Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Review



If you are a health enthusiast, you have already come across the inspirational pioneer Jack LaLanne. If you haven’t, and are looking for a motivational health buff to cheer you on, I highly recommend checking him out. With a nice dose of encouraging Jack LaLanne YouTube videos and a few Dr. OZ shows, you will be ready to start setting your wheels in motion, and get yourself a Jack LaLannne Power Juicer.

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!

Jack LaLanne Power JuicerHonestly, 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:

power juicerFor 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.

Juicer ReviewThe 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.

LaLanne Power JuicerAnother 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.

Jack LaLanne Power JuicerThe 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.



In Health
Veronica Haynes




46 Responses to “Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Review”

  1. Kathy Cottrell says:

    Just got the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer as a gift and it is wonderful. Found this website looking for additional recipes for the juicer! Didn’t think about using the pulp, but I will now~ Thanks for the review and the information. I would recommend this machine to anyone (like me)who doesn’t get the daily requirement of vegetables. It is so easy!

  2. natalie williams says:

    Hi

    I wonder if you can help me please. My mum and I have Lalanne power juicer and unfortunely we don’t have the manual instructions. (we moved house recently) I have tried various websites but can’t find any. I wonder if you help me with my quest. I have the manufactors in London but nothing plus this was a present from my later sister.

    I hope to hear from you shortly
    Kind regards,
    Natalie Williams

  3. veronica says:

    Sure Natalie, I can help. What do you need to know?

    Darren

  4. Angel says:

    Avery good review in my opinion.
    You did no just stop at showing the juicer qualities bu you showed its flaws also.
    That made your review very real, not like other juicer reviews which only show benefits and qualities just to make you buy them.

  5. Nadine says:

    I’ve just recently gotten into juicing and I bought my Jack Lalanne juicer this week. I would not have thought about using the pulp but I am def gonna try it now! For the ones who buy the juicer now a days, the standard model comes in black which rids the con of the staining. Also, they now have a no-drip spout which drains right into the measuring cup. Its so simple to use and it shocked me how quiet it was

  6. Chris says:

    Concerning the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer. I need to order the tool for undoing the blade for cleaning. Can you tell me where to go online to order this?

  7. veronica says:

    Hi Chris,

    The only place I know of to get a new tool to undo the blade is at the official http://www.powerjuicer.com website. You can also try eBay to see if they have anything. The part is called the “crescent tool”.

    Best
    Darren

  8. cheryl says:

    Just got one have to learn how to use the pulp. So far so good/

  9. Ruth says:

    I love my Jack Lalanne juicer. Yes, a healthy lifestyle is nice, but to be honest, I use it just because the juices taste so good. :) I find cleaning a snap because I take it apart immediately. A good rinse, wipe and rinse works fine, and a spray attachment hose makes cleaning the strainer a snap. I feel good and I’m enjoying fresh juice. I don’t even want the store bought stuff any longer. No additives or pasterization for me. I like my juice “alive.”

  10. Iris says:

    I was inspired by your website! Thank you so much! I ordered my juicer today!!

  11. Kathy C says:

    This is a follow up of my first review. It is now 6 months later and I still juice at least 4 days a week. I love how easy it is to make juice and put all the parts in the dishwasher and its ready again for the next morning. I feel wonderful and healthy!!

  12. Kate says:

    I’m delighted I have found your website – it’s magic! I’m contemplating buying a juicer and have found your advice really helpful – thank you. I just need to go and do it now!

  13. Kathy C says:

    Kate~If you buy at Bed Bath and Beyond and decide you don’t like it, you can return it. No matter how long you have it, as long as you have the packaging and the receipt they will take it back!BB&B is awesome. Also, I love simple concoctions. My current fav is pineapple,carrot,strawberries and orange.All organic. It takes less than 5 min to throw it all in thereand yields approx 1/2 cups or more.I use one orange, 4-5 strawberries,6 or so baby carrots,and a slice of pineapple.(One whole pineapple lasts a week).While I drink the juice I take it apart and put in dishwasher. I run it while I am at work and when I get home I put it back together for the next morning. Hope this helps.!!

