Why? Because if you’re serious about getting healthy, you have already learned a few inevitable truths; you need a significant amount of fresh fruits and vegetables in order to get your ‘daily’ life giving essential nutrients. For some of us, these may still be considered ‘inconvenient truths’. Whatever side of the line you’re on, juicing may just be what you need to start enjoying your fruits and veggies. I know for me, getting the daily ‘recommended’ amount of fruits and vegetables essential to staying healthy, preventing diseases like cancer, and prolonging our life well beyond 100, is simply not doable. And I love my fruits and vegetables!
Honestly, with a busy schedule, the best way to get what I need is to throw in some clean organic carrots, a few apples and some greens into the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer chute, and wa-la, I am ready for an awesome morning.
Of course, buying the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Classic is an investment, and it’s important to know what you’re getting. I have owned a Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Classic for over 2 years and I would say it is an indispensable possession for a healthy lifestyle. I highly recommend this juicer, as it is one practical way to get your daily essential fresh nutrients. But like with every purchase, there’s some pros and there’s cons.
Pros of the Classic Juicer:
For me, if it’s not easy to use, I won’t go near it. So I can attest to how simple it is to use. Plug in, turn on, take the pusher out, put in your veggie or fruit of choice, push it down and watch the juice flow into the glass placed at the spout. Make sure you have the pulp container placed correctly. And most of all, have fun!
You will also be happy to learn that the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer is a quality sturdy juicing appliance. It is not made of flimsy plastic. It is also “whisper-quiet”, as described in the ads. I was pleased to learn this fact when I was recovering from my wisdom teeth surgery. My husband sustained me on one juicer recipe after another, and I hardly heard the thing. And when you’re in as much pain as I was in, noise is no fun!
What you will find in your research is that most juicers end up giving you more pulp and less juice. I can’t give you exact numbers, but I can tell you you get a great amount of juice! The official Jack LaLanne power juicer website claims the juicer extracts “up to 30% more” vegetable and fruit juice than other juicers. For a household juicer, you really do get the most juice for your buck! And, the pulp certainly won’t go to waste.
The pulp goes directly into the collector that fits in the back of the juicer. If you have the time, you can really put that pulp to use. I recall loving to make zucchini carrot bread, but absolutely dreaded grading the vegetables for the bread mix. Dread no more. Make yourself a nice carrot and zucchini juice in the morning. Store the pulp in the fridge until you get home. Throw it into the mixing bowl with the other ingredients after work. And you can have warm muffins with dinner or if you prefer bake them for breakfast. If you fancy some warm soup, just use the pulp in a nice vegetable chicken soup. I also like to use the carrot celery juicer pulp in my turkey burgers or loaf. Fruit pulp is great in cookies or muffins. Whatever your preference, it is safe to say, your juicer pulp will not go to waste.
Another feature of the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer you will learn to appreciate is the large chute. You can throw in large sized vegetables and fruits without much preparation. At most, you may need to slice some of your produce in half, but this is the exception not the norm. For those of us who live busy lives and want to make juicing part of our daily healthy lives, cutting down on food preparation, is extremely helpful.
Lastly, you get a lifetime warranty on the motor. The juicer parts are not included in the warranty; you will need to replace those yourself. After 2 years, juicing 1-2 times a day, the juicer is still going strong.
Cons of the Classic Juicer:
With all appliances there will be some cons, and the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Classic does have a few.
The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Classic does not have a non-drip feature, like other models. Basically this means that after you make your juice and you take the glass away, you will need to stick a towel under the chute until all the liquid drips out, which is really not a lot. You don’t want to stain the counter, so do have a towel handy when removing the glass. And if you’re like me, I clean as I go anyway, so it’s really not a big a deal. Once done making the morning juices, I will take it apart, clean the juicer, put my pulp away, and let it dry for the next morning. So all in all, the dripping doesn’t bother me.
This model is also white and its plastic components can get stained more easily from fruits such as carrots and oranges if you don’t clean them immediately after juicing. But like I said, cleaning as you go is a great way to avoid this, keeping your Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Classic spiffy white!
Lastly, if you’re not careful, some tougher vegetables can get a bit stuck at the bottom of the chute. But honestly, this only happens when I’m not being cautious or paying attention. If your carrots, for instance, get a bit stuck, just use your pusher to apply some extra pressure to help the carrots through. Use common sense here. Push as hard as you need to without overdoing it, and it will go through. And I will attest that this is a pretty normal part of juicing. I have used top of the line industrial juicers, and this is a common issue for most juicers. So just be aware, take you’re time while you’re juicing, and it should flow as easily as 1-2-3. And like I’ve said before – have fun!
Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Review Conclusion:
Despite a few cons, my husband and I are still enjoying our juicer and all the benefits it brings with it. So far, it is the best way I have found to get more veggies and fruits into my daily diet. Juicing has really become part of a heatlhy lifestyle, and I am more than happy to recommend this particular model to anyone looking to buy a juicer. A $100 investment in the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Classic pays for itself a 1000 times over in regards to the health benefits you receive.
Also, if you already own a Jack Lalanne Power Juicer, we would love to hear your stories and comments. It’s always nice to hear from real folks out there, with real stories. In the meantime, have fun juicing and enjoy! For free recipes visit Jack LaLanne power juicer recipes.