The Jack LaLanne JLPJB Power Juicer Juicing Machine is an easy-to-use countertop unit that makes it simple to turn your fresh fruits and vegetables into nutritious juices. I really like its patented juice extraction technology and whisper-quiet operation. The wide-mouth feeding tube makes it easy to juice larger pieces of produce without the loud noises some juicers make thanks to its 3,600 RPM motor.
I have to admit when I first started to research this product, I knew nothing about juicers and was going on the Jack LaLanne name alone. Since this model is the original Jack LaLanne juicer, I mostly went by name recognition when I chose this product. I wasn’t crazy about the fact that the product is made of plastic, which on the surface seemed as though it might be a bit flimsy. However, the ratings were good so I purchased it. As a beginner to juicing at the time, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Although the unit is not as strong as a stainless model would be, it performs well and is able to extract a fairly large amount of juice.
At this point, my juice blend typically consists of up to 15 different types of fruits and vegetables. As you might imagine, this volume of produce leaves behind a good deal of pulp. One of the nice features of this juicer is that it has a larger-than-normal pulp container that is perfect for the type of juicing that I do. But, when I was a juicing newbie, I had no idea where to start or what combinations of fruits and vegetables to throw together. The recipe booklet that came with this product was a lifesaver. It gave me plenty of ideas and a good foundation for getting my feet wet in juicing. Beginners will appreciate this booklet as I did.
Juicing is easy with this machine. To make a glass of juice simply place the produce into the large capacity feeding tube and push them down with the pusher, which is included. I liked that the Jack LaLanne JLPJP Juicer has removable, dishwasher safe parts. This made it easy for me to clean up and wash the unit, which is always a big plus!
I have since moved on to a more powerful juicer as I am now more heavily into juicing. But, I will always have strong feelings about my Jack LaLanne JLPJP juicer. For a beginner, it is a great bet, although more seasoned veterans may feel it has been out-powered by more recent innovations in juice extraction technology.
- Extra-Large feeding chute and pulp container (which is removable and dishwasher safe)
- Whisper-quiet operation thanks to its powerful 3,600-RPM motor
- Surgical-quality stainless-steel cutting blade
- Dishwasher-safe removable parts
- Recipe booklet with instructions
- Convenient countertop size measuring approximately 18 by 15 by 9 inches
- Plastic housing which may not be as durable as stainless steel models