Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Deluxe
A Cheap Centrifugal Juice Machine
The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Deluxe is part of the much-advertised Power juicer line. It is an inexpensive centrifugal juice extractor that is called “deluxe” because of the shiny chrome finish (and the anti-drip spout). Note that most retailers advertise this model as a stainless steel unit while, apart from the blade and filter basket, it is made of sturdy-looking, molded plastic.
Let’s take a closer look at the features, pros and cons and the most frequent user complaints on the Power Juicer Deluxe.
Jack LaLanne Power Juice Deluxe Review – The Good & the BadHere’s a detailed review on the Power Juicer Deluxe describing all the pluses and minuses. It is based on user reviews published on online review sites. We poured over many reviews to pick the most important pros and cons and complaints mentioned most frequently by owners of the Deluxe model.
Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Deluxe, Model JLSSS Review
What Can You Juice with it?
Pros & Cons at a Glance
All Jack La Lane juicer models are advertised as high performance juicing machines that extract 30% more juice from the same produce than other similar units.
Reading so many complaints in consumer reviews regarding the limitations of Jack LaLanne juicers, including the Deluxe model, however should make one cautious before running out and buy one of these units.
Motor Power: Just like the other models, the Deluxe has a 250-watt motor that spins the stainless steel cutting blade at 3600 rpm. This motor output is barely enough for efficient juice extraction from a wide variety of produce.
TIP: You can get much better performing and higher quality juicers, with stronger motor for slightly more or the same amount of money as Jack LaLanne juicers cost.
For example the Juiceman Junior (JM400) Juicer (retails for around $70- $100) is operated by a 700-Watt motor, and juices a wide palette of fruits and veggies with ease.
What Does it Juice?
The manual of the appliance lists a range of produce that isn’t recommended for juicing in a Jack LaLanne Juicer.
It doesn’t juice wheatgrass, herbs and leafy greens well (isn’t designed for this job, neither are any of the other centrifugal juice machines, for juicing wheatgrass and greens you need a low-speed auger juicer (single or twin-gear) or a dedicated wheatgrass juicer.
Some people wrap the leaves (celery, beetroot leaves, spinach, lettuce, Swiss chards) around a firmer produce (celery or apple piece) and try to process it in the juicer but they have mixed results.
The Jack LaLanne Deluxe Juicer is Good at Juicing…
Average Juice Extraction from…
Not Good at Juicing…
The produce pieces often jump out of the chute if the plunger isn’t in it. Many times there are slices of produce on the blade at the end of juicing – a clear proof of inefficient process.
Using the Jack LaLanne JLSSS Power Juicer Deluxe
It is best to take apart the juicer at the sink, and make sure you have a waste bin handy.
Assembling the Unit
Assembling the Unit
Clean-up does require some work and time but this is the case with most other juice extractors. It is best to rinse all parts well right after juicing to prevent pulp from getting stuck to the surfaces.
According to the manufacturer, all parts excluding the motor are dishwasher safe, however quite many users complained that the chrome finish started to flake off after a few washing in the dishwasher (this is not a problem with the all-white, plastic Power Juicer Classic, and the slightly more sophisticated Power Juicer Elite that has stainless steel body).
Even if you clean the parts in dishwasher (place them on the top rack away from the heating coil), rinsing is highly recommended.
Use a sturdy kitchen brush to remove pulp from the strainer holes. After a couple of use do a more thorough scrubbing (with a soapy kitchen sponge) of the plastic parts and the pulp bin to remove stains caused by colorful produce from all the tricky, hard-to-access places.
Let the washed parts dry before reassembly.
Clean the base occasionally with a slightly damp cloth. Although the non-drip spout looks like a cool feature it also means more cleaning work (see below).
Cleaning the Juice Spout
Reattaching the spout:
What Comes with the Juicer?
Note: no juice jar is included, most other similar juicers come with it.
Conclusion – Should You Buy the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Deluxe?
Although heavily advertised, the Jack LaLanne Power juicers aren’t the best-value centrifugal juicers that you can get. They look good on TV and on the manufacturer’s website but the units have many limitations and received numerous user complaints (clogging, only good at juicing harder produce, not really dishwasher safe, spout is at too low, overheating, motor failure, screw peg breaks).
The Deluxe model (JLSSS) looks more appealing with its shiny look than the white Classic model but in reality it has the same plastic housing only with chrome finish. The only plus feature in the Deluxe is the moveable, non-drip spout that is however tricky to wash so it might not really an advantage over the Classic model. (The Express, Pro and Elite models also have this non-drip spout.)
The Jack Lalane Deluxe Juicer is a cheap, basic machine that we cannot wholeheartedly recommend, only if you find one at really low price and if you plan to juice only occasionally.
Official website: JLL Power Juicer