I promised a review of my juicer a million years ago and am FINALLY getting around to it. Sorry if you've been waiting with bated breath. (Probably not, eh?)
I bought the Breville BJE510XL Juicer, Ikon Juice Extractor (yest that's its real name) in October last year for 200 and something dollars via Amazon.com. It was discounted from 289.99. I previously owned the Jack Lalanne Juicer, which I killed in a matter of weeks by juicing every morning. Luckily, I bought it at Bed, Bath and Beyond and they gave me a full refund.
What do I think of the Breville? I think its fantastic. Its got a workhorse motor that would juice a rock if I sent it down the shoot. (Don't try that, though... that would be stupid.) I send whole apples and lemons through the shoot without a problem. The juice is always clear of pulp, which is a big plus in my book.
I also notice that I get a larger volume of juice with the Breville than I ever did with the Lalanne using the same amount of produce. More bang for my buck! And the best part is that the Breville is far easier to clean than the Lalanne. It comes apart easily and some of the parts are even dishwasher safe.
I've been using the juicer every week (and at some points every day) for three seasons and the motor shows no signs of slowing. Every once in a while I have to finesse something through the shoot, but it always juices all my produce without issue. I highly recommend this juicer and am thrilled that enjoys a spot on my counter top.
Right now, Macy's has my juicer on sale with 10% off and free shipping. Its a fabulous deal. So if you've been thinking about getting a juicer, this would be the perfect time! Here is the link to the Macy's deal: http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/breville-bje510xl-juicer-ikon-juice-extractor?ID=369568&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results.
P.S. Macy's did not pay me to write this review, nor did the Breville company. But if they'd like to pay, I'm happy to take their money via check, direct deposit or Paypal. I have never been above bribery.