Cuisinart CJE-1000 Review: Budget Option to the Breville

One of the big problems most centrifugal juicers have is that juice drips when you remove the juice catcher.

This may seem like a minor annoyance but it is a messy one, some have opted to put a towel underneath the juicer to address this issue.

The Cuisinart CJE-1000 juicer remedies this by adding an anti-drip flow spout that allows you to adjust the flow of the liquid that comes out.

Cuisinart CJE-1000 Review

At the low setting, only liquid comes out without the foam, in the highest setting, everything including the foam comes out.

One feature I like is the stopper that prevents messy drips.

A quick look at the features

  • Stainless steel body
  • Has a 1,000 watt motor with 5 speed settings
  • Comes with an anti-drip adjustable flow spout
  • 3” feed chute
  • Power switch is equipped with an LED light ring for better visibility even during the day
  • 2 liter pulp catcher
  • 1 liter (32 ounce) juice jug
  • All parts are dishwasher safe
  • Cleaning brush for the cutting disk / strainer is included
  • Uses BPA free components
  • 3 year warranty on the whole juicer
  • 16.46″ tall

The good

  • Juices produce fast
  • Quiet at the lowest speed setting
  • Big 3” feed chute
  • Large pulp collection bin and juice jug
  • Anti-drip spout prevents messy drips
  • Great price point
  • This is great on hard produce like carrot or beet
  • Long 3 year warranty

The bad

  • Won’t be as efficient when you push the feed chute too hard
  • Not very good on leafy greens (can’t use this on wheatgrass)

What to expect from the Cuisinart CJE-1000?

If you are concerned about noise, the CJE-1000 isn’t as noisy as other centrifugal juice extractors in the market thanks to the motor design and 5 speed setting where you can adjust how fast the blade spins.

Cuisinart CJE-1000 Features

One more thing, while other more expensive brands like the Breville only has a one year warranty, this has a 3 year warranty!

Powerful motor

Powering this juice extractor is a strong 1000 watt motor with 5 speed settings.

Cuisinart recommends the lower settings to use on soft fruit like oranges and the higher speed settings on harder stuff like carrot or beet.

Variable speed

For me 5 speed settings is a bit too much and you’ll have to play around with it to get a feel on which setting works best in terms of yield on a particular type of ingredient.

The multi-speed setting has a plus at the lowest setting it is almost as quiet as a masticating juicer.

Drip stopper

The spout where the juice comes out has a knob similar to a faucet that allows you to control the flow and you can completely close it completely to prevent drips on the counter top.

Large feed chute

It has a large 3″ feed shoot so you won’t need to a lot of chopping. The body is stainless steel that’s resistant to rust and stains.

Even the cutting disk is stainless steel so it will resist corrosion well.

This will work best on…

…Hard produce like carrots and beet, it’ll be also effective on fruits like cucumber, apple and orange.

Some have even used this on stuff like radish which I personally haven’t tried yet.

This will struggle with leafy greens like Kale or spinach but yield can be improved by stacking all the leaves together inside the feed chute before turning the machine on.

It is a technique used by long time juice experts to get the maximum yield from leafy greens on a centrifugal juicer.

Watch this video so you’ll have an idea how it’ll perform on different produce items…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBUCk16V2A0

This isn’t a recipe for beginners, first item she dropped in as a large chunk of radish, then 2 whole red onions, a couple of carrots then two sticks of celery and a large cucumber that pretty much filled up the 1 liter juice jug.

Lastly, she added some organic Kale but it didn’t yield too much.

How long can you store juice?

You can’t store juice for very long when using a centrifugal ejection juicer like this one.

It’s always best to drink it as soon as you’re done extracting it from the machine. Don’t store for more than 24 hours or you’ll risk spoilage.

How much prep do I need?

As you’ve seen in the video above, you don’t need to do a lot of prep. You can drop in a whole fruit like apple or orange without chopping.

Don’t forget to peel the oranges as the outer skin has minimal nutritional value. But you’ll want to keep as much of the white pity part intact.

Obviously for very large ingredients like pineapple, you’ll have to chop it into smaller pieces to fit the feed chute.

How much juice can it extract?

This juicer would be great if you juice mostly hard, fibrous ingredients like carrot or celery as well as fruits like apple or grapes.

It’ll struggle with leafy greens so if you’re planning on juicing such get a slow juicer instead.

Again, watch the video above to give you a rough idea on how much juice this machine can extract on a variety of produce items.

Here’s another video but this time the recipe had mostly fruits – pineapple, apple, etc. and lots of broccoli.

Yield was pretty good, over a liter!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2ilZDD0uCA

Is it hard to clean up?

Since you’ll only need to clean relatively few parts, it won’t take more than five minutes to clean this under running water and it has a cleaning brush specially designed for the cutting disk and strainer basket.

