(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Hamilton beach Big mouth juicer
Easy clean up
Other Manufacturing Issue
small juice container
This is a product my wife and I decided to buy, Mostly for our health, to lose weight, get more fruits / veggies faster. This was our first Ever Juicer. what attracted us was the 5 year warrranty. the price was 80$ or less canadian, and other reviews we have read it seemed to be generally good over all.<br /><br />I juice 1 to 2 times Daily, EVERY DAY. I make large batches of juice each time, 3-4 oranges, 3-4 apples, 2 -3 large carrots, handfuls of grapes, large chunks of pineapples, Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, Strawberries. ETC<br />I usually make a Large JUG of juice each time i juice and I share with wife / kids.<br /><br />The juicer handles large apples cut in half, or small and medium ones at full size. If you don't try to jam them down Really quickly, then it juices them fine. I've had No problems with the machine bogging down, Unless you are filling the chute and trying to push it all through quickly. Although, A lot of times, it does not process leafy greens really well IMO. And at times it seems to spit the last piece of apples skins out in large chunks, just as the last bit of apple is going through, it kicks a large chunk out. <br /> I found the machine to be very loud, in fact it scares the heck out of my Grandaughter. but most times I'm interested in getting my juice and getting out to work so i Don't mind the noise for 1 minute.<br />I prep all my stuff ahead of time, takes 5 - 10 mins max, peeling oranges, washing leafy greens / carrots etc. takes 1 -2 mins tops to run through the machine, and Most times all the plastic parts I rinse with hot running water and place in a drip tray, and they are clean. the Blade bowl, has to be scrubbed with a brush, <br /> Until recently i have had very little complaints with this machine however one thing did happen, while juicing some carrots, the spinning blades apparently went out of balance or something and was vibrating the whole machine like crazy, I began to smell burnt smells like plastic melting. upon taking the machine appart I saw that the blades had spun crookedly or something and melted the plastic rim of the part below it, the rim is now very rough and jagged and it actually melted plastic in a line through the top of the blades.<br /> I can't compare this machine to other juicers, we've never had one. but for under 100$ and 5 yr warranty this machine has worked wonderfully for us.<br />As a first time juicer its been great but if your looking for a Professional machine, that milks out every ounce and has a high durability etc, this might not be for you.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.