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Original recipe as used by Joe Cross, in the movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”.
6 dark leafy green kale leaves
1 cucumber (at ReallyJuiced, we test all our juice extractors using 2 cucumbers instead of 1.
4 celery stalks
2 green apples
1/2 lemon (slicing off the lemon rind)
1 thumb of ginger
1. Buy organic if possible. Check out the 2012 “Dirty Dozen” list released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
2. Wash and rinse all veggies and fruits
3. Cut them to size and juice!
The ginger gives a lil zing and spice to the juice, so it is definitely optional.
Grapefruits are very rich in vitamin C and are a great source of potassium. I especially like this recipe because of the pretty blush color. Served over ice, this is a great juice for breakfast.
1 pink grapefruit, or a Ruby Red grapefruit
2 ripe pears (I like the Bosc variety for this recipe)
1. Wash and rinse the fruits
2. If using a juicer, cut the rind of the grapefruit. It is not necessary to peel the skin off the pears.
3. Cut the fruits to size and juice!
If the grapefruit is too tart for your taste, sweeten with some sugar or agave nectar.
This juicing recipe is not your standard carrot and orange juice. This vibrant orange-colored juice will leave you bright-eyed and boosted with vitamin A and vitamin C.
1 thumb of ginger (optional – for a lil zing)
1. Wash and scrub the carrots with a brush. If your carrots are a little older, peel the skin.
2. Peel the rind and remove the seeds from the clementines. If you can’t get clementines; tangerines, mandarin oranges or just good ‘ol navel oranges will do the job.
3. Cut them to size and juice!
4. Serve over ice.
I tend to like more carrots than clementines in this recipe, but you can definitely change up the ratio of carrots to clementines. Sometimes I add in the juice of 1/2 a lemon for a little pucker.
A thorough review of the Waring JEX328 Health Juice Extractor. Is it worth purchasing?
The Waring JEX328 Health Juice Extractor is an entry level juicer with the following manufacturer specifications:
This juicer looks good with its brushed stainless steel housing, has a small footprint, and comes with a nice stainless steel juice cup. Its priced right for those who are new or looking to get into juicing, but is it worth purchasing or going with another juice extractor? Keep reading to find out…
The Waring Pro JEX328 Juice Extractor comes with a nice stainless steel juice container (I use this for my other juicers as well!), and tiny brush for cleaning the spout hole.
I noticed the parts for this juicer to be on the smaller side. The disc screen compared to the Breville JE98XL disc looks to be on the tiny side.
However, the fully assembled appliance fits nicely on a counter top, and allows for easy storage in a cupboard. At 10″ x 9″ wide, this juicer takes up very little room and looks pretty great on a counter. One will notice that the disc housing (batch bowl) also acts as a pulp container, which keeps the juicer footprint to a minimum and eliminates the need for a completely separate pulp container.
The second most notable detail is the chute opening. Its much smaller than the 3″ openings I have come to being used to. In fact, the openings only allow for apples which are quartered and the pieces sliced in half once more. It calls for added prep time for cucumbers as well, as they need to be sliced thin and skinny in order to fit.
The Waring Pro JEX328 centrifugal extractor was actually quite a surprise to operate. It only operates on one speed, and it juiced the mean green recipe without too much trouble. In fact, Kale was no problem for the disc to eat through (which I initially believed where it would have the most trouble). In fact it ate through everything from apples, to ginger without too much of an issue. The motor would slow down slightly when pushing through apples, but surprisingly did not clog the shredding disc, or halt the machine. I was pretty impressed that this little machine kept its disc screen and teeth free from most pulp buildup and from clogging.
What also surprised me was that the juice this extractor produced seemed a little greener than what I was getting with the other juicers (such as the Jack Lalanne). It could totally be a subjective observation or be related to the ingredients which I used, but I truly believed the juice was consistently greener and a little richer looking than what I observed with other juicers. My thought on this is that because this juicer handled Kale particularly well, the darker green the produced juice would be.
