else had stated, that is just a powerful motor at work (smile).
The possibilities are going to be endless!
To anyone on the fence I would say, read the reviews (I did) I felt that they were very honest with their opinions...the good and the bad and I really liked that.
Take a chance and Happy Juicing!
Thanks a million QVC!!!!