Cuisinart CJE 1000

Cuisinart CJE 1000

If it’s a type of kitchen appliance, you can bet that Cuisinart makes a black-and-stainless-steel version of it and sells it for a competitive price. This particular Cuisinart juicer offering certainly falls in line with at least these basic expectations. But should you consider purchasing it?

Appearance

Visually, this juicer suffers from an almost complete lack of identity: It’s in no way offensive or memorable. Construction is pretty generic except for a blinking central dial which sort of calls to mind the look of an early-2000’s boom box. Basically, if you’re concerned about this juicer blending in, don’t be.

Functionality

Pros: This juicer makes use of centrifugal juicing technology. The juicing process is made more nuanced by the ability for users to choose between 5 different blade speed settings. Varying speed allows for greater juice yield and higher nutrient content in the final product. A 3-inch feeding tube means you won’t have to cut produce up very small prior to juicing. This juicer is quiet, at least by centrifugal juicer standards. When dialed up to the highest setting, the CJE might still look like a boom box, but luckily it doesn’t sound like one.

Cons: Although it’s visually undistinguished, when it comes to cleaning, its construction is distinguished for all of the wrong reasons. The dirty moving parts are more difficult to remove and wash than on most centrifugal juicers of the same price class. And they also feel a bit cheaply made.

Verdict

Cuisinart is a leader in the kitchen appliance industry for a reason. They make products that are relatively affordable, inoffensive to look at, and fairly easy to use. For the price, this juicer is a decent choice.

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