The Waring Pro juicer while being compact, was not the quietest juicer we’ve ever tested, I would rate it at about average. It also sounded a little harsher than I was used to, reminding me of the sound of some of my woodworking tools. Click the link below to hear a sample of the juicer running.
Sound Clip (Taken from 6ft away using the Tascam DR-100mkII at level 6.5 and High Gain.)
Output and Efficiency
In order to test efficiency, I ran the pulp through once more after the initial juicing. On very inefficient machines, the pulp will contain a substantial amount of residual juice and thus produce a large amount of juice on the second juicing pass. The first pass using the mean green recipe produced a typical amount of juice (this depends on size and quality of ingredients juiced which varies from day to day), about 32oz.
On the second pass, I was able to get about 6-7oz of juice. That’s quite a bit! Doing some simple math, I figure the juicing waste of this juicer is about 21.8%. Not good at all…
The JEX328 was also not the easiest juice extractor to clean without the use of a bottle brush. After one is done juicing, the pulp is left on the outermost circular portion of the body housing (batch bowl). Most can be removed by holding the housing upside down over a plastic bag and giving it a few whacks while rotating the body. The remainder can then be scraped out with a butter knife or fork. Its a little messy, but with practice its no different than a pulp container bin like the ones used in the Jack Lalanne or Breville models.
The cleanup is about the same as other juicers with a bottle brush. But without the bottle brush, cleanup definitely takes a little bit more time as one needs to fit their hand into the crevices of the batch bowl pulp container housing. Also, without a bottle brush I found it difficult if not impossible to thoroughly clean the juice spout cavity.
For only $50-$60, the Waring Pro JEX328 centrifugal juice extractor is a small, capable, and nice looking appliance. It is not the most efficient machine we have tested, and wastes about 21-22% of the juice from the fruits and vegetables which it processes. Although the motor is only 400w’s the unit is not a quiet machine, nor a loud machine (see above sound sample), but should be OK for those who need a compact unit which can process kale, celery, apples, lemon, cucumbers, and ginger with no issues (the mean green recipe), and it seems to handle Kale particularly well.
The only inconvenience this extractor has inherent in its design is the small feed chute opening. Because of this, one must prep the fruits and vegetables more thoroughly by cutting the pieces smaller to fit. Speed of use and cleanup is about average (when utilizing a bottle brush to clean the housing), without the bottle brush, cleanup is a little cumbersome with large hands, and near impossible to do thoroughly (juice spout cavity). The Waring JEX328 is a no frills, no nonsense juicer which gets the job done. Its neither elegant, nor troublesome, and for the several months I reviewed it, it was a very reliable, stable, and solid performer. If you can live with the inefficiency and juice waste and just need a compact juicer, this is a decent choice.
Click to find out decent prices for the Waring Pro JEX328 Health Juice Extractor
An in-depth review of the usage and internals of the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus. Is this juicer worth consideration?
The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus is a mid-high level range consumer juice extractor, with highlighted advertised specs including:
The Breville Line of juice extractors just look great. Lets be honest, if I were to choose a juicer just based solely from aesthetics, I would pick the Breville brand. It looks modern. The styling would fit most renovated kitchens, and hey, these juicers were featured on the documentary ‘Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead!” But besides their good looks, does this juicer justify spending the $150-200 they usually go for? Read on and we will find out.
The Breville JE98XL Juicer comes with a decent sized pulp container (enough to juice the mean green recipe doubled), plunger, disc filter brush, juice container and the body elements.
When I finally assembled the juicer, I was actually surprised at how large the footprint actually was. At 16″ x 9″, I found it a little large. I’m used to my trusty Waring Pro Extractor which has an integrated pulp container, and area for the juice container. Seeing as my countertop space is limited, I stored the pulp container and pitcher in my dishwasher till I needed to make juice. Because of its large footprint, keeping it assembled on my counter was out of the question.
The second impression I had was that the JE98XL Juice Fountain Disc Screen was MUCH larger than the Waring Pro screen I normally use. The shredding element was also slightly larger.
Next, I tried to stick the normal size apple I juice into the feed chute to see how much easier it would be if I didn’t have to prep the apples before using them (I normally quarter and core the apples I use). Unfortunately they didn’t fit. I still ended up quartering and coring the apples.
