Today, I am writing about another product I use pretty regularly. When my wife and I got married a few years ago, we received many wedding gifts. One of the best gifts that we received was a Jack Lalanne power juicer. To be honest, when we first got it, we didn’t know what it was. After doing some researching online, we realized that this was indeed a very cool kitchen gadget. Ours is white like the picture to the left. The juicer is pretty easy to use. To assemble, there are really just a few parts. There is the main base which contains the power motor. The receptacle with the spout installs on top of the base. Once the receptacle is installed, you then have to install the filter basket which is like a cone shaped cereal bowl that is flat on the bottom. The shredding blade is then installed above the filter using a special tool. Once the filter is in, it is time to install the lid which connects to the receptacle. Now it looks like a juicer. To juice, all we have to do is turn the juicer on, and start feeding fruits into the feed chute.
What We like About the Juicer
The Jack Lalanne is extremely powerful and it shreds fruits really fast. We use it to juice fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots and cucumbers. We have friends with the same juicer that say it is hard to clean but my wife and I disagree. Cleaning doesn’t take that long at all. One trick we learned is that if we clean it right after we use it, things come off very easily.
What We Don’t Like
Sometimes we feel like the juicer could do a better job of extracting the juice because the pulp feels kind of wet. This is probably the price we pay for speed. We also kind of wish that we had the stainless steel finish instead of white. Carrots stain the white very easily and it never comes out. We have heard that this type of centrifugal juicer doesn’t do well with leafy greens, but we don’t use it for that. We make green smoothies with our high speed blender which makes it really smooth while keeping the fiber in it.
Overall, I do recommend this juicer. I know there are others out there that may be as good or better. I just can’t comment on those since I have never used them. I believe the best place to buy a Jack Lalanne juicer is on Amazon.