Product Type: Jack La Lannes juicers
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Big and bulky but great juice!
Jack LaLanne Power Juicer
Member Name: Tortelloni
Jack LaLanne Power Juicer
Advantages: Can take whole fruit
Disadvantages: The clear waste container can get pretty nasty
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.
Summary: Product worthy of the man's name.
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