To make cleanup easier, use the small baggie you get from the grocery store when you buy your produce to line the pulp container before juicing. This way you won’t have to wash the collector when you are done. It also makes dumping the pulp into a compost bin much easier!
The Breville JE98XL Centrifugal juicer has two operational modes, a low (6,500 RPM), and a high (12,000 RPM). Breville recommends to choose the high speed (12,000 RPMs) setting for denser fruits and harder vegetables, and the low speed (6,500 RPMs) for leafy vegetables and soft fruit. I found however, that the low speed seemed to be just good (not great), at juicing the mean green recipe.
I found that when juicing kale, the shredding disc would get a little clogged with the kale fibers (much like the Jack Lalanne black Ultimate Power Juicer from Costco). This would also happen when juicing just green apples after throwing in a few of them. The cutting edges would clog and the apples would just sit there and slide on top of the shredding disc unless I leaned on the plunger and pushed with a decent amount of force to push the apples through. This wasn’t much of an issue with my waring pro.
This didn’t always happen, but it happened enough times for me to believe that this juicer was already headed for the “average” review. I eventually, like most other juicers, had to alternate between the easy to juice veggies like cucumber and celery; then back to kale and apples, to keep the disc from clogging.
Throughout the three weeks of evaluating this juice extractor, I would consistently notice the shredding disc become off balance with pulp that would catch on the disc. This would then cause the juicer to vibrate, rattle around, and make lots of noise. On my last day of evaluating the juicer, it became so unbalanced I believe the disc came off its seated position and the juicer stopped functioning…It even started to smoke! I thought it was broken but upon cleaning the parts and resetting everything, the juicer functioned back to normal.
Despite the problems I encountered, using the Low speed settings did a decent job with the mean green recipe, and produced juice which was relatively low in pulp.
Sound Clip on Low (Taken from 6ft away using the Tascam DR-100mkII at level 6.5 and High Gain.)
Using the High speed mode was, in my impression, like juicing with a jet engine. It was completely unsettling! Not only was it loud, but the vibrations and noise from the shredded up vegetables was actually kind of scary. :/ All subjectivity aside, the high speed setting really ate through the mean green recipe. Kale, green apples, and ginger were totally chewed up and juiced with little effort. The only issue that I found while using the High speed setting was the amount of stuff that gets everywhere. After a while, a tiny bit of juice begins to drip out from the joints where the top half meets the bottom half shell. Also, the blowback from the chute is much more powerful than when it is on the Low setting.
I also found that with the High (12,000 RPM) setting mode, there was more pulp in the juice. Probably because the stuff goes flying around inside the juicer at higher speeds allowing more of it to pass through the disc screen.
Sound Clip on High (Taken from 6ft away using the Tascam DR-100mkII at level 6.5 and High Gain.)
In order to test efficiency, I ran the pulp through again after the initial juicing. On very inefficient machines, the pulp will still be wet and contain a substantial amount of juice (on my Waring Pro, it gives me anywhere between 8-16oz!). I was not disappointed and found that the amount of juice left over was very little at 2.5oz when my initial juicing produced 35-37oz. Just using simple math, I figure the juicing waste of this juicer is around 6.5%.
After getting used to this juicer for several weeks, I found that it was one of the easier juicers to clean. The materials the housing and assemblies were made of proved to be simple to wash and scrub, and in most cases I just needed to rinse it. How easy it is to clean is entirely subjective, but I would say it is about the same as the Jack Lalane, especially if using a baby bottle brush. Most crevices and surfaces are easily accessible and do not have strange protrusions or lips which cannot be easily brushed. The only exception to this would be the juice spout on the lower assembly, but using the baby bottle brush mini brush, it was a cinch.
I used this juicer for over 3 weeks before I felt I could give this juice extractor a good review, and I personally wanted to like it. However, I found that while this juicer looks nice, and makes you look like a juicing pro, the cost vs performance was about the same as a Costco Jack Lalanne ultimate power juicer. Since the Jack Lalanne juicer is only $99, you’re getting a much better deal for your money. In my opinion, a premium of $100 more for the high speed option isn’t worth it since it’s so loud and obnoxious. But it does get the job done…and FAST! I used the machine in low setting most of the time as it provided the best mix of sound comfort when I juiced.
