Cuisinart CJE-1000 1000-Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor Review
The Cuisinart CJE-1000 1000-Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor is a mid-range centrifugal juicer with the kind of features you don’t normally find on juicer machines in this price range. Typically as you’d expect from a Cuisinart appliance, this juicer looks very sleek and elegant with a stainless-steel body with smooth rounded edges. It also boasts power and flexibility with a 1000-watt motor, large 3″ feed tube and 5 speed settings.
Like with all appliances though, due diligence is required to ensure that you are getting the best possible product for your money. So how does the Cuisinart CJE-1000 fair under closer scrutiny? Read on to find out.
- 1000-watt motor
- Stainless steel and die-cast housing
- 5-speed settings via control dial
- 3-inch feeding chute
- Foam reducing filter basket
- Dishwasher-safe removable parts
- 2-liter pulp bin; 1-quart juice pitcher plus cleaning brush
- 3-year limited warranty
Stylish and Durable
The Cuisinart CJE-1000 Juice Extractor is housed in die-cast and stainless steel for high levels of durability and style. This die-cast construction not only looks great, but also ensures that the machine won’t discolor over time and become unsightly.
With a 1000-watt motor, the Cuisinart CJE-1000 provides an unprecedented level of power so it can churn through the hardest of produce at high speed. Typically, juicers at this price point usually only have a motor between 700-900 watts, so this powerful motor is a big plus.
5-Speed Dial Settings
To get optimum juice extraction from each type of produce you’re juicing, it’s important to juice them at the right speed. The Cuisinart CJE-1000 gives you maximum control over the speed at which you juice at with its user-friendly 5-speed control dial. Operating the speed dial is very easy, just simply turn the dial to your desired speed then press the button in the middle of the dial to start the juicer.
The included manual gives you instructions on what speed setting is suitable for each type of produce. The lowest speed is ideal for juicing softer produce such as tomatoes and citrus fruits; the highest speed which operates at 13,000 RPM is perfect for juicing harder produce such as beets, carrots and apples.
3-inch Feed Chute
The Cuisinart CJE-1000 features a 3-inch feed chute, a standard size which we’re used to seeing on most centrifugal juicers nowadays. Certain medium and large sized fruits such as apples need slicing in two pieces to fit into the chute, but the prep work required doesn’t take too long.
Quiet in Action
One of the biggest plus points of the Cuisinart CJE-1000 is its low noise level. Unlike many centrifugal juicers which emit a sound like a vacuum cleaner when juicing, this machine keeps the noise down even at its highest speed setting. No longer do you need to fear getting a reputation as a noisy neighbour when you indulge in a spot of late night juicing.
Several exclusive Cuisinart features are present in the Cuisinart CJE-1000.
- Foam management filter disk – At the turn of a dial, this feature which uses a removable filter disk allows you to adjust how much foam goes into your juice so you can have it as frothy as you desire.
- Easy unlock and lift system – The unlock and lift system makes disassembling the machine for cleaning an easy task. Just simply press the handle tab to unlock the cover then lift and remove it.
- Anti-drip adjustable flow spout – This allows you to control the flow rate so you can easily prevent juice dripping when the juice pitcher becomes full and it’s time to remove it.
Cleaning the parts by hand is a five minute job. The filter basket is the most difficult part to clean, but the included nylon brush helps tackle this without problem. All the removable parts are top-rack dishwasher safe, which is an added advantage.
Pros and Cons
The Cuisinart CJE-1000 1000-Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor is a user-friendly, elegantly designed and very functional juice extractor which is quieter in action than most of its competitors.
The variable speed control is a very handy feature which many other juicer machines lack.
Produces a nice, dry pulp for most produce providing that you set the correct speed in accordance to what item you’re juicing.
Good value for money.
Rather large in size so you’ll need a fair bit of counter space.
The Cuisinart CJE-1000 1000-Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor offers plenty of bang for your buck with its elegant looks, impressive spec and quality of construction.
Like with all juicers, there will always be some consumer dissatisfaction. The most common complaint is that the pulp is too wet. This is partly due to the fact this machine uses a thin mesh which produces lighter and less pulpier juice than most other centrifugal juicers.
Overall, this is an excellent juicer from Cuisinart which we would recommend to our readers who are looking for a quiet and flexible centrifugal juicer.