  14. Kathy C says:

    Sorry~I meant yield is 1 and 1/2 cups.

  15. Marian says:

    I’m glad I found this site because I just ordered the Jack Lalane juicer and this site will come in handy. We are new at this juicing and need all the help we can get. Where can we find a site with diet plans that include menus that include juices?

  16. veronica says:

    Hi Marian,

    Glad you just bought a juicer :-)

    I am not sure of any sites that offer that kind of comprehensive diet plan, including juices. Cherie Calbom ‘The Juice Lady” sells a book that covers this topic – The Juice diet.

  17. Nancy says:

    I wonder if you can help me please. My mum and I have Lalanne power juicer and unfortunely we don’t have the manual instructions…
    > I was able to find it by googling.
    >Great to know that replacement parts are available online! Esp. as I got my juicer at a second hand store, without pulp bucket or pusher.
    >You can also order a drip catcher tray…this is on the jacklalanne site.

  18. Curt says:

    Question: Just got a white Jack Lalanne Power Juicer from GNC. I’m wondering if anyone can tell me how long I can store the pulp from the juicer, and the best method for storing it. Currently, I’m just storing it in an airtight plastic container in the fridge. Thanks.

  19. Nancy says:

    @Chris (June 29) I have a small tool like a screwdriver but with just a point on the end and that is what I use (I got my juicer second hand -no tool)
    or you can order on the site.

    Heads up: shipping to Canada costs money plus duty! :) still worth it!

  20. evelyn says:

    just got a power juices that a friend never used…but now manual. how do I clean it??? Great juice but I’m confused how to clean. thanks in advance

  21. Jennae says:

    Thanks for the tips, Jack LaLanne was king of all things juice! His passion and expertise for health and fitness were an inspiration – I can’t believe he’s passed. If you’re a fan, you should take a look at this article I came across today:http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/01/jack_lalanne_will_shame_you_wi.html

  22. veronica says:

    Hi Evelyn,

    here is a great video on youteube that explains the cleaning process http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTu_ctjzeQk

  23. veronica says:

    Hi Curt,

    the way you are storing the juice is definitely the best way. You can usually store a juice for upto 72 hours with an airtight container. You can aslo use a gadget called pump’n'seal that can extract excess air out of an air tight container.

  24. Nita says:

    I am interested in purchasing the Jack Lalanne juicer, but I am concerned if the juice is free of bits or pulp, I love juice but I prefer it without any pulp.

  25. veronica says:

    Hi Nita,

    THe Jack LaLanne juicer pro model is the one to go for. It is the only Jack LaLanne Power Juicer that features an extra fine stainless steel filter for producing “bits free” juice.

  26. Missy says:

    I just bought the Power Juicer from Sears and it came without an instructions manual and without the promised juicing book…Thoughts on bringing it back- is it worth making the 30 min drive for the book, manual and potential “guarentee” form? Thoughts?

  27. veronica says:

    HI Missy,

    That’s unfortunate. I would give them a call first and make sure they have the instructions and gaurantee before you drive there, the juicer should absolutely come with those. I think it is definitely worth the drive to make sure you get the juicer gauranteed.

    Best
    Darren

  28. Ruth says:

    Yep. It sure is. Especially the guarantee and the instruction manual. Even the juicing book. You paid for it having certain expectations. They should be met. Just my opinion. I’d definitely do it. But, I LOVE my juicer!!

