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      06.11.2013 23:51

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      Get this juice ting

      This is an exceptional entry level machine. If you buy one and find yourself so enamored by juicing that you want to totally incorporate it into your life, you can eventually consider moving on to a Greenstar or a Breville. For everyone else, this machine is a great starting point and for most of us, is the ending point as well.

      I own 4 juicers, running the spectrum of quality from £19.95 to £300. The Lalanne has become the workhorse of the lot. In comparing the LaLanne Classic to the other juicers, it's very apparent that it seriously outperforms the lower quality juicers in the way of juice extraction, and is actually comparable to the higher end units- the difference certainly isn't more than their respective differences in cost.

      The feed chute is nice and large, and the powerful motor is strong enough to really wring out the fluids. No, the pulp doesn't come out 'completely dry' (as they suggest on TV) but the machine does a very good job in separating and anyone who is used to a cheapie juicer will be very impressed.

      Clean up isn't that bad on the Lalanne. One thing any long time juicer will tell you is that clean-up should always be done right away. The moment you are finished juicing your F&V's, toss the components into the dish washer and clean your blade immediately. Trust me on this- it will save you a lot of time and headache. What takes two minutes to rinse and scrub off immediately after juicing can become a 1/2 hour chore if it's left to dry and stick.

      The machine has a lifetime warranty on the motor (which is the only part you really have to be concerned about) but bear in mind that the warranty is for the original purchaser only, so if you get one as a gift, you will definitely need the receipt. If you get one second hand, you're pretty much out the warranty (I've never had to use the warrant service, but reports have it that they're pretty good and relatively quick).

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      29.03.2013 17:25

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      For a juicer who doesn't juice that often

      I think that a juicer is just a fancier blender and should be sold for anything under £100. After some research I established that most of the good juicers were anything from £100-£400. I quickly shunned off the idea of paying that much money. After searching around I choose this juicer as I believed it was a good start. After using it for a couple of weeks I think this juicers OK but not great, I'll explain why.

      Pros
      1) Its quite cheap and quiet. It is also pretty easy to clean this is important as cleaning juicers is a real pain, it can take up a lot of time. This however isn't too bad.
      2) Was capable of juicing everything I wanted.
      3) A large feed meant that I found it easy to fit most things down it with no problems it also found it easy to juice down things such as carrots, cabbage and apples

      Cons
      1) The drain hole for the juicer is pretty small this means that it can easily and quickly seal up
      2) This juicer is pretty bulky, it takes up quite a bit of counter space. If your short of space in your kitchen already it could cause some space issues.
      3) Because of the juicer area having a flat bottom it means that the juice which is normally quite thick, cannot move towards to the drain hole effectively.

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      08.12.2012 01:10
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      overall this juicer makes great tasting juices

      I have had this juicer for almost four years and have been using it daily for about a year. It makes juicing quick and simple. Most fruits such as apples and pears don't need to be peeled or chopped as the chute is wide enough for whole pieces to fit which makes juicing fast.

      It is very easy to assemble and use - the parts fit together very well. It comes with two orange magnetic keys that are used to tighten/loosen the blade to ensure that you don't cut yourself. Once assembled all you need to do is add the fruits and vegetables then use the pusher tool. Juice comes out instantly so make sure there is something to catch all of the juice!

      I believe the product has been made with good quality materials as it is strong and has lasted a long time however, as the juicer is white, the inside has become stained orange perhaps from juicing carrots.

      It can be quite time consuming taking apart and washing the product after each use. It can be put into the dish washer but I would not recommend this because it has scratched of the silver part that goes round the top of the juicer.

      The blade spins very fast which enables the juicer to juice hard raw fruits and vegetables effortlessly - on a few occasions whilst using this juicer it has become clogged which caused the blade to stop spinning if this happens be sure to switch it off from the mains before clearing the blockage to avoid injury.

      It product doesn't make too much noise whilst operating so it can be used in the mornings and late evening without too much disruption.

      The quality of the juice is very good; the strainer ensures that no seeds, peel or pieces of fruits or vegetables get into the juice.

