- A tremendous value –produces above average yields at a highly competitive price point
- Comes with the same 3-inch-wide chute as more expensive juicers – most types of produce fit into its feed chute whole
- An especially good performer juicing softer produce – if you plan on mostly juicing oranges, grapes, etc. this juicer provides outstanding yields
- Only a slightly above average performer juicing harder produce – if you plan on juicing a lot of harder produce such as carrots and apples there are better options available
- Introduces a lot of pulp into the juice it extracts – was especially true for orange juice
- Its filter basket is especially difficult to clean – was the only filter basket we had to soak overnight to clean during testing
- Not a great option for users looking to juice often and/or juice a lot of produce at the same time – the juicer has questionable durability and comes with a small juice container
- 1 Category Scores
- 2 Model Notes
- 3 Assembly
- 4 Food Preparation
- 5 Performance
- 6 Cleaning
- 7 Ease of Use
- 8 Versatility
- 9 Durability
- 10 Value
|Ease of Use||3.0|
All category scores are out of 5.
There exists quite a bit of confusion around the different models of Hamilton Beach “Big Mouth” Juice Extractors currently on the market. In the following paragraphs we hope to put an end to this confusion and clearly show the differences and similarities between all of the “Big Mouth” juicer models currently available for purchase both online and in brick and mortar retail stores. But before we do, it’s important for us to first note that “Big Mouth” Juicers are not the only juicers Hamilton Beach manufacturers. They also manufacture HealthSmart Juice Extractors (a black version with model no. 67801 and a white version with model no. 67800), the Big Mouth Plus 2 Speed Juicer (model no. 67750), and the Premium Big Mouth 2 Speed Juice Extractor (model no. 67850).
Back to the “Big Mouth” juicers – there are several different variations of the Big Mouth Juicer. Note that these variations are all only cosmetic (according to our research). Therefore, all Big Mouth Juicers are essentially the same juicer – just in different colors and with different types of switches. Note that while Big Mouth Juicers do not differ from each other, in terms of performance, assembly difficulty, ease of use, etc. they do differ from the other non-Big Mouth juicer models Hamilton Beach manufacturers – the HealthSmart and 2 speed juicers we listed earlier. Thus, the current review is only applicable to Big Mouth juicers and not to HealthSmart and 2 speed Hamilton Beach juicers.
All Hamilton Beach “Big Mouth” juicers contain the phrase “Big Mouth Juice Extractor” within their model name but all have different model numbers. The model number before or after the phrase “Big Mouth Juice Extractor” normally denotes a color variation only. For this review we tested the 67608 Big Mouth Juice Extractor (sometimes the model number is listed as 67608A or 67608Z). It has a stainless steel (metallic) body and all of its plastic parts are black in color. It also has a chrome knob for turning the juicer on or off. We also purchased the 67602A Big Mouth Juice Extractor for review but didn’t test it as it’s exactly the same juicer as the stainless steel 67608 but has a white body and white plastic parts with green handles. A juicer we didn’t purchase but is also available for sale online is the Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth Juice Extractor. It is exactly the same juicer as the stainless steel 67608 and white 67602A except for the fact that some of its parts are a different color – its body and its plastic parts are black in color.
The Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor (sometimes listed with only the model no. 67650) was the predecessor to the 67608 Big Mouth Juice Extractor we tested for review. The 67650A is exactly the same juicer as the 67608 but it has a different color and uses a different mechanism to turn the juicer on and off. The 67608 uses a knob while the 67650A uses a switch. Otherwise there is absolutely no difference between these two juicers except for the color of their parts. Even the manufacturer’s website lists the 67608 and 67650 as having exactly the same features, 800-watt motor, and dimensions (height, width, and depth). Note that certain online retailers and different pages of the manufacturer’s website list the 67650A as having a 1.1 HP motor. 800 watts is equal to 1.07282 horsepower which rounded to the tenth place is exactly 1.1 horsepower. Thus, those websites that list the 67650 as having a 1.1 HP motor and not an 800 watt motor are simply using a different unit of measurement to give the exact same power rating.
Further adding to customer confusion is the fact that certain websites list the 67608 as the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor 67608 and the 67650A as the Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor. Rest assured that those models listed as “Pro” models are exactly the same as those models listed without the word “Pro” in their model name. In other words, the Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Juice Extractor is exactly the same juicer as the Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor. Because the 67608, 67602A, 67601A, 67650, and 67650A all are essentially the same juicer and because Pro models are exactly the same as non-Pro models we will be referring to this juicer as the Big Mouth Juice Extractor, Big Mouth Juice Extractor Pro, Big Mouth juicer, etc. interchangeably throughout this review. Note that regardless of the exact model name we use we will always be talking about what is essentially the same juicer. When applicable, we will refer to specific models when we specifically talk about differences between different models (such as when we discuss cleaning difficulty and how the color of one model compared to another makes it easier or more difficult to clean).
