Breville Ikon Five-Speed Juice Fountain
Breville 5-Speed Juice Fountain -Highly Recommend
I've had a total of 4 juicers, and with all sincerity, I could not highly recommend any but the Breville 5-Speed. It is solid and well made but not that heavy. Not only that, but moderately quiet, beautifully built, and so very easy to clean (unlike my other juicers).
I like the fact that the booklet that comes with it has recipes that taste delicious and there's a chart that tells you when best to buy fruits and vegetables and what speed to use for those fruits and vegetables.
It's a joy to juice!
Fresh Juice Every Day!
I have had this now for over a week, and I absolutely LOVE it! I've used it pretty much every day. Huge shout-out to the reviewer who recommended plastic grocery bags for the pulp! That's a life-saver, right there. This fits under my cabinet when not in use, but I do have to pull it forward to put veggies/fruit in the tube. I've tried several different juice "recipes" and have enjoyed most (a little ginger goes a looooong way), and the pulp looks like damp sawdust. Clean up the first day was tricky, simply because I wasn't familiar with the parts. Now I rinse everything immediately except for the mesh nutridisk - I use the provided brush and wash/scrub it. The rest can wait until after I've had my juice. One of my friends has the same juicer and he rinses each day and then puts everything in the dishwasher once a week. I'm too OCD for that! If you're unsure about the size, look in a home goods store to see how big this is. I was almost persuaded against this due to size until I saw one in the store. QVC's easy pay made the purchase less painful, and I am definitely getting my money's worth from this machine. Oh, and for noise levels, it's MUCH quieter than a Vitamix; I was impressed because I expected it to be louder than it is. I can use this in the AM without disturbing the whole household. :)
Of course I used it as soon as it arrived and I love it, clean up was surprisingly easy, I am very satisfied with this juicer, it was a great purchase.
The first time I used it I thought I had burned the motor out. But I cleaned it, let it cool down, and tried again without overloading the chute and pressing down on the plunger as hard as I could. Give the thing a little breathing room! It has worked great since. It has definitely been worth the price.
I really loved the juicer the first 3 days we got it. Worked perfectly juices quickly without any problems and the pulp comes out really dry but on the 3rd day I just kept getting an error on the LCD and it wouldn't work. I called Breville Customer Service and they were very nice and apologetic and emailed me a return label within seconds and I took it to Fed Ex. My replacement will be here Tues. They said it is a rare thing. I sure hope so because it truly worked awesome until it didn't... But the service and no questions asked return made me want to buy more of their products. I can't wait for the new juicer to arrive and start juicing again.
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!!!