Best Jack Lalanne juicers: 3 top models

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Jack Lalanne JLPJB Power Juicer

The JLPJB was the first Jack Lalanne’s juicer model and although it’s much basic with standard features, it does fare well in terms of performance. It’s our best pick for juicing citrus fruits and vegetables because it seems quite reliable at extracting juice from them than other produce.

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Jack Lalanne has made incredible contributions to the health, nutrition and fitness industry. Other than spearheading the initial healthy lifestyle and inventing two very famous exercise machines, he also created multiple ranges of vertical centrifugal juicers.  

The Jack Lalanne juicers have been quite popular for their solid build quality, large chute, high speeds and sharp blades that handle a variety of produce. We picked 3 models from the brand and we will look at them in this article to try to see if they are worth consid

1. Jack Lalanne JLPJB Power Juicer

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Jack LaLanne JLPJB Power Juicer Juicing Machine
  • Special patented juice extraction technology with extra-large round feeder and super sized detachable pulp collector
  • 3,600 rpm motor has lifetime guarantee and whisper quiet operation
  • Commercial quality with good housekeeping seal of approval

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Pros

  • Effective at juicing citrus fruits, and dense veggies and fruits
  • The taste and quality of juice is good
  • Operates quickly and doesn’t make a loud noise
  • Fairly easy to assemble and comes with a large pulp container

Cons

  • Low yield when juicing leafy greens, soft fruits and fibrous produce  
  • The juice comes out with a bit of pulp in it
  • Mesh filter is susceptible to clogging
  • Juice container is not included
  • Not quite durable and it’s a little difficult to clean

Specification

  • Centrifugal juicer 
  • 250W induction motor (3,600 RPM)
  • Surgical, stainless steel blade 
  • Stainless steel mesh filter
  • Automatic pulp ejection
  • Non-drip spout
  • Built-in safety features
  • Pulp container
  • BPA-free parts
  • Lifetime guarantee on motor

Design

The JLPJB has an old classic design with a shiny white plastic finishing. It’s a simple retro look that’s outdated but not really unpleasant to look at. It occupies less space on the countertop (6.5 x 6.5 inches) and it’s not that tall (only 15.5 inches high) – it can fit under most cabinets.

 Lifting and moving it around is easy as it’s very lightweight (3.75 pounds). Unfortunately, it tends to vibrate a bit when juicing. Another issue is durability. The outer shell is strong but the other plastic parts may not hold-up in the long term. They break quickly under frequent use especially the screw that holds the blade. 

Performance 

The JLPJB is especially effective at juicing1 peeled citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. It also does a decent job on hard fruits and veggies such as apples, carrots and cucumbers.  The yield is high and the pulp left behind is often dry. 

It juices leafy greens but only partially. A lot of wet pulp ends up in the bin and sometimes the leaves are ejected without being touched. It also does a poor job on fibrous greens like celery and wheatgrass, and soft fruits too like pineapple and mangos. The pulp comes out too wet. 

The quality and flavor of the extracted juice are okay. It preserves a good amount of nutrients, so the juice tastes great.  Frothing and foaming are minimal. The mesh strainer catches large chunks of pulp but bits of fine pulp go through it and end up into the juice. It as well tends to clog a lot when juicing fibrous greens. 

Capacity

Alongside the unit, you get a large, transparent pulp collector, so you won’t be emptying it often. However, the juice container is not provided and the spout is pretty low to accommodate tall glass/container under it. You have to transfer the juice frequently which is inconvenient and time-consuming if you want to do bulk juicing.  

Another issue is that the pulp container doesn’t always fit snugly. It detaches itself sometimes while juicing causing the pulp to fly all over the counter. That said though, the feed chute is relatively wide (3 inches). It can fit many whole fruits and large vegetables but you will still need to cut them into small pieces, otherwise, they get stuck and end up not getting juiced.

Special Features

  • Built-in safety features: This juicer comes equipped with a safety feature that automatically shuts it off for a couple of minutes to cool off when it starts to overheat or when it’s overloaded. It equally has several safety interlocks to ensure its properly assembled. It won’t power up or start if the parts are not correctly installed and aligned. 