      The product comes with a manual and a juicing guide book with recipes for making fruit and vegetable juice. This is helpful if you are new to juicing and need some ideas.

      This juicer is a centrifugal juicer so it doesn't juice vegetable such as spinach well. When I use this juicer to juice spinach, it comes out in the trash as almost whole pieces. If you would like to juice leafy greens I would recommend you to buy a masticating juicer which "chews" and squeezes the fruits more.

      The two main features that I don't like about this product is that the pusher has a specific shape and if you put it in at the wrong angle it gets stuck and the spout is too low down so I can't put my tall glass under it.

      There is a newer version of this model called the Jack Lalanne express power juicer which I would have definitely purchased instead if it was available at the time because the chute is rounded and wider so the pusher won't get stuck and larger fruits and vegetables can be used.

      Tips for using this juicer:

      You can put a plastic bag in the trash collector to make cleaning the juicer quicker and easier
      Use a washing up brush to clean the strainer instead of a sponge because it cleans it faster.

      If you are going to juice citrus I would recommend peeling of the pith as this can make the juice taste bitter.

      I would recommend this juicer to anyone who juices once in a while because it is less expensive than other models and does the job well.

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        03.01.2012 03:07

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        i just bought this juicer not to long ago and i use it every single day twice a day. its a breeze to clean and the juice comes out perfect, no little chunks of fruit or anything go in my drink.

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        07.11.2011 04:23
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        A great juicer, but there are newer models available.

        The price I paid : I can't remember it was too long ago more than five years now.
        Amazon.co.uk are selling it for £194.37

        I have mentioned this juicer in a previous review about novelty purchases that eventually make their way into the back of a cupboard only to be taken out once a year or when you go on a health buzz (which for me is every Summer)

        I also mentioned how I ended up owing one of these. At the time they where only available through infomercials on late night TV. You can buy them anywhere now, but at the time that was the only way to get one of them by phone or by their web site.

        I ordered one by phone at five in the morning. Then by the following day I was planing my new healthier live, the new healthy me.

        When it arrived well packed with it's picture on the front and "as seen on TV" plastered all over it, I was looking forward to juicing absolutely everything.

        ***In the box you get***

        Of course one Jack LaLanne's Power Juicer Classic. But it comes in lots of pieces, these are..

        1 / Lid with built-in Pulp Guard - this is for very top of the juicer the lid as they call it is the chute into which you push the fruit (rhyming not intentional) And the pulp guard is exactly that a lid-like covering that covers the top of the pulp collection bin and stops the room from being sprayed with fruit and vegetable bits.
         
        2 / The Receptacle - this is the centre or the juicer on to which the lid is placed. It's in the receptacle that the fruit and vegetables come into contact with the blade and the pulp and juice are separated, the pulp is flung out the back by the power of the spinning blade while the juice paces through the fine filter then settles at the bottom of the receptacle and pours out the spout.
         
        3 / the Blade - this is like something out of James Bond it's a circular surgical stainless steel blade with a three hundred and sixty degree serrated edge. Handel with extreme care as it's unbelievably sharp.
         
        4 / The Crescent Tool - thankfully they supply you with  this tool to handle and tighten the blade with. It's bright orange plastic with a screw on each end of it's crescent moon-like shape. This makes lifting, attaching and tightening the blade much easier.

        5 / The Filter - this is a very fine stainless steel, sieve-like cone shaped filter this effectively separates the pulp from the juice, leaving a clear end product.

         6 / The Pulp Collector - this is a large blue bin that sits onto the back of the juicer just under the pulp guard to collect all the pulp from the fruit.
         
        7 / The Pusher - this is a long clear plastic plunger. That you use to push the fruit down the chute towards the blade ( never push the fruit down with your finger. I know it sounds obvious not to do that,but I have seen people doing it with my own eyes just because they have misplaced the pusher. If you don't have the pusher, don't make juice )

        8 / Base with motor - this is the heavy brains of the juicer. This is the base on to which the blade is placed, then the receptacle is placed and finally the lid is placed.

