As promised we have reviewed our juicer which is the Jack LaLanne’s PJEB Power Juicer Express, Black. In previous posts I had written about juicing. We don’t do it as often as we would like, but it is the best way to get the nutrients from fruits and veggies in a quick way. Also, freshly made juice is so much better for you than the stuff you buy in a bottle at the grocery store.
Jack Lalanne’s Power Juicer is one of the most popular models in the Jack LaLanne juicer family. It is a decent size and is relatively compact at 9 1/2 inches wide, 16 1/2 inches tall and 13 inches deep. There are larger juicers on the market, but this one is convenient for just about every kitchen counter. That is not to say that it doesn’t take up space, which it does. And on our already crowded counter tops, the juicer has it’s own special place.
The outside of the juicer is made from high-impact, commercial grade plastic. It features a surgical stainless steel blade driven by a high output, whisper-quiet motor. The vegetable pusher is easy to handle, and the wide chute handles most whole fruits and vegetables. There is a large pulp catcher, and all the parts are dishwasher safe. One thing I must add, is that you would want to hand wash or at least rinse the parts right away, otherwise the residual juice can stain. That can be a bit of a pain.
Juicing with the Jack LaLanne’s PJEB Power Juicer Express, Black is fast because pre-cutting is eliminated, as long as the fruit or vegetable is a size that fits the feed tube and does not have any solid pits or large seeds. There is also a recipe book included which shows you how to get started quickly. The recipes include everything from Carrot Ginger Soup to Orange Macadamia Muffins!
So here is a list of the pros and cons for you:
- Wide chute can accommodate large fruits and vegetables.
- Quiet motor.
- Quality build.
- Easy to disassemble.
- Multiple parts to disassemble.
- Screen can be hard to clean.
-Machine is messy in general. (Back pulp catcher gets dirty. Front gets messy from juice coming out.)
There are lots of different juicers out there, but as juicers go, this one is adequate for what you need it for. I don’t like using it all that often because it isn’t as easy to clean as they advertise it to be. Sure, you could throw it in the dishwasher, but it takes up a lot of space in there and the parts stain easily. It is also quite messy. When you disassemble it and take the screen off, you really have to scrub it to get all the pulp out. In addition, we always use a plastic grocery bag in the pulp catcher, to make for easier clean up.
I feel the pros out weight the cons in this case. Most of the cons here, you will probably encounter with all other juicers as well.
What do you think about juicing and which juicer do you feel works best?