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Power Juicer Deluxe SSMT1000 Review

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product.

Our Verdict

Cleaning it is a bit complicated, but this unit is one of the best juicers we tried, thanks to its high yields of juice and low noise levels in our testing.

For

  • This machine makes the most juice of all the units we tested.

Against

  • It slows down on dense produce like apples and beets.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: The metal locking bar stays put once you snap it into place.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: The metal locking bar stays put once you snap it into place.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: This machine is larger than most we tested, but it offers very high juice yields.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: This machine is larger than most we tested, but it offers very high juice yields.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: Adding leafy greens to your diet can help you get the vitamins and minerals you need.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: Adding leafy greens to your diet can help you get the vitamins and minerals you need.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: The pulp from this unit was relatively dry and in small pieces, except for a couple of large chunks of ginger root.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: The pulp from this unit was relatively dry and in small pieces, except for a couple of large chunks of ginger root.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: This juicer can handle whole apples and carrots, but it does leave a little behind on the cutting blade.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: This juicer can handle whole apples and carrots, but it does leave a little behind on the cutting blade.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: The base prevents the machine from slipping on wet countertops.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: The base prevents the machine from slipping on wet countertops.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: This machine can handle really tough produce, like pineapple rind.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: This machine can handle really tough produce, like pineapple rind.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: The Power Juicer website has lots of ideas for using your machine.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: The Power Juicer website has lots of ideas for using your machine.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: You can sign up for the Juice Club and get more ideas for incorporating juicing into your diet.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: You can sign up for the Juice Club and get more ideas for incorporating juicing into your diet.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: Most components of the juicer are dishwasher safe.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: Most components of the juicer are dishwasher safe.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: You need a crescent tool to unlock the blade and remove it for cleaning.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: You need a crescent tool to unlock the blade and remove it for cleaning.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: The only part of the machine that you must clean by hand is the motorized base.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: The only part of the machine that you must clean by hand is the motorized base.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: The flip-up spout should be in the down position when you start to juice.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: The flip-up spout should be in the down position when you start to juice.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: You can juice whole oranges with this machine.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: You can juice whole oranges with this machine.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: You must cut some items, like melons, quite a lot in order for them to fit.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: You must cut some items, like melons, quite a lot in order for them to fit.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: You can juice apples with their cores and seeds intact if you like the taste.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: You can juice apples with their cores and seeds intact if you like the taste.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: More than one carrot at a time is fine, but the manufacturer recommends no more than three.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: More than one carrot at a time is fine, but the manufacturer recommends no more than three.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: Produce with large pits cannot be juiced whole. The pit has to come out first.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: Produce with large pits cannot be juiced whole. The pit has to come out first.
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Power Juicer Deluxe image: You can get answers to most questions online, but you can also contact customer service via email or telephone.

Power Juicer Deluxe image: You can get answers to most questions online, but you can also contact customer service via email or telephone.

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.

Jack LaLanne, the famous TV personality from the '50s and the "godfather of fitness," is behind the Power Juicer Deluxe. We included the Power Juicer Deluxe in our juicer reviews, and we were quite impressed. 

We got the highest juice yields of all from this centrifugal juicer. The 40.85 ounces of raw produce in the green lemonade recipe yielded 40 ounces of fresh juice. The next highest competitor got only 36 ounces from the same recipe. The soft and hard produce recipes also resulted in a lot of fresh juice from the Power Juicer. There was an unreasonable amount of physical effort involved in some cases, though. This unit hesitated a lot on apples, and we really had to push on the plunger to get the beets and carrots all the way through.

The no-drip spout on the Power Juicer limits the mess somewhat, but the lack of a pitcher adds some messiness, which is frustrating. You can find a container that works without spilling, but it takes some experimentation. It's not the end of the world to have to find something to catch the juice that does not result in splashes, but we prefer self-contained units that are ready to work well right out of the box.

Incorporating a juicing habit into your daily lifestyle can give you the benefit of more fruits and vegetables. If it takes too long in the morning to put together and clean out a juicer after you make your healthy drink, it can make you want to hit the fast food drive-through instead. This is not the best juicer for assembly and cleanup, though all centrifugal units like this one take longer to assemble than the juicer blender style.

The Power Juicer has tight spots that are hard to get clean, and it's constructed of a type of plastic that seems to hold on to messes more than other machines' components. You have the option of the dishwasher for most of the pieces, though, so if you can rinse the big stuff off, you can forget about most of the cleanup.

This juicer makes the least sound of all the machines we tested. It is noticeably and wonderfully quiet, even when you force through the tough stuff. It takes up quite a bit of space on your countertop, though, which matters if you have a small kitchen and need to conserve every inch.

The mostly metal construction, nonslip base and especially the metal locking arm that snaps firmly into place make the Power Juicer a sturdy fixture as you operate it, unlike the competitors that move too easily on a wet countertop.

The lifetime warranty on the motor is excellent, and that is the most important element of the machine. The warranty is only 60 days on the rest of the unit, though, which is less impressive, especially since there are many smaller parts that can bring the juicer to a standstill. Finding and buying replacement parts involves time and hassle, especially with the less-than-amazing customer service by phone and email.

A relatively long cleaning time and the slowdown on apples and other hard produce are our only major qualms with the Power Juicer Deluxe. It gets a lot out of fruits and vegetables, yielding the highest level of juice from the exact same amount of raw produce we tried on the other machines, and it does so more quietly than the other units in this price range. This is also an excellent juicer if you are trying to protect your hearing or let others sleep through your juicing routine.