Product:  Jack Lalanne’s Fusion Juicer

Price: $230

Guarantee: Lifetime motor warranty

Place to Buy: Amazon


 


On MacCurdy Farm we love growing our own juicing veggies.  Local culinary favourites like carrots, beets, cucumbers, and zucchini work wonderfully in a juicer set up.  Each of these vegetables are filled with juice, succulent nutrient filled juice.

The Jack Lalanne’s Fusion Juicer has a top loading chute that feeds into the auger by a fitted plunger.  A groove on one side of the cylindrical plunger allows for proper fitting when pressing the fruits and veggies into the spinning auger.  The depth of the feeding chute allows you to put full length celery, zucchini, carrots, and cucumbers directly into the hopper.  This reduces your prep time and allows you to simply cut off undesirables and then feed the fruit/vegetables into the juicer.

The latch arms on the motor housing allow for easy removal of parts after use.  They must be securely in place to use, which is an excellent safety feature on the machine especially if you have pre-teens eager to try out Mommy and Daddy’s newest concoction.

The two speed setting gives you a choice between two speed settings.  The lower speed setting works well with softer skinned fruits while the high speed setting makes quick work of hard vegetables like carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes.  The machine runs quietly enough to wake up early to make a juice and not wake the wife and kids.  I know from experience!

Recipe Book

The Ultimate Juicing Guide

The juicer comes with a recipe book that is categorized to meet your optimal needs.  Vegetables aren’t free, unless you are growing your own, so a recipe book helps with planning ahead of grocery day.  It also allows you to plan seed purchases ahead of growing your own veggies to juice if you happen to be a gardener as well.

The book is about the size of a CD jacket.  It contains recipes for energy boosting, meal replacements, cleanses, anti-aging, and immunity juice recipes.  One key element of the book, which I particularly care for as I do not enjoy wasting food, is the juice & pulp yield per produce page.  For example, cucumbers yield 1 cup of juice to 1/3 cup of pulp.

Some of you may be wondering what to do with the excess pulp.  If you have livestock, such as chickens, turkey, or sheep, the pulp makes for a nutritious meal mixed in with their rations and they will eat it readily, especially chickens.  However, if you juice with cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, do not feed the cabbage pulp to chickens as it will make their eggs taste like cabbage.  Simply adding a couple tablespoons to your drink can make it a pulpy mixture as well.

This recipe book is an excellent resource to have in your health journey.  As a green thumb, I even plan some of my seed purchases off of listed vegetables in the recipe book.  For example, the pineapple/lemon cleanse has jalapeno as an ingredient, which I can grow as field vegetable or a greenhouse vegetable.  Now, if only I could grow citrus in our geographical region.

Cleaning

The Jack Lalanne’s Fusion juicer comes with a pulp container that can hold the pulp contents of at least three full cup juices.  I recommend cleaning the auger and auger bowl between each round of juicing.  The juicer comes with a bristled brush to clean the auger screen, which works well after juicing some of the pulpier vegetables like carrots. The parts are dishwasher safe so we run them through the dishwasher, which greatly accelerates the cleaning process.

Room for Improvement

Much of us are in a rush in Western society so if you like to get every drop out of your juicer like I do, I would suggest pouring a small amount of water through the chute to move the juice along and out the spout.  For this reason it is paramount that you clean the strainer/sieve part of the bowl before each use otherwise you may end up with very wet pulp.  Good care of the machine makes it that much more functional.

Standing the Test of Time

Overall, this is our second juicer and it adorns our counter top around the year, right between the popcorn maker and the toaster.  Thankfully we didn’t have to try a third one because this one has stood the test of time chewing through beats, carrots, sweet potatoes and extracting beautiful fruit juices from strawberries, raspberries, and apples grown on the farm.  It continually performs, allowing us to take care of our health and perform our duties on and off the farm.  The Jack Lalanne Fusion juicer is a necessity to make use of the fruits of your labor on a farm.  If you have any questions or comments, please comment below!

 

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Comments (16)

  1. Amy

    Reply

    I absolutely agree! You can’t afford to not afford good health! And this juicer looks like an all round winner, with price, in performance, in ease of use and in appearance. It would be an asset to every health conscious person not only in gained health via juicing but because it would look good gracing one’s kitchen counters.

