Side by Side Comparison of: Cuisinart vs Black & Decker
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Five Star Reviews:
Makes wonderful orange juice
September 13, 2017
This citrus juicer has already paid for itself. We have used it quite a bit since we bought it, and if you do the math on how much you save on fresh squeezed orange juice, this juicer is a no-brainer. We like to buy fresh squeezed orange juice when we have orange juice around the house, but it can be expensive. The amount of money we have saved on OJ has paid for this juicer already. It juices lemons and limes very well, too. The pulp control feature is useful, but it does not completely strain all of the pulp from the product. I love pulp, so for me that is not an issue. This machine requires moderate amounts of pressure to use it, so it may not be suitable for those who have arthritis in their hands.
Cuisinart Citrus Juicer
March 2, 2017
I'm an acid freak! Acid freak as per lemons and limes!!!This is a wonderful juicer for me because I use lemons and limes frequently. I used to have a hand squeezer that never really got all the juice. This juicer cleans the inside of the lemon or lime and also goes in different directions to make sure the juice is extracted.You are able to adjust the juicer for the level of pulp you would like in the juice. It is extremely easy to clean. I just rinse well and move on!The price is right and you will love it and the convenience it brings.
Great Cuisinart Citrus Juicer Offers Many Benefits Over Manual Juicers
February 14, 2017
Before I actually saw a citrus juicer in action on TV, I always thought that they were for lazy people who didn't want to juice their own lemons. I was wrong. I bought this juicer after watching the Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network use it in almost every episode, and now I know why. Let me just lay out the benefits of using an electric citrus juicer as opposed to using a wooden reamer. First of all, if you need to measure out a precise amount of citrus juice for a recipe, it is much easier to put a measuring cup under the plastic snap-up spout of the electric juicer rather than trying to aim into the measuring cup using a wooden reamer. Second, electric juicers get so much more juice out of citrus fruits than a regular lemon squeezer. The Cuisinart citrus juicer automatically switches the direction of the reamer to get the most out of the citrus. Another benefit of electric juicers is the fact that when you are using an electric juicer citrus juice won't squirt into your eyes as does a manual juicer. Also, the Cuisinart features a unique "Final-Spin" feature similar to that in a clothes washing machine. How the final-spin feature works is that once you take the empty citrus off of the reamer, you press the clear plastic lid down onto the juicer which makes the reamer spin really fast and uses centrifugal force to squeeze all the juice out of the remaining pulp. You just can't do that with a wooden reamer. Another benefit of the Cuisinart juicer is that it filters out the pulp. Most if not all electric citrus juicers have this feature, however, most manual juicers don't. Also, with the Cuisinart, every removable part is dishwasher safe which is very convenient for cleaning. I mentioned the snap-up spout earlier in this review but I didn't explain what it was. Basically, the snap-up spout stops the juice from getting on your countertop which is especially useful if you don't want lemon juice all over your counters. The Cuisinart juicer features a stainless steel body which looks very nice and will definitely last a long time. A lot of electric juicers' motors are very loud, but that isn't the case with the Cuisinart. The Cuisinart isn't that loud and won't interrupt normal conversations. Overall, electric citrus juicers offer many benefits over manual juicers, and if you are willing to purchase one I would fully recommend the Cuisinart for it's final spin feature and it's stainless steel body.Pros:- Unique "final-spin" feature- Stainless steel body- Snap-up spout- Quieter than most electric citrus juicers- Pulp-controlCons:- NoneIf you found this review helpful I would appreciate it if you clicked the "helpful" button below this review. Thanks!
This is the Juicer You are Looking For...
January 18, 2016
Short Review: This juicer is simple and easy to use. If you need a juicer, buy this one.Detailed Review: "What? We've lived in Florida for a year and we don't own a juicer?" This was my husband's lament a few days ago when we decided to go to a local orchard and "u-pick" some oranges. I immediately searched Amazon, found a juicer with good reviews that could also be delivered the same day and ordered it. The next day we picked oranges and tested out the juicer. It is amazing!My two favorite features are: 1.) Pulp Management. I love lots of pulp in my juice so I have it set to wide open. Other members of the family want less so with a simple twist, less pulp makes it to the glass. Even better... I did the low pulp first, and high pulp last to get all the extra pulp from the first glass into mine! 2.) The ability to do that "final spin" to get the last of the juice out of the machine. Put the clear plastic cover on and press down and the thing spins like a jet engine to send all the remaining juice down the spout. (The complaint of it being "too loud" is unfounded in my opinion.) Clean-up is simple and quick. Little more than a flush under running water is needed. I know it can go in the dishwasher, but I'm not sure I will ever clean it that way.We picked and used "Honeybell" Oranges for our juice. It consistently took 1 1/2 oranges to fill the glass (10oz). They were juicy! Of course your variety and size of orange will determine how much juice you will get from each one, but as you can see from the photos, this juicer completely cleaned out the peels. Nothing left behind! You will be able to get every drop of juice available in your fruit.Final Recommendation: Just buy it!