        9 / instruction booklet and guarantee 

        10 / and finally a handy recipe book.

        When you first get one of these you go bit juice crazy. By this I mean all you seem to do is juice and all you think about is juicing. I must have spent hundreds on fruit the first summer I had this, admittedly I didn't by special deals or bulk, I payed full price for organic this and organic that. But there was a reason why I bought so much. The juice is lovely. It tastes so much nicer than the store bought stuff even better than  the "not from concentrate" kind. It makes sense because they have been siting on a boat or plain or in the back of a truck then finally in a fridge while the jack la an juicer produces lots of fresh juice right there and then with No Preservatives, No Added Sugar, No Artificial Colouring and  No Artificial Flavours.

        I have noticed that the juice doesn't keep at all well, that's the only problem. It starts to separate and discolour very quickly in the refrigerator. So it's best to juice and drink . Pour over ice if you want it chilled or refrigerate the fruit itself before hand.

        I found this a great way to have more fruit and veg in my diet, I was more of a one a day kinda guy instead of  getting my five a day as they recommend. This would be wonderful for kids that refuse to eat anything that's good for them. Just make it a fun experience they can chose what brightly coloured fruit and vegetables  they want to have juiced. They they can hand it to you and hear and see the juicer go to work. Then of course give their drink lots of praise and they will be as proud as punch as they drink every drop and offer everybody in the house some of their amazingly tasty juice ( this trick worked on my little niece and two years later my little nephew) one thing to add about giving children juice is that  yes it's full of goodness but it's also full of fructose (naturally scouring sugar)  and certain kinds of fruit can be quit acidic so one glass is plenty. One final thing, the juicing process removes all the beneficial finer found in fruits and vegetables so you may want to replace that fiber in the form of a snack or their morning cereal.

        This juicer is advertised as "whisper quiet".
        It isn't. 
        When it's not being used to juice and the blade is just turning inside it's not  loud. Maybe that's what they mean. But once you try and juice an apple or a carrot anything that has a bit of substance to it. It makes a hell of a racket. Whisper quiet? You must be crazy.

        Cleaning is simple enough if you have a dishwasher. As all parts apart from the base are dishwasher safe. If you don't have a dish washer it's very easy to clean by hand. Just simply wash all parts in warm soapy water.
        And wipe the base with a damp cloth if needed.

        The pulp of such fruits as carrots and apples can be used in baking. The recipe book has tips on how to use these in Carrot cake for example.

        But if you don't want to use it for baking it can always be used for compost.


        *** General information and Specifications ***  

        Surgical-Quality Stainless Steel Blade

        Whisper-Quiet Operation
         
        Special Patented Extraction Technology -  delivers up to 30% more juice than other juicers.

        High Performance 3,600 RPM Induction Motor with a lifetime warranty 

        Extra-Large Round Chute accommodates most fruits and vegetables

        Super-Sized Detachable Pulp Collector

        Dishwasher Safe 

        Power - 500 Watt

        Capacity - 1000 ML

        This is an older model that's why it's called Jack LaLanne's Power Juicer Classic. When I first got it the word "classic" was nowhere to be seen. There are newer models out now in stainless steel and with a hinged spout to stop spills.

        As I said at the beginning, yes this juicer is put away every year and is taken out only once in a very blue moon. But when it is taken out, it still works great and most importantly the juice tastes amazing.

         

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          08.08.2011 20:11
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          Probably not a smart purchase, unless you're on a budget

          The late Jack LaLanne lived for almost a hundred years. He credited exercise (which he showcased on his show 60 odd years ago) and healthy eating, in the sense he gained all the essential vitamins and minerals for his bodily functions. With many bad juicers out on the market, LaLanne put his name on this Tristar developed product, famously advertising it on those TV shopping channels we all secretly like to watch when there's nothing else on.

