Black & Decker JE2200B Fruit and Vegetable Juicer Review

When I first started juicing I had a juicer similar to this; it worked pretty well for a day then it died.

It could be a case of a lemon juicer, but I’d recommend this juicer for people who are starting in their juicing journey and don’t want to spend too much on a juicer.

…this 400-watt extractor should be good enough.

Here’s a bonus, it comes with a 2-year warranty – a year longer than a lot of other brands when it comes to centrifugal juicers.

This would be good for most fruit and hard vegetables like carrot and celery.

But take note that the feed chute on this machine is small crescent shape measuring around 1.25 x 2 inches so you’ll need to do a lot of pre-cutting.

Features at a glance

  • Uses a 400-watt motor
  • Parts are dishwasher safe (this includes the stainless steel disc) but only use the top rack to avoid warping the plastic parts
  • 28-ounce pulp collector
  • 300-milliliter juice catcher
  • Has a built-in Power cord storage
  • Dual safety locking mechanism ensures that this will not start unless it is securely fastened
  • Two-speed setting
  • 2-year warranty
  • Not BPA free
  • 3″ x 1.25″ feed chute
  • 13″ tall

The good

  • Has a great warranty at this low price point,
  • Cheap
  • Juices very fast works
  • Great on fruit and hard vegetables
  • A bestselling centrifugal juicer in Amazon

The bad

  • Noisy
  • Small feed chute means more pre-cutting
  • Some concern about plastic parts breaking in the long term
  • Pulp tends to spit out of the feed chute if you don’t cover it (based on reviews)

What to expect from the Black & Decker JE2200B?

It is a no-nonsense juicer for the budget conscious juicer which is unwilling to spend over $40 for a juicer.

Black Decker JE2200B Features

It uses a 400-watt motor and a stainless steel cutting disc and strainer to extract juice from fruit and vegetables on to a 300-milliliter juice catcher.

It isn’t big, but for newbies, it is a start!

What concerns me though with this model is the small feed chute that will require you to pre-cut fruits like apples into eights.

You need to make time for the prep required here.

This juicer will work best on

…Most fruits and hard fibrous vegetables like celery, carrot, and beet but because of the blade design and small feed chute, this will struggle with leafy greens.

It can still juice them, but you cannot fold them or stack them up in between harder ingredients.

If you’re looking to juice a lot of leafy greens, then this is not the extractor for you.

A masticating juicer would be more applicable for your needs.

How long can you store juice?

Don’t expect to be able to store juice longer than a day; in fact when it comes out of the juicer, it starts to oxidize because a lot of air has been sucked into the juice.

You’ll notice that if you store this for a few hours, it will separate like this.

Juice Separation

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It separates like this because a centrifugal juicer does not do as good a job as a slow juicer in terms of juice extraction.

The former uses a high-speed spin cycle to force juice out of produce (at the same time sucking a lot of air in) while the latter uses a low rpm to squeeze the juice out resulting to juice that can be stored longer.

It should not be an issue if you’ll drink the juice immediately after extracting it. It only becomes a problem if you store it for an extended period.

How much preparation is needed?

Since the feed chute is small and crescent shaped instead of round, just to give you an idea you’ll need to cut apples, oranges in eights and lemon into quarters.

For leafy greens, you don’t need to cut them as long as it’ll fit in the chute.

How much juice can it extract?

While this will do a very decent job on hard ingredients like carrot and beet, it struggles with leafy greens because you won’t be able to do a lot of the techniques experts do to maximize extraction from leafy greens like sandwiching greens between two hard items or rolling it into a ball.

If you want to juice a lot of greens, consider getting a slow juicer.

Unfortunately, I could not find any videos of people testing exact amount this can make from an x amount of produce, but there is one person who reviewed this product in Amazon that said he was able to get 20 ounces from one pineapple, two mandarin oranges, one kiwi and one pear.

Is it hard to clean up?

The design of the pulp catcher and the smallish cutting disc make clean up easy.

The toughest part to clean with this juicer is the cutting disc because of the sharp blades and mesh screen where you’ll need a brush to scrub well so that yield does not degrade overtime.

Based on the manual and reviews, there aren’t any cleaning brush included in the package so you can invest less than $10 in a Breville cleaning brush to save you time.