What are those negative reviewers even thinking??!!
January 13, 2014
Over the years, I have tried every way of juicing oranges that one can imagine: The little plastic ones you get in a supermarket; the pretty glass ones you get at Macy's; the big, steel ones you can hardly lift that are hard to clean after you've finished, etc etc. I've tried them all. Except for those industrial, expensive, triple-figure gizmos you see at the health food store or behind the counter at a deli, I can tell you that this machine is the best you can buy. (No hype here; I don't work for the company! LOL). Start with the weight -- Fairly light. Next, the motor -- ample power to get the job done. You adjust the settings to low or high pulp and you're ready to go. You simply hold the half-orange over the cone and press down. The cone spins. You notice lots of juice immediately. Squeeze the sides of the orange firmly as the cone spins and then you let up for a quick second and the cone reverses direction! More fresh, delicious juice pours into the glass. Continue and as you press, keep a little pressure on the sides of the orange until there is not much left but rind. Finally... it only gets better: You put the juicer cover on, press down lightly and it spins, faster and faster until it drains all the remaining juice into your glass! Get yourself a little scrub brush or a big toothbrush and run the three parts under water for a minute and it's ready to go next morning! In my opinion, for the price this is the best juicer on the market today.
Finally! An affordable citrus juicer that doesn't s**k!
August 27, 2011
I like to keep a bottle of fresh-squeezed lemon juice in the fridge for making lemonade, other drinks, and for cooking - let's face it, concentrated lemon juice you get in the store is lousy (and that's being nice). But I'm not willing to pay $50 to $100 or more for fresh juice, and the more versatile juicers out there don't do as good a job with lemons as a dedicated citrus juicer.I've ordered and set back several basic citrus juicers (including the earlier Cuisinart incarnation, the CCJ-100), looking for something that does its job and isn't a piece of junk. I've finally found it. The motor is sturdy enough to withstand a good amount of downward pressure without choking, and has lasted at least through several large bags of lemons (my only complaint about the CCJ-100 was that it wore out within a short timeframe, and the motor started screaming - definitely on its last legs). Like the 100, this model has a nice watertight spout that holds the juice without spilling a drop until you are ready to dispense. It also has a more stable footprint (a chief complaint about the 100 from other users), a pulp selector for three levels of pulp, and a spin feature that extracts juice that normally stays in the pulp.Since it's a new model I wasn't able to find a better deal than $30, but it's worth it to have a product that works. No complaints!
July 3, 2017
This thing is AWESOME! It's easy to put together, take apart, and put away and it doesn't take up a lot of space (no more than a stack of bowls). It's easy to use and light weight. It's easy to CLEAN afterwards! The way the spinning cone is shaped and switches directions after a while seems to pull out the juice without having to push really hard, and the slider filter does a decent job trapping seeds and pulp. We forgot the "orange/grapefruit" sized cone comes off to reveal a smaller one inside for "lemon/lime/tangerine" sizes and it still juiced the lemons pretty easily although one or two did split open. The dust cover is loose and was probably a product after thought, but the chord wraps tidily around the base and the base itself is very easy to clean. The spout of the pitcher compartment pours easily without a lot of messy dripping.Probably the only negative would be cleaning the tray that catches the pulp and seeds. Sometimes the pulp gets stuck in the drainage holes, and if it sits long enough for any of that to dry it can be hard to clean. Seems like something that would be blasted out in the dishwasher, or with a little sudsy hot water soaking and a scrub brush to clean it. As long as you clean it quickly afterwards, though, it's not an issue!Overall, highly satisfied!
Love it....works very well!
February 19, 2017
Just took it out of the box today and besides the it is noisy, it worked very well! For less than $20 this unit is a good buy plus it comes with 2yr warranty.
