Product Review: Waring JEX328 Juice Extractor
Last year I decided to start juicing and went looking for a juicer. I discovered that many low cost juicers out there were entirely plastic and I was not sure of their durability. After doing a bit of checking around, I found the Waring JEX328 on sale. It was not 100% plastic like most other juicers. It boasted a brushed stainless steel body that wiped clean with a sponge and wouldn’t turn color with age. It also was advertised as juicing both fruits and vegetables. All qualities that I found appealing in a juicer.
While the stainless steel body does live up to the reputation of wiping clean easily and not changing color with age, this juicer does have several flaws. The high speed 400 watt motor is adequate at best and fails to juice
vegetables. The recipe book that came with the juicer does have recipes that include vegetables, but zucchini, cucumber, broccoli and the like come out in a thick, foamy blob with not much juice.
The extra wide feeding tube, which is supposed to cut preparation time, cannot even handle an apple cut in half. Most fruits have to be cut in quarters, which does not really minimize preparation time. But the feeding tube is wider than most other models out there.
The parts that need cleaning come apart easily and are dishwasher safe, however, the strainer does require the use of a brush (which is included with the juicer). It takes a bit more time to clean the strainer since you
have to scrub the pulp from the fine mesh of the strainer with the brush. The literature on this juicer says that the pulp left after juicing is dry. However, I found that the pulp was typically wet, making clean up a bit
messier than just being able to rinse off dry pulp. Not quite as quick and easy a cleanup as claimed.
The motor is quite noisy but probably not any noisier that most other juicers in this price range.
The biggest problem with this unit is the juice coming out of the unit. According to advertising, the juice drops down directly from the juicing chamber into the 32 ounce stainless steel juice cup which comes with the unit. However, I found that the juice does not drop directly, but rather sprays a bit outward while flowing into the juice cup. This makes for a bit of a mess and the potential to stain clothing while juicing.
All in all, this juicer is not a bad unit for those just starting out with juicing to try before deciding to invest in a better, higher priced juicer. It is stylish and sleek, and contains the durable, stainless steel housing and the simple to use on/off toggle switch. It does a decent job of juicing fruits and is very reasonably priced as well. I would not recommend it, however, if you plan to juice large amounts of juice or juice more than 2 times a
review written by: Cathie Garnier is an independent representative for the One Group, creators
of the Miessence line, the world’s first extensive range of certified
organic skin and body care product. Her website can be found at
http://www.mihealthyoptions.com. Ms. Garnier has written several articles
on health and wellness and lives in Las Vegas, NV.