The Jack Lalane juicer is one of the most well know juicers around. The fact that it is frequently advertised on television in 'infomercials' has undoubtedly helped the Jack Lalane juicer become such a well known juice extractor. For the Jack Lalane to be so popular it must also do a reasonable job of making juice and be capable of doing what it says in the infomercial, right?
One of the big selling points of the Jack Lalane juicer is the fact that it has a wide feed chute. This means the chute that you put your juice ingredients down is wider than most other juicers. In fact the chute is large enough to pass whole apples down in one go rather than chopping them up into quarters (or even smaller segments) as you would have to with most juicers.
You can also pass numerous carrots down the chute in one go instead of one at a time. This can save you time in your juice preparation routines and many people find it very handy. For those interested another 'whole fruit juicer' with a wide feed chute is the Easy Health Cyclone. One drawback of passing the fruit down whole is that you cannot tell if say an apple has a rotten core before you put it into your juicer, granted this doesn't happen very often but it can happen.
The infomercial suggests that the pulp from the Jack Lalane juicer is very dry
Another time saving feature of the Jack Lalanne is that it ejects the pulp from the machine which means you can juice continuously without having to stop the juicer and empty the centrifugal basket as you would on non pulp ejecting juicers such as the Magimix Le Duo. The infomercial suggests that the pulp from the Jack Lalane juicer is very dry and whilst definitely being dryer than some lower price range juicers, it is not as dry as the pulp produced by some juicers.
For a centrifugal juicer the Jack Lalanne is not the easiest to clean, in fact there are 8 washable parts and although they only require a rinse, it is still 8 parts to rinse.
Another factor that should be taken into account when buying your juicer is the guarantee it comes with. The Jack Lalane juicer motor has a liftetime warranty but the other parts only have a 90 day warranty! 90 days does not fill me with confidence, compare this to the Cyclone which has a 2 year warranty.
If you are looking for a juicer that will juice a large amount of apples and carrots and similar produce quickly we recommend the Easy Health Cyclone over the Jack Lalanne for reliability, ease of cleaning and juice yield. Another alternative to the Jack Lalane is the L'equip mini 110.5 juicer which is also a centrifugal pulp ejecting juicer with a narrower feed chute.