          LaLanne and Tristar trumped all the other juicers out in the market, simply because they implemented new, yet obvious features. A quiet (and it actually is, until you drop something to juice in there) motor, capable of generating 3600 revolutions per minute makes erm, juice (and more than juicers with less rpm), out of most fruit or vegetable you toss in the chute. Personally, I had problems trying to juice pineapples, although that was only when I first bought this. Second of all is the chute itself. Tristar have made the chute wide, so you can drop most fruits whole. At the time of release, it was the best juicer in the market that had a wide chute.
          The pulp collector did exactly what it's meant to do and with most of the pulp being very dry, you know the juicer extracts as much juice as it can.

          The appearance of the juicer wasn't anything to get excited about. Because of the new features, it consequently made this a heavy and bulky piece of apparatus. Understandable, seeing as this was practically the prototype model of the next generation of juicers, but still, it takes a hell of a lot of space. White and boring is what I thought when I took it out the box. It definitely looked cheap, but at least it did the job well. In the box is a paper booklet containing juices you would have tried and attempted anyway. Not much imagination there, although it claims you can make muffins, bread, cakes etc. from the pulp. Crazy in an imaginative way.

          Setup and detachment is incredibly easy. That is until you have to tighten the motor in place with a ridiculous piece of equipment. I don't even know what it's called and it left me at a roadblock the first few times I had to set it up, until I got the hang of it. Some of the parts are also dishwasher safe, although washing up liquid and a sink can do the job just as well.

          For a prototype, it's been established as a good juicer. Unfortunately, it also acts as a prototype in the sense that it breaks down. When I left it running for a while, it would stop juicing. I allowed the motor to cool down and it would work again. Annoyingly, the juicer is advertised as having a cool running motor. A blatant lie from Tristar if I had to turn it off. This kept on happening with me until it completely died out. It only stayed active for roughly 15 months.

          It's an old juicer and many better ones have been released since. If you juice regularly, there's many better juicers out there (such as the Philips HR1861 I reviewed). For people that are on a budget, this is incredibly cheap and worth buying. For people that juice once in a blue moon (like me), it's entirely your choice whether to purchase this.

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            02.08.2011 08:34
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            A great juicer that is silent and powerful

            The Jack Lalanne power juicer provides an easy and simple solution when it comes to juicing. Fitness guru Jack LaLanne believes that eating unprocessed foods and drinking vegetable and fruit juices is the fundamentals of a healthy mind and body. With its large intake chute and powerful motor, you can put whole fruits or vegetables in it without worrying that it will break. The pulp collector on the device easily collects all the pulp, pits, and hard pieces of fruits and vegetables so that it doesn't get in your juice This saves tons of time as previously I had to dice every single item carefully before putting it in because if I didn't my old juicer would sometimes fail. Jack Lalanne is confident and stands by his product thats why with each purchase users are offered a lifetime warranty. With its lifetime warranty you have the assurance that the juicer will not break down no matter what you throw at it. It can accept anything from apples, tomatoes, celery, carrots, basically anything you want to make a juice out of. With its versatility you can even try to juice a steak or broccoli in it, as it will easily be juiced but it might not taste that great :{ Personally I would stick to a proven delicious recipe. One of my favorite things to juice with this device is a mixture of oranges, pineapples, and some banana. Trust me it is delicious! I call it 'pina colada deluxe' The device is labeled as "dishwasher safe" Which means you don't have to worry about it breaking down or malfunctioning after the dishwasher cleans it. Even with its large motor and versatility the juicer operates at extremely quiet volume levels. With my old juicer, I had to always make sure my kids were awake before operating because it was extremely loud. That's why I was surprised when using this one, because it is whisper quiet and doesn't take too long to make the perfect juice drink.

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            09.09.2010 03:34
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            Excellent juicer, worthy of the price providing you do use it regularly!

            As juicers go, this one is probably at the high end of the market, as reflected by the price. The build quality is very good however and it makes it worth the money, providing you DO need a juicer and will be using it everyday.

            The juice dispensed by this machine tastes fantastic and it does seem to squeeze a lot more out of your fruit than other juicers i've tried - the pulp gathers in the top and is fairly easily cleaned out, although it does become a bit of a hassle if you're only looking for 1-2 glasses of juice. In that sense, i'd recommend this mainly for those who have kids / large group of family or friends who would make use of the machine on a regular basis.

