I recently decided to trade in my Omega 8005 masticating juicer for the Breville Multi-Speed Ikon juicer. Although the Omega was an excellent juicer for juicing greens and wheat grass, I found that I just could not digest the large amount of fiber it put into the juice. I even strained it after and still could not get the juice completely smooth.
The Breville Ikon: Retail $199.00
The Look: This unit is composed of stainless steel giving it a sleek look. It provides the same materials as the Juice fountain plus. The top cover is clear so that you can see the different colors of juice being made. The mesh basket has amazingly tiny holes to weed out the tiniest amount of pulp. It is a very nice looking unit overall!
The Features: This juicer has a high powered motor at 900 watts. The great part is that it has 5 speed settings for different produce. You can juice soft berries on a number 1 and then kick it up to 5 for beets and carrots. It also has a smart chip feature that automatically adjusts the power for harder produce.
The Juice: This unit is fast and produces quality juice. Like I said, it takes out every speck of pulp for a very smooth digestible juice. The juice is not overly foamy and does not seem to separate as with other juicers. The pulp coming out is pretty dry. It doesn’t do greens perfectly, but if you know a few tricks you can get a good amount extracted.
I am pretty impressed with this juicer and I recommend the Breville brand overall. They have a $99.00 dollar unit, a $149 and then the Ikon for $199. They also offer the Elite full stainless steel model, but you really don’t need to go that high to get a quality juice.
Today’s Juice: Super good!!
- 1 large apple
- 3 carrots
- 1 beet
- 1 orange peeled
- 1 inch ginger
- 1/2 lemon with skin