Set up and Cleaning 

Setting up the unit is fairly easy and a clear assembly manual is provided. Taking it apart is a bit of a hassle. You need to unscrew the blade using a special tool that’s provided – it’s a pain to remove if you lose it. 

Clean up is equally a bummer and takes a while. Pulp get caught in the wings/indentation of the pulp guard and the filter, and it’s cumbersome to get all of it out. There are also lots of parts to clean and they get stained badly. 

Should you buy the Jack Lalanne JLPJB juicer?

Overall, this a decent option if you are going to juice citrus fruits and hard produce. It’s a nice entry-level option too if you are just getting into the world of juicing or want a budget-friendly juicer. It works fine but durability will be a problem and it’s also a headache to clean.

2. Jack Lalanne JPEL Power Juicer

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For the best Jack Lalanne juicer for hard produce, we settled on the JPEL and the reason is that it does give high yield when juicing dense produce – more than veggies and soft fruits. It’s also one of Jack Lalanne’s juicers that perform multiple functions as it comes with an extra attachment. 

Pros

  • Juices hard fruits and vegetables very well
  • Large feeding chute and pulp container
  • Fairly durable stainless-steel construction
  • Produces less foam and noise
  • Somewhat easy to assemble and disassemble

Cons

  • Performs poorly at juicing leafy greens, overripe fruits and fibrous produce
  • A bit of pulp ends up in the juice
  • The spout is set too low for tall glass to fit under it
  • Doesn’t come with a juice container
  • Hard to clean and highly prone to clogging

Specification

  • Centrifugal juicer 
  • 250W induction motor (3,600 RPM)
  • Stainless steel blade 
  • Stainless steel mesh filter
  • Built-in safety features
  • Automatic pulp ejection
  • Pulp collector
  • Non-drip spout
  • Lifetime warranty on motor

Design

Unlike the JLPJB model, this one has a more attractive look featuring a complete stainless-steel finish that will complement well other contemporary appliances in the kitchen. However, it’s tall (20.71 inches high) and has a slightly large footprint (16.37 x 11.1 inches). You will need ample space to use it if you have cabinets on top of your counter. 

The weight is substantial too (weighs about 20.3 pounds), so moving it around is somewhat cumbersome but it does remain stable while juicing. The outer housing is stainless steel apart from the top which is made of strong, durable plastic. Most of the internal parts are made of plastic which seems not sturdy enough for long term daily use, plus it’s not BPA free.

Performance

The JPEL works well with firm produce both fruits and vegetables. Carrots, beets, apple, cucumber, broccoli, ginger and asparagus give high juice yield leaving behind a dry pulp.  

You also get above-average yield from citrus fruits (peeled) such as tangerine, lime, grapefruit, lemon and orange. It even does a decent job with some soft fruits like pears and pineapples provided they are not mushy or over-ripened cause you will get puree instead of juice.

Leafy greens and grasses like celery and wheatgrass yield very less juice and the pulp always comes out really wet. 

There’s less foam produce but the strainer leaves some pulp in the juice which usually ends up clogging the small hole leading to the juice spout. You have to constantly halt juicing to unclog the hole and the pulp exit hole also gets clogged occasionally causing the unit to jam.  

Capacity

The pulp container is large but has the same problem as that of the JLPJB model. It tends to detach itself at times spewing pulp all over the place. The unit also doesn’t come with a juice container and the spout is placed low, so you can’t use tall glasses to collect the juice.

The feeding chute is wide (around 3-inches) and has a round opening. It can accommodate most large vegetables and fruits but again you will have to chop them up to avoid jamming the motor.

You will have to put on some sort of eye protection when juicing plums, cherries and peaches because the pits are sometimes spat out of the feed chute with a significant force which is quite dangerous as you can easily get injured if you look down the chute.  

Special Features 

  • Attachment for Processing Food and Safety Features: An extra attachment is provided alongside this model which is meant for making nut butter and milk alternatives from soy, almond, rice and coconut. Unfortunately, it appears not to be that useful since it’s not as effective as indicated.  Besides the attachment, you get the same safety features that the JLPJB model has. 