Top Notch Juicer
December 19, 2016
BLACK+DECKER CJ630 32-Ounce Electric Citrus Juicer, WhiteBought this juicer so my 10 year old daughter who has emerged as a top swimmer could have quick energy before practice, dry land workouts and swim meets. This is an awesome juicer if you want simple juice. Gets all the juice out of an orange or grapefruit. Perfect for our RV as well. No too large and not too small. Very sturdy and is going to last a long time if it is taken care of. We make juice twice a day. You will not be disappointed. I have ordered more for Christmas presents.
Love the pitcher it collects the juice in
June 1, 2016
We have a few orange trees here in Fl and use this all the time so it gets a workout. So far mine has been great and I love the container it collects in. Before this one I had one that you put a glass under to collect the juice. It was more of a hassle. With this one you can make a batch directly into the container and store In the refrigerator for later instead of making one cup at a time. Definitely a time saver and much more convenient. My 7 year old can even use it. Very easy and convenientAnd a GREAT price.
Easy to Use, Compact, Gets the Job Done
March 23, 2016
I bought this specifically so I wouldn't have to throw out all of the oranges on my tree. The point is that I used it for about 30 oranges and it worked well. Not a lot of pressure required, I was afraid my hand would be sore after using it for about an hour and it wasn't. When I was done with each orange there was nothing but the rind left, so it did a good job. Had to stop and clean the seeds and pulp off the top once or twice but I was using continuously. I like that it is small, easy to use, and easy to clean. I've only used it twice so can't comment on long term use or durability. My only complaint as others have mentioned is that I too wish the cord was longer - it's pretty short but I can live with it.
Best Value - Surprisingly Durable
March 20, 2016
I purchased this juicer because I had a dwarf orange tree absolutely loaded with fruit, and I wanted to juice and freeze. I saved the box and all the packing materials because I fully expected to burn the unit out and replace it under the 90-day warranty. After all, it's designed to make a small amount of juice every morning and not really intended to run for hours at a time. To my surprise it juiced the entire tree (several hundred oranges) and it's still working just fine. You will find negative reviews regarding the auto-reverse feature that kicks in when you press down really hard. This is the second Black and Decker juicer I have used, and they have both had this feature. The juicer does, however, allow you to press sufficiently hard to juice at a reasonable rate, and I found that the auto-reverse kicks in only when you press so hard that you are in danger of stalling the motor and burning it out. Like I said, this is not an industrial-grade juicer, but it's surprisingly durable and works great for home use.
Four Star Reviews:
Pretty good citrus juicer for the price
June 17, 2017
This is a pretty good citrus juicer for the price. I've used it several times now, and it definitely gets the job done. You have to be a little patient with it and make sure the fruit is balanced properly. My only complaint is that it is not heavy enough to keep itself weighed down on the counter top, so it tends to move around when you're juicing, especially if you're in a hurry. You need to hold it down with the other hand to keep it steady. Worth it for fresh squeezed OJ!
Good machine, but still needs manual strength.
April 22, 2017
This juicer works well, especially at getting most of the pulp out of the citrus. Be aware that you still need a good amount of manual effort in order to push the fruit down onto the automatic juicing system. And you do need to use your hand since the cover was not designed to hold the fruit down tight enough...the fruit spins along with the mechanism with only the cover alone and hardly any juice comes out. As long as you are willing to put in a little muscle, it gets the job done well.
product works as described!
March 21, 2017
works great for the most part. one thing I did notice is when you use the lid to get the rest of the juice out of the existing pulp that's caught in the strainer, some of that pulp will go into your juice glass. so if you have super finicky juice drinkers, you're going to need to avoid doing that last push with just the lid.
Sooooo worth it
January 7, 2016
I tested this machine right away. Juiced TWO BAGS of grapefruits. Made me quite a lot of two kinds of grapefruits. I have never been a person who likes pulp, but I have enjoyed the pulp, with this. I also juiced three oranges this morning, make me almost 8oz! Again, I never liked pulp, but with this, I quite enjoyed it. The only slight negativity I might have is that the spinner part does not rotate each time. When releasing my grip on the orange, it often continues in the same direction maybe four times, then rotates. The last step, putting the case/lid on top and spinning one final time ... GREAT.
Great just need further improvement.
