You probably never think of how much money you are spending each day when you have a glass of two of juice. Well I can tell you here and now that it adds up very quickly! That reason alone is why it may be worth considering getting a juicer. You may not think you’ll need one, but once you have one in your home and are enjoying freshly pressed apple juice each morning you will soon change your mind! This review is going to be looking at the Black and Decker JE2200B, so let’s see what it can do!
What features does it have?
This machine is full of features to ensure you get the best out of your fruit. It houses a powerful 400 watt motor to make quick work of your favourite fruits and veg, and it uses a high quality strainer alongside its stainless steel blades. This means that the pulp is separated out and nothing but pure, natural juice is strained into the 300-ml pitcher below. Another bonus is the fact that parts you need to be dishwasher safe are, so clean up is really easy!
That’s all well and good but what does it look like?
Whilst Black and Decker clearly went for features over looks, this juicer still is not a bad looking machine. It has elements which make it look like it would be more suited to a professional, industrial kitchen, but the black and grey plastics make for a practically stylish machine. It is a chunky unit, measuring 13 x 9.1 x 13 inches but at 5 pounds it is by no means a big machine.
What are the positives?
This juicer gives the user a very precise level of control over their juice. The 28 ounce pulp collector will let you manage the levels of pulp you want in your juice, from nothing at all to what could essentially be an orange in a cup! Safety was foremost in the designers mind and this is reflected in the dual safety lock mechanism which is in place to prevent any unfortunate accidents from happening. Other juicers have safety features similar to this, and if you would like to compare then you can do so at House of Juicers.
I’m sure we can all agree that cleaning up after you’ve been creative in the kitchen is the worst part of the job, but fortunately the important parts of the juicer are removable and dishwasher safe, so all that leaves for you to do is to sit back and enjoy your juice!
What about the negatives?
With Black and Decker promoting their dedicated pulp facility on this machine you would assume that it would at least work. Reviews from multiple customers have put pay to that. They have stated that after a while the blades stop spinning with enough ferocity to break down the food stuffs well enough, and as a result you are left with pulp which is sodden and still containing most of your juice. Obviously this is the last thing you want in a juicer, so this is an issue Black and Decker seriously need to sort out.
Should I buy it?
This juicer seems to be the perfect choice for a first time user until it gets to the three month stage. This is the point where many users have reported problems and for this reason I would have to recommend leaving this purchase on the back burner until these issues have been ironed out.