  29. Saundra Torres says:

    I want to start juicing because I have a stomach disorder called “Gastroparesis”, paralysis of the stomach. I have constant nausea and vomiting. I can’t eat fiber, fat, fried foods, even many vegetable or fruits. In fact, I don’t even eat much at all. I need recipes that will help with digestion problems but without fiber, and low fat. I can’t digest food in less than 18 -20 hours, so I thought juicing would be the answer. Does anybody know what kind of juicing diet I should be on that would aid digestion, give energy, help with the nausea & vomiting? I really need someone’s advice on what and how to do it? Please respond. You can check out: “Idiopathic Gastroparesis”, the disorder I have and there’s no cure for it. Thank you, Saundra

  30. veronica says:

    HI Saundra,

    I am sorry to hear that you have this problem, it sounds awful. I had never heard of this health condition before so I checked it out, and also searched for some natural remedies that seem to hold some credibility. I only came up with credible source and that is Dr Andrew Weil – the link is below.

    http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400595/Natural-Treatment-for-Gastroparesis.html

    You will see that Dr Weil mentions ginger, which is definitely something that can be juiced. Also juicing removes most of the insoluble fibers from foods, so a juice contains much less fiber than a smoothie, which uses the whole fruit or vegetable. Although juices do contain a little fibre in the form of soluble fiber, such as pectin.

    Of course it is important that I mention that I am not a Doctor, so please check with your doctor before undertaking any of the recommendations here!

    Best Wishes
    Darren

  31. Annmarie says:

    Saundra my poor darling, I certainly know something of what you’re going through. I have paresis of the oesophagus and the valve into the stomach, so that food piles up there and won’t go through into the stomach, so it rots there and makes me dreadfully ill. Over the years I’ve learned ways to help myself and now only relapse badly when I make bad food choices.

    The medical profession, being unable to offer me anything that would help, I experimented and found my own self-help and a way forward.

    I feel that juice would be a real help for you.
    I’d suggest choosing your ingredients carefully according to what you know of your own body’s reactions to various foods.

    Initially I’d sip the juice slowly in small amounts and see how your stomach handles it. I’m expecting you’ll find that taking fruit and vegetable juice is a great deal easier on your stomach than eating them in solid form.
    The right juices may even start to stimulate your stomach into activity again. Either way the juice should slip easily through into your small intestine where valuable nutrients can be absorbed and passed into your blood stream and hence to your body tissues.

    ‘Live’ fruit and veg is enzyme-rich which normally the stomach does very well on but sadly gets too little of in our modern, over-processed, unnatural diet. One proviso: try if you can to use ORGANIC fruit and veg. Especially while you’re still so ill.

    Based on my own experience of juices when I was seriously ill and bed-ridden for a lengthy period, I’d expect you to gain considerable zing and energy from the juices once you’re able to drink a reasonable amount each day. But build up your amounts slowly, carefully and watch your reactions. Even keep a written record of how you’re responding to it each day for reference. You’ll likely crave some solid food before long, so choose wisely and puree or mash before eating them.

    If you find you’re going well on the juices, consider either seeing a naturopath or research for yourself ways to add a few more liquid nutrients into the mix, eg iron in a liquid, but non-constipating form. If you’re unable to eat any solid foods now, you’ll later need to take care of your calcium requirements once your stomach becomes more active. If you can’t handle greens then I’d buy a bottle of good quality ‘Liquid Chlorophyll’. I take this quite often. You could even add some of this into your juice cocktail.

    Darren mentioned the GINGER JUICE and I’d endorse that based on my own experience. Don’t add too much ginger initially, start small and work up. If you can take LEMON JUICE that’s another thing I’d want to incorporate. Ginger and Lemon are very good ‘digestives’. PINEAPPLE JUICE also has some excellent digestive properties. Another thing I’d add to the cocktail is ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. Incorporating a little MISO every few days is also very good as a digestive aid. All these things I’ve mentioned have considerable therapeutic value and are digestive stimulants.

    If you find improvement on this regime, and it is after all completely natural and non-pharmaceutical, attempt to introduce a little nourishing food, especially something PROTEIN-RICH. But puree it initially to make it much easier for your digestion. Your goal as I see it is to build your food capacity and your health up to something approaching normal. This will take time and attention on your part, but very worthwhile. None of us want to suffer like this.