July 27, 2015
The combination reamer and filter can quickly become filled wit pulp wit some oranges and then is splatters everywhere of you use the Final-Spin feature which also creates multiple problems including the need to stop and was the basin or the pulp which shot out will drop down and clog the drainage hole also resulting in clumpy juice not pulpy juice and makes the filter several time as hard to wash out. I'd not use that feature. The tray is not lilted enough and often leaves juice in the machine even without pulp blockage. It worth quickly and perfectly with limes (any of three types a tried) and lemons (including Meyer or "large"). Will never bog down, the unit is more likely to start moving first. If it does move you are probably pressing too hard to be effective anyway. It is quiet enough I no longer need to put on my 30 db ear protectors to make juice unlike the one from Black & Decker which is extremely loud. Why is say Pulp control I have no idea. You have absolutely NO control. Rinses easily if using sprayer but will take forever if just placed under a gravity fed 2.5 GPM faucet. It need some jetting action from the top then the side (rotating it) and then them bottom. I usually just rinse and then occasionally wash in the dishwasher top tray. I have never need to wash the spindle like some reviewer complained about. I have no clue how they are abusing it to require that. The clear top also acts as the activator for the Final-Spin feature which works when the whole top portion is pressed down by the top lid after reaming. It will cause the reamer and filter to spin very fast so that centrifugal forces will extract juice from the pulp in the combination filter and reamer part but as stated it will splatter EVERYWHERE and not just into the filter on onto the top but onto the edge of the tray where it will the drop down into the lower and infiltrate juice below cuseing unpleasant lumpos and clogging the drainage hole.
Bigger than expected, but works well
April 4, 2013
I like fresh lime juice (really important for margaritas) and ordered this after hand squeezing innumerable limes, which is made more difficult here in DC where we can't get tree ripened limes. This device showed up quickly, in a huge box compared to what I was expecting.it's over a foot high. I was expecting something half this size, which shows how poorly I read the descriptions.It works well! The domed "pulp scraper" section turns when you push down. No real force is needed to make it turn, though I mash hard to speed the juice extraction process. No matter how hard I have pressed with limes, the motor doesn't slow down. Haven't tried bigger fruit. I really like the fact that it often rotates in the other direction when you stop and restart.You can adjust the openings in the juice and pulp catch area to influence the amount of pulp that makes it through. I haven't played with this much. Who wants pulp in margaritas? You can also lift the spout to cut off flow while you change cups catching the juice. The entire top section comes apart for easy clean up, as long as you clean it up before you have had too many margaritas. The little area where the on/off valve is located is hard to clean.The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is the size. Smaller would be better, especially for limes. That complaint may be offset by the apparently powerful motor, which of course requires some size. I'm pleased, despite having a problem with where to keep it.For any Cuisinart engineers reading this, what I would really like is a juicer like I've seen in Europe. Just throw the limes into a hopper in the top, and the device feeds, slices, juices, and dumps the skins. That, and a buxom mixologist, and the world would be a fabulous place.
My last juicer like this had the spout on the side and you ...
July 31, 2016
My last juicer like this had the spout on the side and you had to be so careful to get the juice into the cup you put below it. It was also black. What I really like about this one is that it's white and has it's own cup below that catches the juice. There is NEVER a mess and it's easy to clean. I also like that it comes with two sizes of reamers for large and small citrus and you can choose how much pulp you want in your juice. I've only had it about a month so I hope it has good longevity.
works as advertised I don't use it a lot it ...
May 22, 2016
works as advertised I don't use it a lot it doesn't always reverse when you stop and start but not a deal breaker a little noisey cleans up well with soap and water have not put it in the dish washer
but it actually did pretty well. The juicer did better with smaller oranges
April 19, 2016
I have really put my juicer through its paces. I have been juicing several gallons a day as I pick fruit from my orange tree.At first I was concerned that this juicer's motor would not survive the amount of work I was wanting it to do, but it actually did pretty well. The juicer did better with smaller oranges, it was difficult to get all the juice from larger ones and pressing the larger oranges laterally on the cone seemed to strain the motor. After about a quart I would need to stop to clean the pulp out of the top tray and then start juicing again; that is to be expected. My machine does not switch directions reliably, it generally goes in the same direction the whole time, but really that didn't seem to affect the machine function.Overall this seems to be a good little juicer and if you are using it for a few glasses it should last a long time as I have juiced many gallons and it is still running strong.
