Product Type: Jack La Lannes juicers
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Well, mash my papaya and call me Betsy
Jack LaLanne Power Juicer
Member Name: Johnny Phoenix
Jack LaLanne Power Juicer
Advantages: Tasty, Fast, Easy to Clean
Disadvantages: Leaves a slight residue
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
In our 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
From our Juicer
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.
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.
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.
Summary: An exceptional product.
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