    If at all possible I’d seek out a very experienced Homeopath. There are homeopathic remedies for paresis which are effective. And also for the sickness and vomiting. I’d also consider taking PROBIOTICS each day, if you can swallow the capsules. I think there’s also a powder form that could be incorporated into your Juice. The Probiotics can help if you’ve got an overgrowth of bacteria in the digestive system which I understand can be a complication of gastroparesis.

    Initially, I’d stay well away from grains and starches. They’re very hard to digest when your stomach isn’t working. (I learned this the hard way). At this stage I’d also avoid bananas, sweet potatoes, potatoes, pumpkin and any other starchy vegetable. Introduce them in small amounts when your stomach shows real signs of improvement.

    Avocados are high in fat so not suitable till you’re on the road to recovery. And as you’ve discovered fried foods are a big no-no. Later you’ll need to introduce some small amount of fat because the fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E) need some dietary fat to be fully utilised by your body.

    I’m thinking initially of juice recipes with mixtures of apples, pineapple, lemon, ginger, a.c.vinegar, perhaps a little cabbage, a little deeper green lettuce leaves, a little carrot and beetroot. Kiwi is also helpful but not too much. Tomato juice is a good digestive stimulant. You could devise your own juice cocktails using several of these foods – but try to include a little ginger and lemon each time if your body accepts them well.

    As soon as you feel strong enough to take a little fat, add a small amount of avocado to your diet. Just ‘puree’ it well, in your mouth, before you swallow it. Or if you prefer take some ‘live’ low-fat plain YOGHURT each day. It’s extremely healthful (unless you have a milk allergy). It can be made much more palatable with fruit puree stirred in.

    You’ll be the best judge of what you can add into your diet as you start to recover and grow stronger.

    Hope my 2cents worth will be of some help to you. I can only make suggestions based on my personal experience and my medical knowledge, but only you can balance all the factors of your health conditions, and make modifications and adaptations as you gradually regain your health and strength. My love and prayers are with you.

  32. Saundra Torres says:

    Thanks Darren for contacting me with the info for recipes for juicing other than what’s in the manual that came with the “Jack Lalanne” Juicer. I absolutely love the juicer and how it works, it’s easy to clean as well as easy to use. So happy I received it as a gift! Bless…Saundra

  33. Saundra Torres says:

    Darren, I forgot to ask you if you are aware of any juicing recipes for people that have “Idiopathic Gastroparesis”? Just wondering if anyone has come up with some that are specific for this disease. My daughter has “IG” and can’t have any fiber, so I found out that juicing was a way to give her the nutrition she needs without the fiber. Otherwise, with “IG”, patients are very limited to what vegetables and fruits they eat because “IG” is basically stomach paralysis. No motility, which causes constant nausea and vomiting. Very bad weight loss, she’s lost 120 lbs up and down since she got “IG”. And, it took almost 5 years to diagnose it. The western medical Drs. kept saying it was anorexia or bulemia and all in her head. They even put her in an eating disorder clinic for a month and she proved to them that she wasn’t voluntarily vomiting her food, and that she loved to eat and keep her curves. Boy, we went round and round with Kaiser and other med centers about this and they didn’t believe us. Finally she dropped down to 82 lbs (she’s 5’2″) and almost went into cardiac arrest and organ failure. It took a team of Dr.s over a week to finally diagnose her with this horrible disease. There’s not enough known about “IG” at all and she’s currently on a J-tube feeding supplement, 12=18 hrs a day. No quality of life with that all the time on a machine. I’m hoping that with the juicing, she’ll get better, healthier and be able to maintain a weight that’s good for her. And hopefully, less nausea and vomiting. Keeping my fingers crossed. Please let me know if you have heard of or know any specific recipes for “IG”. Your cooperation is appreciated.
    Give thanks, Saundra Torres

  34. veronica says:

    Hi Saundra,

    As important as modern medicine is I am continually offended with the arrogance that is often displayed by some doctors. It is all too common to accuse the patient of something when they can’t figure out what the problem is. Of course, in saying that, some doctors are great, so I don’t want to make an umbrella statement. Anyhows, I am sorry to hear that your daughter suffers as she does. I found a few online resources from fellow IG sufferes that looks very helpful.

    http://www.inspire.com/groups/agmd-gi-motility/discussion/those-with-idiopathic-gastroparesis/

    http://gicare.com/Diets/Gastroparesis.aspx

    http://gpawarenessfund.tripod.com/id1.html

    The first link above has some great information from a variety of people who suffer with IG and there are a lot of ideas there.

