Review

When it comes to kitchen appliances Hamilton Beach is a well known name. They have a variety of products available at very affordable prices. Let’s take a look at their Big Mouth Juice Extractor.

If you are concerned about your family’s health then buying a juice is a wonderful idea. It is also a good way to get those fruits and vegetables into any child who might be a picky eater. At under $70, this juicer is very affordable and could prove to be one of the best purchases you will make this year.

Main Features

  • Has been shown to make 24% more juice than other juicers
  • Extra wide 3 inch mouth accommodates larger pieces of food
  • Extremely powerful 800 watt motor
  • Extra large pulp bin allows you to juice longer
  • All the removable parts on this juicer are dishwasher safe
  • Cleaning brush with soft bristles for easy basket cleaning
  • Stainless steel cutter/strainer
  • Juice spout is high allowing you to juice directly into a glass
  • Juice container holds 20 oz. of juice
  • Has been rated as a ‘Best Buy’ product

Product Dimensions

Measures: 13 x 9.2 x 16.2 inches
Weight: 9.8 pounds
Shipping: Can be shipped to certain countries outside of the U.S. must be shipped separately from other items in your order.

Many juicers leave behind pulp which you can use in different recipes. One tip is to place a plastic grocery bag in the pulp bin which makes cleaning up really easy. Once you have collected the pulp it can be used in a variety of ways.

A couple of great ideas are to use the pulp in any soups, stews or casseroles that you will be making. The pulp contains lots of fiber so you will be adding tons of nutrition for your family. Additionally you can use the pulp to make drinks and shakes.

The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor would be a good choice for anyone who wants to make smaller or individual servings of juice. If you want to make large quantities at one time you may prefer to order something like the Breville Compact Juicer [add link to review]. It would also be a good starter juicer if you are new to the concept. You can try and feel the benefits of juicing at an affordable price.

Customer Feedback

Reading customer feedback is a great way to decide just which juicer to purchase. There are literally so many to choose from it can get really confusing.

~ This is a good juicer for semi-regular use making quantities of a quart or less.

~ Some folks have complained about the pulp in the juice. We actually enjoy the texture and prefer it this way. It seems like we’re drinking something substantial. Just to be clear, it is still very much juice/liquid, it just contains some pulp too. We especially enjoy juicing a couple of beets into the mix for the flavor and the rich red color.

~ Got this juicer early this mo. after hearing that it was given a very good review by Consumer Reports.

~ My favorite features are the extra wide mouth opening to insert your fruits and veggies, (they don’t have to be cut into small pieces) and the ease of cleaning.

Looking for an ideal juice drink that’s fresh, free of preservatives and tastes 10 times better than store-bought juices? Take the plunge and go with the Big Mouth Juice Extractor from Hamilton Beach. It packs all the punch you would expect from a Hamilton Beach juice extractor: reliable efficiency, high speed and no-fuss cleanup.

Rated a “Best Buy” by a leading consumer advocacy publication, the Big Mouth Juice Extractor delivers on the juicing performance people ask for most, instead of skimping out on the nutrients they need. Equipped with a powerful 800-watt motor and extra-wide 3″ feed chute that tears through almost anything you put in, it flawlessly performs the task of extracting the juice from whole fruits and vegetables in seconds. And that’s not all. The designers of Hamilton Beach have minimized the fuss of cleanup, making all the removable plastic parts dishwasher safe.

Ideal for anyone who wants to personalize their juice drink recipes, rely on convenience for a busy schedule or help kick-start a healthy routine, the Big Mouth Juice Extractor is well worth the investment.

Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Did you know that eating fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy lifestyle? According to studies by the USDA, eating more fruits and vegetables reduces your risk of chronic diseases like heart attacks and strokes, some cancers, heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, in addition to acute ailments like kidney stones and high blood pressure.

A glass of fresh, natural juice is an excellent, healthy way to begin your day or inject some serious energy into a lazy afternoon. With the Big Mouth Juice Extractor, healthy living is now easier, more convenient and more affordable. Designed and engineered for health-conscious people who want greater variety in their juicing routine, it can turn your whole fruits and vegetables into smooth juice form, while still keeping in all the nutrient-rich flavors your body needs. In just one 6 to 10-oz. serving (175-300 ml), one cycle of the Big Mouth Juice Extractor can fulfill the recommended daily value of Vitamin A and D, calcium, potassium, protein and fiber.

Product Features

Yields up to 24% more apple juice than a leading competitor 800 watts of peak power extracts juice from toughest of produce Extra-wide 3″ feed chute fits whole fruits & vegetables, reducing prep time Stainless steel cutter/strainer juices quickly High juice spout funnels juice directly into a variety of glass or container sizes Extra-large pulp bin provides for continuous juicing – no need to stop midway through juicing to empty the pulp bin Designed for easy assembly, handling, operating and storage Removable plastic parts are dishwasher safe Cleaning brush with micro-soft bristles provides easy strainer basket cleaning Rated “Best Buy” by a leading consumer advocacy publication

Variety is Key

In addition to its speed and durability, the Big Mouth Juice Extractor comes with healthy recipes and suggestions for adding more vegetables to your day and “smart shopping” for the flavor and the season. Try out one of these healthy, delicious recipes to taste the difference in freshness:

THE GO-GETTER

4 medium kale leaves
2 medium carrots, trimmed
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1 Granny Smith apple, quartered
1/2 lemon, peeled
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled

Juice all ingredients in order listed. Stir well and serve. Makes 2 servings.

SPICY VEGGIE DELIGHT

2 broccoli flowerets with stalk
1/4 green pepper
1 carrot
1 celery stalk
1 tomato
Hot pepper sauce to taste

Juice all ingredients in order listed. Stir well and serve. Makes 1 serving.

Alternative Uses

Not sure what to do with the leftover pulp? The leftover pulp is mostly fiber and cellulose, which like the juice, contains necessary vital nutrients for the daily diet. Any leftover pulp can be used in a variety of recipes, frothy drinks, casseroles or soups, as well as for garden composting.

Thirsty for something other than juice? The Big Mouth Juice Extractor can help children, teens and adults get their daily vitamin intake with the option of making soy, almond or rice milk. To start, soak one cup of soybeans, almonds or rice in four cups of water for 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator, and then slowly pour one cup into the food chute. The liquid extracted from the soaked mixture is “milk.” For enhanced milk flavor, consider adding vanilla or honey.

Easy Cleaning, More Enjoying

Ease of cleaning is particularly important, because as with any small kitchen appliance, you will naturally use it more frequently if you can anticipate a hassle-free cleanup. With the Big Mouth Juice Extractor, it’s easy to assemble and disassemble when preparing to juice or putting away. All parts – except for the motor base – are dishwasher safe. Here are some more easy-to-follow tips for effortless cleanup: Place a plastic grocery bag in the pulp bin container to collect the pulp and once juicing is complete, simply discard. When you’re done juicing, pass the strainer basket under running water and brush off excess fiber buildup or pulp with included cleaning brush.

Tips & Care

Some extractors yield more juice than others, and the proportion of pulp to juice varies from fruit to fruit. Most fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots and cucumbers will not need to be pre-cut into smaller pieces since they are likely to fit into the extra-wide feed chute. However, it is recommended that oranges, pineapples, melons and mangoes be peeled before placing in the unit to minimize impact on juice flavor. Also, all fruits with pits and large seeds, such as nectarines, peaches, apricots, plums and cherries MUST be pitted before juicing. To extract the maximum amount of juice every time, gently guide food down the feed chute slowly so that juice doesn’t spray out of the spout. Do not allow pulp container to overfill, as this may prevent correct operation or damage to the unit.