Had high hopes
We thought this was going to be a great citrus press and where really happy when we first started using it, seemed really good, easy to use and got lots of juice per lime, but after about 15 limes it just stopped. we had a couple of buckets worth of limes to do and freeze. we took it back as we thought it was faulty and they gave us another one. it worked perfectly for another 15 or so limes and stopped again. it seems that the motor is over heating. this is ridiculous for such an otherwise great machine. we will be returning as this is not fit...for purpose, 15 limes is not much for such a powerfu, heavy duty and expensive machine. Breville you could have done well here with a bit better cooling designed into the motor installation, a fan on the bottom of the shaft and a cooling vent would probably have been fine, but fully inclosed like it is the motor has no chance. Build Quality is great, just the design is flawed,
Does the best job. Minor design flaw
I did a lot of research before purchase.. This juicer scores high for yield (how much juice is extracted), ease of use, versatility and ease of cleaning. I would have given it 5 stars except for an annoying design fault with the juicing cup (the bit that sits over your fruit. It has a little plastic circlip that holds it in place to allow for easy removal of the cup for cleaning. The cup has a tendency to pop out of its locator. Breville have indirectly acknowledged this design is flawed because they now provide four spares with each machine. H...aving said that, my research did not uncover a better juicer for citrus fruits. The lever action requires little effort, the juice yield is better that any other product, the unit is very quiet and the parts are all easily and quickly removed for cleaning (which is also very quick and easy). Works with limes, lemons, oranges and grapefruits with no change of parts to accommodate the different sized fruits. The strainer seems to allow just the right amount of pulp into the extracted juice (very healthy I'm told). The unit is housed in a stainless steel casing and seems very solid. If you enjoy fresh citrus juice, give this product some serious consideration.
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Best juicer in 30 years
We've had an orange tree for more than 30 years and went through lots of citrus juicers before we found the Breville 800CP. We have fresh squeezed orange juice 5 days a week and the 800CP is the only one that can handle this for years on end. And so easy to use with the lever action and fruit dome which fits all sizes of oranges, limes and lemons. We've just purchased our third 800CP - they tend to last about 5 years then the gearbox gives up.
I thought it died then it came back to life
The kids were juicing about 10 oranges and i was telling my friend how much i liked the juicer and what a great solid design it is. Then in that moment it just stopped with a bad electric motor smell. Dissappointing after about 15 months of use. However, seemed it just needed a rest and it started working again when i checked 20 mins later. So seems to be a protective mechanism.
Annoying how the bit that fits over the fruit has such a flimsy attachment and often falls off.
I have been using the stainless steel version for over two years to make two glasses of fresh orange juice every morning. A brilliant functional design, works faultlessly and it still looks like new!
Easy to clean - immediately after use I just rinse/brush the units clean under cold water then pour hot water from the kettle (after making cup of tea) over the unit to help it dry (with paper towel) and then reassemble the unit.
Fresh pressed orange juice is so much nicer, and cheaper, than the bottled variety. Buy oranges by the bag, enjoy the seasons, navel / valencia, from around Australia. Fresh is definitely best.
Another Breville Heap of Crap!
If you want to juice more than six oranges, don't buy this over priced rubbish. Cone falls off repeatedly, and the machine shuts down before it juices one lousy bucket full of fruit!
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Love My New ‘Toy’!
I was sick of hand juicing oranges from my heavily fruited trees every year. I researched available citrus pressers, and this came on top. Today I juiced 30 oranges, of varying sizes, in a fraction of the time taken hand juicing. The 800CP didn’t miss a beat. It juices fruit thoroughly, straight into the jug (not provided) underneath without drips.
Other reviews stated problems with the juicer cone constantly falling off, yet Breville have addressed this.
The cone didn’t fall off, and Breville have supplied extra C Clips should this become problematic in future.
Easy to clean- I just ran components under warm water, but they are dishwasher safe.
I’m actually looking forward to next ‘big juicing’
I have had this juicer for many years. It is easy to clean. It is very quick and very easy to use. I use this regularly and have had no problems with it.
The only con , is that it's a little heavy to lift in and out of the cupboard and place on the bench top.
During the citrus season and during spring summer, I use this so much , it just stays on my bench top, as it is fairly compact.
I am recommending this , especially for people with families, we easily juice a bag of oranges in minutes. The pith and the seeds are automatically strained out , so the juice is delicious.
I can't quite remember when I bought it but it has had a lot of use and I believe it is at least 5 years old.
Purchased in January 2014.
love it/hate it
I love the concept of this juicer, the overall quality is crap. I make orange juice every day & need a quick reliable machine & after 2(of these Breville Citrus Press Pro 800CP just stopping, they just dont last. Never again, back using Aldi citrus juicer it has never had any problems in the years of use. Do not buy, if you get one given to you or find a bargin on gumtree go for it, but dont be surprised when it dies. Also breville customer service is appalling.
Purchased in May 2018.
Could do better
I have had this press for a week now and it is very good at doing what it's supposed to do. It seems simple and solid enough and clean up is quick and easy.It is also chunky enough to have it's own place on my kitchen counter top. Time will tell whether it will be a hand me down or end up under the sink with the Scotty dog biscuit tin.
At $220 it's not cheap so I expected near perfection which sadly I don't have.
