Last updated on November 2nd, 2018 by Garrick Dee
Jamba Juice is a popular restaurant in the United States with over 875 locations all around the world.
Buying a $10 juice will put a hole in your pocket so why not do the next best thing?
The owners of Jamba Juice know this so made their own juicer.
The Jamba Appliance 67901 has the largest feed chute at 3.5″ wide. Yes that’s half an inch wider than any juicer out in the market today.
This means less chopping for you and more time to extract juices.
But wait there’s more…
This juicer comes with a 5 year warranty! Longer than other large brands such as Breville and Cuisinart!
A quick look at the features
- Has a 3.5″ feed chute – the widest available in the market today
- 1,100 watt motor has 2 speeds to maximize yield
- 34 ounce pitcher with froth separator
- Full recipe book comes in the package to help you get started
- BPA free pitcher, blade and strainer
- 5 year warranty
- Long warranty
- Very large feed chute means less chopping which is a time saver
- All the components that the juice comes in contact with are BPA free
- Nice silver finish
- Large pulp catcher
- Powerful motor
- Very noisy
- Not good at extract juice from leafy greens
- You can’t store juice long because lots of air goes in
At first glance the Jamba Appliances 67901 Extractor may look like any other centrifugal juicer. But it has some unique features not found in other extractors.
Large 3.5 inch Feed Chute
The first centrifugal I had a very small feed chute that means I had to do a lot of chopping. I had to chop an apple into eights just to fit it in there. With this Jamba juicer, that will not be a problem thanks to the 3.5” feed chute.
It’s half an inch wide than any juicer available in the market – yes, that includes the popular Breville.
What does this mean? Well, it simply means you can put an apple through the feed chute even without chopping. Don’t worry because the 1,100 motor would have enough torque to extract juice from it.
If you’re worried about bogging down the motor then just cut it in half. The seeds are almost a non-factor here because the blades will shred and not crush as it would in a masticating juicer. And the spin cycle forces juice out through the fine mesh filter.
At the heart of this machine is a powerful 1,100 watt motor that’s more powerful than the Breville 800JEXL. And here’s the thing, Jamba costs less than $70. The Breville costs close to $270 and it only comes with a 1 year warranty.
34 Ounce Pitcher
Out of the box, you’ll get a 34 ounce pitcher with froth separator. It isn’t very big so if you don’t want constant pouring out juice, you could by a larger low profile Pyrex pitcher.
Large Pulp Catcher
The good news is the pulp catcher is much larger and you’ll probably not need to empty it even if you make a few liters of juice.
Once technique that some use would be placing a plastic bag inside the catcher so you don’t need to wash it afterwards.
Full Recipe Book
If you’re not sure what to make, Jamba threw in a full-color recipe book to help you get started with making juice. Not only that, they’ll share ideas on what to do with the pulp.
Cleaning up this extract will not be a problem thanks to the easy sweep cleaning tool that makes this task much easier.
Jamba says that you only need to use running water to clean it. If you want to deep clean it, the blade and pitcher are dishwasher safe but only on the top rack.
Despite being considered a budget option juicer, Jamba didn’t hold back with the warranty. This juicer comes with a full 5-year warranty that’s 4 years longer than the much more expensive Breville. If you’re still thinking whether or not this juicer is worth it, the warranty alone should seal the deal.
…Hard and fibrous ingredients like celery, apple, cucumber and the likes. If you’re the type who likes to juice celery or carrot this juicer is a great option.
But like any other centrifugal juicer, this will struggle juicing leafy greens. One trick that people use is to sandwich a leafy green rolled up in-between two hard ingredients.
Unfortunately you won’t be able to store juice for long because lots of air goes in the juice. This is another downside of centrifugal juicers so making large batches of juice isn’t a good idea.
If you plan on storing a lot of juice so you don’t have to make one every day then opt with a slow juicer.
This is the dilemma that you’ll face in choosing between these two types of juicers.
If you’re juicing stuff like celery and apple this juice will extract a decent amount of juice but if won’t beat a slow juicer or twin gear juicer on leafy greens.
The two speed setting gives you a little bit of control. Use the low speed setting when juicing stuff like strawberry or oranges and then switch to high on tougher ingredients.
What makes this easy to clean is the cleaning brush that comes with it. It’s wide and allows you to clean it in one sweeping motion.
You also have the option to place parts like the pitcher and strainer in the dishwasher if you need deep cleaning.
Lots of consumers like this juicer because it’s cheap, have a large feed chute and the 1,100 motor is more powerful than a Breville.
I’ve seen one video in Amazon where a whole apple was dropped in and juice was extracted without any issues whatsoever.
The 1,100 watt motor will be loud but whether or not it’s too loud will be subjective. Some said that it was while others said it wasn’t.
One of the big reasons why this product has a good rating is the price. It is cheaper than a Breville that has less power and a shorter warranty.
One reason why I like buying in Amazon would be the 2-day free shipping courtesy of Amazon Prime. Even if you sign up for a free trial and opt out, you’d still get that benefit for a month!
Here’s another great option to the more expensive Breville. It has more power and will do as good a job when it comes to extracting hard stuff like apple, celery and carrot. Not only that you’ll get a longer warranty.
The wide 3.5” feed chute is half an inch wider than any other juicer available right now and lessens the need to cut. And the motor is powerful enough to juice a small apple without chopping.
Even if you’re juicing a large apple, just chop it in two and it’ll fit. So in a way it saves you time because you don’t need to chop as much.