110 of 114 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2007
Back in the day I had the old Juiceman Jr., which did it's job. Well it gave out a few years ago and cleaning it was a pain. I did miss fresh juice though so I bought this a couple of weeks ago. I tell you what they have done a wonderful job, this is a very nice upgrade from the old design. A lot of refinements throughout the entire appliance. Stronger motor, two speeds, better looking and much easier to clean.
I defiantly recommend this and great price.
56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2010
We are big juicers. Our main home juicer is the Greenstar 2000. We got a Juiceman 400 as our travel juicer, but it has failed 4 separate times. Three were broken parts, and this last time the engine just quit!
If you juice once a month, this might be OK, but if you really want a good juicer, that's not too expensive, we just replaced this JM400 with a CuisinArt 5 speed juicer. It's very quiet (whereas the JM400 sounds like a small jet aircraft).
Don't try to run kale into your JM400. It's too weak and won't be able to juice it.
Bottom line. The JM400 is just a toy. I should have purchased the CuisinArt in the first place.
59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2008
I received my Juiceman Jr "chrome" as a gift and have been enjoying it for about a week now, and so far I'm very pleased with it. I used to have a juicer but it was so incredibly loud that I only used it a few times. This one is very powerful but just about as loud as a blender. The juices I've made so far have been really delicious, and now when I'm hungry I find myself making a nice glass of fresh juice whereas before my first inclination was to go for less healthful foods, so I think it will have a lasting positive effect on my overall diet.
There are a couple of negatives I'd like to mention. First, the machine is not made of chrome metal, as the description would lead one to believe. The exterior is all plastic, some parts are just "chrome" colored. If I had ordered this myself, that would have p-ssed me off. Also, the rigidness of the removable / washable parts concerns me that they may crack as they age. I think a more rubbery (like Tuppereware) consistency would last longer. Another reviewer stated it only took them 30 seconds to clean their machine, but it takes me about 5 minutes to do it right. Although plastic, I do like the locking handle design- it feels safe to use.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on April 13, 2009
I have had this juicer for over a year now. I have juiced everything from apples, to pomegranite seeds, blackberries, strawberries, spinache, celery, you name it. This thing will go through a 5lb bag of carrots like it was nothing. The pulp is pretty dry, i have tried to run it through twice and didnt get much the second time, so it does a pretty good job of extracting juice. It is pretty loud, but what do you expect, its basically a mini wood chipper. Bottom line is its nice looking, very effective, and really good for you.
My favorite juice was Pomegranite seeds, sweet strawberries, apples, and spinache. The spinache will turn the mix brown, but if you just use a cup or two you get the health benefits, but it doesnt change the taste much. My most common juice is carrot-apple, it goes down smooth, its nice and sweet but not too sweet, and it seems to settle my stomache. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine!!
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2009
Exactly what I was looking for. For the person above that bought theirs at Walmart and paid more, I did the same, but only because every juicer I researched had a few disatisfied customers, I think it's the nature of the beast with these machines, some will just simply break down, either because they are poorly made or simple mis-use. At least with Walmart, you know if you have issues, you can switch it out fast and easy.
I have only had mine a few days, but could not be happier. I throw a few whole apples, carrots, cucumers in that thing and I got a huge glass in less than 30 seconds, and cleans in a few minutes.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2009
Within a month of having my Juiceman JM400, the plastic piece on my blade basket broke. Now, I had been extremely careful with my juicer--always cutting apples into smaller pieces instead of throwing them in hole. I still have no idea why it snapped!
It took me quite some time to locate the actual manufacturer. Searching under 'Juiceman' lead me to Salton & Fox International. Because I'd become an avid juicer, I desperately needed a replacement by the time I got home from a week long vacation to Hawaii. I requested a replacement in the beginning of July 2008 (which is under warranty) and when I got home, NOTHING. I continued to inquire about the status of the replacement and finally in the winter I was informed that the part was on backorder. Not even until January was I told that the part would be delivered 02/28/2009. Mind you, I had been bugging the company all this time AND had to find a replacement on Ebay in the meantime. What was I supposed to do?! Over 6 months had gone by and I wanted to JUICE!!!
Needless to say, I still haven't received the replacement blade basket and I've reported the manufacturer to the BBB. Turns out many other people have!! Pretty miserable considering this company is BBB accredited.
As long as the juicer is in working order, I find it to be an amazing piece of health equipment. The only flaw is the that I have to strain the foam through the juice receptacle because the little piece of plastic that's inserted in the spout doesn't keept it all from pouring out of the top.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2010
I bought this juicer (Jul 09) after my simpler, less powerful one broke. In comparison, the Juiceman jr. is more powerful and loud, but didn't produce any more juice than the cheaper one. I washed some parts in the dishwasher - upper rack only. There are 9 parts, by the way, excluding the main unit and cleaning brush. The lid is now deformed and won't fit, making the unit useless. I called (Oct 09) while it is still under warranty to get a replacement lid. It is on backorder (which tells you something). Called again Jan 2010. They told me it is scheduled to be in the warehouse that week and then shipped. Two weeks after that, I still haven't seen it. I called again and the agent told me it has been quite common that replacement parts are on backorder for a long time and thought maybe they were redesigning it, but said it may be in their warehouse at the end of January or the end of February. Even if you like this juicer, you may not have good service if you need replacement parts. If I could return it and get my money back, I would.
36 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2008
I love this juicer. My mom got a juicer a few months ago and it worked well but I read reviews on the Juiceman JM400 and it seemed like a good one. I've been juicing almost everyday since I received it. I can put as many fruits/veggies in one juice as I want. I just check the filter to make sure it doesn't need to be cleaned. Easy clean up overall. Once you know how all the pieces fit together it's easy to detach, clean and reassemble. I feel so good about all the good juice I'm drinking but even more, my kids love it and it's so good for them. My 7 year old son is not a big fruit and veggie eater but I can give him a juice that has five or six different fruits and he loves it. The Juiceman JM400 has easy clean up, a powerful motor and I love the stainless steel because I read reviews on some of the white juicers and they stained easily. My juicer still looks brand new and no stains. Great product!
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2011
Bought the jm400 at walmart for $60, my first experience in juicing and now i'm hooked. But the jm400 is an awful underpowered and flawed design, the basket deflects under load and chips plastic chunks out of the housing. After one week of nightly use the motor stopped completely, no overcurrent protection- just dead.
Without wasting another moment on this misfire i bought an omega 4000 juicer- very happy ;)
Juice on health warriors!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 28, 2009
I just got this juicer and love it so far. Whole apples, grapes with stems and whole kiwi and carrots. The machine is quieter than expected and faster than expected. Comes apart easily for clean up and the included brush makes fast work of the basket. I chose this one after reading all the reviews and for the price. I'm very pleased so far.