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83 of 85 people found the following review helpful.
Fresh Juice, Easy to Make and Clean Up
By Daniel G. Lebryk
This juicer is a breathtakingly easy to use and clean, comparatively compact, handsome machine. There is sufficient power to juice just with regards to any fruit or vegetable. This machine makes pulp free juice. Drinking juice made from ingredients that I choose myself is a fantasti thing – there are no mystery chemicals or additives unless I put them in myself. The only caution, fresh homemade juice shouldn’t be held for days, there is just too much probability for feed safety issues.
Compared to our Jack LaLanne juicer (Jack LaLanne JLPJB Power Juicer Juicing Machine), the Big Boss is so much better. The Big Boss is smaller, lighter, more comfortable to clean, quieter, and doesn’t spit all over the kitchen when it runs. For the firstborn running, I suitable up with an apron, towel on the floor, cleared off the counter and thought in regards to putting on safety glasses. No need for all that personal protective equipment, the juice goes in the glass, the pulp in the big bin in back, and not one thing all over the place. The machine has four suction cup feet to hold it in place.
The Big Boss is just simple to use. No tools required for cleaning / disassembly. The cutting wheel / filter takes a tiny bit of strength to remove (grab the spigot and rear black pulp ramp then pull upward). Other than that, this is a piece of cake to clean. All the elements are top rack dishwasher safe – but realistically good soapy water followed by a hot water rinse is when it comes to all that is required to clean the parts. The cutter / filter is a little bit difficult to clean, the nature of the beast, pulp is kind of hard to remove. The provided “paint brush” doesn’t actually work very well. I used a good old dish brush and without apparent effort cleaned the filter (something like this – Oxo Steel Dish Brush).
I like the fact that the spigot is almost six inches high, that leaves sufficient space to use a good sized glass. It’s a good idea to have assorted glasses on hand, when the motor is turned off a lot of juice runs out of the spigot (centrifugal strength keeps the juice inside the machine, when the blade stops, juice runs out). The pulp bin is black so it is hard to recognise if the bin is getting full. This isn’t inevitably a problem since that bin in all likelihood holds the equivalent of a bushel of fruit pulp.
The box includes the juicer, care instruction book (sort of a quick get started guide), and a well illustrated thirty page recipe book.
The recipe book holds a lot of magnificent feed safety instructions. Do not store juice from melons, berries, cherries, mangoes, papayas, potatoes, onions, garlic, cabbage, lettuce, and green (they are all high pH and may grow bacteria very speedily specially in the refrigerator). Do not juice bananas, avocados, coconuts, eggplants, or leeks (mostly because they are soft fibrous or oily and would quickly plug the machine). Don’t store juice longer than one month in a sealed container refrigerated or frozen, (I would suggest not more than a few days either way).
Orange juice is dissimilar from mercantile juice. In the factory they use a juice press and filters to remove or add pulp. The juicer fundamentally grinds up everything and the filter is fine sufficient that only juice passes through to the glass. The flavor is different. Although the recipe book proposes juicing the whole thing, including the peel, I don’t care for that bitter flavor. Apple juice is a fun feed alchemy experiment – the juice comes out of the machine clear and more or less yellow colored. After regarding five minutes the juice turns dark brown, a utterly normal process.
I like this machine a lot. The construction appears to be solid (the filter / cutter has a very simple clutch mechanism to prevent ruining the motor or tearing up the cutter). I in particular like how easy it is to clean. And the pulp makes outstanding compost or additions to baked goods.
I’ve added a great deal of pictures of the unit disassembled to show how simple it is to clean.
49 of 52 humans found the following review helpful.
Good Budget Juicer
The Big Boss Juicer is a good basi model if you are just starting juicing and are sentiment your way around.
Inexpensive, somewhat compact, and at just over 9 lbs, it has good weight which helps stability and makes it less likely to tip over when the motor is working hard. It has a 2- speed, 700-watt motor which is decent, just not heavy duty. (A 1200 -1500 watt unit would handle a heavier burden and would bite harder, and be likely to outlive it is fixed 1 year warranty). Because of the plastic housing, I will have to assume the gears are also plastic. The huge 3-inch feeder tube reduces prep time as more spectacular pieces may be inserted. There is no pulp regulator so you vary the amount of juiced pulp after pulverizing by adding back liquid and blending to achieve desired consistency.
Like other extractors, the Big Boss Juicer uses a fast whirling disk to cut fruit and vegetables into tiny pieces and then spins to distinguished juice from pulp. Once separated from the pulp, the juice flows from the appliance’s side spout into your glass or container. The side spout design brings about spillage as you move to fill dissimilar juice containers while the spout drips. The pulp fill container is dark plastic and not see-through; not seeing the level of fill may be discouraging and hindering and causes me to stop and peek inside more often.