Watch this video how to clean this…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2gMtMa32KY

It took her roughly about 5 minutes to clean all the parts and that included the non-juicer parts like the bowl.

Just my opinion, I wished that she turned off the water because in this video alone I’m estimating that she’d wasted close to a liter of water but on with the review…

See it in Action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqf62e3C9D4

What type of juicer is this?

This is a centrifugal ejector type juicer because it rotates at a high speed to shred produce and separate pulp from juice.

It also has a separate catch bin to hold the pulp – this is great for making large batches of juice for bigger families.

How long is the warranty?

Cuisinart will give you a 3 year warranty on the whole juicer!

This is the longest warranty by far in all my time reviewing centrifugal juicers.

Is it BPA free?

Yes Cuisinart says that all the parts are BPA-free.

Noise

One big plus having variable speed is the option of using a lower setting if your just juicing soft stuff. This helps reduce noises pollution and keeps the neighbors happy if they’re close by.

While it there is a slight learning curve, your eardrums will appreciate the lower decibels and you don’t need to yell just to talk to someone while using this.

Voltage

If you buy this in Amazon, you’ll likely get the 110/120 volt version of this. I’m not sure if this is available in 220/240 volts.

Dimension

  • 14.92” x 16.46” x 9.37” (width x height x depth)
  • Weighs around 15 pounds

Product Specification

ModelCJE-1000
Feed chute size and shapeRound

3" in diameter
RPM
(revolutions per minute)
N/A (has a 5-speed setting)
Disk type Stainless steel
TypeCentrifugal juicer
Juice vegetables?
Juice fruits?
Cant it make nut butter?No
Can it make sorbet?No
Can it grind coffeeNo
Can it process foodNo
Dishwasher safe
Warranty3 years
Voltage110/120-volts
Motor1,000 watts

The package includes

  • Motor base with a die-cast stainless steel housing
  • Stainless steel micromesh filter and cutting disk
  • Filter bowl (with foam management filter disk)
  • Food pusher
  • Cover (with 3” feed chute)
  • 2 liter pulp catcher
  • 1 liter juice collection jug
  • Heavy duty cleaning brush
  • Recipe booklet

Consumer Rating

Close to 500 people left a review just in Amazon and most of them were positive!

Consumers loved how the motor is much quiet than other brands like the Breville.

One commented that her husband didn’t even notice her using the machine in the morning.

Take note that this won’t be as quiet as a slow juicer but it is a big improvement over other brands that produce more noise.

Yield

In terms of yield, a lot of the consumers were happy but there were some who were not.

I’ve shown you a few videos on how this juicer would perform on various items, use that as a bench mark of what to expect.

Remember that this will not do well on leafy greens, and will certainly not work on wheatgrass – you’ll need a juicer like a Samson to extract juice from wheatgrass.

According to reviews, this juicer will produce more pulp. So if you don’t want pulpy juice, just pour it over a sieve.

Wet pulp

Another issue would be the pulp coming out wet.

Some have run it in the machine for a second time. But it only was able to extract a little bit and it is a messy process.

For those having issue with pulp wastage, don’t throw it away. Instead, you can use it to make vegetable soup or salsa dip.

One important tip that was share is not to push the food pusher too hard or fast, use a slow and steady pace as this will get the maximum yield.

Some tips

Don’t always use the highest setting. If you’re juicing soft stuff like orange, only use setting one. For harder stuff like carrots, try setting four then slowly move up the setting. Some reviews say that this technique got them more juice.

Consumers love the die-cast stainless steel finish and compared to the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain, this one is cheaper and it has a more powerful motor.

Plus it has a 3 year warranty! This is a great deal in my opinion.

Where can I buy this?

You can buy this juicer from Amazon for less than $150. And you can avail of the free 2-day shipping if you join Prime. Yes, even with the free 30-day trial, they’ll ship it within two days.

Another reason to buy in Amazon would be the extended warranty that they offer (up to 4 years). So this bumps up the warranty to 7 years if you add the 3 year warranty by Cuisinart.

To Wrap Up

This juicer would be great for people looking to get into juicing who are looking for a wide mouth centrifugal juicer that is relatively quiet.

So far of all the traditional fast juicers I’ve reviewed, this is by far the quietest.

If you live really close to your neighbor, let’s say in a condo or apartment, this machine will not wake them up.

If you cannot afford a Breville Juice Fountain then this will be a worthy alternative as your first juicer because it is cheaper, has a nice stainless steel finish, easy to use and you don’t need to do a lot of chopping.

Just drop everything in the feed chute and let the juicer do all the work.

One thing to point out is that this machine will take up a lot of space so check the dimension above and see compared if it will fit inside your kitchen.

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