The deal-breaker for me was the time when the juicer completely malfunctioned and started to smoke on me. No juicer should allow that to happen! If some pulp can unbalance the shredding disc screen and allow it to become unseated, I feel that is a bad design. Because of this, and the lackluster impressions I had from this juicer, I would say pass and get a cheaper Costco juicer.
Click to find the best prices for the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain
For a more bang for your buck (but don’t have a Costco membership), go with the Jack Lalanne Ultimate Power Juicer
This is a review of the Bella XJ-8K129 Juice Extractor, often sold at target, macys, jcpenny or as a no brand juicer on the internet. Is it worth consideration? Read more to find out.
The Bella xj-8k129 juicer has these manufacturer specifications:
The Bella Juicer (made by Intertek) looks great. It comes in black or white colors and is a very small compact unit looking much like higher priced units on the market. At its $60 price point, it looked like a great deal on the shelves. But is this juicer really all its cracked up to be? Maybe not…
The Bella xj-8k129 Juice Extractor comes with all the accessories one would want except for a cleaning brush. It felt a little cheap and plasticy like it could easily crack if dropped. The food pusher felt very light and of cheap quality.
The juicer is a compact appliance meant for juicing small individual portions. As such, the shredding disc/mesh screen assembly is on the smaller side.
Here are some other pictures of the juicer assembly:
For such a small unit, I was surprised at the larger feed chute which was designed into the extractor.
Even more impressive was that this bella appliance had two speed settings!
While the bella juice extractor looks great and seems to be a very promising value for the money (a two speed, 3″ feed chute, jack lalanne clone for only $60!), what I found was completely opposite my first impressions. In fact, I didnt even bother to review the second speed setting as getting through the first speed setting was, to say the least…an adventure.
This juicer sucks. After putting my second branch of kale through the feed chute, the juicer jammed up and started making extremely loud noises because the shredding disc became out-of-balance with pulp buildup. Ive seen this with other juice extractors before, but none this bad, and none this early in the juicing process. In fact, coupled with the cheap build of the unit, the vibration and noise created made me fear for my physical safety…no joke.
At first, I thought it was just a fluke, and this pulp buildup vibration issue should not occur again. However, branch after branch caused this juicer to jam and vibrate. The experience was so unsettling I told my 2.5yo to back away from the counter as I was using the appliance. I have never before used a centrifugal extractor which caused me this much emotional pain to operate.
I tried to capture the experience on video, but this doesn’t do the juicer justice. It was really worse than it seems on the video below:
When the juicer wasn’t gunked up and off-balance, the unit sprayed pulp everywhere. It sprayed it in a 360 degree circle like a bomb blast! A juicer really shouldn’t have this problem, but the engineering of where the top half meets the main housing is not designed well, causing this to happen.
At this point, everything in me screamed “STOP REVIEWING THIS JUICER!” but I had to complete at least the efficiency test despite all the crap that was now on my counters, shirt, floor, and cabinets.
For those of you who are interested, I decided to record the noise output from the juicer before it touched any fruits or vegetables.
Sound clip on low (Taken from 6ft away using the Tascam DR-100mkII at level 6.5 and High Gain.)
Sound clip on high (Taken from 6ft away using the Tascam DR-100mkII at level 6.5 and High Gain.)
The juicer tends to froth the juice and aerate its contents with a lot of bubbles. On the first juicing pass the output was about 29oz.
In order to test the efficiency of this juicer I ran the pulp through again after the first juicing pass. On inefficient machines, the pulp will contain more juice and thus give a higher juice output on the second pass compared to more efficient juice extractors.
The second pass produced 8oz of juice. Doing some simple math, the percentage of juice wasted is 27.5%. Not great.
I found a few problems when cleaning this juicer. 1. The creases of the plastic formed during the manufacturing stage would allow the juice to seep into its crease and stain the plastic. 2. The pulp spray which affects the surrounding work area where one juices. Below is an example of how the plastic crease facilitates staining.
