The Lexen Electric Healthy Juicer is an affordable single auger juice extractor that obtains juice from vegetables and wheatgrass in a slow, cold process, preserving the vitamins, enzymes in live form for maximum health benefits. If you’re looking for a budget auger-type juicer for juicing mostly vegetables, leafy greens and wheatgrass then the Lexen Electric Healthy Juicer is a good choice. Besides juicing you can make three types of pasta, soy milk, and the Lexen Healthy can also homogenize and make butter from softer nuts.
The Lexen Healthy single Auger Juicing machine is an affordable cold-press juicer that makes fresh juice packed with live enzymes and other nutrients. There’s no heat build-up and foaming due to the slow speed of the unit (the auger rotates at max. 76 rpm) preserving the nutrients in live form.
What Does the Lexen Electric Healthy Juicer Juice?
It juices well wheatgrass, sprouts, and herbs (parsley), leafy greens (spinach, lettuce, kale, Swiss chard). It is not as efficient when juicing vegetables and fruits (especially if they’re too soft or contain less juice) as it is with wheatgrass and greens.
Apart from juicing, the Lexen Healthy Electric is a multi-function juicer – similarly to other comparable cold juice extractors (Omega 8003/8005/8006, Green Star, Samson) – because with it you can make 3 types of pasta, homogenize to make baby food, prepare nut butter, frozen fruit desserts.
Lexen Electric Healthy Juicer, GP62
- Method of Juicing: masticating-style, single-gear: low-speed, cold extraction
- Motor power: 100 Watts
- Auger speed: 76 rpm
- Material: juicer body: non-toxic polycarbonate, stainless steel drive shaft, auger: high-density nylon with stainless steel tips, plunger: plastic
- Feed chute size: 1.75″
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 15″ x 7″ x 11″
- Weight: 16.5 lbs.
- Colors: black body, see-through smoky plastic chute and pulp collector
- Price range: $150 – $160.
- Warranty: 8 years on motor, 1 year on parts
The Lexen Healthy Electric juicer comes with two Augers:
- One for juicing vegetables (and fruits)
- The other one (green colored) for juicing wheatgrass, herbs and leafy greens.
Since the juicer doesn’t have an internal screen, the juice is a bit pulpy which is great if you want the juice to also provide for your daily fiber content. There’s a separate screen that comes with it that you can place on top of the juice cup to catch much of the pulp if you want less of it in your juice.
It is a low-speed (76 rpm) juicer which means that the juice won’t overheat due to high revolution of the auger and also less oxygen gets dissolved into it, preserving the original quality of the phytonutrients (less chance of oxidation and no heat damage)
Although the Lexen Electric Healthy is advertised as a vegetable, fruit and wheatgrass juicer, it is most efficient with leafy greens, wheatgrass, herbs and firmer veggies and fruits with higher water content (carrots, beets).
Softer/overripe produce tends to clog the unit due to the excess pulp (in this case press the Reverse button to unclog the machine). It also helps if you alternate adding soft produce with firmer ones (a few pieces of apple then a few pieces of celery/carrot etc.).
According to some users, the Lexen Electric Healthy Juicer extracts less juice from wheatgrass and from other vegetables, the pulp is significantly wetter than it is in other similar juice machines.
Pros of Lexen Electric Healthy Juicer:
- Cheaper than other single-auger juicers
- Easier to clean (no internal screen)
- Ability to control pulp content in juice (either uses the screen or not)
- Multi-purpose juicer (makes pasta, nut butter, frozen fruit desserts, purees)
- Compact size
Cons of Lexen Electric Healthy Juicer:
- Lower yield, the pulp is still wet (compared to other similar models)
- Jamming due to excess pulp from softer produce
Although it isn’t a stainless steel juicer the Lexen Electric Healthy is a sturdy machine.
The body of the juicer is made of durable plastic (polycarbonate), the auger is nylon with stainless steel tips (this is where the auger exerts the highest crushing power so this needs to be the most durable). The feed chute and the pulp bin are transparent plastic.
The inside of the end cap where the auger crushes the product also has a stainless steel insert. The auger chamber is sitting on support to ensure stability during operation and to avoid putting too much stress on the auger.
Although the motor carries an 8-year warranty, the other parts come with only a 1-year warranty – a longer period would ensure more trust in the juicer’s durability. Overall it is a good-quality, affordable masticating juice machine.
Since there are only 4 parts to clean (end cap, auger, juice cup, nylon washer) washing them requires much less of your time than that of any other similar juicers’. There’s no internal screen with tiny holes that is difficult to clean. A quick rinse under running water will do the job.
After making nut butter, clean up is more troublesome: use a baby bottle washer to get rid of the nut remains from the auger chamber.
What Comes with the Lexen Electric Healthy Juicer?
- Auger housing with feed chute
- Wheatgrass auger (green)
- Fruit and vegetable auger (white)
- Plunger (plastic)
- Pulp Container (plastic)
- Plastic juice cup (20 oz.)
- Stainless steel sieve
- Wrench (for tightening the end cap)
- 3 types of pasta attachments (rigatoni, spaghetti, linguini)
- Recipe booklet
Conclusion – For Whom We Recommend the Lexen Electric Healthy Juicer?
The Lexen Healthy Juicer, Electric Model GB62 is not the most efficient low-speed juice extractor on the market but it is the best one you can get under $200. So if you don’t have or don’t want to spend $250-$300 on a better performing unit with longer warranty, and plan to juice mostly leafy greens, wheatgrass, sprouts, herbs, and firmer vegetables then the Lexen Electric Healthy Juicer is an ideal choice.
On the other hand, with a costlier model (Omega 8006, L’Equip Omni, SoloStar II) that has higher juice yield, you’ll get back the excess cost in the long run by having to use less product to make the same volume of juice.
Similar Juicer Machines
Best Masticating Juicer Machines – Besides recommendations for the best-value single- and twin gear juice extractors, the article discusses the benefits of masticating style juicers.
Green Star Juicers – said to be the best in the category of low-speed juice extractors. High juice volume, excellent juice quality, and long shelf life are the most important benefits of Green Star models.
L’Equip Single Auger Juicer – a good-value single auger machine for juicing wheatgrass, greens, vegetables, and fruits.
Omega 8003/8005 Juicer – a popular single gear unit for extracting juice from green leaves, wheatgrass, herbs, and vegetables.
Omega 8006 Juicer – an improved version of the Omega 8003/8005 models with sturdier auger and dual-stage juicing for more efficient extraction. 15-year warranty is the testimony of durability on the manufacturer’s part.