February 4, 2016
It works well for my needs which are just juicing a few lemons for the freezer or an occasional orange for the juice.. I think it could have a little more power and if you needed it for heavier usage you would need something more powerful.. but it works perfectly well for our needs. Price was right and it's easy to put together and to clean.
Juicer works great, easy to use, but container feels fragile
September 2, 2015
I got this unit for my mom whose beloved OJ juicer died after 13 years of service. She has been using this machine for 4 weeks straight as she makes fresh OJ every day, and so far these are her two complaints:*The 1L container feels very fragile and she is afraid that if she drops it one time, it will break; compared to her old OJ juicer, indeed, that other plastic feels twice as strong.*The canister where the pulp collects gets full after 2 or 3 oranges---depending on the size of the orange; her older model had a deeper pulp collector so she didn't have to clean it as much.However, she completely loves the reverse motion of the juicer and she's so far very happy with it.
My ears...My ears... Noise cancelling headphones a must !
July 20, 2015
Noisy as hell, However this little unit creates as much noise as a Jackhammer running under an elevated rail line in the Bronx....Yet gets the job done. Super easy to clean. Works great, beware the noise...
Three Star Reviews:
Decent budget juicer, but ultimately, I'm going to go with a higher quality one next
October 27, 2017
Eh. It works OK. I was looking for a citrus juicer that didn't require much work. This isn't it. You still have to apply a decent amount of pressure, twist, spin, turn, push, poke, prod... it depends on the kind of oranges you're using. I've also had an issue with an incredible amount of pulp going into the juice, despite the pulp catcher being on there. I would say this is a 3.5 star unit overall. It's not bad, but it's not the best either. I'm going to keep it for awhile, but ultimately, I'm probably going to buy a more expensive unit next round. This is a decent option if you're on a budget.
it's ok for an occasional use
September 10, 2017
I use it only for fresh orange juices once a year during the season. It's not the best but it's ok for what I use it. Could be better. It;s a bit noisy and does not work super smooth but now I am keeping it... Not sure how it would work after a daily use.
I guess this will do
January 1, 2017
Haven't dealt with much juicers but from my experience I know some functions on this juicer couldve been better. The low pulp mode is particularly difficult to manage with being that you have to constantly clean the pulp and it's difficult to reach the inside rim with anything (I used a straw) Also the nuzzle that dispenses the juice kept closing. I guess this beats using your hands but Im unimpressed by this product.
I love my Juicer - it works great and very fast - UPDATED REVIEW LOVE NOT SO MUCH
April 12, 2016
I love my Juicer - it works great and very fast. Especially like the additional spin that you can do when you are done, to get every last drop from the pulp that is left. Very easy to clean. I like everything about it. I am glad I chose this one.UPDATE: Purchased March 2016 and use it 5 days a week. About a month ago the motor would stick slightly and I could unplug it and it would like reset. This morning I walked out of my kitchen to come back and the motor was at full speed and fruit bits and pieces were all over my kitchen. After cleaning it up and still had more fruit to juice I had to make sure the fruit was on it and plug it in and unplug each time I used it as it would not stop. I don't think this should happen just after 3 months. But maybe I just over used it and need to get a stronger strength juicer. If you only use it occasionally this is a great juicer.
Could be more functional
March 16, 2015
Pros:The price is not bad.It's beautiful.It's light weight.It's small and it doesn't occupy much space in your cabinets.Cons:The worst is the "pulp control system", because it's not efficient enough to keep all the pulp from your juice, so if you really like pulp-free juice, you still have to use a strainer. Also, the recipient where the pulp is kept is kind of small, and it gets full very fast so that the juice can't flow. Therefore you have to clean it up several times while making some juice.It spills some juice around while you are making it. For this reason I usually put it inside the sink, but I almost can't do it, because the cord is short.If you don't put enough pressure on the top, sometimes it moves a little bit, and your juice falls out of the recipient you are using.
I used a square Tupperware like container to catch the juice so I could freeze ...
November 28, 2014
It works ok but needs a lot of pressure to press the fruit down on it to juice. The shape of the machine under the spout is made for a round container. I used a square Tupperware like container to catch the juice so I could freeze it. I know I could have used a round cup to catch the juice then pour it into my container but I was too lazy to wash the cup, haha. I had to turn the container in a way so that the corner was at the middle of the machine to catch the juice so that it wouldn't spill on the counter. It's a bit big for a lemon or lime but it will work.