Set up and Cleaning 

Assembly and disassembly are not challenging although it does take some effort, particularly removing the blades. Cleaning it is not easy. The inside plastic parts get badly stained and the frequent clogging of the juice and pulp exits holes make it even more frustrating and inconvenient to keep it clean. 

Should you buy the Jack Lalanne JPEL juicer?

If you plan to juice dense fruits only, then it’s worth considering. Juicing anything other than that it’s likely to disappoint you. It’s also not ideal for bulk juicing due to the low spout and frequent clogging.

3. Jack Lalanne B078MVJS5Y Juicer

Jack Lalanne Juicer Stainless Steel
  • Dishwasher safe parts
  • Stainless steel blade
  • Extra-large feeder accommodates most

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The Jack Lalanne B078MVJS5Y is our best overall pick because it comes at a reasonable price, the quality is good and it’s an all-round juicer that can handle a wide range of produce. 

Pros

  • Can juice both hard and soft produce
  • The juice tastes great and has less foam
  • Doesn’t clog frequently
  • Wide feed chute and large pulp container
  • Compact and durable overall construction
  • Easy to set up and clean

Cons

  • Pulp ends up in the juice
  • Shoots seeds and pits out of the chute
  • Doesn’t come with a juice container
  • A little difficult to remove the blade and filter
  • Replacement parts are hard to find

Specification

  • Centrifugal juicer
  • 800W induction motor
  • Stainless steel blade
  • Stainless steel mesh filter
  • Automatic pulp ejection
  • Removable and adjustable non-drip spout
  • Large pulp container
  • Lifetime warranty on motor

Design

This a good-looking appliance. The stainless steel finish and black accents give it a stylish appearance that would fit well with modern kitchen décor.

The unit doesn’t take much space on the counter (12.8 x 8.5 inches) and it’s not tall either (only 15.9 inches high). You won’t find it hard to carry and move. It has a nice handle to aid with that and it’s not too heavy (weighs 12.72 pounds).  It also doesn’t vibrate or move when juicing.

The build quality is decent. The main body, blades and mesh are stainless steel while the other parts are made of a somewhat strong BPA-free plastic.  

Performance

Users were satisfied with the juicing results of the Jack Lalanne B078MVJS5Y and found it pretty effective at getting juice from a wide range of produce whether soft or hard. Hard fruits and vegetables, in particular, give high amounts of yield and the pulp usually comes out dry.

Unlike the other models and most centrifugal juicers, this one actually appears to work well with leafy and fibrous greens. It’s not as efficient as masticating juicers but users reported that you get a decent amount of juice out of the leafy greens without much froth or foam. 

The major downside is that the juice tends to have a lot of pulp in it when you dispense it. You may have to use a separate strainer to filter it again and get all the pulp out. 

Capacity

This unit also comes with a large pulp container hence you won’t be emptying it frequently. The problem is that it’s not secured to the juicer – sometimes it detaches when you move or lift the juicer alone causing the pulp to spill. It’s the same problem with the other models above. 

The juice container is not provided either but the spout is relatively high to place a regular tall glass under it. It has a non-drip design and can be adjusted or even removed. 

You get the same wide feeding chute (3-inches wide) like the rest but again you will need to cut whole fruits and large veggies to prevent jamming the motor. 

Similar to the JPEL model, this unit is a bit dangerous to use with fruits that have pits or seeds such as lemons and oranges. You have to wear some safety glasses because it shoots out the seeds with a very high force that can actually cause injury to the face or eye. 

Special Features

There are no notable special features offered by this model other than the safety features that are common in the other two models above. 

Set up and Cleaning

You may have some difficulty removing the blades and filter from the unit but setting it up is a breeze. The tool to help you get the blade out has been included with the unit. Clean up is equally easy. 

Should you buy the Jack Lalanne B078MVJS5Y?

This is a fine option if you want a Jack Lalanne juicer that can handle a wide variety of produce. You will be able to get high yield most of the time but with a considerable amount of pulp in it. It’s worth noting too that the replacement parts for this particular model are hard to find should anything break or wear down.

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