Saturday, October 22, 2011

Juice it Up! Our Breville Juicer

Yes, this week was a health-focused one. D and I purchased a Blendtec blender and a Breville Juice Fountain Elite. We've been waiting quite some time for these appliances so I am thankful we were able to save up for them!

Do you need a high-speed blender and juicer for a healthy lifestyle? No, of course not! It's a choice we made and are excited to have these new appliances in our kitchen.

I wasn't expecting the juicer to arrive until next week but again, I was surprised when it came a mere three days after placing the order.

The juicer has a thicker manual than the Blendtec but there are a lot more moving parts. D had it up and together in no time, i.e. he did not read the manual :)

So pretty!

We went with apple juice as I've never tasted fresh apple juice. 

Ready to fire up
The juice was delicious!
Apple juice w a little lime
Making the juice is a breeze but cleaning takes more time - well, just the basket, really. 

Here's the culprit and its brush
D is continuing to experiment with easier ways to get squeaky clean but right now, it's time consuming. We're all ears if you have any suggestions!

I had promised to myself when I got a Blendtec or juicer, I would embark on another feasting journey. Not only did I start but D is joining in this time. We're on our second day but that's another post.

Happy and healthy weekend!

- Kareen, RD


Seygra20 said...

I really need to get me one of those, I saw this guy on youtube use it and fell in love with it.

MissShaun508 said...

Congrats on the Blendtec!! I have a Vita-Mix. You don't need a high speed blender, but they make life a little easier. :-)

Naturaleza said...

Wow! Nice and durable. Enjoy using it!

purple_moonflower123 said...

I just got a Breville Juicer and I love it. I need a blender though. What made you buy the Blendtec over the Vitamix?

Kareen said...

Hello purple_moonflower! Yep! I love the Breville. Cleaning has also become quicker so I'm happy for that.

We chose the Blendtec for it's smaller size and automatic controls. I love just pressing a button and it produces the same quality of sauce, smoothie, etc every time. I definitely recommend getting the WildSide jar as you will not need to use a tamper. It's pretty amazing and I have no complaints so far.

Kirstie @ Musings of a Happy Life said...

Oh you've just inspired me to buy another juicer. Ours broke and now I miss it! Have fun juicing!

Kareen said...

We've had so much fun! It runs so smoothly!