View Full Version : Sad today
06-02-2010, 08:56 PM
I was all set to get back a million percent. I had an orange peeled, carrots and celery, kale, and an apple all ready to go. The juicer was cleaned, ice was in the cup......I was actually looking forward to having the juice.
Then, the stupid motor on the juicer didn't even turn on. I re-put it together, waited, but still, just a barely audible low buzz. I was so aggravated. I think I have used it 5 times total and it always worked just fine. Then, nothing........
I ended up putting it all in the blender with water, but it turned out more like chunky green stuff with celery and carrots floating in and clogging the straw.
Have the receipt and am returning it all boxed up to Target. Jack LaLanne high quality, my butt! I only bought it April 16th of this year.
06-02-2010, 09:22 PM
I'm sorry to hear about this.
that IS quite a sad thing.
you could always strain your smoothie and hope for something a little less chunky.
I am sad today too, but for other reasons.
my juicer is the only thing making me happy right now.
06-02-2010, 10:50 PM
oh how aggravating! so sorry.. nothing worse than 'chunky' smoothies or juice! Maybe when you return it you will find another juicer/ blender that will be a better replacement!
06-02-2010, 11:07 PM
Aww, what a bummer. :( Hope you can get that taken care of real soon.
06-03-2010, 01:09 AM
It was $150 bucks that is why I was annoyed.
Now, I am thinking I should maybe save the money and buy a really good one, then again, I thought $150 was expensive. Ahhh. Oh, well, gonna hit Target in the AM.
06-03-2010, 11:25 AM
awww man, that is such a bummer :( I've had days like that. I've had blenders break on me mid-smoothie! such a waste :P
06-03-2010, 10:44 PM
sorry, that stinks! I have a Jack Lalanne juicer that I got from costco and I have used it at least once a day, sometimes 2 to 3 times a day, for over 2 years and never had a problem *knocks on wood* I know it's not one of the best juicers out there but it has always done a good job for me...maybe you just got a bad one?
06-04-2010, 12:33 AM
did you get a replacement yet?
what did you get?
06-04-2010, 02:12 AM
Well, no, I did not get a new one b/c I didn't have time to return it this morning. But, I was on the phone with my dad kind of hinting/complaining that the juicer broke and I was asking if he remembered the demo he was telling me about at Costco. And he says, "What was it called?"
So, i kept saying Vitamix and he kept saying, no he didn't think so. Then, he asked someone and she said, yah, Vitamix sounds right. So, I talked about it for 15 minutes more and then asked him what he was giving my brother for his birthday on Saturday to get into the gift giving mind set.........knowing that mine is Wednesday and I might possibly need this blender thing so I don't waste all the food I bought. I laid it on thick (sales I had seen at different places, customer reviews I saw). Maybe I will get one for my birthday.
He'll probably just give me a card with a check in it for $25 again. That seems to be his number for some reason. I am crossing my fingers anyway.
... about the juicer.
I have a Jack LaLaine and it's works wonderfully. Have had it for a year, no problems whatsoever.
I've had various juicers since I first started juicing around 1985. For a period of time I stopped altogether 'cause they were (1) noisy as all he** (2) a pain to clean (3) inconvenient 'cause everything had to be cut so small first and, (4) didn't really do a fantastic job of getting all the juice out. I remember my first juicer would need about 5 oranges to make a cup of juice. It was an expensive endeavour!
The main reason I finally ended up with the Jack LaLaine was 'cause of the large feed tube. I can feed through a whole orange, apple, etc. without prechopping. A grapefruit I only need to break in half. I also find the pulp to be much drier and I can get a cup of orange juice with 2 oranges max!
I'm shocked at your $150 price tag. I got mine at Walmart for $85 (Canadian).
BUT, that being said, I am getting rid of it. I've done so much more research into juicers and am moving on to one that is not centrifugal. I'd looked into the Champion but my kitchen is very small and space is a definite problem. I found one that at first glance looks like a blender but is actually a proper juicer. I ordered it on Friday and am really looking forward to getting it.
I do have to say though, it was definitely the Jack LaLaine one that got me back into the swing of juicing daily, often 2-3 times.
That's one other thing about the one I just ordered. The centrifugal one has to be opened and cleaned if you want to switch juices (nothing worse than a fruit base juice after you've made a vegetable juice with garlic in it... yuck!) This other one shows in their video that you can switch juices without taking the whole thing apart by simply running some water through it. The centrifugal ones all make a point of telling you not to run liquid through it.
It's a never ending battle to find that right machine! Good luck with whatever other one you decide to go with. :D:D:D
06-16-2010, 03:28 AM
I ended up giving it back, a return of 165 or so to my credit card. I finally picked up a cheap $30 Hamilton Beach one so it will do for now. I can chop stuff up before putting it in the chute. I miss juicing green things. Hopefully this will be okay with small pieces.
I have to research the difference between centrifugal and not.....not really sure of the difference since i had never heard of it before.
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