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health kick

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17.08.2006

Advantages:
fresh juice

Disadvantages:
lots of hassle

Recommendable No:

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Cleaning & MaintenanceFair

SafetyOK

How much did you pay?£75

Any repairs?no

Special features?takes whole fruit

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we constantly hear about how we should eat 5 portions of fruit of veg a day. So to help us on the way we decided to invest in our own juicer. We wanted one that took whole fruit to take out the hassle of having to chop it up first. We choose the Breville juice fountain pro which was not cheap at over £70.00 but thought it would be worth it with all the health benefits it would offer.

It has a powerful 800w motor, can be disassembled easily and has the advantage of being dishwasher safe and is fairly quiet and easy to operate. A major plus is also knowing exactly what has gone into the juice. The overall performance is ok but there is always lots of pulp left at the end which i'm sure could be juiced down even more.

However, it's a big piece of equipment and takes up a lot of worktop/cupboard space. It's also not as straight forward as they would like you to believe. Although it says it takes a whole apple you have to take the core out first as you also have to with pears and oranges have to be totally peeled before you juice them or the juice tastes very bitter. In my opinion this defeats the object of having a juicer because once you have messed about preparing the fruit you are then left with an appliance with several parts that require cleaning. So ok it fits in a dishwasher but the bits are quite large and bulky and take up almost the entire dishwasher so it's quicker to wash it by hand which is even more hassle. Soft fruits such as strawberries and raspberries are much better and do not need any preparation beforehand.

When you have finished juicing i would recommend leaving the jug under the spout for a minute or two as it continues to drip for a while and wash it up straight away otherwise the fruit debris dries on and is harder to clean off.

If you take all the hassle and cleaning into account, not to mention the original cost of the fruit it works out far cheaper and simpler to buy your juice ready made at the supermarket.

Would i buy another one? There's only one answer to that question......NO
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x-staz-x 17.08.2006 23:21

Good op. Staz x

ang_2906 17.08.2006 18:55

I bought a juicer, but found I only used it a couple of times before it started gathering dust in the cupboard - Ang.

omalleyblue 17.08.2006 17:47

Like you I have considered for health benefits but have been deterred due to lack of storage space and laziness about cleaning. You have confirmed my reservations so I will not be investing in juicer.

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Product details

EAN 5011773024280
Manufacturer Breville
Type Juice Extractor
Maximum Wattage 800
Number of Speed Settings 2
Housing Material Plastic
Pulp Container Yes

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This review of Breville JE12 Juice Fountain PRO has been rated:

"very helpful" by (29%):

  1. amliag
  2. omalleyblue

"helpful" by (71%):

  1. spottydog2
  2. x-staz-x
  3. HotBabes

and 2 other members

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