Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Juicers here.
The Hamilton Big Mouth Juice Extractor lives up to its name, boasting a 3-inch feed chute. When you’re talking fruits and veggies, three inches is a huge opening, but we’d still suggest cutting up large pieces of produce. On the inside of the Big Mouth juice maker, you’ll find a sharp, stainless steel cutter and a strainer. The strainer blocks pulp and seeds from getting into your raw juice and the pulp bin is much larger than the other products in our juicer reviews. A large pulp catcher means less frequent dumping. Be careful with the strainer basket though, it is essentially a delicate screen that is easily bent. A damaged strainer could be dangerous, especially if the broken pieces are ingested. Check for wear each time before use.
The fruit juicer’s spout is up high on the unit, making it convenient to use a standard glass to catch the juice. A 20-ounce plastic pitcher is included that comfortably fits up close to the juicer. The pitcher can be removed to serve the juice, and you can clean it in the dishwasher. In fact, all of the removable plastic parts are dishwasher safe. Wash the housing and motor unit (when unplugged) with warm, soapy water. On the opposite side of the juice spout, you’ll find the pulp catcher. Hamilton Beach suggests lining the pulp container with a grocery bag to make cleanup even easier.
With 800 watts of power, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor gets juice out of even the toughest fruits and vegetables. The harder the produce, the more pulp you’ll produce, but don’t just throw it out. The pulp is full of vitamins, if used the same day you juice, and tastes delicious when added to soup stock and breads. It also makes fantastic compost for your garden or flower beds.
Hamilton Beach’s user manual is chock full of helpful information. Not only does it tell you the standard stuff like how to set up your electric juicer, how to properly care for it and so on, but there are also tons of delicious juice recipes. The helpful hints are especially valuable. With the Big Mouth Juice Extractor, you can even make soy, almond and rice milk. Simply soak the soybeans, almonds or rice overnight (at least 24 hours) and use the juice maker to extract all of the milk from the mixtures. Hamilton Beach suggests adding honey, vanilla or sugar to make the milk even better.