So, I approached my Jack LaLanne juicer with a certain reverence. I slid it out of the box carefully and washed it well. It was bigger than I expected and rather imposing. I didn't know whether I should bow down to it so I did a little silent "Thank you wonderful Jack Lalanne, guardian angel, keeper of the juicer memory and inventor of the spandex jumpsuit!" acknowledgement. I think he would have approved.
It slowed down a tiny bit with large amounts of kale, but apples, celery, cucumber, were no problem for it. The process was pretty easy. I found it helpful to quickly rotate the feed press Left and Right while applying downward pressure. This seemed to loosen and facilitate the shredding of the ingredients in a way which didn’t necessitate large amount of downward pressure should clogging occur. I did find the Jack Lalanne Juicer to be average or slightly below average in juicing kale.
|Jack LaLanne Power Juicer||Juice Fountain Breville Juicer - JE98XL|
|250 watts||850 watts|
|3,600 rpms||14,000 rpms|
|Pulp Ejection||Pulp Ejection|
|3" Feeding Tube||3" Feeding Tube|
|1/4 Horse Power||1 Horse Power|
|90 Day Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
|Stainless Steel Blade and Mesh Screen||Stainless Steel Blade and Mesh Screen|
|Circular shaped Feeding tube||Circular shaped Feeding tube|
|Continuous Juicing||Continuous Juicing|
|Doesn't Include Juice Jug||Does Include Juice Jug with froth separator|
|Includes Juicing Recipes||Includes Juicing Recipes + BONUS FREE BOOK!|
|Includes Bin to Catch Pulp||Includes Bin to Catch Pulp|
You may want to purchase the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer, but first consider the Breville Juice Fountain Juicers...since they are priced a LOT less, and will out preform, and juice even better than Jack's Juicer. It's your choice, you decide which juicer is right for you!
I was shocked when I flipped the power switch and heard a very faint whirr from the motor on this unit. I literally exclaimed “wow!” at the sound, or lack thereof emanating from the Power Juicer. In all the reviews weve done, the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Ultimate was the quietest juicer ever.
The Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Ultimate/Pro is single speed so juicing was pretty straight forward. There were a few times when I shoved a handful of kale into the feed chute and had the motor slow down, only once did it slow to almost stopped. I attributed this to my overly aggressive testing procedure (the manual also states that care should be taken to not apply too much pressure to the ingredients or this may occur), and not the weaknesses of the juicer. The Ultimate juicer did a fine job of juicing the mean green recipe and allowed it all to be done very quickly.