We reviewed the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor (Black: 67601A, Silver: 67608A), a perfect entry-level juicer machine for beginners. It’s a centrifugal juicer that won’t break the bank while still giving you fresh juice from fruits and vegetables. It performs adequately, is made of dishwasher-safe plastics, and is one of the cheapest machines you can buy. You should definitely take a look at this product if you’re just getting started on a juicing diet and want to test the waters.
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Very Good for Beginners
As one of the cheapest juicer you can buy, this machine offers great value. It has a good build quality and gets the job done, which is the main reason why we recommend it for beginners.
If you are just getting started on a juicing diet, you might not be ready to spend a lot of money on your new juicer. Centrifugal juicers are mostly what you will want to look at, because they are much less expensive than the higher-end masticating juicers and can produce juice in a matter of seconds. We found the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor to be a perfect candidate for a beginner.
Good juicer machines are designed to eliminate frustration and simplify the juicing process. We have looked at several important factors to rate the machine, such as the quantity of juice the machine is able to produce from foods and the noise it makes when operating. We also looked a customer reviews to better understand what long-term owners think about this appliance. We were quite surprised by the number of positive reviews we could find.
The powerful motor on this product has also caught our attention. It allows the appliance to work effectively and efficiently, and smooth juice can be produced in only a few seconds after beginning the juicing process.
The reason why so many people decide to purchase this juicer is definitely because of its low price. Being one of the cheaper centrifugal juicers on the market, this definitely grabbed our attention.
Despite its low price, the powerful motor is capable of transforming fruits and vegetables into a healthy juice in a matter of seconds. While we couldn’t find an official RPM number from the manufacturer, being rated at 800W the motor can certainly attain the high speeds required by centrifugal juicers to extract most of the juice from the produce. While the machine does get warm during use because of the centrifugal motion, it doesn’t affect the temperature of the juice that much.
Another defining trait of the Big Mouth juicer is its extra-wide food chute. It has 3″ in diameter and can easily fit a small-sized apple and other whole foods, allowing you to spend less time cutting and preparing the food for juicing.
There are two primary color options, including a traditional black design (model 67601A) and a unique silver design (model 67608A) with a generally slightly higher price tag. Besides the color, both models are identical. This juicer appliance is completely safe for dishwashers and can easily be cleaned after using it. It also comes with a basic brush to faciliate cleaning, and a recipe book is included to help you get started.
The main drawback of the Big Mouth Juice Extractor is the noise it makes. Like all the other centrifugal juicers, it is very loud during operation. Thankfully, it produces its juice quickly so you won’t have to endure the noise for a long period of time. However, this is definitely something you will need to consider if you plan to make juice early in the morning while other family members are sleeping.
|Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor Specifications|
|Dimensions||14.4" x 7.81" x 11.46"|
- Stainless steel parts
- BPA-free in all food zones
- Extra-large pulp bin
- Easy assembly and handling
- Plastic parts are dishwasher-safe
The first thing we noticed while researching the product is the sought-after Amazon’s Choice badge that Amazon awarded this product. This is generally a signal of quality, but does this appliance really deserve it?
After evaluating several of the design factors and the overall value of this product, we believe that this juicer machine could be a great fit inside your kitchen. In terms of juice quantity and quality, you can expect a reasonable balance between these two categories. The juicer is able to extract most of the juice from the food, but the pulp that remains will still be somewhat wet. As far as quality goes, you can expect to have some pulp and some foam in your juice. But given the low price, we still think it’s a great value for someone just getting started.
The 800-watt juicer motor allows the device to make juice in just a few seconds. However, as mentioned earlier, the Hamilton Beach juicer is loud during operation. There are other centrifugal juicers on the market that are as powerful and are less noisy. The assembly process is straightforward and cleaning is easy, due to its dishwasher-safe construction.
Overall, we think the Hamilton Beach juicer offers a good value to someone looking to complement their kitchen with a juicer machine for occasional juicing. Given its low price point, it’s perfect for beginners who want to try juicing for the first time. But if you embrace the juicing lifestyle and start using it every day, you’ll most likely want to upgrade to a higher-end model or a masticating juicer after a few months.
Pros & Cons
- Powerful 800-watt motor produces juice quickly
- Two color designs are available (Black: model 67601A and Silver: model 67608A)
- Safe to clean in the dishwasher
- Great price tag
- Extra-wide food chute
- Loud during operation
- Leftover pulp is still wet, some amount of juice is wasted
- Some foaming – as an entry-level machine, don’t expect the juice quality to match high-end juicers
What Owners Think
Most of the customer reviews for this particular juicer appliance are positive. In terms of overall value, most customers have even mentioned the affordable price of this appliance, and the adequate performance given the low cost. Many users have also praised the simple assembly process and the convenient way of cleaning this product in the dishwasher.
There is a relatively mixed opinion in terms of noise operation among customers. About fifty-percent of customers believe the juicer machine is too loud, while the other fifty-percent claim that it is reasonable in this category.
There is a relative consensus when it comes to the types of fruit and vegetables that can be used on this Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine. Customers agree that it can be used on just about any type of fruit and vegetable, but some owners have issues juicing leafy greens, for which a masticating juicer for greens would be better suited.
A three-year limited product warranty is included from the moment that you purchase this juicer machine. While we haven’t been too concerned about the durability of this product, we were pleased to learn that this is one of the longest warranties offered on a centrifugal juicer. Most products from other brands, even those selling higher-quality juicers like Breville, will typically only offer a 1 year warranty on juicers. Unfortunately, some customers have mentioned that the customer service team is not very responsive and that it typically takes a long time to get in contact with them.
Owners Really Like
- Extremely simple to use
- Convenient to clean in the dishwasher
- Impressive durability for the price
- Its 3-year warranty
What Could Be Improved
- The juice container is sold separately
- A minor assembly process is required before using this appliance
- It can be very loud
- Not the most efficient (pulp is still wet after juicing)
To summarize everything that we have learned about the Hamilton Beach 67601A/67608A Juicer Machine, we believe that this is a well-made product that focuses on maintaining a balance between value and quality. There are plenty of useful features that come in handy for you when you are making tasty juice from your favorite fruits and vegetables.
We praise the assembly process and the simple dishwasher-safe cleaning capabilities that are available for you to take advantage of. This particular juicer machine is also an ideal selection for customers that are on a strict spending limit. You won’t have to worry about going over your budget with the outstanding value that this juicer machine provides to all of its potential buyers.
While this juicer machine is not perfect, it is about as close as you can get for its current price range. The reasonable level of durability and the stylish color options provide two additional reasons for you to consider purchasing this product.
If you can get over the fact that it is loud and a bit less efficient than high-end juicing machines, we definitely recommend this machine for the budget-conscious user.
- Use and care guide