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Any long time juicer will tell you that one of the biggest nuisances in having a juicer are stains, since most juicers in the market is made from plastic.
Removing them can be a time consuming process and there is no guarantee that you’ll remove all the stains.
If you’re the type that frets about how your juicer looks on your kitchen and don’t want stains then the Waring Pro JEX328 could be the juicer for you.
It has a stainless steel finish, with black plastic accents that resist stains and corrosion.
Heck, even the juice jug is made from stainless steel. What’s great about this? It costs costs less than $90.
A quick look at the features
- Has a stainless steel housing
- 400 watt motor
- Strainer, pulp collector, lid and juice collector are dishwasher safe
- Stainless steel juice jug
- Cleaning brush
- 5 year warranty on the motor, 1 year on the parts
- 3″ X 1.25 crescent shape feed chute
- Not BPA free
- 13.75″ tall
- The stainless steel body and juice jug are resistant to stains
- Only has a few parts which makes it easier to clean
- Small foot print (great for smaller kitchens)
- Long motor warranty
- Small feed chute
- Can’t make large batches or juice in one go
- Poor yield with leafy greens
- Poorly designed cleaning brush
What to expect from the Waring Pro JEX328?
The JEX328 has a 400-watt motor which isn’t much. Do not expect heavy duty performance.
This is part of the reason why they made the feed chute smaller because the motor won’t be able to handle large chunks of hard ingredients like carrot without bogging down.
Having a smaller feed chute does not allow you to stuff leafy greens in bunches experts do to get better yield, so do not expect this to extract a lot from stuff like spinach or kale.
Of course you’ll have to do more pre-cutting.
This will work best on…
…Hard and watery ingredients like celery, carrot, beet, apple and cucumber.
But this will struggle with leafy greens and because it has a small feed chute and small cutting disk not every part of the leafy green will be juiced.
You’ll notice that there will be little pieces of leaves that won’t be shredded.
If you’re looking for a centrifugal juicer that will be effective with leafy greens, opt for one with a wide feed chute.
How long can you store juice?
Centrifugal juicers like this will suck in lots of air because of the fast spin cycle. Lots of air means oxidation and juice will not last very long.
You can only store juice for a maximum of 24 hours in a refrigerator. But to get the most out of it in terms of nutrition, you’ll have to drink it immediately.
How much prep do I have to make?
Waring advertises this to have a 3” feed chute but that’s 3” wide, what they fail to mention is the height – only around 1.25”.
This a narrow feed chute so you’ll need to do a lot of chopping.
For fruits like apples or oranges, you’ll need to cut it in eights.
A large carrot or apple needs chopping in order to fit in the narrow chute.
Here’s a photograph of the feed chute beside an apple…
Both of these pictures are from reallyjuiced.com
How much juice can it extract?
It can extract a decent amount from hard stuff like carrot and celery, just make sure to choose produce that is fresh and not limp.
Fresh produce will yield a lot more than wilted ones. This will also do a decent job on stuff like cucumber, zucchini and beet.
It’ll definitely struggle with leafy greens – this won’t be the right juicer for you if you want to juice a lot of greens like spinach, collard greens or kale.
Don’t buy this if you want to drink wheatgrass shots, a horizontal auger juicer like the Samson would be best for this.
What consumers who’ve used this would advise is to throw in something hard like a carrot or cucumber after juicing leafy greens which will help in extracting more out of it.
Is it hard to clean up?
The toughest part to clean would be the mesh filter and cutting disk and even though it comes with a cleaning brush, I didn’t like the design of it as it looks flimsy.
Another part that is hard to clean is the feed chute. The small opening makes it tough for you to fit your whole hand in.
You’ll need a cleaning brush that looks like this…
Again, image courtesy of reallyjuiced.com
The rest of the parts like the pulp and juice collector are pretty easy to clean.
The parts are dishwasher safe by the way – top rack only.
See it in Action
Juicing oranges using this…
Remember to peel it or it’ll be very bitter.
What type of juicer is this?
This is a centrifugal juicer. It does not have a separate pulp container so you won’t be able to make lots of juice. So this machine is only great for making juice for two at most.
How long is the warranty?
The motor comes with a 5 year warranty and the rest of the juicer has a 1 year warranty.
The motor warranty is pretty generous since the motors in small juicers like this one tends to burn out when you use it every day so it’s a nice gesture by Waring to consumers.
Is it BPA free?
Waring does not say whether or not this is BPA-free.
Based on reviews, this juicer isn’t quiet but isn’t deafeningly loud so it falls somewhere in the middle.
Let me put it this way – you can still talk in your normal tone while using this juicer.
This only comes in a 120 volt version. You may need to use a voltage regulator to use this if you live outside North America.
- 8.75” x 13.75” x 10.75” (width x height x depth)
- Weighs around 8 pounds
The package includes
- Motor based in brushed stainless steel (with some plastic parts)
- Food pusher
- Feed tube and cover
- Strainer basket with cutting disk
- 32oz stainless steel juice collector
- Cleaning brush
A lot of consumers who bought this were first time juicers and most of them were quite happy with their purchase.
It isn’t very large so consumers who have small homes loved this as it fit on their table.
Based on these reviews it was able to do well on apples, cucumber, celery and carrots.
Motor bogs down a bit when you try to juice beet but it still does the job.
It does struggle with leafy greens and citrus fruits in terms of yield – the later you need to peel first.
One consumer wasn’t happy with the results when she juiced greens as bits as pieces of it remained on the straining disk. Some even suggested that you do the leafy greens first before anything else.
Another potential problem is clogging when you juice too much because this juicer does not have a separate pulp ejection bin.
Juicing lots of carrot can clog the strainer that leads to another problem which is leaking.
Cleaning is easy but you’ll need to clean it after using it so pulp doesn’t dry up.
Some have suggested buying a larger cleaning brush as the one included isn’t very easy to use.
Noise is subjective as some didn’t complain about it while others did. Based on video reviews I’ve seen, it isn’t deafeningly loud just loud. You could use this even with your toddler sleeping in another room.
Overall a lot of people say that this juicer is great value for money especially if you’re juicing for the first time but it does have its flaws.
Where can I buy this?
Right now this juicer is available in Amazon for less than $90. And if you sign up with Prime, you can get 2-day free shipping. Yes, even with the free trial they’ll ship it in 2 days.
Another reason why I like buying in Amazon would be the availability of an extended warranty (up to 4 years) just in case you want extra peace of mind.
This juicer would be great for…
…People looking for a small juicer that’ll fit in their small kitchen and at the same time look good.
The brushed stainless steel finish of the motor base and juice collector will not be prone to stains as compared to juicers made from plastic.
Remember that while the feed chute is 3” wide and it is only around 1.25” tall so it isn’t exactly a big – you’ll still need to pre-cut almost all fruit and vegetables like beet and carrot.
Not a great option if you want to save on time because it has such a narrow feed chute that requires lots of chopping.
This is extractor is great for 2 people but anything more than two, you’ll need something bigger like a Cuisinart CJE-1000.
Even though the juice collector can store 32 ounces, don’t expect yield to be great especially of greens.
The pulp collection bin fills up rather quickly and will have a tendency to drip or clog when it is full so watch out for this.
First time juicers looking to juice without burning their wallets should have a long look at this budget juicer.
Sure it has limitations and certainly is not perfect but it’ll still do the job.