  2. MrBiizy

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    Hello there. Thank you for sharing this helpful and informative review of Jack Lalanne’s fusion juicer based on your personal experience with the product; to indeed show that our health is truly affordable, this fusion juicer comes in handy. I love the fact that the motor used will last very long (even lfetime). It is really nice to see that it comes with a recipe book; the recipe book is lovely.

    Regards!

  3. Matt Lin

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    Hi Justin,
    Your post is very informative and helpful for Jack Lalanne’s Fusion Juicer, and I think it’s great to guide people to make the right decision. I also like it comes with a book that will save me more time to google the recipe of an energy boost juice.

    The lifetime motor warranty is a huge plus for every family to get one since we don’t need to worry about the quality of this fushion juicer.

    Can’t wait to tell my parents on this machine, and we could have fresh juice every morning before work.

    Cheers,
    Matt

  4. EcoCatherine

    Reply

    A friend of mine has one of these and I can say that if you are wanting to juice on a regular basis, this would be a very good option. They are well built and durable. Do you know what fruits or vegetables are best used and which ones to avoid? Thank you.

    • admin

      Reply

      I would be cautious with sweet potato and any hard vegetable. Simply cut the produce into smaller bits and problem solved. Of the juicers I’ve used, this one has stood the test of time.

  5. Sarae

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    This juicer looks like a great option for me! I will be dabbling in growing my own fruits and veggies this spring so a juicer is something I would like to invest in for sure. This sounds like a winner! Thanks for the extra tip about pouring water through the chute to get all the juice out too! 🙂

    I also LOVED the advice of giving the pulp to livestock as well!! How clever!! Nothing goes to waste. I will be trying this for sure.

    Thanks so much for this informative post. 🙂

    • admin

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      Minimizing waste is the most environmentally astute approach to take, not to mention letting no nutrient go to waste and help the health of the animals so that they receive phytonutrients essential to their health. Glad to hear the post was informative.

  6. Travis

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    Hello Justin,
    I find it very cool that you have your own farm. Must be pretty cool to grow and eat your own food, because you know exactly where it comes from. I like the idea of the juicer machine. I do have a question though, what is the difference between juicing. And just chopping the vegetables up in a ninja blender? Are there healthier benefits from drinking just the juices of a vegetable vs eating the whole vegetable? Anyways I loved your article dude, keep up the good work! 😉

    • admin

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      Hey Travis, the key difference is the amount of pulp in the juice. The juice has high concentrations of vitamins but the pulp is high in digestible fiber, which we know is good for your digestive system. I often add some pulp from the pulp bin to add fiber to the juice when I use organic vegetables grown on our farm. If I am using store bought conventionally farmed produced I usually peel the fruit and vegetable before juicing and feed the peels to my sheep as a treat. Hope this answers your questions. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Hamish58

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    Hey great review and very comprehensive level of information.  You had me sold on the features and benefits right away, but before I commit and find that I have a wonderful device that I can’t use, can you tell me if it is compatible with Australasian power supplies and connector please?

    Thanks

    Hamish

    • admin

      Reply

      You’ll likely have to use an adapter as the plug is American and not shaped in the v formation as seen in plugs from Australia.

  8. Paula

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    This is a pretty impressive juicer. Gosh, I remember when Jack Lalanne was producing his own fitness shows in the 60’s. I didn’t know there were Jack Lalanne products. Based on having known of him for so long, I have a lot of confidence in the brand. I love your life. Growing your own food and juicing it. 🙂 As I’ve been checking out juicers, this one is definitely a standout since you mentioned it lasts a long time. Thanks for this review. 

    • admin

      Reply

      I’m glad you enjoyed the review.  This juicer has gotten me through fasts, diets, and illnesses.  My daughter and I use it often.

  9. Jenny Hennig

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    This sounds like a really great juicer to own.  It is very sleek looking which is great because I love to have my juicer sitting on the counter ready to go, and not be an eyesore.  The lifetime warranty on the motor is fantastic, I don’t think many other juicers come with that, and the easy clean up is great too.

    You have given a really thorough review of this juicer, and it definitely sounds like a winner.  I love that it comes with a recipe book.  I do enjoy making my own juice, it is so much healthier and more affordable, and it is also fun!

    • admin

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      Growing your own veggies makes it much more affordable to eat well.  I am thankful for this juicer, only the second product I have tried.  It has stood the test of time and has processed many fruits and veggies.

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