Storage is somewhat easy on or above the counter but most kitchens will need to remove the lid for underneath counter storage. The 2-foot cord hangs from the back and limits counter placement when not in use. Clean up is reasonable; mesh strainer is stainless steel, the remainder of detachable pieces are plastic and described by the manufacturer as dishwater safe. In my experience, plastic cracks, crazes and becomes brittle when repeatedly washed in dishwasher. But since manufacturer specifically recommends that all constituents be washed immediately, waiting until dishwasher fills commonly isn’t an option for me and we wash by hand after any breakfast/lunch juicing. Users making baby feed may be more likely to juice closer to starting the dishwasher.
I made all our family’s baby feed to control ingredients and strongly commend that new parents consider how easy it is and how much better the feed quality may be. So I naturally compare the Big Boss Juicer to Williams Sonoma’s $150 Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker and other similiar baby-marketed cook makers. Though I like the idea of a self-contained appliance and ease of the Babycook, blanching vegetables and fruit in a discerned pot is quick, easy and I believe less likely to expose feed to possible contamination. I likewise am more comfortable not leaving feed in plastic and prefer not to cook or store feed in plastic, even at low temperatures. Pulp from the juicer may be gathered to make a base for baby food, sauces and soup without preservatives, added salt or sugar. If you desire a less liquid pulp base, the Big Boss Juicer may be a good substitute to a hand held blender. When making baby food, just be sure to add back some of the liquid that holds vitamins and a majority of the nutrients.
My wife likes smoothies. During her last order at Jamba Juice, I examined their juicer model displayed for sale. My visual sense is that the same manufacturer may make the Jamba Juice model and the Big Boss Juicer; I would not shave ice in either. In addition:
* Mesh baskets on both models appear to be of similar quality and fineness.
* The Big Boss filter appears to be when it comes to 3 times more spectacular with a larger pulp collection basket.
* The 700-watt Big Boss is heavier responsibility than the 400-watt model.
* Big Boss’ extra huge 3-inch feeding tube is significantly larger.
* Jamba Juices’ model is single speed.
* Surprisingly, Amazon’s current price of The Big Boss is for less than the model I saw at Jamba Juice.
Over the years, my wife and I have gathered a number of juicers/extractors/blenders from a 1940′s metal hand press model (great for little batches of citrus), a Cuisinart counter top workhorse (good for purees and soups but a mess to clean up), a Cuisinart cordless hand blender (quick for soups and purees, easy cleanup), a blender (good for Margaritas and crushed ice, okay for clean up but employed rarely), a heavy-duty Kitchenaide (good for bread, cakes and yes, heavy batches of citrus, and real dishwasher clean-up) and a centrifuge extractor (hard to clean). Clean up on the Big Boss falls in the mid range.
The Big Boss Juicer is better for soft foods or dense foods partially cooked like carrots. Juice extraction may have uneven clarity.
The Big Boss Juicer gets 3 stars for price, functionality, ease of use and okay clean up. It misses the 4th star because of all the plastic and non heavy-duty wattage. It misses the 5th star for not publishing a website, client service contact data or substitute inventory costs/ instructions with the enclosed literature. It is made in China.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
Excellent high-ish end juicer – simple to use & works great!!
I was enjoyably amazed when I openend the box and pulled the juicer out – it’s comparatively compact, all-in-one, with no loose parts to lose, which is a huge plus. It’s likewise a 700 watt juicer, which is higher than a good deal of but not at the most eminent end of juicers: it’s a finelooking high end Stainless Steel juicer, and looks to be put together rather well!
Juicing: I ran rather a few fruits and one vegetable thru: I juiced 8 clementines (I pulled the peels off not wanting the bitter flavor), 2 carrots, 2 Honeycrisp apples, 1 Red Delicious apple and 2 lemons (peels & all, even though I did cut off the ends). Everything went thru smoothly, filling the pulp/discard container, and I got outstanding juice (and a bit of foam) out the other end! I mixed clementines, carrots & lemons for a fun mixed juice. This juicer is simple to use, simple to follow instructions, simple to clean (although it’s a lot of work to take it isolated & clean all the parts, so keep that in mind when juicing on the go). I would commend juicing and then cleaning without delay for easy soaping & rinsing: there are sharp edges on the filter/cutter, so beware those when cleaning. I found the included brush too wimpy for cleaning, so used my own.
All in all, this high end juicer produced yummy juice with minimum effort, cleans well, has a big opening for juicing fruits/vegetables (makes cleaning more comfortable too since you may get your hand down in) – watch the pressure you use when juicing: go slow & easy, as I got a lemon peel caught from too much pressure (was easy to turn off, unplug & remove though) – includes galore good feed safety instructions for juicing, what not to juice, etc, very helpful. I would highly commend this as a good reasonable high-ish end juicer: loved it!!
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