    I guess from a juicing point of view, a few thing come to mind for me. Firstly, if you have the budget, is to get a very high quality juicer machine that extracts the most nutrients and enzymes from fruits and veggies but doesn’t let through any pulp, this will keep the juice as fiber free as possible. My recommendations in this case is the green power juicer or the green star juicer, these machine produce more yield and nutrients than the Jack LaLanne juicers. However, the Jack LaLanne juicer is still great and you may find that it is just fine. The Jack LaLanne juicer pro model features an extra fine mesh filter that lets less pulp through.

    Secondly, because acidity and acid reflux seems to be a big problem with IG, I would try and focus on juicing vegetables everyday because they are very alkaline, especially green leafy vegetables. I would suggest trying different green leafy vegetables to find the ones that seem to ‘go down’ best. You can mix them with the juice of carrots and or apples to sweeten the green juice to make it more palatable as green juice is naturally bitter. Some recipe ideas would be:

    Green Juice 1
    2 handfuls of greens (choose either kale, spinach, broccoli, green cabbage)
    5 carrots

    Green Juice 2
    2 handfuls of greens (choose either kale, spinach, broccoli, green cabbage)
    1 or 2 apples

    I am keeping the recipes simple here so that start figuring what vegetables and fruits work best in the stomach. You can also peel the apples and carrots before putting them in the juicer since the peels contain the most fiber. As I read through the IG forums it seems that experimenting is the key. Although, an important point to remeber is that vegetables carry less calories than fruits, since fruits are more sugary, and it looks like you and your daughter need to get all the calories you can from food, so fruit juices daily would be important from that view point too. You could maybe make a fruit juice with just one type of fruit at a time and see how you guys react to each one, so that you can figure out which ones work best and start building recipes from there.

    Thirdly, protein powder maybe something that you can mix into your drinks, I am not sure but it seems like a possibility. SOme of them are high quality these days and pure protein powders like pure whey protein powder will contain no fiber and are very low or contain no fat.

    Of course, none of these recomendations should be taken as medical advice or are not intended to cure or treat any disease. Always consult with your Doctor before making any changes. (sorry I have to say that to keep my ass covered!)

    Hope that helps! Let me know if I can help any further.

    Best wishes
    Darren

  35. amanda futch says:

    I have been using my power juicer since August 2010 and I must say that I love it!!! I bought it at Wal Mart as opposed to the website because I didn’t want to wait for the shipping. I use it almost every day, I didn’t realise how inexpesive fresh fruit and vegetables actually were when you buy them from a farmer’s market or fruit stand as compared to the chain supermarkets. I haven’t really tried any of the recipes I just juice what I like, however, I would recommend juicing lemons to make fresh salad dressings and to add to water. Thanks for the great website and a heartfelt thanks to Heaven’s newest Angel, Jack LaLanne!!!

  36. amanda futch says:

    If anybody has any juicing recipes to help with weight loss, please let me know. I have found that juicing has helped me lose 10lbs very easily.

