Hamilton Beach 67800 HealthSmart Juice Extractor Review

Think Twice

This centrifugal ejection juicer features a relatively quiet motor, safety latches, and recipes, but users report it breaks easily, leaks, and wastes juice by ejecting wet pulp.

While Hamilton Beach does make a good cheap juicer (see: 67601 Big Mouth Juice Extractor), Hamilton Beach 67800 reviews suggest that the HealthSmart Juice Extractor is not one of them. Among users' gripes: a too-small feed chute that can't accommodate large pieces or entire fruits, difficulty cleaning, and a lot of wet pulp left over, an indication that users aren't getting as much juice as they could be from all the produce they're buying. Consumer reviews on the Best Buy website, for example, report that the machine leaks and extracts only some juice from fruit that should be producing more. Two reviewers posting on the retail site Newegg say their juicers broke after just a few months of use.

The Hamilton Beach 67800 HealthSmart Juice Extractor weighs roughly 7 pounds and has a 350-watt motor, which is far less powerful than the motor in our top choice among cheap juice extractors. Juice pours through a spout directly into a glass; no juice pitcher is included. The parts are dishwasher-safe.

The Hamilton Beach 67800 HealthSmart Juice Extractor (starting at $35, Amazon) works the same way as other centrifugal juicers and has the same basic features, but by and large, users seem to feel that buying this cheap juicer is more of a waste of money than a savvy way to save it. Some reviewers appreciate that the juicer comes with a book of about two dozen recipes, and some remark that it's not as noisy as expected, but reviews are overwhelmingly negative. By far the most common rating on Amazon is 1 star. We suggest skipping this model and stepping up to Hamilton Beach's Big Mouth line of centrifugal juice extractors instead.