Jack Lalanne’s Power Juicer Pro Review
Jack Lalanne’s Power Juicer Pro
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I have been looking for a juicer to add variety to my diet – I just don’t want to use the Vitamix all the time. But of course I was looking for the best deal. A Big Lots opened near me and I figured I would check them out. This juicer is a very popular juicer and quite frequently has been featured on television. I have seen it retailing for $149-$199. Big Lots however had it for just $99 and since this was a grand opening I also had another $5 off. I did take advantage of another deal while I was there – saving that for another day…
This juicer is HUGE! I don’t know if they make juicers bigger than this.
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Stainless Steel Mesh Filter
- Non Drip Spout
- Whisper Quiet Operation
- High Performance Induction Motion
- Lifetime Warranty
- Extra Large Round Chute
- Special Patented Extraction Technology
- Dishwasher Safe
- Surgical Quality Stainless Steel Blade
- Built in Safety Features
- Supersized Pulp Collection Bucket
To begin with I will say that this machine is not nearly as heavy as it looks – that is a good thing. The size makes it seem like it would be extremely heavy but it was not too bad. The construction is very solid and the operation is as quiet as I think anyone can make it based on the job it has to do. The chute is a great size – I can easily put entire small apples, oranges, pears, cucumbers etc… without even cutting them first. Saves a large amount of prep time and time is so very valuable to me. I am always on the run.
Years ago I had a very cheap juicer and I remembered marvelling at the waste. Seems not matter what I put into it I “earned” very little juice. With this machine I easily get large amounts of juice. The pulp that is left behind is practically dry!! I couldn’t believe it. I can’t imagine any machine extracting more juice than this one does.
It is a little more work than I would like to clean up but definitely not a huge deal. There are no nooks and crannies left behind to harbor bacteria. I do not have a dishwasher so I must be able to thoroughly clean these machines by hand.
Two issues I encountered were that the plunger (to push the food through the chute) is a tube but with one tiny flat side. All excited to use this machine I didn’t pay close attention to where that flat side was. The plunger went into the chute no problem but it absolutely would not come back out. I spent a half an hour with my two kids trying to weasel that baby out. Phew – we finally succeeded and I won’t make that mistake again but for all of you – be careful and make sure the plunger is pushed in properly. The second issue was the huge pulp mess. Sure there is a bucket. But that stuff sprayed into the bucket, around the bucket, above the bucket! My walls, stove top, stove hood, side of the refrigerator and cabinets were PLASTERED with pulp the first time I used it. Now I just cover the entire thing up with a hand towel to at least contain the spray.
So my first issue was human error the second issue is something I am going to have to live with. I would absolutely give this machine 5 stars if it weren’t for the spray. Until then I will have to make a performance reduction and give 4.5 stars.
On a side note – juicing can be quite expensive if you are particular. I am not. Occasionally I will buy some fruit or vegetables that may be on sale but I stake out all local grocery stores for the ripe fruit/vegetables and pay pennies on the dollar. There are certain combinations of fruits and vegetables that I definitely like better than others but I will not pay $400 per month to juice and be healthy. I will achieve my goal at minimal expense and you can too!