Like a lawn mower
July 30, 2017
It does do the job. I've juiced lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits. But, it is very loud. Like a lawn mower. It is not hard to clean but not the easiest either. The materials seem cheap. But if it lasts, I will consider it good value for the price. So if you are just looking for a cheap way to juice any kind of citrus fruit, this definitely works.
I have had it for about a week and so far it definitely does the job with oranges of various sizes and is easy enough to clean
April 15, 2017
So first, it did not come with the second cone. It does work well, however, you can tell that it could break at any moment because it is entirely plastic and rather flimsy feeling. I have had it for about a week and so far it definitely does the job with oranges of various sizes and is easy enough to clean. But it would not surprise me if this thing failed in about a week or so. We'll see.In short, easy to clean, does its job, but if you want something you know will last and is heavy duty, don't get this one.
Annoying Little Juicer
April 8, 2017
I bought this as a replacement for an ancient, simple B&D electric juicer. Regrettably, the upgraded features- pulp control and two different sized readers- are not an improvement. The pulp gets stuck in the strainer - the two halves need to be separated for cleaning and even so, it's quite difficult to completely dislodge the pulp from the holes. The reamer is also in two nesting parts; the larger one snaps over the smaller one and it's a hassle to separate them for daily cleaning. This is an over-engineered, user-unfriendly, cheap little juicer. I've already purchased another...
good product for the price with some gaps.
April 4, 2017
I bought this product because of the price and secondly because it is one of the most similar products to the Braun CJ3000 that I used to have in Mexico. The braun was just perfect for me so I will base my comment in a comparison to the braun. There is only two gaps I have been able to find so far: First of all, the pulp in this product overflows from the border of the jar after only two or three slices, specially with high pulp varieties of oranges like Navel or Caracara; this never happened to me in the Braun. Second, it is significantly noisier than the braun. Other than these two findings I can say that almost everything else is same as good as in the Braun.
good for small fruit
March 21, 2017
mixed feelings about this juicer. I don't like the reversing feature but the juicer works great for smaller fruit. it does not work well for large grapefruit - too small. I really like how it catches the juice in the integrated container.
Don't use it for grapefruit.
June 1, 2016
I was hoping to use this for grapefruit because the manual one I bought didn't work. This might work okay for smaller fruit but it doesn't work for grapefruit. The part that sticks up is way too small for grapefruit. I have to press down more and squeeze to try to get it to hit all the pulp. Now the motor smells like it was burning and I'm afraid to use it any more. I would love to give it one star, but I'm giving it three because I do think it will work adequately for smaller fruit.
Two Star Reviews:
Two of these juicers stopped working after limited use
September 20, 2017
I have owned two of these and they both broke within a short period of time. The first stopped working after a few months of occasional use, and the second failed tonight after squeezing only four limes. The second one was BRAND NEW and was being used for the first time. Thinking the juicer might have a built-in circuit to prevent overheating during use (even though I barely started using it), I let it sit for a half hour and tried again but it still did not work. I am very disappointed with this juicer and will be looking for a different one. I have generally been happy with Cuisinart products, so this experience was a real let-down.
October 30, 2016
The design of the juicer does not work well with most type of oranges. The pulp container is very small and depending on the orange type it gets filled very quickly and the machine gets clogged very easily so preparing a juice for multiple people takes a long time. Overall I would say that the pulp control mechanism does not work as promised.
GOOD: Shipping and delivery was excellent
February 15, 2016
GOOD:Shipping and delivery was excellent, as always.Return was easy and seamless.BAD:Only 25w. So it is just a slow "grinder".Pulp management is a joke. After juicing three oranges you have to rinse out the pulp build up.Basically, all of the features seem to miss the mark.I have a Braun Citromatic that is about 15 years old which still works great but the spout is broken. Since Braun no longer makes a 110 volt Citromatic, I was not able to replace the spout. Apparently, they only make a 220v juicer for European use. After combing Amazon I was able to find a 70watt juicer made by Epica. It is very sturdy, very fast (the Cuisinart took about 10 to 15 seconds to squeeze on orange half). Pulp management was excellent. The pulp strainer has no options. It delivers a very small degree of pulp. If you want completely pulp free juice you can pour it through a strainer after juicing. The spout is set high on the body so you use a large container to receive the juice. Whiuch is great for me because I like to squeeze close to 2 quarts of juice at a time. I am VERY, VERY happy with the Epica.
