Jack LaLanne Fusion Juicer is a juicing machine (said to be the 100th Anniversary Edition) celebrating the life and health of fitness guru Jack LaLanne. They claim this limited edition Fusion Juicer is engineered for optimal juice extraction with surgical steel blades, an 800-watt motor, and “cool” retro design. They suggest that juicing is a quicker, more creative way to get heath benefits from fresh food and the Jack LaLanne Fusion Juicer is the best machine for the job.
Who Was Jack LaLanne?
Jack LaLanne is considered the “godfather of fitness” because he opened one of the first health clubs (in 1936) and had the longest running exercise program on TV (1953-1985). He performed many stunts over the years, including towing 70 rowboats one mile while handcuffed and shackled in 1984 at age 70 (which is highlighted in the infomercial). He died at 96 in 2011 but his spirit lives on in the hearts of fitness buffs everywhere (and as a licensed trademark of BeFit Enterprises).
How Jack LaLanne Fusion Juicer Works
The Jack LaLanne 100th Anniversary Fusion Juicer works like many centrifugal juicing machines, with a high-speed motor spinning a blade, pulverizing whole fruits and veggies into liquids. It should be noted that there are a separate line of Jack LaLanne Power Juicers as well as a Jason Vale Fusion Juicer, both from TriStar Products. This particular Jack LaLanne Juicer appears to be a variation of the Fusion Juicer, sold as a limited edition. The notable specs of this juicer are:
- 800 Watt 2-speed motor
- Extra large chute
- Stainless steel blade
- Non-drip spout and 30 oz. serving pitcher
For comparison, the Jason Vale Fusion Juicer is listed as 250 Watts, but both Fusion Juicers claim their motors spin at a “whisper quiet” 3600 RPMs.
Jack LaLanne Fusion Juicer Costs
$69.96 ($59.97 list plus $9.99 S&H.) There is a 60-day money back guarantee (minus shipping) as well as a 60-day limited warranty for the entire unit minus wear and tear. The website also lists a lifetime motor guarantee; a call to customer service explained for both the limited warranty and the lifetime motor guarantee customers must pay $29.99 in processing as well as postage to send the defective unit back.
Bottom Line: Is Jack LaLanne Fusion Juicer a Scam?
We are thankful for the concept of a healthy lifestyle that the late Mr. LaLanne practically invented. We’d just like to point out a few things.
First, Jack LaLanne was very big on exercise, not just juicing. And Jack would surely agree that you should exercise regularly and eat solid foods to achieve optimal health, not just drink juice.
Second, while juicing fruits and vegetables may be an easier way to ensure you get your daily requirements, there is no scientific evidence that juicing unlocks any extra nutrients or has magical powers greater than it does in solid form. Similarly, there is no evidence that a juice fast can “cleanse” the body. It’s also potentially dangerous to only drink juices and no food so you should consult your doctor before going on any extreme diets.
Third, we’d like mention that TriStar Products currently has a C- from the Better Business Bureau due to 925 complaints in the last 3 years.
Finally, there are a head-spinning variety of juicers on the market. The Wattage of the Jack LaLanne along with its wide chute and low price make it a promising juicer for those on a budget, but you might want to shop and compare with other models first. Hint: consider juicers that are positively reviewed and easy to clean.
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