A few months back I decided to purchase a juicer as I wanted to start to incorporate more fresh juices into my and my family’s morning routine. So I found myself in front of my computer, looking at dozens and dozens of different juicers and blenders and more… A friend of mine recommended me the Big Boss Juicer. I’ve seen this product on television before but have heard mixed opinions about it.
Since there are mixed big boss juicer reviews online, I was not too sure whether to buy it or not but in the end I still decided to purchase it (despite the average rating on Amazon) and now that I’ve tested it for two months I’m going to publish my own review about it here.
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- First Impression
- The Big Boss Juicer in Action
- Final Words
- Bonus: Juicing Tips (For Beginners)
Unlike a lot of other Juicers the Big Boss Juicer is relatively small and light which I very much appreciate. Not all of us have unlimited kitchen space after all.
The first impression of the juicer is good. It has a high quality stainless steel finish, although the majority of the juicer consists of plastic (primarily inside). However, I think that’s totally okay, considering the low price of the juicer.
The mouth opening is wide and it practically devours fruits such as apples (they actually say it’s 30% larger than the mouth opening of comparable juicers).
The Big Boss Juicer is an extractor, which means it cuts vegetables and fruits into little pieces to make it easier to extract the juice. As a result the juice flows out from the side of the juicer while the pulp is collected in a separate container.
You can easily insert whole apples, carrots or whatever vegetables or fruits you desire and the device will turn them into juice in only minutes. However, as it is a juicer you can’t blend fruit or vegetables in it, meaning you can’t insert foods that actually don’t contain a lot of juice such as bananas. Ice is also a no-no.
I always recommend cleaning juicers (and also blenders by the way) immediately after usage as it is much harder to clean when everything gets sticky and dry. Cleaning the juicer is quite easy. I mentioned before that it mainly contains of plastic. The parts (see image on the right) are dishwasher safe which safes a lot of time. Sometimes I clean it under running water which also only takes a few minutes. I simply use the brush (part of the package) and make sure I also get into the corners.
Tipp: You can put a plastic bag into the pulp container for easier clean-up.
I want to start with the cons first –
- The juicer mostly contains of plastic, thus I don’t expect the juicer to last much longer than 2 years
- The pulp container is not see-through (you can’t see when it’s full)
- Some people complained about it being wasteful (pulp comes out quite wet)
Now to my favorite part, the pros –
- Larger mouth opening than other juicers
- The juicer comes in a nice and elegant design
- It is relatively small and lightweight compared to some other juicers
- It is comparably cheap
- Although some people complain about it being difficult to clean, I personally had the impression that it was very simple, particularly due to the individual parts being dishwasher safe
The Big Boss Juicer is a budget juicer, no doubt. Thus you can’t expect it to perform like a high-end juicer in a much higher price range. If you are a beginner in juicing (like me) this juicer will do just fine. It has a nice design and it will turn whatever you will put in its larger mouth opening into delicious and healthy juice. And for the steal price you can just go ahead and buy a new one in a year or two. Plus it’s better to buy a budget juicer than no juicer because it’s super healthy and, I think I mentioned it before, very delicious!
However, if you are basically juicing every day I would probably invest in a higher quality product such as a juicer from Breville (which, again, a friend recommended to me) since the Big Boss Juicer mainly contains of plastic and probably wouldn’t stand the test of time in the hands of a heavy-juicer 🙂
In short – yes I do recommend the Big Boss Juicer if you are an average user. For heavy users, however, I recommend a more high quality alternative such as the juicers from Breville (link goes to amazon.com)