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Cuisinart Juice Extractor Review

While this juicer did great with our trio of juice cocktails, it fell short in almost every other test we conducted
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Cuisinart Juice Extractor Review
Price:  $180 List
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Manufacturer:   Cuisinart
By David Wise and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Jan 29, 2022
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RANKED
#11 of 13
  • Juice Quality - 25% 8.3
  • Soft Produce - 20% 5.0
  • Hard Produce - 20% 4.7
  • Leafy Greens - 20% 2.0
  • Cleaning - 15% 5.0

Our Verdict

Based on its stellar performance in our Juice Quality metric, we initially thought that the Cuisinart Juice Extractor had a strong chance of winning an award. However, its performance swiftly waned throughout the remainder of our tests, eventually finishing in the lower half of the pack. This is a great product for making mixed juice cocktails but has very poor yields when juicing soft produce, hard produce, and leafy greens. This machine is also a little pricey relative to its performance and is one of the harder models to clean, making it far from our favorite juicer. To see which models we favored, check out our review of the best juicers.
REASONS TO BUY
Makes great blended juices
REASONS TO AVOID
Struggled with leafy greens
Harder to clean
Editor's Note: This juicer gear review was updated on January 28, 2022, with more information to help you find the right juicer for your needs.

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Bottom Line This juicer has low yields for hard and soft produce and isn't the easiest to clean, but it does make great mixed juice drinksThe large chute, easy-to-clean parts, and efficient juicing capabilities make this a top-tier centrifugal juicerEasy cleanup and a stronger motor may make this premium model worth the extra expenseAn inexpensive and user-friendly machine that produces a very quality glass of juiceIf you are looking for freshly-squeezed juice at a bargain, we think this is a great middle-of-the-road option that won't blow your budget
Rating Categories Cuisinart Juice Ext... Breville Juice Foun... Hamilton Beach Big... Hamilton Beach Big... Mueller Ultra-Juicer
Juice Quality (25%)
8.3
8.3
5.3
6.3
5.7
Soft Produce (20%)
5.0
5.8
4.5
4.5
6.0
Hard Produce (20%)
4.7
7.7
8.0
5.4
4.7
Leafy Greens (20%)
2.0
3.7
4.3
5.0
3.4
Cleaning (15%)
5.0
8.0
8.0
6.0
6.0
Specs Cuisinart Juice Ext... Breville Juice Foun... Hamilton Beach Big... Hamilton Beach Big... Mueller Ultra-Juicer
Model # CJE-1000 JE98XL 67850 67601A MU-100
Type Centrifugal Centrifugal Centrifugal Centrifugal Centrifugal
Warranty 3 Year 1 Year Limited 3 year 3 year 2 Year
Dimensions //L x W x H with pulp cup and without pitcher // 14.9" x 9.4" x 16.5" 14.1" x 9" x 16.5" 14.5" x 14.5" x 9" 14.4"1 x 7.8" x 11.46" 16" x 8.1" x 16"
Reverse? No No No No No
Dishwasher Safe? Yes Yes, most parts Yes Yes Filter blade
Average Soft Produce Yield 17 ounces 16 ounces 16 ounces 18 ounces
Average Hard Produce Yield 17 ounces 22 ounces 18 ounces 17 ounces
Average Leafy Greens Yield 3 ounces 4 ounces 4 ounces 5 ounces

Our Analysis and Test Results

To judge the proficiency of these juicers and score their performance, we bought the best juicers currently available and tested them side-by-side. We evaluated each option in five weighted rating metrics, with the Cuisinart Juice Extractor's performance described below.

Performance Comparison


cuisinart juice extractor - the cuisinart juice extractor did really well with mixed juices but...
The Cuisinart Juice Extractor did really well with mixed juices but fell short in other areas.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Juice Quality


We used a trio of different juice recipes to judge the performance of each product, evaluating the texture, thickness, and taste produced for each one. As mentioned above, the Juice Extractor delivered an excellent performance in this metric.

cuisinart juice extractor - the cuisinart juice extractor may not have the best yields across...
The Cuisinart Juice Extractor may not have the best yields across our testing field, but it produces some of the best tasting juice.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

The Juice Extractor did an excellent job in our first test — a mixture of beets, carrots, apples, celery, cucumbers, and ginger root. It produced one of the best beverages of the bunch, creating a smooth and creamy drink that was highly tasty.

