Waring Pro Juicer – JEX328 Health Juice Extractor

Waring Pro Juicer – JEX328 Health Juice Extractor

4 / 5 stars      

Next up is the Waring Pro juicer. The JEX328 is a centrifugal juicer, and if you’ve read our buying guide for juicers, you’ll know my opinion of this type of juicer and how they match up to masticating juicers.

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Okay, down to specifics. The Waring Pro Juice Extractor is an attractive stainless steel model that will look great in any kitchen. Far more importantly, Waring places a 5 year warranty on the motor, and that is something to take into serious consideration. A lot – if not most – of the lower end juicers only have a warranty of 1 year. Please note that this is for the motor only.

This Waring Juicer does not have an external pulp container, such as you’ll see on many other juicers. The pulp remains inside the unit, but doesn’t stay sitting nicely in the little strainer. Naturally, the centrifugal force of the juicer blows the pulp up around the interior of the unit. It’s not too big of a deal, as your pulp should be fairly dry at this point, so you can pick the bigger chunks out and then do a thorough cleaning. As with juicer, you want to do this immediately. Place the strainer in warm water, use the brush and clean everything up before it turns into cement. There is a small cleaning brush included, but you may want to use something a bit bigger.

 

Waring Pro Juicer Pros and Cons

Pros: Good size motor for a juicer of this class – Easy to assemble, use and clean – Doesn’t stain – Not too big, great for smaller spaces.

Cons: Small feeder chute – Complaints of some of the plastic parts breaking – Noisy, but most juicers are

 

The chute is fairly narrow on the Waring Pro Juicer, so you do need to cut baseball sized fruit – think apples and oranges – into quarters or eights to get them into the unit.

For its price range, the Waring Pro Juicer has an acceptable size motor. At 400 watts it handles the types of juicing it was intended for, however if you think power is going to be a big deal, you might want to check out this Hamilton Beach Juicer. It’s in the same class as the Waring Pro, and depending on individual discounts, the price on the two are virtually the same at times. At issue though, the motor on the Hamilton Beach is 800 watts compared to the 400 watt Waring Juicer.

As pointed out earlier in the review, this is a centrifugal juicer, not a masticating juicer so there are drawbacks from the get go. It is not going to be as efficient. It is not going to handle green leafy vegetables well, nor will it do the same type of job on wet fruit and vegetables like grapes, mangos, tomatoes and so forth. So complaints about very wet pulp aren’t really fair. I have no patience for people that buy an inexpensive appliance and then complain that it doesn’t have the features or capabilities of their more expensive counterparts. However, the manual does address the issue and give you some work arounds. It always pays to actually read your manuals!

Features and Dimensions:

  • 400 watt motor
  • Some parts are dishwasher safe
  • Stain free due to stainless steel housing
  • Five year limited warranty on motor
  • Apprx 14 x 12.5 x 11 inches and 8 pounds

All in all, the Waring Pro JEX328 Juice Extractor is a good little machine if the more expensive models aren’t in your budget, or if speed of juicing is more important to you than quality.

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