Cuisinart are makers of two types of centrifugal juicers (a full size and compact juice extractor) and a pulp control citrus juicer.
An established brand that has been producing juicers for over 10 years, we take a look at the cuisinart juice extractors and cuisinart citrus juicer to see how they stack up against the competition in 2020.
Let’s get started…
Cuisinart Juice Extractor CJE 1000
This Cuisinart juicer was first released in 2009 and is still a popular choice for a centrifugal juicer in 2020.
The CJE 1000 juicer has 1000 watts of power and 5 speed settings for different types of fruits and vegetables.
This juicer is sturdy. Housed in die-cast and stainless steel, the Cuisinart juicer also has BPA free plastic parts and all removable parts are dishwasher safe.
Here is a run down of what we like the most about the Cuisinart model CJE 1000 Juicer:
- 5 Speed Settings for Juicing
- 3 Year Warranty
- Sturdy, Quality Design
- Easy to Clean Juicer
- Good Amount of Power
What drew us to this juicer the most were the 5 speed settings. In 2020, it is common to see 2 juice settings in centrifugal juicers, but not five.
We were wondering how these 5 speed settings worked and if they actually made a difference when juicing different fruits and vegetables? Also, how do you know which speed setting is appropriate?
As a bonus with the Cuisinart juicer, Cuisinart include a juice recipe book with recommended settings for different types of fruits and veggies.
How to Use the 5 Speed Juice Extractor Settings
As a general rule, softer fruits and vegetables should be juiced on the lower settings and harder fruits and vegetables juiced on the higher settings.
Here is a guide for the most common fruits and vegetables used for juicing:
Everything you need to get juicing straight away is included with the Cuisinart Juicer – expect your fruit and veggies of course!
This is a complete unit which includes the pulp container, additional filter to reduce the foam output and a 1 quart juice pitcher which can also be used to store the juice in. Cuisinart also include a cleaning brush to assist with quick clean up.
Cuisinart Compact Juice Extractor
If you are short on kitchen space, or juicing for one, the Cuisinart CJE 500 juicer could be a good choice for you.
The included pitcher holds up to 16oz of juice. The pulp container collects up to 40 oz of pulp.
I’m hoping we summed this juicer up in our image above, where we stated it was a no frills juicer. There are no fancy speed settings, just on and off.
There are 6 parts to clean in total, which is no different to the larger, more powerful Cuisinart CJE 1000 juicer. Speaking of power, the CJE 500 has half the power of it’s big brother – 500 watts.
Granted, it is a smaller juicer. Most compact juicers are in the 400 to 700 watt range, so this is average for a compact centrifugal juicer.
The CJE 500 also offers a wide 3 inch chute to make light work of juicing larger fruits and vegetables.
Cuisinart is a fantastic brand and built to last. It is comparable in quality to the Breville Juicers. It is more compact and less expensive than the Breville Juice Fountain Compact and the 3 year warranty is much better than the 1 year offered by Breville.
The Cuisinart Compact Juicer really is compact, measuring just 11.5 inches x 11.75 inches x 14.25 inches. Weight is under 10 pounds.
Priced under $100, the CJE 500 juicer is less than half the price of the CJE 1000 juicer. If you like to juice everyday and only juice for yourself, this is a budget friendly juicer with a small footprint that is backed by an awesome 3 year warranty.
Cuisinart CCJ500 Citrus Juicer
If you’re a fan of fresh orange juice, or any type of citrus juice, this is a fantastic citrus juicer for the price.
At the time of writing, this juicer was on special and under $30. Here’s what we love (aside from the price!):
- 3 Year Warranty
- 3 Pulp Control Settings
- Auto Reversing Function
- Long Juice Spout
- Dishwasher Safe Parts
- BPA Free Parts
There has been mixed opinions regarding the ability to juice limes with this juicer. Some consumers have said small limes are ok, whereas others have said key limes are too small for the one size reamer.
Juicing lemons and oranges with the Cuisinart Citrus Juicer is an easy task. There is also a final spin feature on this citrus juicer which gets an extra bit of pulp and juice combined.
Most consumers love this final spin feature. If you are juicing in bulk you may find you need to clean out the pulp filter more often, however, this is likely to be the case with any citrus juicer.
Like all Cuisinart juicers, the citrus juicer is covered by a 3 year warranty if anything goes wrong.
Cuisinart Juicer Replacement Parts
We are really happy to see that Cuisinart make replacement parts for all of their juicers.
You can buy Cuisinart juicer parts on the Cuisinart website.
Cuisinart offer replacement parts on Amazon for some of their coffee makers, blenders and water filters, but unfortunately no replacement parts for juicers, at the time of writing.
Types of replacement parts available:
Cuisinart Juicer Warranty Review
We have mentioned above that all of the Cuisinart juicers come with a 3 year warranty.
This is a pretty impressive warranty – it’s no 15 years of the Omega Juicers, but for juicers that are priced under $200 a 3 year warranty is a good deal.
Here is what you need to know about the Cuisinart juicer warranty:
- The warranty covers household use only.
- You will need to retain your original proof of purchase.
- California residents can return the juicer to the store they purchased it from, or, any other retail store that sells Cuisinart juicers, as well as post back to Cuisinart.
- If you are outside California, you will need to contact Cuisinart to arrange a return AND include a payment of $10 (by check or money order) for Cuisinart to return the juicer to you. California residents do not need to include the payment of $10.
Contacting Cuisinart Customer Service
The Cuisinart customer service center can be reached by phone on:
1 – 800 – 726 – 0190
Alternatively, write to Cuisinart at:
7811 North Glen Harbor Blvd
Glendale AZ 85307
How Do You Clean A Cuisinart Juicer?
All removable parts of the Cuisinart juicers can be placed in the top rack of the dishwasher.
Make sure you rinse the juicer parts under clean water immediately after use. If you leave fruit or vegetable pulp on the juicer screen it can clog the tiny holes and make your juicer less efficient.
Both models of cuisinart juice extractors include a brush to clean the filter screens. This does not apply with the pulp control citrus juicer.
If washing your juicer parts by hand, use dishwashing detergent only.
Be sure to NEVER immerse the motor of your juicer in water, wipe with a damp cloth only.
Do not use any products containing ammonia, or scouring powders on your juicer or juicer parts. These products can scratch and dull the finish and your juicer will never look the same again.
Where Can I Find Cuisinart Juicer Instructions?
Here are the links to the Cuisinart juicer manuals online:
Would We Buy a Cuisinart Juicer?
Yes. We are of the opinion that Cuisinart are a good brand in small appliances and this includes their juicers.
We like the die cast and stainless steel construction, dishwasher safe parts, replacement part options and BPA free plastic. The 3 year warranty is also impressive.
All of this combined does make for a slightly more expensive juicer, particularly when you are looking at die cast and stainless steel construction.
If you are on a tight budget and not loyal to the Cuisinart brand, take a look at the Hamilton Beach Juicers.
They are not necessarily any better than Cuisinart juicers (personally I think the quality of Cuisinart is a little better), but some of the Hamilton Beach juicers are cheaper. They also have a 3 year warranty.
It is worth comparing both the Cuisinart and Hamilton Beach juicers before you make a decision to buy.
I hope that you have enjoyed our Cuisinart juicer review. Is there anything else you’d like to know? What has your experience been with a Cuisinart juicer? Let us know in the comments below!
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