Summary: We were given the first one of these as a gift and loved it We juice (almost exclusively) about 3 limes a day. The motor broke after 2 years and was not fixable, (although we have the skill to fix many things, replace the brushes on motors, etc.). Bought another, it lasted a year.
Very bad experience! The toastess box has been evidently open ...
21 November 2014
Summary: Very bad experience! The toastess box has been evidently open and closed many time before delivery: it look's like a secund hand product. When I open the package, the base of the unit was damaged. I found many little pieces of the unit in the bottom of the packaging.
Used it lightly and carefully but broke in a year.
C. Brown, Amazon
13 September 2014
Summary: only used it once in a while, took very good care of it, but broke in a year. :( Looks good, still looks like brand new after one year. However, the large reamer is way too small for orange and grapefruit. The juice got stuck on the filter hole all the time, they should make it much bigger.
Summary: I purchased this unit 2 years ago and it is powerful and get the job done quickly. I had 2 other brands stop working right in the middle of juicing before. Recently when I plugged my unit into the wall it did not turn on.
Summary: I read a news report recently that Dairy Queen is going to start making Orange Julius, and I visited the local Dairy Queen in hopes of getting an Orange Julius, but alas they did not have the new machine, so I did a bit of research on the web and found a pretty good recipe for making Orange Julius...
Summary: The look is good and it honestly gets most of the fruits, but there are 2 major issues: the noise is really not what you want to hear just after waking up, and the pipe to let the juice out is not big enough so it gets jammed easily.
Motor requires a rest after initial juicing of 8 oranges
Robert M. Nied, Amazon
10 July 2012
Summary: 1. Motor is designed to stop after juicing about 8 oranges because it is intended to be used daily to juice a few oranges at a time. The time to again start the motor is about 9 minutes to juice only about 4 oranges. The motor again stops and is very sluggish after about 12 minutes. 2.
Looks nice, but not efficient enough for my liking
13 May 2012
Summary: I don't know whether this is the fault of this particular juicer, or it's the electric juicer in general, but I can get more juice of of my limes faster with a hand press. I'm returning it for a lever-style juice press, which is what I was originally looking for anyway.