  37. corrina lanz says:

    I just bought a jack lalnne juicer!! I love it. I am just figuring it out but cannot watch the video supplied.Bummer:( My player won’t or my comp.Anyhow love the unit!! It works great!!! ty

  38. Emily says:

    I have had my Jack Lalanne juicer for almost 2 years. I used it a lot at first making mostly fruit juice. It makes the best orange juice in the world! I recently saw the documentary Fat, Sick and Overweight (which I highly recommend) and it turned me on to juicing all over again. I recently had a baby so I am have decided to use it to try to lose some of my baby weight. So far I have lost 25 out of the 30 lbs I gained. Not bad for having a 8 week old baby. I usually juice instead of one meal a day (usually breakfast or lunch). I feel great being loaded with fruits and veggies. I also believe it helps with my tiredness. It is just the boost I need after a long night feeding the baby.
    Also a helpful hint, get your fruits and veggies from a farmers market to save a load of cash! I spend about $40 a week and get enough for my fiance and I to juice all week from the local market. I am from Cleveland so we like to take advantage of the West Side Market as well. We save at least %50 from grocery store prices and much of the food is organic. A definite plus! Hope this is helpful to someone! Start juicing. The juicer is totally worth the money.

  39. julissa says:

    hi i really want to lose weight im 232 pounds im trying to get down to 140 or 130 i want to to it in a healty way will the jack lalanne power juicer help me with my problem.

  40. veronica says:

    Hi Julissa,

    the only thing is going to help ultimately is the right diet and exercise. However adding fresh juice to your diet (especially vegetable juice) can be an aid to weight loss and is a great way to get lots of the important nutrition that you need in a low calorie healthy drink. You can read more on my other post Juice Diet Recipes

    Darren

  41. Missy says:

    Hi Julissa,
    I have found the juicer to be a great tool in kick starting and continuing with weight loss. I have found great results with substituting a juice for either breakfast or lunch- I find breakfast easier. It not only taste great, but it’s light, healthy and makes you feel wonderful. It will be hard at first if your substituting a meal with it so I encourage you to drink the juice slowly and to have a piece of fruit (banana always does the trick for me) incase you get that hunger pain. Of course diet and exercise are the best way to lose weight but know that I’ve lost weight with juicing and it’s a great step in the right direction- I say go for it!!! I love my juicer- I’m actually enjoying my juice breakfast right now- My favorite recipe for the morning…2 green apples, 1 cucumber and 1/2 of a lemon- I also sometimes add a carrot or two. It’s delicious!! Good luck!

  42. mapes gary says:

    just got my juicer from walmart and no instructions or promised booklets. called them and they would send but i pay shipping. asked to talk to a manager and she decided they would pay shipping. gonna juice up for the first time tonite!

  43. Alana says:

    Confused with juciing and blending. I am addicted to the new stores opening up called Nekter. They jucie veggies and throw in a few apples for taste and sweetness. Yum yum. But I hear that these machines discard the pulp. Is that not where all the fiber is and is this not the healthy part of the veggies/fruit? Totally confused. Do i buy a juicer or blender to drink a liguid juice not a thick smoothie? Also I am on weightwatchers and trying to lose weight.

  44. LynZ says:

    Just bought! Have never had a juicer before! Took it out of the box juiced 3 or 4 times for the kids….cleaned it all up by hand! Simple….my kind of appliance! Easy to clean, only took a couple minutes, including taking the blade off! Looking forward to daily juicing!

  45. Gary says:

    Great review! Very appealing! Like many others I watched the documentary (fat,sick, and overweight) an was inspired.

    However..

    Using this juicer it is IMPOSSIble to juice leafy green vegetables such as spinach, watercress, cilantro. Can anyone help me or has anyone figured out a way to juice dark green an leafy using this juicer?
    -tried balling it up
    -tried putting it with other veges
    -tried living it wet
    Seems like I use a large amount of leaves for drips of juice and I truley feel like I’m wasting money. If anyone can help it is much appreciated

  46. veronica says:

    Hi Gary,

    You are totally right – centrifugal juice extractor such as the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer are very ineffective at juicing leafy greens. Wetting the greens and rolling them in a ball is the best you can do, but still the juice extracted is minimal.

    The only really effective way to juice leafy greens is to get a masticating juicer, these are excellent for juicing leafy greens, and get a better juice yield out of all produce for that matter than centrifugal juicers. You can read more about this on our page http://juicerrecipesnow.com/how-to-choose-the-best-juice-extractor-juicer-machine-for-you/

    Darren

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