Big Boss Healthy Press is a slow-pressure juicer that the manufacturers claim is simple to use, easy to clean, and will give you nutritious healthy juice drinks. They state their low-rpm juicer will extract more nutrients and vitamins from your fruits and there are separate pulp and juice containers to collect it.
Big Boss is a brand name for cooking and other household products marketed and sold by Emson Inc (aka E. Mishan and Sons). They currently have a B+ rating from the BBB with 24 closed complaints in the last year (as of Sept. 2014). But does this mean the Healthy Press is a good product? Let’s take a look…
The Big Boss Healthy Press Pitch
Big Boss Healthy Press Juicer is targeted at older people who perhaps have heard about the benefits of juicing and want to try it for themselves. The infomercial implores you to “get your life back and revitalize your body” and suggests you can do this by adding a glass of juice to your diet, extracted with the Big Boss Healthy Press. They say juicing gives you vitamins and nutrients “the way nature intended” and throw in a “life changing” recipe book and 3-day “kick start” guide to boot.
How Big Boss Healthy Press Juicer Pitch
The Healthy Press dimensions are 9.8 x 5.5 x 16.1 inches and it comes in red, white or black and weighs 9 lbs. It has a number of removable/cleanable parts, but basically you put the fruit in the top and it uses a slow-speed process to extract the juice. They claim this low-rpm method is better because it pulls more juice than other juicers, which means more vitamins and nutrients for you. They add that this prevents oxidation and separation during the squeezing process. While the fresh juice dribbles out one spout, the leftover pulp spits out the other.
What’s the Difference Between “Fast” and “Slow” Juicers
There are basically two types of juicers: centrifugal, or “fast” juicers, which are loud and have a spinning blade that pushes the fruit or veggies through a mesh filter. These are good for producing a lot of juice quickly, but the heat from the motor is said to oxidize and remove some nutrients. Juices extracted from a fast juicer also can’t be stored very long.
Now, the latest trend is the “slow” or “cold pressed,” which is sometimes even referred to as a “masticating” juicer. These juicers work at a lower speed so the heat doesn’t damage the foods and are said to extract more vitamins and nutrients. These juices are also able to be stored in the fridge longer and you get more juice from each piece, possibly saving you money at the grocery store.
Note: the Big Boss Healthy Press Juicer calls itself a “slow pressure juicer.”
Big Boss Healthy Press Costs HOW Much?
$149.85 (broken down as 3 “easy” payments of $49.95) and shipping is included free. There is a 30-day return policy and a 5-year limited warranty on the Healthy Press.
Bottom Line: Is Big Boss Healthy Press Juicer a Scam?
The Healthy Press Juicer may indeed slowly extract juice from your favorite fruits and veggies, however, we feel we should point out:
- Not all juicers are created equal. Prices range from $50 up to several thousand dollars.
- Reviews of Healthy Press have been average, with people complaining that its parts are made from plastic, it is difficult to clean and re-assemble, and that leafy greens like kale easily clog the machine.
- As Seen On TV products like the Big Boss Healthy Press tend to overstate their benefits and/or disappoint upon arrival.
- Nutritionists are on the fence about juicing. Some say it’s good in moderation but not for detoxing or dieting.
- You lose out on important fibers (which is in the pulp) when you juice.
- If you are interested in juicers, you might want to do a little more research by visiting these websites:
- Best Juicer Reviews
- How to Choose a Juicer
- Foodmatters Juicer Buying Guide
- And… Myths and Truths about Juicing
What do you think about Big Boss Healthy Press or juicing in general? Let us know below!