The Jack LaLanne juicer company bears the name of their founder, the late great fitness icon Jack LaLanne.
LaLanne—the person—rose to prominence in the second half of the 20th century. He was a pioneer in the health and fitness world, teaching millions of Americans the benefits of healthy living through a series of books and his television show.
Jack LaLanne played a key role in bringing fitness to ordinary Americans—so much so he is often referred to as “the godfather of modern fitness.” In 2002, LaLanne used his substantial influence and authority to begin promoting the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer.
Through a series of infomercials, LaLanne praised the health benefits of homemade juice as a dietary staple while pitching the centrifugal machine. LaLanne’s endorsement proved to be a powerful sales tool, and the company sold 2 million units within two years.
Today, Jack LaLanne has passed on, but his company still represents a large portion of sales worldwide. The Jack LaLanne brand has updated the original Power Juicer, and they’ve added a few new models to their line.
We wanted to take a closer look at some of the more popular LaLanne Juicers, to see what makes each model stand out. We were interested to find out if the company has stood the test of time, and which ones are best suited for which customers.
Keep reading to find out which one is perfect for you!
Jack LaLanne Juicer Reviews
1.Power Juicer Deluxe
Among the current LaLanne line, the Power Juicer Deluxe bears the closest resemblance to the flagship model from the original infomercial. The Deluxe has been updated from the original, however, with a brushed stainless steel exterior. There’s also a new, movable non-drip spout.
The centrifugal Deluxe features a single speed motor with 250 watts of power. The stainless steel cutting blade spins at a single speed of 3,600 RPM. The mesh of the basket is also made of stainless steel, built into a hard plastic frame.
The Deluxe also features a round, extra wide feed chute, about the diameter of a medium-sized apple and a plunger for pushing produce against the spinning blade. The feed chute is designed to fit lots of different produce whole, sparing users the extra prep work of chopping up the fruits and veggies.
This model has an extra large, removable pulp collector container and dishwasher safe parts. The motor on it is protected by a lifetime warranty.
The steel components are a nice update from the original LaLanne. In addition to giving it a modern, sleek look, the metallic body is more resistant to unsightly stains than the hard white plastic of it’s predecessor.
The components of the Deluxe are easy to put together before juicing, and easy to break down again when it’s time to clean up. The Deluxe’s parts are dishwasher-safe, making cleanup an even simpler process.
One of the biggest strengths of LaLanne machines, however, is their impressive juice yield. LaLanne’s patented juice extraction technology manages to extract higher yields than any other centrifugal model in the Deluxe’s price bracket. The Deluxe even outperforms models many times the cost.
Another area where the Deluxe shines is noise—LaLanne models are the quietest centrifugal machines on the market. Even when juicing the toughest produce, the LaLanne’s noise level barely rises above a low hum. The whisper-quiet operation is a nice bonus for juice fans who like their daily glass early in the morning. According to one buyer, it extracts a lot of juice while being very quiet.
The lifetime warranty on the motor is also a nice feature, ensuring that if the machine breaks down it can quickly be repaired.
While the Deluxe has stainless steel components where it matters most, there’s also quite a lot of plastic in this machine. Certain parts of this machine feel more durable than others, and it’s doubtful this one would survive a fall from the countertop.
Durability becomes more of a problem when you consider that the lifetime warranty only covers the motor—not the entire machine. The warranty for the rest of the machine is only 60 days long, which is significantly shorter than most competing models.
Finally, there’s a bit of learning curve to getting the most out of this machine. It’s important to read the manual beforehand, which has a number of tips and tricks for ensuring maximum yields from all produce types.
The Power Juicer Deluxe is an inexpensive yet efficient centrifugal model that improves on the legacy of its predecessor, adding an attractive brushed steel frame and a new, non-drip spout. With whisper quiet operation and the best yield in its price bracket, the Deluxe has a lot to offer for a low cost.
There are some downsides to this model—some plastic components and a limited warranty cast doubt on the longevity of this model, and operation isn’t as straightforward as many other centrifugal models. On the whole, however, the good outweighs the bad in the Power Juicer Deluxe, and this one is well worth the price.
2.Power Juicer Express
The Express is the compact member of this series, with a slimmer build and a smaller footprint. It’s the least expensive member of the LaLanne line.
There are three different color schemes available for the Express—white, black, and stainless steel. The slim body has a sleek appearance, and the exterior is hard plastic (except for the stainless steel version, which is slightly more expensive).
The slim body of the Express features the same internal mechanics as the Deluxe, including the quiet 250-watt motor and operation speed of 3,600 RPM. There are also the same non-drip spout and stainless steel bladed plate.
Like the Deluxe, the Express also features an extra wide feed tube, and detailed manual with tips to get the most out of this model. It also features a lifetime warranty.
The primary appeal of the Express over other LaLanne models is the compact build. This one is lightweight, slim, and features a small footprint. For homeowners short on kitchen counter and/or cupboard space, the Express is one of the models you’ll want to check out.
Though it’s smaller (and cheaper), the Express keeps all of the power of the larger Deluxe. Usually, pared-down versions of larger centrifugal models will compromise some of the power of their bigger counterparts for smaller size. But the Express features the same wattage (250) and RPM (3,600) as the Deluxe.