This staining also happened with the white plastic underside of the shredding disc/mesh screen assembly.
I could see how after an extended period of use, this juicer (assuming you can get through the first time) would eventually stain quite badly and look awful.
However, the rest of the cleanup process is what cracks me up the most. Not only do you have to clean the juicer, one also needs to clean the counter tops, countertop backsplash, floors, and do a load of laundry after use. Who in their right mind would release such a terrible product!?
After juicing with the Bella XJ-8K129 juice extractor I can honestly say that the Bella XJ-8K129 juice extractor is the worst juicer I have ever operated. Not only did it feel cheap and flimsy, it was subject to repeated pulp buildup on its mesh screen element which causes severe vibration and obnoxious noise. The emotional toll of using this extractor was awful, as these loud vibrations and crackling noises was extremely unsettling (I really did fear for my physical safety). The cleanup was the worst I have ever encountered; where cleaning meant, vacuuming, laundry, and wiping down the entire surrounding work area. Stainins were readily apparent after just even one use, no matter how much scrubbing was done. The whole review experience was so awful, I didn’t dare try to review the juicers high speed setting as I really didn’t want to clean my living room and hallways as well! 🙂
Do NOT under any circumstances, buy this juicer. If you have it, return it, and get any other extractor on the market. This thing is a disaster!!!
An in-depth review on the Juiceman jm480s All-In-One 800w Juicer. Read more to find out if this juicer is worth purchasing.
The Juiceman JM480S all in one juice extractor is a medium level juicer. It has these manufacturer specifications:
The JM480S (made by Intertek) all in one juicer is actually two machines in one, a juice extractor and a citrus juicer, which can be adapted for either applications with the included attachments. Whats novel about the Juiceman juicer is the ability to change to either a citrus juicer or a regular juice extractor with the swap of a few parts. Its has a small footprint, since it is engineered with an integrated pulp container, and also has the versatility of operating with two speed settings. But is the Juiceman JM480S juicer actually worth consideration? Read more to find out.
Included with the juicer is everything you hope a juicer would include. Brush (although a little cheapy), decent juice container, and all the attachments you need to run the extractor. For the purposes of this review, I will not be reviewing the citrus juicer attachment and instead just focus primarily on the juice extracting functionality.
The shredding disc/mesh screen is only slightly larger than the waring pro shredding disc/screen (which is pretty tiny).Which tells me this unit is not meant for serious juicing, but is geared for rather light/small one person individual portions.
Much like the waring pro juicer, the JM480S utilizes an integrated pulp container instead of the more common separate bucket-type used by other higher capacity juicers (like the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Ultimate).
The feed chute is a nice 3″ wide, but it still requires one to quarter and core the apples (coring the apples is optional but I like to do it…those pesky seeds!). At least one doesn’t need to cut the apple into eighths like with the waring pro.
Using the JM480S extractor was a decent experience, I didn’t have any “wow” first impressions other than it had two speeds (for a juicer this compact). It performed well with the mean green recipe, and actually seemed to propel the celery, kale, and cucumbers by itself. I noticed there was very little effort involved in pushing down the ingredients, and the apples were no exception (which I was initially expecting it to do), there were no stoppages or slowdowns. Overall this juicer eats veggies quite nicely, much better than the waring pro, jack lalanne power juice ultimate, and any of the target (bella, dash – both made by Intertek) juicers.
First I tested the juicer on the slowest speed. There was a little vibration on use, but nothing which caused me any apprehension. When juicing the kale, I noticed that the base of the juicer would rotate when I pushed in a branch. The torque of the juicer coupled with its lighter weight would cause the base to rotate slightly when a stationary object like the kale branch would hit the shredding disc. It was not really an issue, but I would still need to adjust the base every so often so the spout would pour into the juice container so it would not spill on the subsequent kale insertions.
Noise Level on low speed:
I found the noise level was acceptable and not obnoxious or excessively loud.