Black and Decker say that this is dishwasher safe but remember only to use the top rack or there is a risk in warping the plastic parts.

The key here is to clean it AFTER you use it so that pulp does not dry which is a pain to remove.

See it in Action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyGwOVULk_0

Here’s a carrot, celery, apple juice demo…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWFKhfUQcEo

What type of juicer is this?

This is called a centrifugal juicer because it uses a high-speed spin cycle to shred and extract juice from fruit and vegetables.

How long is the warranty?

Even though this is considered a “budget juicer” Black and Decker still gives this machine a nice 2-year warranty on the whole machine.

Is it BPA free?

Black & Decker does not specify it in their site or manual so most likely it isn’t.

Noise

This machine will be noisy; if you have an infant or toddler nearby, they might cry if they hear this, but it isn’t as loud as a blender.

Voltage

If you buy this in Amazon.com, expect to get the 110/120 option, you’d buy this directly from Black & Decker’s website to avail of the 220/240 volt option outside North America.

Dimension

  • 8.7” x 13” x 9.3” (width x height x depth)
  • Weighs around a pound (based on Amazon)

Product Specification

ModelJE2200B
Feed chute size and shapeCrescent

Size not specified
RPM
(revolutions per minute)
N/A
Disc type Stainless steel
TypeCentrifugal juicer
Juice vegetables?
Juice fruits?
Cant it make nut butter?No
Can it make sorbet?No
Can it grind coffeeNo
Can it process foodNo
Dishwasher safe
Warranty2 years
Voltage110/120-volts
Motor400 watts

The package includes

  • 28-oz pulp collector
  • 300ml juice catcher
  • Stainless steel cutting disc and strainer
  • 400-watt motor base with safety latches
  • Pusher
  • Pulp separator
  • Clear cover

Consumer Rating

For a $30 juicer, this one received its fair share of rave reviews.

The biggest one is the price; consumers loved that you don’t need to spend a hundred bucks to start juicing.

This one cost a little over thirty bucks! At only 8.7 inches wide and 13 inches tall, this will not take a lot of space.

The performance was great according to a lot of reviews but don’t expect flawless performance.

It is, after all, a budget extractor.

Here are the issues…

First and the biggest one is the feed chute, instead of using around 3″ feed chute that other more expensive brands use, this one uses a crescent-shaped chute measuring approximately 2.25″ x 1.25″ – it isn’t very big.

You’ll need to spend time chopping produce when you use this.

The second problem is that it will struggle with leafy greens, but one consumer found a technique that works when juicing stuff like kale.

She packs the kale or spinach into the feed chute before turning on the machine; this technique has allowed her to increase yield on leafy greens.

The third problem is noise which is a byproduct of the high wattage motor.

Another potential problem is that it will potentially leak on the base of the pulp separator (where the cutting disc is located) – this sounds like a wear and tear problem.

Lastly, there are complaint would be the build quality. Most of the juicer is plastic, only the cutting disk and strainer is stainless steel.

A cheaper alternative

The people who loved this product were folks who didn’t want to spend or couldn’t afford an expensive juicer and just wanted something that will extract juice for them.

Since this is a cheap juicer, it isn’t fair to expect a bulletproof quality of an Omega but the good news is it comes with a generous 2-year warranty.

If this thing lasts over 2 years, it is a worthwhile investment.

Where can I buy this?

You can buy this juicer from Amazon for less than $40! And it comes with 2-day free shipping if you enroll in Prime. One thing I like buying from Amazon would be the availability of an extended warranty of up to 4-years. So the short warranty should not be a concern.

The verdict

This would be great for people looking to juice for the first time but don’t want to spend a small fortune on a juicer.

The cutting disc and motor should be robust enough to juice a cup or two of fresh juice every day for a year or two before it will break down.

Don’t expect commercial like robustness because it only uses a weak 400-watt motor.

Take note that the small feed chute means you’ll need to do a lot of pre-cutting to fit stuff in and it won’t make more than one or two cups of juice without filling up the pulp catcher so if you want to juice for more than 2, look for a bigger juicer.

Overall this is a very good budget juicer for the non-OC juicer who just wants to drink fresh juice without breaking the bank.

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