The equal power behind the Express means that this compact machine can handle tough, hard produce with the same efficiency and ease of the Deluxe. Like the Deluxe, the Express delivers impressive juice yields when used properly, and the juice comes out clean and sweet.
Also like the Deluxe, the whisper quiet motor of the Express is surprisingly non-intrusive, and a nice feature for early-morning juicing enthusiasts. It’s quiet enough that owners are able to stand next to it and have a conversation at a normal speaking volume. A buyer shared that her roommate wasn’t even aware she was juicing until she brought a glass of juice to the roommate.
Though not all the parts of this are dishwasher-safe, customers found it relatively easy to clean with the included brush. A buyer compared the pieces to Lego because they are large and easy to clean. She went as far as giving it a 6 out of 5 star rating!
Most of the components of the Express are made of plastic (except the blade, of course). There are varying reports of the Express’s longevity and durability—there were a substantial group of one-star reviewers who claimed their machine broke after a few months. However, there were also many five-star reviewers who had used this for years without incident.
Those who had owned their Express for a long time stressed the importance of being gentle with this machine. Some centrifugal models are designed to liquefy produce whole, almost on contact. The Express is not that kind of machine, however.
To avoid breaking this machine, reviewers suggested cutting up produce into smaller pieces and “letting gravity do the work,” instead of pushing down hard on the plunger.
For its compact size and lower price, the Express keeps pace with the larger LaLanne models. The Express offers high yields and comparable power, wrapped up in a smaller package.
It’s a great juicer for beginners, shoppers on a budget, or those with limited available kitchen space. It’s not the sturdiest juicer by a long shot, but with care and proper use, the Express can keep delivering a high quality and quantity of juice for a long time.
3.Power Juicer Pro
The Power Juicer Pro is the high-end member of the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer series, with an updated stainless steel construction.
The durable fabricated steel build is more or less the only difference between the Pro and other Power Juicer models. It operates at the same speed of 3,600 RPM, and features the same 250-motor. The blade and mesh basket of this juicer are also made of high-grade stainless steel.
Like the other the LaLanne Power Juicers, the Pro features an extra wide feed tube, non-drip spout, and a whisper quiet operation. It also features a large-capacity pulp collection chamber, and all the components of this machine are dishwasher-safe.
There’s also a lifetime warranty on the motor for the Power Juicer Pro.
If you read the reviews above, you’ll know that one of the major downsides of Jack LaLanne juicers is the flimsy plastic construction of some components. The Power Juicer Pro tackles this problem head on, replacing the plastic of the Deluxe and Express with a high-grade, surgical quality steel.
More metal components also mean the Pro is easier to clean, and has an all-around more modern and sleeker appearance compared to other LaLanne Juicers.
Like the other LaLanne juicers, the Pro regularly delivers a high quality and quantity of juice compared to other centrifugal models. If you’re looking for the high yields that LaLanne juicers are famous for, but worry about the durability of the lower end models, the Power Juicer Pro is your best option.
A biochemist’s review said that the yield was most impressive from this product. As with the Deluxe and the Express, the Pro features a quiet motor, even when the juicer is working through tougher produce. The motor on the Pro is also protected by a lifetime warranty.
The Pro improves on the durability of the lower-cost LaLanne juicers—but not much else. At almost twice the cost of the Power Juicer Express, we’re a disappointed to see that the Jack LaLanne company didn’t add any extra features or improved operation to the Pro to justify the higher cost.
For fans of LaLanne juicers, the extra cost is worth it, considering the biggest weakness of other Power Juicers is their flimsy plastic components. Still, most juicer brands sweeten the cost of their “premium” juicers with an improved motor, variable speed controls, or some similar improvement of the lower end model. It’s a little disheartening to see the Pro isn’t among these.
The main advantage that the Pro offers over previous LaLanne Power Juicers is an updated, high-grade steel frame. This new model has none of the flimsy components of previous LaLanne juicers, in addition to being easier to clean and all-around better looking.
For the price, it would have been nice to see more improvements added to the Pro. But if you’re attracted to the high yields and quiet operation of other LaLanne juicers, the Pro is the best model to invest in in term of longevity.
Which LaLanne Juicer is Perfect for You?
The Jack LaLanne line of juicers share a lot in common, but display enough diversity to appeal to any juice fan shopping for their next centrifugal juicer. LaLanne juicers are particularly good at delivering consistent, high yields of juice, in addition to being some of the quietest juicers on the market.
The inexpensive Power Juicer Deluxe can be considered the successor to the original Jack LaLanne Power Juicer, with an attractive new metal and black frame and a non-drip spout. This middle of the road option is a good choice for those looking for a solid, effective centrifugal juicer at reasonable price.
If you’re trying to conserve cash or space in your kitchen, check out the Power Juicer Express. It packs all the same power and efficiency of LaLanne’s larger juicers, but it comes in a more compact and wallet-friendly package.
The Power Juicer Pro is the most durable of the Jack LaLanne juicers, with a high-quality steel build that looks great on the kitchen counter. If you want the famously high LaLanne juice yields, but worry about the longevity of your next juicer, the Pro is your best bet.