Sound clip on low (Taken from 6ft away using the Tascam DR-100mkII at level 6.5 and High Gain.)
Efficiency on low speed:
The Juiceman JM480s did a decent job in juice output with a total of 28oz (juice output depends on many variables, such as water content of vegetables, and efficiency of the juicer). In order to test efficiency, I run the pulp output from the first pass through again to see how much juice it still contains. On very inefficient machines, the pulp will still be wet and contain a substantial amount of juice (on my Waring Pro, it gives me anywhere between 8-16oz!)…Turns out this juicer is about average in juice waste efficiency.
The second pass netted me about 5oz of juice. Doing some simple math, I found that the amount of juice this extractor will waste is about 17.85%. Thats not terrible, but definitely not great.
Next I set up the juicer to juice the mean green recipe once more, but on high speed. The results were a bit smoother as I did not have to adjust the base from it rotating unintentionally when inserting kale or any other vegetable into the chute. The higher speed made quick work of the kale, celery, apples, cucumber, and ginger with no hesitations, jamming, or weird vibrations. It was a pleasant and physically easy experience. Better than my Jack Lalanne!
Noise Level on High Speed:
The noise and vibration were not much of a problem, and I felt comfortable using the JM480S appliance. Impressions were average if not favorable.
Sound clip on high (Taken from 6ft away using the Tascam DR-100mkII at level 6.5 and High Gain.)
Efficiency on High Speed:
Next was to find if the efficiency on high speed was comparable to the units low speed output. I typically dont like to use the high speed setting on juicers as it ejects lots of the pulp AND juice content…meaning much higher juice wastage. What I found was that the high speed performed almost identically to the low speed setting. I got a total of 32oz (output varies according to ingredients and juicer efficiency).
On the second pass, I got a total of 6 oz. So doing more simple math, I calculated that on high speed, the juicer will have a slightly worse (but really negligible), juice waste of 18.75%. I was surprised that the juicer still maintained a fairly consistent efficiency even on a higher rotational speed. I was expecting waste to be 20% or higher!
Cleaning the Juiceman extractor turned out to be pretty intensive. The parts were complex and contained a number of crevices, nooks, and crannies which water/juice/debris could find its way into. The first area of this was the food pusher. While a nice feature, the small food chute which accepts a food pusher insert allows moisture from juicing to enter in. It would therefore need to be cleaned with each use.
The next area of concern I encountered was with the integrated pulp container and body housing. Why would a juicer contain so many flanges and tiny areas to clean!? As seen below, there are three main sections, which means 6 total vertical surfaces to clean (and only on the inside portion!). Even using my bottle brush (which always makes cleaning easier), I wasn’t able to thoroughly clean the unit. Instead I had to resort to using the supplied toothbrush, and a scouring pad to get into each nook and cranny. This meant three total tools to clean one individual part. Not good. Cleanup took about double the time it normally takes me to clean a juicer.
Cleaning the other parts were pretty typical and I did not encounter any notable cleanup issues with the rest of the Juiceman appliance.
For me, the dealbreaker on whether or not a juice extractor is recommended is with the units efficiency and ease of cleanup. If the juicer performs well on average but is a pain to clean, I would look elsewhere. There are plenty of machines which have designs which minimize cleanup, maximize usability, AND produce decently efficient machines. This cuts prep time (3 inch chute), improves usage (no jamming), and lowers total time spent juicing (cleanup).
The Juiceman JM480S is a machine which felt average to me. Its noise levels were not too high nor low, it had some vibration but was not excessive. The unit also had a few quirks with torque on low speed, but it wasn’t something to really complain about. It was a well built machine, and I admired the low footprint of its compact design. Juice output waste efficiency was average at best, but the dealbreaker for me was the difficulty in cleanup.
No unit should have so many troublesome parts which slow down the cleanup process. Juicing is really 20% juicing and 80% cleanup! Unless you really NEED the citrus juicing conversion capability that this juiceman all in one can provide, I would steer clear and look for a juicer which facilitates easy cleaning, as cleaning is a major factor whether or not the appliance will be repeatedly used in the future…who wants to spend their entire day at the kitchen sink?