If you saw the infomercial and were amazed, you may want to reconsider before purchasing the Jack Lalanne Juicer. You may be paying too much compared to other products offering greater power with more versatility.
For the home maker’s first juicer, Jack Lalanne Juicers are affordable and do produce quality juice quickly. More productive than any blender, this quiet unit can save a lot of prep time in the kitchen. But does it live up to the hype?
Its major selling point is the 3″ wide feed chute, which is capable of fitting whole apples and oranges at one time. Juicing is more efficient with this time saving device, which removes the need to cut food into smaller pieces.
Most quality brands today such as the Breville Juicers also offer the same feature with a longer warranty. The Jack Lalanne offers a lifetime warranty for the motor but only a 90-day warranty on parts. The compact Lequip™ Model 110.5 guarantees top quality with a 6-year warranty.
The health benefits from the “Lalanne” come from the unit’s ability to extract the most juice possible from all produce. This provides a high quality yield with a very dry pulp. If you have never used a juice extractor before, then the inclusion of 2 recipe books will also be helpful.
Juicing is easy but cleaning is a hassle and time consuming. There are so many parts to clean, as you have to take the entire unit apart. The machine is supposed to be dishwasher safe. However, there have been numerous reports of juicer parts wearing down and tarnishing after being in the dishwasher.
It may not be the best machine on the market but the Jack Lalanne Juicers does have value as a kitchen juicer. It functions with a strong quality motor, is whisper quiet and very affordable. If you plan on juicing daily have a look at Amazon for more durable juicers that will give you better value for money.