The Fusion Juicer is a compact juicer that comes with a lot of accessories. It performed well in our juicing tests, but it had a few quirks that made it more difficult than most to use. This was one of the hardest ones to assemble and clean, and not just because it had more pieces to clean than any of the other machines. It also seemed to be constructed of a lower quality plastic than most. We put the locking arm in the wrong spot a couple of times, which seemed way too easy to do. The rest of the pieces didn’t fit together snugly either, the way they did on the better quality machines.
The most important consideration is a juicer’s performance, and this one did a pretty good job of juicing. It tied for the third highest juicing yield. When processing tiny pieces of hard fruit, the Fusion Juicer did a good job of juicing. It also came in third on the apple slice test. We had to cut the apple only twice to get a piece small enough to fit into this juicer. The less slices, the better, because that means less time in preparation.
One advantage to this juicer is it doesn’t produce a lot of pulp or froth, so straining isn't often necessary. If you like a lot of pulp, however, this juicer is probably not the best choice.
One nice feature is the number of accessories it comes with, including a pitcher that has measuring marks, which a surprising number of juicers lack. The pitcher has a lid, which is convenient, especially if you like to put your juice right in the fridge after juicing. We tested the 100-year anniversary version of this product in our latest round of testing so you also get a very extensive recipe book with this specific unit, full of inspiration from fitness legend Jack Lalanne.
It is not as small as the personal blender-juicer machines but it takes up very little counter space when compared with units of the same type. It also has a relatively long cord so you will have lots of options on where it goes in your kitchen.
It is not backed by a generous warranty as several other juicers in our review are. The warranty is only good for 60 days, which is well below average and may not give you adequate time to test out the product before it expires.
This version of the Fusion Juicer is not the best one we’ve tested over the years from this product line but it did an ok job of extracting juice. The flimsy plastic made it easy to assemble it incorrectly. There are some pluses, too, though. The compact size might make it a nice option for smaller kitchens and it is priced low so it might be a nice starter juicer.