In recent years, juicing has become an increasingly more popular trend among people of all ages. Besides its well-documented health benefits, juicing is an inexpensive way to add a great deal of variety to one’s diet while ensuring that the full complement of vitamins and nutrients that the body needs are ingested on a daily basis.
As a result of this juicing trend, there has been a proliferation of different brands of juicing machines of various configurations flooding the market. Some of the juicers are better than others and making a choice amongst these competing brands can be a tough call.
One of the more popular and enduring brands of juicing machines available today is the range of juicers manufactured by Juiceman Juicers. For the purpose of this article, we shall be reviewing the Juiceman JM250 Compact Juicer.
This juicer is both powerful and versatile in that it is apt for juicing both soft and the harder fruits like the carrots, beet roots etc. It is powered by a reliable 400 watt motor which runs smoothly and efficiently while delivering a performance that rivals that of juicers much more expensive than this model.
In terms of design and structure, it is a simple appliance that is easy to use for anyone of any age range. The product’s architecture is of a small and compact nature which makes it easy to keep in storage after use as it does not take up too much space. There is a compartment for cord storage on the unit as well.
It has a wide feed chute which comes in handy while juicing as it reduces the preparation time considerably and there are also two food pusher within the product unit which allow for easier introduction of smaller fruits and veggies into the juicer. They equally help achieve optimal juice extraction.
The fact that this is a solid product built for long term use is evident from the materials used for designing the cutters of this appliance. During extraction, the ingredients are meshed together in the stainless steel basket and cutters of the juicers before being channelled through the non-drip spout of the juicer. Turning this spout in a clockwise direction opens it up and vice versa.
The Juiceman JM250 compact juicer comes with a standard pulp container with a 48-ounce capacity for retaining the pulp while the juice is received in a 16-ounce juice cup. Upon extraction, the juice is decanted into the juice cup through the anti-drip spout on the product unit thereby limiting spillages. There are two speeds control settings on the motor base of the unit which can be selected based on the nature of the ingredients being juiced.
To prevent the unit from moving around on the countertop when in use, it has non-slip rubber feet which hold it in place. There are a pair of safety locking latches on either side of the unit which secure the lid and the motor base together. As an added safety feature, the juicing machine will not work unless these safety latches have been secured in place.
After-use clean-up is a simple task because it is made from dishwasher-safe materials that can be easily detached from the product unit.
- Product Dimensions – 8.6 x 9 x 12.8 inches
- Product Wight – 6 pounds
- Product Shipping Weight – 6.8 pounds
- Colour – Grey / White
- Number of Speeds – 2
- Wattage: 400 Watts
- Manufacturers’ Warranty – 2 Years
- Assemblage of the unit very easy and straightforward
- It is made with dishwasher-safe materials and hence, it is easy to clean
- It is compact and takes up little space whether in use or storage
- Has a wide feed chute and a non-drip spout
- It is very affordable
- It has a stainless steel cutter
- It has only two speed control settings
If you are on a budget and are just getting initiated into the world of juicing, this is strongly recommended for getting started on your juicing diet. It is definitely good value for money.