Product Type: Jack La Lannes juicers
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Jack LaLanne Power Juicer
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Jack LaLanne Power Juicer
Date: 07/11/11, updated on 07/11/11 (111 review reads)
Advantages: Great tasting juice
Disadvantages: A lot of parts to put together.
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".
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
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
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.
Summary: A great juicer, but there are newer models available.
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