After six months of use the motor will not stop running when plugged in. Currently of fourth version of this same juicer!
June 18, 2015
I have gotten used to buying fresh oranges and grapefruits and making juice every day with breakfast. Once you try fresh you really can't go back to the bottled stuff! I love this juicer and it works well for both fruits, but with daily personal use I have experienced the same issue after about six months of use. After a while, the motor gets to the point where it is not invoked by pressure but rather just keeps running as long as it's plugged in. This has caused several flying pulp disasters in my kitchen! I'm now on my fourth juicer having briefly tried another brand that I didn't like nearly as much. While I am using it consistently, I'm not using it commercially and would expect more than six months of use. I keep buying it because I love it so much and it's relatively inexpensive.
Bought this juicer after seeing all the good reviews, I used it only once to juice ...
March 14, 2015
Bought this juicer after seeing all the good reviews, I used it only once to juice 3 oranges and returned it right away. 5 starts to Amazon for great return and customer sevice.Though the juicer is well made, stays sturdy, the spin feature is good but the plastic reamer and especially the spout are very flimsy. Secondly, after juicing 2 oranges the small reamer was full of pulp and I used the spin feature which extracted remaining juice but then I could not juice more oranges unless I cleaned out the container of all the pulp.The reamer juicing bowl is small and fills up with pulp very quick which you have ot clean out befor ejuiving more oranges.
January 4, 2015
I have never written a review before but I feel it is necessary in this case.Our juicer arrived on time and we were excited to open it up and get started squeezing fresh orange juice. The machine looked great and all parts were there.The first thing I noticed was that a tall glass would not fit under the spout. No big deal,I'll just transfer. The machine is just light enough that if you are bearing down and grinding, the juicer can move and the spout misses the glass. Be careful.Then I found out the worst feature. If you are juicing really pulpy oranges, the small pulp catching tray fills up rapidly and is very difficult to clean. If you happen to use the "fast spin" feature, you end up with pulp going under the tray and either into your glass, or under the top tray and clogging the spout so you end up with a lake of juice full of pulp. It was a real mess!I think this machine would work well with tiny oranges of the low pulp variety. But for bigger oranges, or, (I can't imagine doing grapefruits), the unit is not suited for the big jobs.I'm sending this one back.
July 16, 2017
To be honest I am not sure why this product is so highly rated. It has some benefits - it's quick and efficient and the included reservoir is helpful for storing the juice without hassle. Overall though the product feels cheaply made and, in addition, the pulp catcher is ineffective, however. If you set it to low pulp settings it will very shortly get switched to high pulp settings while you're using it. This is because, to adjust the pulp settings, you turn the knob on the strainer. This is the same thing that spins when juicing the fruit and, as you're using it, it will inadvertently adjust the pulp settings. If you want to minimize pulp in your juice, this product simply will not work. I tried but, unfortunately, still got a large amount of pulp.
Broken Piece when arrived
June 21, 2017
It looks great but sadly it came in with a little part of it broken off. Anyone knows how to contact the sellers to ask for a replacement? Just wanting a replacement for the Large Self-Reversing Cone and the Small Self-Reversing cone with the adjustable pulp control.
the auto-reverse function is nice, but it isn't perfect
May 20, 2017
It works as advertised, but the reason you buy a juicer is so you can process a fair amount of citrus sometimes. If you're doing that with this one, you're going to be irritated at how the pulp quickly overflows the rim. Every couple oranges you'll have to scoop the pulpy material out and throw it away, which is messy.Also, the auto-reverse function is nice, but it isn't perfect. Sometimes you catch it in the middle of it's switch and it'll auto-reverse multiple times very quickly, which seems like its bad on the gears and it'll probably wear out faster because of that.
Not very good quality.
April 8, 2017
It's rather bulky and fickle. My mother-in-law has a sturdy compact juicer than can be assembled and disassembled in seconds. I thought this would be similar but it's a far cry. It feels cheap and is too much of a hassle to use. Not my best purchase.
Could be better
April 8, 2017
Noisy and clumsy.
February 28, 2017
It sounds like a helicopter.
One Star Reviews:
buy another juicer
September 5, 2017
This has to be the worst juicer. It clogs fast so yo have to stop and clean it all out, its messy, its really a piece of junk. I hate this juicer and regret wasting money on it.
Its junk! Trust me.