cuisinart juice extractor - the cuisinart produced some very tasty juice.
The Cuisinart produced some very tasty juice.
Credit: Austin Palmer

The Juice Extractor carried its excellent performance into our next test: a juice primarily made of romaine lettuce, apples, and oranges. Again, this model delivered one of the best performances of the entire group. The texture was silky-smooth with no pulp whatsoever and tasted great.

cuisinart juice extractor - the cuisinart had the best "romaine-apple-orange" juice.
The Cuisinart had the best “Romaine-Apple-Orange” juice.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Performance dropped a little with our third recipe, the “Sunset Blend.” The finished drink of apples, carrots, beets, oranges, and sweet potatoes had some pulp but still tasted great and had a fantastic texture.

Soft Produce


This metric evaluated each product's yield when using various types of soft produce, such as cucumbers, celery, apples, and oranges. We also judged the quality of the juice created, noting how much pulp or foam it had and if it separated quickly. The Juice Extractor delivered an unimpressive performance with softer fruits and veggies.

cuisinart juice extractor - the cuisinart had an average performance for soft produce.
The Cuisinart had an average performance for soft produce.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

This juicer did very poorly at juicing celery, generating an amount of juice well below average. However, there were only mild amounts of pulp and minimal separation. The Juice Extractor did a bit better at juicing cucumbers, generating an above-average quantity of juice with practically no pulp.

cuisinart juice extractor - the cuisinart had a high yield of cucumber juice with relatively low...
The Cuisinart had a high yield of cucumber juice with relatively low amounts of pulp.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Performance dropped in our orange juice assessment, with the Juice Extractor creating less than the average amount of orange juice. There was no pulp and only moderate amounts of foam. When juicing apples, this model generated about 20mL of juice above the average and only had mild amounts of pulp. However, this juice was quite foamy and separated rather quickly.

Hard Produce


We used carrots, sweet potatoes, and beets as our representative hard produce. The Juice Extractor did a middle-of-the-road job here as well. Our first test with carrots fell a little short, generating a below-average yield, about 10mL less than the average amount produced — though the juice made only had minimal foam and pulp.

cuisinart juice extractor - hard produce was more of a challenge than soft produce for the...
Hard produce was more of a challenge than soft produce for the Cuisinart.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Juicing beets went a bit better with the Juice Extractor yielding almost exactly the average amount of juice. No pulp was produced, but there were moderate amounts of foam. Performance was about the same when juicing sweet potatoes. We got an average amount of juice, with only mild pulp and a tiny bit of foam.

cuisinart juice extractor - the cuisinart was on par for beet juice yields.
The Cuisinart was on par for beet juice yields.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Leafy Greens


Starting, the Juice Extractor did an abysmal job at juicing wheatgrass, essentially failing to produce any juice at all. It did a little better with kale, as it at least created some juice this time, but it only yielded about half as much liquid as the average. This product's performance improved further when tasked with juicing spinach, but it was still one of the worst products overall in this test. It again yielded well below the average amount of juice and produced a little foam.

cuisinart juice extractor - the cuisinart couldn't cut it in our leafy greens testing.
The Cuisinart couldn't cut it in our leafy greens testing.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Cleaning


We compared the difficulty in cleaning out each product after use for our final metric. The Juice Extractor is relatively more complicated than many other models to clean. This model includes a high-quality cleaning brush, and it has dishwasher-safe components, which is good because it is difficult to wash by hand. The strainer bowl and the pulp container have some hard-to-reach places that are trying to clean manually.

cuisinart juice extractor - the cuisinart had some difficult places to clean.
The Cuisinart had some difficult places to clean.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Should You Buy the Cuisinart Juice Extractor?


The Cuisinart Juice Extractor isn't our favorite. It makes excellent mixed juice cocktails, so it might be worth considering if that is all you are planning on doing with it. However, if you want to juice single ingredients or leafy greens, we recommend moving to other options.

What Other Juicer Should You Consider?


The Breville Juice Fountain Plus is one of the highest-ranking juicers in this review and one of the best centrifugal options around. It performed better in our tests than the Cuisinart for juicing hard produce and leafy greens, and it is much easier to clean. In addition, its other performance scores were on par with the Cuisinart, making the Juice Fountain the obvious better choice on every front that arguably matters.

David Wise and Austin Palmer