            The pulp collected at the top can apparently be used in some cases for baking cakes etc but i've yet to try this.

            One gripe i have with the machine is that the dispensing position is a little low - for that reason, tall glasses won't work (unless the juicer is placed on a raised position on the worktop) - this can be a nuisance if you want a large glass of juice as you have to keep using a small glass and transferring it into a larger glass - this can be tricky if you still have fruit juice pouring out of the machine!

            Unfortunately the juicer has been living at the back of our cupboard for the last few weeks - i do intend to get it back on the worktop though and get using it again. As juicers go, it certainly does a very good job, i would recommend making sure that it's a necessary / desired purchase however and not just a passing fancy as it's all too easy to relegate machines like this to the cupboard for lengthy spells i find!

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              31.07.2010 01:37
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              Product worthy of the man's name.

              We've all heard of Jack LaLanne haven't we, a worthy candidate for a fittest man on earth competition should they ever hold one? I was sucked into buying this after repeatedly watching its infomercial on TV with Forbes Riley and Jack himself alongside his wife. This showed the benefits of juicing to your lifestyle, how easy it is to use and the quality of this juicer compared to others out there. The first time I seen it, I wanted one. I was deterred from picking up the phone that time however when I saw the price was a grand total of £119 plus postage and packaging, however after seeing it again and again I had to have one and bought it. Mine is a few years old but you can buy a one for around £70.

              So first things first, I still remember unboxing it and being taken back a little by how big it is. It looks big in the pictures and on the TV, but is really is a monster and takes up a fair bit of space on your bench that it has to be put away when your finished with it if you want to use your benches, unless you have a kitchen the size of a small house. To get it set up there was a manual but I didn't look at this as how it all slotted together was self explanitory without any "awkward bits" or anything else to contend with before getting it up and running.

              The infomercial I remember claimed it was "whisper quiet", whisper quiet it definitely isn't. It isn't deafeningly loud, and there are probably louder juicers out there, but quiet definitely isn't the right word! I started off with some basic apple and orange juice and was looking forward to putting the fruit in whole in the large spout which is one of the main features of the product. You quite simply pick up some fruit, drop it in the hole and juice comes out of one bit and the pulp that can be 'juiced' comes out the other end. Apparently, you can make soups and various things from the pulp, but to me when it builds up in the waste chamber looks horrible, and I just put it straight in the bin - it really doesn't look edible.

              The juice produced naturally doesn't taste any different from what a £20 juicer could produce as it is all from squashed fruit. The Jack LaLanne juicer makes use of the skin however so more juice is produced than a standard juicer. Once you are finished, the waste bucket can be quickly emptied and then wiped, then just flip the large lever and wipe out the inside where bits of juice and waste can build up a little. Doesn't take more than 5 minutes however even though it is a large piece of equipment. As time has gone on however, I haven't used the juicer and much, partly I think because the novelty has worn off, and the culture of juicing isn't as popular. I still have it however and it still works fine to this date so is very reliable.

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              26.06.2010 17:54
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              1 of the best juicers I've used but may not suit everyone

              With this rather good summer we're having please may it continue) I decided to get our JLL out of it's box in the utility room to make some fresh vegetable juices,. fruit juices & smoothies.

              I bought this machine about 10 years ago for around £75 on eBay which was a great deal considering it was boxed & brand new. At first I used it all the time but, as with several other kitchen items I've bought over the years, it ended up not being used due to the space it took up on my worktop. However, since using it again,I may well reorganise our large kitchen so I can use it more regularly.

              The machine is about the same size as a large food processor - 15" x 13" x7.25" & is basically white with silver chrome edges. I wouldn't say it's the most attractive thing in our kitchen & it doesn't match any of our other appliances but, as far as juicers go, it's a great machine.

              Once the (good, clear) illustrations are followed the juicer is easy enough to put together - the motor, filter, chute & pulp container click neatly together & are held in place by a substantial stainless steel safety bar. The It's also easy to release the parts for hand or dishwashing - much easier & less time-consuming to machine wash but not bad to clean by hand.

