The good looking Nutrichef PKJC40 is a high power juice extractor. It measures 7.5 x 14 x 11 inches and will leave a relatively small footprint on your countertop. The Nutrichef/Pyle brand(s) has added to its growing line of small kitchen appliances, like this food dehydrator and this slow juicer.
These products are budget friendly options compared to their better known counterparts. The performance and quality seems to be on par with other options in the same class. I researched this juicer top to bottom. Below, find out more about this NutriChef juicer.
A HIGH POWERED JUICER ON A BUDGET
Many people are turning to juicers as a way to add veggies to their diets. If you want to use juice as a way to get more nutrition, then that’s great. For busy people that don’t have the time to squeeze the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables into their diet; this is a very feasible way to do so.
Also, some people just don’t like fruits and vegetables, juicing is a more palatable way to consume them.
Juicing for Health
Plant based diets have been proven to lower your risk for heart disease and cancer, but juicing hasn’t been specifically proven to lower your risk.
There are some outrageous claims out there about what juicing can do for you. Some people use juicing as a way to lose weight. They take an all juice diet approach. This is really bad. An all juice diet leaves you depleted of protein and other vital nutrients. You’d probably lose weight on this diet, but the results wouldn’t last very long and can actually cause muscle loss.
Then there are the very unethical, and completely unfounded claims: i.e. cancer curing claims. None of those claims can be substantiated. Don’t trust them!
Juices that are made mostly from fruits are higher in calories and sugar. You should probably make juice that is mostly vegetables and sweetened with a little fruit. Also, if you are taking any prescription medications, seek medical advice before adding juicing to your diet. For example, Kale is high in Vitamin K and can interfere with certain blood thinners.
Performance. Durability. Warranty.
NutriChef claims that their PKJC40 juicer can extract up to 35% more juice than standard juicers. Although, I haven’t come across any information to substantiate this claim. The 800 watt high-powered juicer can power through all the fruit you can throw at it. Its two speeds, low and high, operate at high rpms, 9,000 and 12,000 respectively.
The stainless steel cutting disc are rust resistant and designed to last a long time. The micro-mesh filter makes a smoother, tastier juice. The clog-free drainage system ensures that your juicer continues making juice without fail.
The chute is a large 3 inches wide, which means that you spend less time on prep. The NutriChef PKJC40 is made out of durable stainless steel and rugged plastic construction.
The modestly priced NutriChef PKJC40 comes with an industry standard 1-year warranty.
Appliances that are easy-to-clean get used much more than the difficult ones. You simply rinse off any juice splatter and place dishwasher safe parts in the dishwasher.
- 800 watt motor
- Black and stainless steel construction
- 3-inch chute to easily add fruits and vegetables
- Measures 7.5 x 14 x 11 inches
- Large 3” feed chute
- 2 adjustable speed settings
- 1-year limited warranty
What Do Customers Think?
The NutriChef PKJC40 is an affordable, yet powerful juicer. There is a number of customers who are very pleased with the performance of this machine. Of course, not all of the customer reviews are positive in nature. I did come across some isolated issues, for example, there was a report of shards of plastic being found in the juice.
Overall, I think that the NutriChef PKJC40 is a good buy. But there are other affordable juicer options out there that come from companies with a more proven track record. For example, you could give this Hamilton Beach juicer a try instead. It is made by a company that is more recognizable.