Plug it in after this, turn it on, and you’re ready to go.
Like most juicers, a plastic chute is provided on the locking mechanism, providing a big enough gap to pass fruit into the juicer, and not your fingers. Simply drop the fruit down here, and the juicing compartment will take care of everything, forcing the fruit through the ridges of the squeezing screw, before it’s small enough to be pushed through the mesh filter at the bottom of the screw.
When this happens, juice from the fruit is pushed out on one of the two chutes (the right one), while fibre is expelled from the remaining chute (the left one).
Fibre pushed from the EJ-CP10BJ is generally dry, though not quite to the extent that the grandfather of machines — the Oscar Neo Ultem Tough — makes possible.
There is still some liquid in the residual pulp, enough so that you could use the remaining fibre in recipes, which is a stark contrast to the mulch the Ultem Tough leaves behind which is virtually inedible thanks to the total lack of moisture left behind from that juicer.
Thankfully, another difference between the two models is the speed, and the Sharp doesn’t waste time in taking your fruit from its solid form into something far more suitable for a cup.
It would takes between five and ten seconds for most fruit and vegetable fibre to be passed from the top of the container and past the squeezing screw into the juice and fibre jugs below.
Some particularly thin vegetables may take a little bit more time, and we found leafy herbs like basil and even kale could require something else to get them through, so if you’re stuck in this case, try pushing through an apple chunk, as that seems to make it easy for the flatter ingredients to resolve.
That said, even the kale could be juiced, and while this journalist isn’t too fond of the flavour, the residue expelled from the left side was reasonably dry, though, once again, wasn’t the most moisture-free pulp we’ve seen from a slow juicer in the past.
As far as cleaning goes, Sharp’s slow juicer is tremendously easy to remove fibre from, with really only two sections to worry about: the container with its juice and fibre release slots, and the juicing screw with the filter attached.
This makes it a cinch to clean, which is better than either of the two slow juicers that have passed through GadgetGuy in the past, with less bits to clean across the board.