              The juicer is the most powerful I've ever used, at 3200rpm it seems to make light, but rather noisy job, of juicing fresh fruit & vegetables.

              I had a good browse through the ideas & recipe book provided. I was surprised (but obviously it makes sense if you think about it) that you shouldn't use bananas & learned a good deal about which fruits contain the most vitamin C, which vegetables contain the most iron etc. It's also worth reading what works/ what doesn't in the way of flavours before you start throwing anything & everything down the chute!

              There's not a great deal of preparation needed; basically you just need to make sure all stones are removed & the pieces fit comfortably into the shute. Away you go - shove the plunger in, switch on & await your fresh juice to appear from the spout at the front.

              Unfortunately the spout isn't a brilliant design in my opinion as it lies too flat against the front so can drip as there's no spout stop tap.

              The other downside is the weight of the juicer because I reckon it's about 15 pounds which may not suit everyone if you need to keep putting it back & lifting out of a cupboard. If you have the space it's great to have out if you love your juice & it has good strong rubber feet which will help protect the surface of a shelf/ unit.

              The JJL certainly gives a great juice & you certainly seem to get the most out of any fresh fruit/veg whilst the pulp?waste is collected in a separate container. This can be discarded or used on the compost heap although I'm sure Kim & Aggie would have some great ideas for using orange/ lemon pulp!

              So, on reflection, I'd say that if you love your juices & want to make the most out of seasonal fruit & vegetables whilst getting 5+ a day plus saving some money, then I'd recommend this juicer if you have the space.

              I'm pretty sure the model I own has been updated (probably several times!) so it's possible the design of the spout has been changed for the better - worth checking before buying?

              I'd also like to add the JLL also sell accessory packs to go with theirr machines but these are expensive & I'm not sure they are value for money as you may already have some of these items in your kitchen cupboard.

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                Well worth getting, a nice machine

                Yum yum yum. Thats apt for what comes from my juicer.

                First saw these years ago - watching late night tv, programme finishes and on comes one of those REALLY ANNOYING home shopping adverts. blah blah blah, or so I thought.

                After listening to this over perky woman talking to this skinny little guy (Jack La Lanne), i heard the word smoothies, juicer and whole fruit! Oh lets have a look I thought.

                Had a quick squizz at the advert, then decided i'd look on the internet. Found it and the reviews looked pretty good. Although I have to say I was not going to pay the really rather ridiculas price that it had on there!

                I do know that a few shopping channels have shops on ebay - so i went searching, found the elusive juicer for just over £30. This was about 4 - 5 years ago and that was when juicers where then becoming popular.
                Bargain, so I bought one.

                It arrived in a quite big box, packed to the hilt to protect it, which is a sign of a good make in itself.
                Unpacking it was a bit daunting, looking at the bits and pieces, thinking blimey! Well - the intructions were pretty clear and straight forward, which is always a plus in my book.

                There is only one fiddley bit and that is a thin silver coloured ring that fits between the base and the large lid. If you don't have that sitting flush where its supposed to be it maked closing the safety arm which hold the lid down extremely difficult.
                Also the orange grater that pulps everything has to be flush too or you do hear it knocking on the side of the unit as it spins inside. Other than those couple of minor things, it was and is as easy as pie to set up.

                Next thing was to decided what to first put in it, of course apples and oranges were first on the list - and its great, you don't have to peel them or anything, just put then down the hole, put the plunger on top, turn it on and gently push, less than a second later, JUICE!

                The recipe book it comes with is great too, i've tried about half of them now but i do like playing around and making my own concoctions.

                Cleaning is easy. Just reverse the order you put it together in. If there is mess on the base unit, just wipe with a damp cloth, chuck the other bits into a bowl or dishwasher and do as normal!

                The great thing about a juicer is, if like me you have a child that will only eat one type of fruit (something about texture she finds weird in some things, which i hope she grows out of), but like the taste, I can juice maybe, an apple, orange and a carrot and that her 3 of her 5 a day, in one go - with no whinging and no fuss! It really is fantastic for fussy eaters.

