The main drawback of this Best Orange Juicer is that the lever also makes it easy to over-ream the fruit, taking off a significant amount of undesirable pith. In our blind tasting, all four tasters detected a bitter note in the juice from the Breville, which we attributed to over-reaming. The bitterness was subtle, so it likely would be unnoticeable to most people—especially if you're not sipping the juice side by side with others. In contrast, however, we detected absolutely no bitterness in juice from the Proctor Silex.
Despite its high price relative to the other electric orange juicers we tested, the Breville is missing a few key features. For starters, this model doesn't have pulp control; although we found the resulting juice to be smooth, it was also fairly thick with pulp. The Breville 800CPXL Citrus Press lacks something for catching the juice, as well.
Breville introduced the Citrus Press to the market only this past spring, as a lower-priced version of our former luxury pick, the Breville 800CPXL ($200). It's constructed mostly of plastic, as opposed to the 800CPXL's mostly steel body, but that made this model a little easier to clean as well as 3 pounds lighter. In terms of performance, though, we found them equal, so we went with the less expensive version. Currently the Breville Electric Juicers is sold exclusively at Williams-Sonoma. Not a lot of user reviews are available for it yet, but we'll continue long-term testing to see how it performs.
All three of our picks have removable parts that are top-rack dishwasher safe. Your best bet is to rinse off or soak those parts immediately after you use them, to prevent pulp from drying on them. The bases house the motors and should never go into the sink or dishwasher; instead, you can wipe them down with a damp cloth or paper towel. You know choosing Electric Orange Juicers is a hard thing to the beginners.
When working in bulk, it's a good idea to clean out the strainer every few oranges. Do this step to make sure the built-up pulp remnants don't stop juice from getting through. Reading the electric Orange Juicer Reviews can help you find top rated products.