Jack Lalanne’s legacy lives on with its 100th anniversary juicer—the Fusion Juicer, or does it?
This centrifugal juicer is packed with an 800-watt motor capable of extracting juice from hard produce, citrus fruits, and soft fruits as well. Its two-speed setting (1700RPM – 19200RPM) allows this machine to process wider varieties of produce. The lower speed setting is ideal for soft fruits while the higher RPM is great for processing hard produce, citrus fruits, and leafy greens.
When I checked the SRP (suggested retail price) of this product I must say that I’m quite impressed. I thought that this juice press offers great value considering that it’s a multi-speed juicer. Being made of plastic except for the locking bar and the blade is what makes it cheap. It’s not BPA free but as a consolation, it’s dishwasher safe.
The included drip-free juice jug is a plus, it will minimize splashes when collecting your juice. Other pros I found in this machine is the large pulp receptacle and the large feeding chute. This makes the juicing process a whole lot easier.
- Fast juice extraction
- Two-speed settings allow extraction of wider varieties of produce
- Wide feeding chute
- Dishwasher safe parts
- Drip-free juice jug
- Large pulp receptacle
- Not BPA free
- 24 hours juice shelf life
- High-speed juicers are prone to oxidation degrading the quality of your juice
- Very short warranty, this is probably the shortest
- A lot of negative reviews about the product and the company itself (Tristar Products)
Fusion Juicer Features & Product Details
Is it Easy to Use?
The Fusion Juicer, just like any other centrifugal juice extractors is easy to operate. With its 2.8-inch-wide feeding chute, you won’t have to chop your produce into small pieces, large chunks will do. This is a huge time saver. Once you’ve managed to chop your fruits and vegetables, a gentle push is all you have to do to extract all the juices. The large pulp bin also adds extra convenience to your juicing routine, you can juice large number of produce without having to worry about the pulp.
Is it Easy to Clean?
Thankfully this machine is dishwasher safe. To be sure, put this on the top rack otherwise the plastic parts will warp and will become unusable. You’ll have to buy a replacement if this happens. Cleaning it immediately after using is highly advised. The residue of the fruits and veggies might harden if you leave it for a long time.
Don’t put the blade in the dishwasher if you don’t want it to get dull. Wash it by hand but be extra cautious as it can cut your finger.
Fast juicers do not excel on juice quality and juice extraction efficiency. Oxidation can take place rapidly since the blade can spin at thousands of revolution per minute. This breaks down the nutrition in your juice. Drinking your juice within 15 minutes can make up for that, you’ll still have the best nutritional value out of it with this time frame. This applies to all fast juicers. Once exposed to air and other forces of nature the nutrition on your juice will start to deteriorate, you’ll have 24 hours to consume it.
What Kinds of Produce Can Jack Lalanne Fusion Juicer Process?
This juicing machine will best perform on hard produce, citrus fruits, and soft fruits. You can use the low-speed setting to process soft fruits, but I will tell you in advance that soft fruits will yield a puree instead of a juice. Soft fruits are better blended than juiced.
Hard produce such as broccoli, pepper, garlic, pineapple, cilantro, asparagus, beets, bitter gourd, cucumber, cauliflower, apple, pumpkin, fennel, watermelon, celery, sweet potato, pear, ginger, carrots, yakon, and turmeric.
Soft fruits include papaya, cranberries, melon, kiwifruit, mango, avocado, peach, tomato, grapes, blackberry, strawberry, and pomegranate.
Citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, tangerine, and mandarin.
Can it Juice Leafy Greens?
Generally speaking, centrifugal juicers don’t work really well with leafy greens. Masticating juicers are more efficient at extracting juice from this type of produce. However, as long as you’re not planning to juice leafy greens alone this machine will do.
Here are some techniques you can use to increase your chances of extracting juice from green leafy vegetables.
- Roll your green leafy vegetables like a huge spring roll
- Wrap it around a carrot or any hard produce
- Put it in between hard produce like a sandwich
How About Soy & Almond Milk?
Making soy and almond milk is not possible with this electric juicer.
|Juice Shelf Life||24 Hours|
|Chute Size||2.8 inch (round)|
|Build||Plastic (not BPA Free)|
|Warranty||Lifetime on motor|
60 days on other parts
|Best for Juicing||Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits & Soft Fruits|
|Application||Home & Personal Use|
Jack Lalanne Fusion Juicer is a capable juice extractor. With its two-speed setting, it can process wide varieties of produce. However, it’s not a heavy duty juicing machine that can withstand daily juicing. I won’t even recommend it for newbies as there are a lot of complaints that it breaks so easily. This juice maker is definitely not an embodiment of late fitness Guru. It’s certainly just a novelty item to commemorate Jack Lalanne’s legacy.
If you’re serious about getting a high-speed juicer, here’s a list of the best centrifugal juice extractors.