Juicero Review: What is Juicero and How Does it Compare to a Regular Juicer?

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I recently had the opportunity to try Juicero, and I loved it!

What is Juicero, you ask? Think of it as a luxury, super high-tech juicer.

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I don’t think this review would be completely fair without mentioning that I do not own a “regular” juicer. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve definitely been very interested in buying a juicer. No one can deny the incredible nutrition that a daily fruit and vegetable juice can provide, but I’ve been put off buying a juicer for a few reasons:

  1. They’re expensive.
  2. You have to buy A TON of fruits and veggies to make a decent amount of juice. Plus, if you’re buying organic produce, the cost can really add up.
  3. After you make the juice, you’re left with a giant amount of fruit and vegetable pulp, and I hate seeing food go to waste.
  4. Cleaning. Need I say more? Does ANYONE enjoy cleaning their juicer?

Many of my friends and family have purchased juicers with the intention of using them daily, only to stop using the machine after a month or so because it’s just too much of a pain.

Is this you? If so, I don’t blame you! Sometimes I do everything possible to avoid pulling out my food processor because I hate cleaning it. Yup, #lazypants right here. I won’t deny it.

So, when I was given the opportunity to try Juicero, I was very intrigued because it seemed to solve all of the at-home juicing issues that put me off in the first place.

 

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Here’s how Juicero is different:

  1. No grocery shopping. The juice packs are delivered right to your door.
  2. No peeling or chopping produce
  3. NONE of the dreaded cleanup

Juicero creates cold-pressed juice by “pressing” juice packs filled with organic fruits and vegetables.

The packs are purchased through Juicero on a subscription basis. At the time of this post there are about 10 different flavors, including two seasonal offerings. Each pack ranges in price from $6-$8, and contains one juice.

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I tried five different flavor varieties and I loved ALL of them. Now that is saying a lot because I am pretty picky when it comes to cold-pressed juice. I find that a lot are either too sweet or WAY too bitter. These were “just right” (ahem, thanks Goldilocks).

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Using Juicero could not be easier. You hang the juice pack from the top of the machine, close the door, press the button and out comes the juice.

When you’re done, all you do is open the door, remove the used juice pack and chuck it in the trash. There is NO cleanup involved. Can I get a HALLELUJAH!?

So, if you’re wondering if Juicero is right for you, I’ve broken it down below:

Pros:

  • You don’t have to grocery shop for produce
  • No peeling or chopping
  • No pulp mess leftover = NO cleanup!
  • The juice combinations are delicious, so if you don’t like creating your own recipes, this machine is your dream
  • The back of each juice pack lists complete nutrition information, so you know exactly how many vitamins you’re getting with each juice

Cons:

  • The machine is expensive. Even though Juicero recently dropped the price of the machine from $699 to $399, it’s still on the high end when it comes to the price of juicers
  • You can only use Juicero-branded packs and must order them exclusively through Juicero.com. Each pack (or juice) ranges in price from $6-$8.
  • You can’t make your own juice recipes
  • Each pack produces a smaller amount of juice than I expected (5-6oz. as opposed to the standard 12oz.+ juices I’m used to purchasing)
  • The machine is large and takes up a lot of counter space…but in reality, so does a regular juicer

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If you want to try Juicero for yourself, they’re offering 10% off the price of the machine through February! To redeem this offer, use the code RP10 at checkout.

 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Juicero, but all opinions and content are my own. I always aim to be completely transparent and will only share products that I personally love and use myself. Thank you for your support!

8 Comments

  • Harriet
    February 9, 2017 - 8:34 am | Permalink

    This is great info!
    I have a Breville juicer and, while I have no complaints about the quality of the machine, I find I’m using it less and less for exactly the reasons you listed: the surprisingly large amount of fruits and veggies it takes to produce one 12-ounce drink; the cost when you use organic ingredients (and you definitely should, considering the amount you’re consuming); the time spent washing, peeling, and chopping; the enormous amount of waste in the form of pulp; and then the cleanup of the machine.
    I’m definitely going to look into Juicero.

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      February 9, 2017 - 9:30 am | Permalink

      Yes, exactly! It sounds like you are the perfect person for a Juicero then!

  • Nancy Speroni
    February 9, 2017 - 4:41 pm | Permalink

    I have a Jack LaLaine juicer and using it less and less too… for the reasons you mentioned. I like to use the juice to make smoothies and then add protein to the mix. What are your thoughts about using the juice from Juicero to make a smoothie and adding protein?

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      February 10, 2017 - 8:34 am | Permalink

      Hi Nancy! Hmm, that’s interesting. I think if the protein powder was flavorless and mixed well then it could be okay. The juices taste so good on their own, I am hesitant to add anything to them.

  • Richard Pendleton
    April 19, 2017 - 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Couldn’t you just squeeze the bags with your hands instead of using a $400 machine?

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      April 19, 2017 - 3:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi Richard, I saw that article today, too. I am not sure, I have only ever used the machine.

      • iEgor
        April 22, 2017 - 12:50 pm | Permalink

        Hi Rachel, I suggest you to review machine again. Because unfortunately the true, that machine is a “scam”, which has been created to dumb people using modern like “internet of things”, “organic”, “healthy”. It’s just one of overpriced products with no real value but big ambitions.
        I am sure, that you don’t really want to promote “Scam” product.

        • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
          April 22, 2017 - 7:44 pm | Permalink

          Hi there, thank you for your comment. I read the articles you are referring to, and I found them interesting as well. Not sure if you saw the response from Juicero’s CEO, but you can read it here: https://medium.com/@Juicero/a-note-from-juiceros-new-ceo-cb23a1462b03
          I genuinely love the juices that the company makes and I look forward to seeing what’s next for them.

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