Fresh, cold-pressed juice is one of my go-to, stay-healthy strategies. Anytime I feel a slight cold coming on, I go straight to my local juice shop and get a nutrient-packed green juice (or three) to fend off illness and let me tell you, it never fails me! That being said, when I first learned about Juicero I was very curious and I recently had the chance to test it out for myself. Today I’m sharing a little about the product, the juice and what you can expect if you get one yourself!
HOW IT WORKS
You absolutely should watch the video above because it is funny and informative, but if you can’t do that right now, here’s the scoop: It’s an at-home, cold-pressed juicer that is wi-fi connected and makes organic juice without any mess. You simply hang one of the home-delivered packs in your machine, close the door, and hit the button. In minutes, the raw organic produce that’s in the pack gets pressed into a tall glass of fresh, delicious juice.
The biggest perks are pretty much all of the selling points—organic juice made in your own home without any prep or cleanup, and packs of fresh chopped produce delivered straight to your door. The juices themselves are also really delicious. I’ve tried Greens, Sweet Greens, Spicy Greens, Sweet Roots and Beta Glow and enjoyed all of them. Also, the juicer (though heavy!) is well designed and not an eyesore on your countertop.
The most obvious con is the price point. At $699, it’s really expensive, plus the packs themselves are $5-$8 and only produce 8oz each. I myself could get over the high price point of the juicer itself since it’s a one-time purchase, but I think the cost of the packs is high for the amount of juice you get from them. Also, the Juicero is only available in California, Arizona and Nevada, so if you’re located anywhere else you’re out of luck (for now). The juicer, although extremely convenient and easy, also takes way longer to press the juice than I expected, so that’s worth noting.
All in all, I think it’s an amazing product with a really specific customer. It was such a treat to test mine out for a trial period and it’s going to be sad to see it go!
P.S. For those of you who have asked, here’s more information about Juicero sustainability and recycling!
(This post was created in collaboration with Juicero, who sent me the press and packs to try out for a period of time. All thoughts are my own!)
Photo via Juicero