After 10 years of juicing with the Champion Juicer (which I still love, by the way), and juicing more regularly, we decided to splurge on the Breville juicer.
The Breville juicer had an immediate attraction for a number of reasons:
- The Breville system of juicing really pulls the juice out of fruits and vegetables. More juice per vegetable is a great savings when you are using costly organic produce.
- The throat of the juicer was large enough for a whole apple, or at least 4-6 carrots at once, or even an entire celery bunch without chopping or dicing.
- The juicer seemed to be easier and faster to clean.
- The entire juicing process would be faster without compromising the quality of juice we were used to from the Champion Juicer.
We were very excited to try it out for the first time, experience the ease of use, the fast cleanup, and the fact that our organic backyard apples could go down the chute faster than ever before. Pushing that celery through made the whole event worth while, since we felt that celery has a lot to offer for our health. The pulp that comes out of the Breville is dry to the touch, indicating a thorough extraction!
The one caveat I found is that the Breville Juicer did not handle parsley or finer herbs very well. I had to use larger bunches of parsley formed into a clump to get the best juice from them. Maybe I lost some of the juice I could have got. There are other much more expensive juicers that are aimed at extracting from leafy greens (or the whole-food smoothie approach using a Blendtec or Vitamix blender), but for the price of the Breville this limitation does not detract from its value.
The best juicer to have is the one that you will use, and the Breville wins for ease of use and cleanup. It looks good on the counter and will surely find a place in your breakfast nook for a fresh apple ginger pick-me-up in the morning.
This is a great workhorse of a juicer that will revolutionize your health regimen. We recommend juicing organic vegetables whenever possible, allowing your body to get nutrients from a whole food source. Using a Breville will ensure you get the most nutrition for the dollar spent on produce, saving you money in the long run.