What We Love
Not only does the die-cast material make this one of the sturdiest and well-built juicers on the market, it also makes it one of the most attractive juicers that we have seen. It looks right at home in a kitchen with other stainless steel appliances and its sleek and stylish design means that this is an appliance that you will not be ashamed of having on your counter. It is also quite solid, large, and hefty—in other words, you can feel the quality.
Easy to clean
There are only four parts that need to be rinsed after using this juicer, which means that we had it clean and put back together incredibly quickly. Definitely a plus for the juicer on the go!
The 3-inch wide feeder chute is sure to be a big hit with those who either do not like or who simply do not have the time to spend thirty minutes to an hour preparing their fruits and veggies for juicing. This Breville can handle whole and half pieces of fruit with ease, requiring very little prep work and speeding up the entire juicing process in general.
While we very rarely used the second speed, the fact that this machine offers two speeds is a bonus for those who like to juice harder fruit and vegetables. We found that this juicer produced plenty of juice very quickly, which, when combined with the easy cleanup, made this one of the fastest juicers we have ever used, from prep time until after we had finished reassembling it after cleaning it.
The blade make the $300 price tag incredibly worth it, at least in our opinion. It stays sharper longer, cuts through food much more effectively, and produces more juice than regular blades.
What Needs Improvement
The warranty only lasts for one year, which is disconcerting when you consider the price tag. Other brands have 15-year or even lifetime warranties, and we would like to see Breville offer something like that.
This is not something we experienced for ourselves, but our research showed that there was a recurring theme in the customer complaints and that was horrible customer service. Some reported that they were unhelpful, others said they were just plain rude, and a few were even hung up on.
This is our #1 mid-range price juicer for a reason—it is an all-around great machine. We recommend it for juicers who need a reliable and quick way to make juice. We think that it is easy enough for a beginner to use; in fact, if a juicing newbie wants to start off with a more sophisticated machine that will produce higher quality juice than a low-budget model, this is the machine that we recommend for that. And, because it does produce juice that is comparable to more expensive machines, and because it holds up fine under daily use (and maybe a little abuse), we say that it is the best all-around model for intermediate juicers, or even those looking to augment their masticating juicer with a centrifugal juicer that can handle softer foods with much less prep time.