Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Express (PJE) houses the same 3,600 RPM motor as its brethren. However, it’s sleeker and it comes with additional bells and whistles that are going to make your juicing experience more convenient. The biggest change since the power juicer classic was the design. It’s a huge leap from the drum shape body. Two more notable changes are the non-drip spout and the filter and blade assembly were combined. This makes perfect sense since it’s easier to clean it when you have something to hold on to that isn’t sharp.
This centrifugal juicer can help you process soft fruits and hard produce and offer the same convenience such as a large pulp receptacle and a large feeding chute that can accommodate some whole fruits and vegetables.
- Dishwasher safe parts
- ~3-inch feeding chute
- Fast juice extraction
- External pulp ejection with large pulp bin
- Not as loud as other centrifugal juicers
- The one-speed setting is limited to juicing hard produce and citrus fruits
- Not ideal for juicing soft fruits and leafy greens
- It’s efficient in juice extraction producing wet pulp
- Not BPA free
- Juice processed by high-speed juicers oxidize rapidly leading to a 24-hour shelf life
- Though the motor has a lifetime warranty, all other parts warrantied for 60 days
- According to a lot of customer reviews, this machine gets broken easily
Power Juicer PJE Features & Product Details
Is it Easy to Use?
Assembly takes just a few minutes and if you get used to it I bet you can do it in under a minute. However, there’s just one thing you’ll have to consider before putting in your produce. It is necessary to run the machine for 5-10 seconds to balance the stainer/blade assembly. This will give it ample time to reach it maximum revolutions per minute which also equates into better juice extraction.
Is it Easy to Clean?
Yes, it is easy to clean, all parts except the motor base are dishwasher safe. It is highly advisable to clean your unit immediately after use. If you don’t the pulp and the residue will harden and it will be difficult to remove. The motor base can be easily cleaned using a damp sponge. To clean the blade-filter assembly, you will have to use a brush. Unfortunately, it’s not included in your purchase.
Juice produced by fast juicing machine like Power Juicer Express is inferior. Centrifugal juice extractors promote oxidation which degrades the quality of the juice. In addition, the motor is not that powerful sacrificing the effectiveness of juice extraction.
As a rule of the thumb, you’ll have to drink your juice right away to enjoy its full nutritional value, or at least within 15 minutes. As soon as your juice is exposed to air and other external elements the nutrients it contains will start to break down so every second count. The maximum time you can store your juice is 24 hours but don’t expect it to be as nutritious as a 5-minute old juice.
What Kinds of Produce Can Power Juicer Express Process?
This juicing machine will best perform on hard produce and citrus fruits (peeled).
Hard Produce such as beets, carrots, apple, asparagus, pear, pineapple, watermelon, bitter gourd, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, cucumber, fennel bulb, garlic, ginger, pepper, pumpkin, sweet potato, and turmeric.
Citrus fruits such as grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, orange, and mandarin.
Can it Juice Leafy Greens, Soft Fruits and Nuts?
While there are techniques out there to process leafy greens on high-speed juicers, it’s not efficient and not as easy as cold press juicers. You are going to waste a lot of nutritional value trying to juice leafy greens out of this juice maker.
Soft fruits, on the other hand, will tend to spew out of the feeding chute and will cost you a lot of cleanup time. Moreover, soft fruits will yield puree instead of juice.
Don’t even try making soy neither almond milk from this electric juicer; you’re going to risk damaging your equipment.
|Juice Shelf Life||24 Hours|
|Chute Size||3 inches (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|
Though there are a few improvements with Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Express, I’m not really impressed. It has a very weak motor with very fragile parts. In addition, I’ve read a lot of negative reviews about this machine. It’s a red flag here and there. Save your money for a more dependable and affordable juicer.