Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Review

by Theresa on April 15, 2010 · 1 comment

Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Pro has one of the most entertaining infomercials. Don't you just love seeing that lively, 90 year old Jack juicing it up with his wife? Who wouldn't want to have a simple, healthy diet of nutritious juice every day? Uhhh, well there's a slight problem or two. Check out what Consumer Reports and a group of ladies from Ohio have to say about this juicer.

Watch this power juicer test

Infomercial Claims

Stainless-steel electric juicer produces fresh juice quickly and easily
Extra-large round chute
Stainless-steel blade and mesh filter
Whisper-quiet 3,600 RPM motor
Patented extraction technology
Large-capacity pulp collector
Non-drip spout
Dishwasher-safe parts
Measures approximately 18 by 12 by 17 inches

Test on the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Pro

ConsumerReports recently compared Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Pro with several other juicers. They used carrot, apples, oranges and tomato juice. Here's what they found.

  • It did deliver more juice than the others except for the tomato juice.
  • It's the quietest juicer they tested.
  • The problems with the juicer are that the produce feeds very slowly.  Also, the plunger gets stuck.
  • Overall the Jack Lalanne juicer was the highest price yet ranked lowest among the juicers.

Other consumers report the following problems

  • It doesn't extract the juice from spinach.
  • For whatever reason there's a hole in the back of the pour spout, which makes a mess when the juice is draining into your container.
  • You have to use a shallow container to collect the juice since the pour spout is so close to the counter. If you have a lot of juice pouring out, you either have to stop the juicer to empty the container or do a quick container switch.
  • Others found that they wasted so much fruit because after they were done juicing they had so much pulp to throw away.

If your interested in looking at how the classic model of the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer, here's a good video review. In the video, the ladies briefly introduce themselves and finally do the test. Overall, they found it splattered when the juice came out. Also it was a REALLY messy to clean up. If you ask me, I would NEVER want to spend so much time cleaning the darn thing!

Another solution you might want to consider is to get yourself a high powered household blender instead of a juicer. I bought one about 5 years ago, called the Vita Mix. I like it because your not wasting any of the fruit. Also the pulp and skin of the fruit has the most nutrition which is not thrown in the garbage. In the summer with all that fresh fruit available, I make smoothies almost every day. Anyways, the only problem is that iit has a $450 price tag. I'll do a review on this blender tomorrow.

The Jack Lalanne Power Juicer doesn't look like the best juicer out there for what you pay. If you've looked around the web for reviews, it's kind of weird that there are glowing, overly positive comments yet many negative comments. This leads me to believe that people are being paid to leave positive comments on websites. I can't say for sure but it just looks suspicious.

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1 JoBeth September 12, 2010

Thanks, we were thinking about buying one of these, and it came down to this and another juicer maker.

You have saved us some money.