Updated 21 Nov 2014

Sunbeam

Slow Juicer JE9000

Snapshot: The Sunbeam Slow Juicer JE9000 is a cold-press juicer with 1 speed plus reverse and an external pulp container. How well does it juice and is it easy to clean?

Slow Juicer JE9000
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$499

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Test results

Overall score
69
Juicing
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good results for orange juice.
  • Very good results for apple juice.
  • Good-sized chute.
  • OK to assemble and take apart.
  • Has cleaning brush.

But

  • Just OK results for carrot juice.
  • Just OK results for green leafy juice.
  • Not dishwasher safe.
  • Blade is accessible.
  • No cord storage.
  • Can be fiddly to align the filter basket and auger.
  • Pulp can become jammed (which stops the processing).

How we test

Overall score includes:

Juicing (30%)
Ease of use (70%)

We processed a kilogram each of carrots, apples and oranges — and a “green leafy” combination of spinach, kiwifruit, pear, cucumber, mint and celery. We measured the quantity of juice produced and checked its texture and consistency. If a juicer claimed to be able to make smoothies, we made a banana, pineapple, mango and strawberry smoothie. The smoothie score doesn’t contribute to the juicing score.

We assessed how easy and safe it was to “feed” the juicer, assemble and take apart, collect the juice, remove the pulp, and clean the juicer. We also checked whether juice dripped out of the spout after processing, and whether there was any splashing or leaking while juicing. We also measured how noisy the juicers are but this doesn’t contribute to the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$499
Type
Cold-press

Specifications

Average juicing time (min:sec)
2:10
Noise level (dBA)
59
Weight (kg)
6.8
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
45 x 28 x 22
Jug capacity (ml)
1000
Pulp container (inside/outside)
External

Features

Dishwasher safe
No
Number of speeds
1 plus reverse.

More Info

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