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every day as a juice cleanse and I haven't felt better or enjoyed any purchase as much as I have ...
on February 17, 2015
BEWARE... GREAT JUICER WHEN NEW, BUT THE BLADES DULL AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF USE... They are expensive and Breville customer support tell me they are an "accessory" and therefore NOT covered under warranty... Unbelievable!!! It seems only the motor is covered under warranty, nothing else! VERY disappointed.. This could have been a great machine... And still is if you are prepared to pay $130 a year (incl tax and shipping) for blade/mesh basket replacements. If you only use it once a week or so it will last you a couple of years but daily use.. 4-6 months max!
MY FIRST REVIEW::: I have now been using this juicer for a few weeks... every day as a juice cleanse and I haven't felt better or enjoyed any purchase as much as I have enjoyed this juicer. It s easy to use, easy to clean and the juice has been fabulous... The blender is astonishingly efficient and effective... If you are thinking of getting a juicer I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this one!
MY FOLLOW UP AFTER 6-7 MONTHS of use: Okay... so 7 months later.... Engine is great, all parts are fine EXCEPT ... the mesh basket with the small blades... the blades have become dull... the result is that there are large chunks of unprocessed veggies/fruits in the pulp hopper and the juice yield is far reduced from when it was new. I couldn't even come close to the blades with my fingers when I first got it without cutting my finger... now I can swipe my fingers across the blades with impunity. I have looked into getting a new basket and discover that it will cost me $65 cdn (incl tax and shipping) which, if the next one is of the same quality will need replacing every six months. (the part is not available on Amazon Canada)
So I can say that my ecstatic review when I first got the machine is not so ecstatic now. I loved the machine when it was working well but it is an expensive piece of equipment that should work at full capacity for longer than 6 months. (I have been away for one month out the the 7 months I have owned it) I use it most days just for myself, so it has not been over used and I clean and care for it according to all the instructions and juicing methods. I don't want to discourage anyone from juicing and this machine may still be one of the best out there... I just thought I should be fair and warn people of the issue that I have experienced. I still find it easy to use and easy to clean.