Reviews say the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer is quieter than most other juicers. Many owners say the LaLanne can be difficult to clean by hand, but its components are dishwasher safe. Some owners complain that carrots and beets can stain the white plastic housing. (The Power Juicer is now also available with a stainless-steel body for $30 more.) According to reviewers, the pulp isn't as dry as the infomercial claims. We also read reports of overheating and breakage. Although the infomercial touts a lifetime guarantee, it applies only to the motor. The remaining parts are covered for only 90 days (most juice extractors have at least a one-year warranty). Many owners like the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer but there are better choices in this price range, such as the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro 67650 (*est. $70) and the Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact (*est. $80).
Indefatigable fitness guru Jack LaLanne promotes the Power Juicer on late-night infomercials. The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer is not included in credible professional reviews, so we turned to Amazon.com and Epinions, where this juicer receives decidedly mixed owner reviews.
In over 30 owner-written reviews here, the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer rates just above the midline. While some owners think this juicer is an excellent value, others complain that it has too many plastic parts, chokes easily and breaks quickly. Again and again, we read that clean-up is a hassle because you must disassemble the entire machine to clean it thoroughly. Even owners who like this juicer concede the filter needs to be cleaned regularly, lest pulp clog the juicer.
Review: Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Reviews, Contributors to Amazon.com
About a dozen Epinions contributors give the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer a mediocre rating. As at Amazon.com, the picture here is mixed: Some owners recommend this juicer, while others say it has a tendency to clog. We also read reports of mechanical failure, and some owners say that replacement parts are difficult to come by. Some owners dislike having to use a tool to remove the filter and cutting wheel.
Review: Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Reviews, Contributors to Epinions
3. FitnessInfomercial Review.com
There are over a dozen reviews here, but it's impossible to see the overall rating for the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer. Consumers offer conflicting opinions: Some love this juicer, while others complain of overheating and breakage.
4. Vitality Plus
This retail website publishes testing details for eight of the most popular juice extractors on the market (in 2006). Each extractor is tested with 2.5 pounds of carrots and 2 pounds of spinach. The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer is found to be the least efficient of all the high-speed machines tested.
Review: The 2006 Vitality Plus Juice Extractor Test, Editors of Vitality Plus