June 16, 2017
This thing was junk from the start. The motor was not powerful enough to do its intended job. Went thru units until I got one that wasn't a open box. I return them all and went with the Gourmet dual juicer and haven't looked back!
Horrible. I had to push really hard to do ...
April 10, 2017
Horrible. I had to push really hard to do even one orange. I ended up just buying a juicer. This product despite its name brand is worthless.
Cuisinart is going down hill.
November 15, 2016
Disappointed. Cuisinart is going down hill. Very noisy and sounds like it will not last long. Gear box is loose and sounds like nothing but plastic. Product arrived in a box that looked re-taped. There was one small blemish on unit that really wasn't a big deal. Would not recommend.
July 14, 2015
As soon as I pulled it out of the box I knew I didn't want it. It felt cheap. Super light and flimsy. The 'pulp adjuster' did not work. In fact, when I made two glasses of juice, I thought that it yielded very little. When I went to clean it, I saw why: all of the juice was held back in the pulp tray because the pulp in the 'pulp adjustment' screen was trapped in the holes, hampering the flow of juice. Not a good design. You get what you pay for. It was just over twenty bucks. I returned it.
Bad upgrade decision
May 7, 2014
I "upgraded" the $12 juicer I had, hoping it would be more substantial and not spin around when trying to juice (thus spraying juice everywhere). It does spin around, so you have to hold it with one hand while juicing with the other..Also, I would be very surprised if the casing were 'chrome' (and it is polished, not brushed), as it feels like plastic. Disappointed in Cuisinart, who usually never let me down. I am returning it and going back to my less expensive juicer...
Looks Great, but doesn't work.
May 24, 2017
This appliance never worked correctly.I probably just got a lemon.It makes a very loud noise, and works only when it wants to.
Black & Decker CJ650W Citrus Juicer
April 30, 2017
The pressure activated juicing function broke from the first use so the juicer remains on from the time it is plugged in. This means you have to unplug it every time you want to remove pulp and seeds. The motor also stops when any kind of pressure is placed as you extract which means you cannot extract juice from the whole fruit.BLACK+DECKER CJ650W Citrus Juicer with 32 oz Plastic Jar, WhiteBLACK+DECKER CJ650W Citrus Juicer with 32 oz Plastic Jar, White
Just spend a little more for a better one these cheap ones are not worth wasting money ...
April 6, 2017
I ordered the other black and decker model a while ago. It broke after about three weeks of use, so I thought I'd try this model out and treat it very gently. This one worked two times and broke. Got through about five oranges and two grapefruits total. Just spend a little more for a better one these cheap ones are not worth wasting money on.
I used this the first time and it worked fine, but the second time the juicer part would ...
December 20, 2015
I used this the first time and it worked fine, but the second time the juicer part would not turn and sounded like the post was tuning but stripping inside. Very frustrating for an item that had almost 5 stars. I have never written a negative review for anything purchased from Amazon.com. Now the the window for returns has expired and I needed this product for the holidays. So much for ordering early.
Piece of junk.
April 11, 2014
The 34 watt motor was replaced with a 20 watt clock type motor. Good grief!The on switch is wanky and only operated occasionally.The gears are plastic and are noisy and often grind.Once upon a time this type of juicer was actually not bad.This is obviously the cheapest version China could produce.I tried this item from another vendor… same result.TIP… get a citrus juicer attachment for your mixer or food processor with 100 times more torque…What a difference!
April 11, 2014
Only reason I bought this juicer is because it said it was a 30watt juicer. However it is a 20watt; its loud, flimsy and takes me a longer time to juice oranges than a regular 30watt. B&D you disappoint me !!
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Black & Decker
Kitchen and Dining
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6.75" x 7.88" x 12.25" (Length x Width x Height)
3 Year Limited
Auto-reversing reamer; final spin feature
Juicing cone accommodates small limes to large grapefruits
Brushed metal housing
Snap-up spout prevents dripping
Recipe book included
Product note: the logo design of this item may vary depending on when the product was manufactured
20-watt electric citrus juicer with 32-ounce capacity, Auto reversing reamer and stirrer for maximum juice extraction
Standard-size cone; strainer with adjustable pulp control
Drip-free pour spout; cord wrap and dust cover for storage
Measures approximately 7-3/5 by 7-3/5 by 9 inches
Problem with sizesAccording to your review, the Cuisinart is 366 inches by 720 inches. That's not even going to fit in my driveway, much less my kitchen.Problem with sizesUSA