There is a cone on the handle for holding the fruit while pressing which constantly disengages itself and randomly drops of. Could ...
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Magnetic cone fails after 6 months. Breville says it is not covered by 2 year warranty.
The magnetic cone that holds the fruit in place keeps falling off. I bought this in December 2017 for my mother who has a shoulder problem. So I contacted Breville, who offered to sell me one for $27.57 plus $10 postage.$37.57 each 6 months? No, I don't think so, Breville.
This is the second appliance from Breville that has not been fit for purpose.. I dont think I will be buying another one. Customer service is also non-existent, with it being made obvious that they just dont care. Maybe they bought that jacket too...
Excellent product, saves time, & easy to clean!
Because our family prefers the full flavor of fresh orange juice, I decided to purchase the Breville Citrus Press Pro after reading favourable reviews on www.productreview.com.
I have used this product almost on a weekly basis to juice two bags of oranges for approximately 12 months and there is nothing to complain about.
At first the appliance did overheat and switch off, but this issue was resolved after I read the user manual. I realised that I had been juicing the fruit halves for too long and this resulted in the motor switching off...to protect from overheating and burnout. The manual does state that "The 800 Class Citrus Press juices very quickly so each fruit half will be juiced in a few seconds". So I simply followed the directions, reduced the juicing time to a few seconds and the problem was solved. I have since, not had the appliance stop working and I can even juice two bags of oranges in one session, and do so quickly. Cleaning is a breeze. After each use, the parts are very easy to remove and clean with soapy water. Verdict: This product works exactly as advertised. The Citrus Press saves me time, is easy to clean and delivers fresh orange, grapefruit, lime and lemon juice that we can drink straight away or use to blend with watermelon and other fruits for a delicious juice. Thank you Breville!
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Brilliant - works very well
This citrus press works simply perfectly for us.
In addition it is durable and very easy to clean.
In my eyes the citrus press is worth every single cent if you have to process a lot of citrus fruit.
The time saving compared to manual processing is staggering.
As a result, no more body aches!
Love This Product
Really happy with the juice I get from this product. So easy to clean! It is used every Sunday. Usually 2 largish oranges gets us a small glass for one. I juice 10 oranges with ease for the family, Have not had any issues with this product so far. Based on some of the reviews I hope it stays that way as I am loving my juicer!!!
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Overheats and crappy customer service
Machine over heats after 10 to 15 fruits being juiced. Called their customer service and a very rude man told me that this is normal. Breville, do not hire people who hate helping customers, its not that hard. I rarely write reviews about any product but this time I had to.
Have had this for a couple of years and am generally happy with its performance EXCEPT that the cone has chipped and broken at the attaching spike and the coating on the body under the strainer and at the point where the cone attaches has chipped away and has left quite sharp and dangerous edges. I would not expect a product in this price range to be in this condition after a couple of years. We only ever juice 2 oranges per day so not overused.
With 2 oranges you can have a glass of fresh juice in one minute. Takes all the orange pulp and makes a lot of juice. Very quiet to operate for early morning risers. Made of heavy duty steel, it is a must for any kitchen. Looks great on my kitchen bench too with my steel appliances. Love it!!!!
Bulky Useless Piece Of Junk
I purchased this thinking I could juice lemons (when in season) and freeze, however after juicing just 7 lemons, I could smell something & I thought it may just be "the new motor smell", squeezed another 3 lemons and it stopped working. It was hot to touch and it smelt. I unplugged it and decided to try it again after 15 minutes. It squeezed one lemon & stopped again. I called Breville and the first thing she asked me was "How many lemons did you squeeze?" I told her, & at the same time, I was thinking, What does it matter?? It is a bulky, expe...nsive juicer. It is SUPPOSED to be made for juicing large quantity of juice. Why would someone purchase a BULKY EXPENSIVE juicer to juice 10 oranges???? I was told that the machine was not made to juice more than 10 oranges at a time & the machine then has to rest for 4 hours!!. ARE YOU FOR REAL??? I have 5 in my family. You need at least 3 oranges for a glass of orange juice. Do I just tell half of my family that they can have their morning orange juice at lunch time or maybe dinner time? I have a NO BRAND small juicer that is over 15 years old and I have used it to squeeze NOT one but TWO boxes of oranges/lemons at a time, no smell, no rest. Why on earth would someone purchase an EXPENSIVE & BULKY machine so they can juice 3 glasses of orange juice at a time? I was told the machine was faulty because of the smell, however I returned the machine for a refund, NOT an exchange THINK TWICE before purchasing. What a waste of time & money.
Disappointing and not value for money
We had a Breville Citrus Press and were so happy with it that we bought another one when the first one stopped working after many years use; however, we are extremely disappointed with the replacement. It has corroded underneath the lift-off filter/juicer section and the handle constantly jams/sticks. We contacted Breville customer service, only to be told that they had had no other reports of issues with this product - basically, they were totally disinterested and implied that it was our problem, not theirs! We expected a better quality produ...ct and better customer service; in our opinion, the Breville Citrus Press is extremely disappointing quality and value wise and we will never buy another again. In fact, we haven't bought another Breville product since.
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My cirtus press 800CP has just stopped working. not a sound from the motor. Nothing at all. Please help?
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