8 cup of juice and the fast spin already failed.....
N. Waters "slow to decide", Amazon
4 July 2010
Summary: I was in a hurry, and picked this up without reading the reviews. It is going back tomorrow, but I thought I'd at least add a pet peeve. I agree with the three biggest failings listed by the first few reviewers. At first, I decided I could "maybe" deal with it. But then, the one thing I did like about it - the fast spin out - stopped. The fast spin was helpful, and eked out an extra 10% of juice or so. And left the pulp in the basket less sloppy.
Summary: This is a great juicer to have if you have houseguests. Although at first I was disappointed in my Juicer because when I used it first thing in the morning it did not wake up my guests, it turned out this was because my guests slept with ear plugs, and was not because the juicer wasn't loud enough to wake them. The gadget really paid off, however, when the moochers decided to make themselves fresh orange juice.
Summary: After struggling with this juicer - with all the symptoms others have commented on, I returned mine to a local dealer - THREE TIMES!! Each and every replacement was the same or worse. I felt so guilty for the store owner, that the fourth juicer simply went in the garbage. I wrote Cuisinart and they offered another replacement, but the rep said he knew of the problems but there was no fix in place. Makes you wonder about Cuisinart.
Summary: I just bought this yesterday. I went out and bought lemons, oranges, and limes today to try it out. The lemons juiced fine; without any problem. BUT, then I got to the oranges. The juicer would just stall out every time my husband or I exerted the slightest pressure onto this thing. I'm taking it back to the store tomorrow. I'm certainly not keeping it just to use it for juicing lemons, especially for $30.
This juicer is not designed for frequent use, once a year at best.
JE "Jon Eakin", Amazon
13 June 2010
Summary: The positive reviewers have either never used a good juicer or they are not actually trying to use this device more than once a year. This unit is junk. The unit looks cool and modern. It happens to have the Cuisinart brand name on it, which might have been a plus in a past life. Complaints, this is why I returned it to the store: 1. Metal scraping sound, high pitched. Annoys the whole family.
Summary: I must say I am very surprised by the negativity of the reviews here for this juicer! I'm a bit puzzled by some of them...I've never had this juicer fly across my counter or do crazy spins back and forth. You put pressure straight down as you juice and that problem doesn't happen. I've considered this to be a great little juicer. We found it at costco for twenty bucks and it has served us well for two years.
Summary: does a nice job juicing, but moves around on the counter a bit. it seems to take forever. the easy cleanup is a plus. i am kind of wishing i had spent the money on a mechanical juicer with a lever though.
Summary: In my many decades as a consumer, I have never dealt with an appliance that was more badly designed. The body of the juicer spun to the left or the right; the juice ran on the counter as a result. The spout was too short. The gears stripped repeatedly. The cap for squeezing without using one's hands did not work. The unit had to be cleaned after every small glass of juice -- and was impossible to clean thoroughly. The machine was very noisy.
Summary: Wow, I was really surprised by this juicer. It is incredibly disappointing. I read the mixed reviews before I purchased it hoping that I would have better luck but I didn't. The juicer doesn't stay-put on the counter and I ended up with juice all over. I was left with a horrible mess not matter what I did. The only positive thing that I can say about it is that it looks nice...But that doesn't cut it.