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                  21.08.2009 06:20
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                  The Jack Lalanne juicer is no better than other brand juicers so avoid it.

                  Talk about a nightmare scenario. Jack Lalanne, a big fitness guru is endorsing this juicer which promises more than it really delivers. In the end, you're better off settling for an ordinary juicer which works just as well if not better and costs much less.

                  We bought this Juicer from Macy's for $100. Once we got it home, assembling it was annoying. So we were ready to use it. It promises you can throw in whole fruits or veggies and the machine'll juice them without trouble - what a huge lie. If you throw in a whole fruit, chances are the juicer will jam. If you didn't peel a ripe fruit, the juicer will jam. The pulp is still loaded with sweet juices that are never drained out. Disassembling it is a pain in the neck then cleaning all the parts or trying to figure out the cause of the jam will only hinder you from enjoying the juice you're trying to make.

                  We tried all kinds of things - apples, mangoes, peaches, beets, carrots, strawberries, etc. Overall it worked well with many of them but things like carrots and beets had to be cut up into much smaller pieces.

                  The drainage system itself is messy. The juice comes gushing out and sprays everywhere.

                  We also own a Hamilton Beach Juicer which we got as a gift. We wanted to compare the Lalanne Juicer and I'd say in terms of juice quality and pulp, they're the same. The Hamilton Beach brand is much easier to set up and clean and doesn't clog as easily and will save you like $30.00!

                  The Jack Lalanne juicer is just too messy and frustrating to work with because it jams too often. Don't waste your money on this when you can get cheaper alternatives! You're not getting more juice, just more hassle. The first day we bought it, the motor burned out and we had to return it. We're much happier with the Hamilton Beach juicer.

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                    06.08.2009 22:24
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                    An exceptional product.

                    (to the tune of Hallelujah - all together now)

                    Well I heard there was a secret gourd
                    That a smoothie filled, and it pleased the lord
                    But you don't really care for fruit juice.. do ya?

                    Well it squeezes that and slices this
                    The pineapple chunks, the lemon bits
                    The orange peel and apple pips
                    are separated really quick.... in our juicer

                    In our juicer
                    Power Juicer
                    In our Juicer
                    Power Juicer

                    Well you love your meat but you needed fruit
                    This Jack Lelanne will mash beetroot
                    But you don't want to liquidise vegetables or...do you?
                    Well my Jack Lalanne's in the kitchen there
                    And he can break your melon and he'll cut your pear
                    And to your lips he'll draw a drink... from our juicer

                    from our juicer
                    Power Juicer
                    From our Juicer
                    Power Juicer

                    Juicing stuff
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                    I like fruit juice and I like to smash and squash things so imagine my delight when the wife brought home a machine capable of such delicious destruction.

                    It is so easy to use, you only really need to do a little preparation with the soon to be destroyed fruit. You just need to cut it up into pieces small enough to fit into the little funnel that leads to the spinning blade that liquidises the fruit with very little pressure.

                    You use the plastic tube that fits in to the funnel to put a little pressure on the fruit and as it's final squeak fades, liquid comes out of the spout at the front of the machine whilst anything pulp, peel, pips, etc gets ejected into a little receptacle. I am not sure of how exactly the mechanics work but I suspect that witchcraft using the souls of the fruit is a factor.

                    As I pulp them, I like to imagine that they are those annoying Ribena berries of the commercials in the eighties, sometimes I toy with them like a tiger does with anything that isn't a tiger.

                    Once you start you cannot help but pulp every fruit in sight and try to pulp things that are definitely not fruit....maybe you even have a sidelong glance at the cat.

                    But you end up with really healthy fruit juice and by combining all sorts of different fruits you begin to experiment and find drinks and even fruits that you never knew existed. Kiwi's and Lychees have now fallen before my blade and I am on the look out for something majestically named a "Mangosteen" which is an insane looking fruit with a small brain inside it which I will have to mash right up like.

                    The juice tastes good and it's natural with no preservatives so you cannot store it for long. Not usually a problem as by the time you have excitedly asked everyone in juicing distance to "just try that" you usually only have a little bit of sediment left around the glass.

                    Cleaning Stuff
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                    It is so easy to do, the cleaning doesn't put you off mashing stuff right up. The machine comes apart with just one tool very easily and all the parts that come off the main unit are dishwasher safe. They do make a point of confirming in the instructions that the main unit....that has an electrical plug attached...is not dishwasher safe.

                    Now for them to feel the need to have to point out that you should not put electrical equipment in a dishwasher worried me because if they were selling these machines to the kind of people that would need telling, the gerbil population may soon take a hit.

                    You can clean the parts off quickly in a bowl or sink of warm water and the main unit just wipes clean with a damp cloth.

                    Recipes
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                    There are plenty of recipes online, so don't rely too much on the small pamphlet of ideas that comes with the Juicer.

                    Some have names like Energy Boost, with ingredients such as carrot, celery, beetroot, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach....you get the idea, this is for those people that jog at 4am and exist on a diet of wood shavings and anecdotes about colons.

                    The other recipes are far more simple...Fresh Grape Juice...for this the ingredients are a bunch of grapes...For Fresh Papaya Juice, you need a....Papaya. Now presumably these simple recipes are to keep the people that are on their second juicer - having blown up the first one - away from Gerbil recipes.

                    The Jack Lalanne is available from many retailers for around £85.00 and there are now upgrades available like the Jack Lalanne Elite that will take on the hardcore fruit with stones like plums and cherries and.. some of the many other fruits with stones.

                    I love it and would highly recommend it for squishing fun and of course the tasty healthy output.

                    JP

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                      18.07.2009 15:52
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                      Overall fab, powerful juicer

                      I bought this juicer a few years ago now from a TV shopping channel after much press-ganging from the kids and promises of undertaking a much healthier diet - how could any self-respecting mother refuse!
                      Anyway at the time this cost me in the region of £100! eeek did I really pay THAT much for a juicer?!! However, I must say that as a family we juiced EVERYTHING, and for a good few months were the healthiest family on the street.......fast forward 18 months or so and I have to admit that the juicer is currently wedged between the (ahem) breadmaker and slow-cooker at the back of the cupboard! Get the picture? yes, I am a consumers dream....however, I must say that that during the glory days of juicing it was GREAT! We managed to make the most delicious concoctions out of "past their best" fruit and veggies which I would have normally chucked out. The yeuchy factor was the cleaning of the machine...so much sloppy pulp however I do believe that if I were extra money saving (and had the inclination) this could have been used fantastically in soups, cakes etc - at least that's what was said in the recipe booklet that arrived with the machine.
                      I was a bit upset when I put the bits and pieces in the dishwasher which nicely washed off the silver trim of the top component but this doesn't get away from the fact that this juicer was fab, easy to use, not noisy at all and produced some pretty stonking healthy liquid which although could look bleurghh would taste WONDERFUL.
                      Okay, so I haven't used my Jack LaLane Super Juicer for a while, but after writing this review guess what I'm doing this afternoon? Now, where are those rotting carrots!!
                      Enjoy!

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                        Probably the best juicer about but be prepared that you may not use it as much as you think you will

                        I was so excited when I first bought this and was convinced I would use it every day - which I did for about the first two months. It's probably as about user-friendly and easy to clean as juicers come, and everything can be put in the dishwasher. But if you don't have a dishwasher it can be a bit of a pain taking all the bits apart and scrubbing them. Also the fruit scraps can sometimes get stuck in parts of the juicer rather than coming out where they're supposed to - or maybe that was just with mine or something I was doing wrong. It does also take up quite a bit of space so perhaps not a great idea if you have a fairly small flat. I haven't used it in ages but might try to go back to using it a realistic amount for someone without a dishwasher - maybe once a week would be good. You can also juice vegetables for a soup which is good. One more point - you get a lot of juice from what you put in which is great, in comparison to some juicers where you put in about 5 pieces of fruit for half a glass of juice.

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