Certain consumers have commented online that the 67650A comes with metal latches while the 67650 comes with plastic latches. Because we did not purchase either model for review we cannot say for sure if this claim is true. In any case, should this claim be true, we feel that this difference is negligible and shouldn’t deter consumers from purchasing 67650A instead of the 67650 or vice versa.
The Big Mouth Juice Extractor is very easy to assemble. These are the steps required for its assembly:
- Place the filter bowl on top of the motor base
- Place the filter basket inside of the filter bowl so that it fits onto the motor coupling that juts out from the top and center of the motor base
- Place the juicer cover on top of the filter bowl so that the side of the cover that should extend over the pulp container in the next step is opposite the side of the juicer’s juice spout
- Raise the latches on the front and back of the juicer from a horizontal position to a vertical position in which they hook over the top of the cover and secure the cover and filter bowl in place
- Fit the pulp container underneath the side of the juicer cover that extends away from the main body of the juicer
- Place the juice container underneath the juicer’s juice spout and the food pusher into the juicer’s feed chute
Note that the following parts (that make up the assembly of the Big Mouth) are exactly the same parts that make up the assembly of most other centrifugal juicers on the market, including much more expensive juicers manufactured by Breville (such as the Juice Fountain Plus, for example).
- Food pusher
- Juicer cover (which includes its feed chute)
- Filter basket
- Filter bowl
- Motor base (body)
- Juice container
- Pulp container
The only difference between these parts and the same parts as they make up other juicers are the size and structure of the parts – the two exceptions being the juicer’s filter basket and feeding chute. The Big Mouth comes with exactly the same size feeding chute and filter basket as most other centrifugal juicers on the market. Of the seventeen centrifugal juicers we tested for review, all but four came with a filter basket with an inside diameter of 3.5 inches and an outside diameter of 6 inches. All but four also came with a 3 inch wide feeding chute.
In any case, the size and structure of most parts that make up all centrifugal juicers are really the only difference between them. Almost all centrifugal juicers have food pushers, covers, filter bowls, etc. just the same as the Big Mouth Juice Extractors. Compared to most other such juicers, the Big Mouth’s parts are slightly smaller than average. Does this make them easier to handle and therefore easier to assemble? Not really.
Differences between the Big Mouth and other centrifugal juicers that do affect assembly difficulty are the following:
- The Big Mouth’s filter basket and motor coupling don’t have matching alignment markers that facilitate easy installation of the filter basket. All Breville juicers do, which makes installing their filter baskets very simple – simply match the arrows on the filter basket with the arrows on the motor coupling and put it in place. The Big Mouth requires a bit of trial and error fiddling around with the filter basket in different orientations before it can be properly secured in place on the juicer’s motor coupling.
- The Big Mouth uses two different latches to secure the cover and filter bowl in place while many other centrifugal juicers (including all Breville juicers) use a single safety locking arm instead. The use of latches instead of a safety locking arm means that the Big Mouth takes ever so slightly longer to assemble (you have to secure two parts in place – two latches – instead of one – one safety locking arm) than juicers that employ a safety locking arm. Is this difference enough of a concern to detract points from the Big Mouth for assembly difficulty? Absolutely not. However, we did want to mention this difference as it is one of only a few between the Big Mouth’s design and that of most other centrifugal juicers.
All things considered, the Big Mouth earns the same 5 out of 5 for assembly difficulty as almost every other centrifugal juicer we tested for review. Sure, its filter basket is slightly more difficult to fit into place than a filter basket with proper markers and guides. However, it is not that much more difficult and certainly not enough of a concern for us to give the Big Mouth anything less than a perfect score in the category.
We mentioned above how the Big Mouth comes with a very large 3 in. wide feeding chute – hence its name, the Big Mouth Juice Extractor. What we also mentioned was how this feeding chute size is not uniquely large compared to most other centrifugal juicers on the market. In fact, the vast majority of such juicers all have the same oversized 3-inch diameter feeding chute. The Big Mouth’s feeding chute is, however, much larger than the feeding chutes of most slow juicers on the market (which is likely why it was originally called a “Big Mouth” juicer). Most slow juicers normally have a feeding chute no larger than 2 or 2.5 inches long and about 1.5 inches wide. Because of their smaller feeding chutes and because of other considerations also, slow juicers, in general, require that most types of produce be cut before they can be juiced. The opposite is true for centrifugal juicers – most juicers of this type can accept most types of produce into their feeding chutes whole (no cutting required).
In order to test juicer performance, we juiced five different types of fruits and vegetables with each juicer we tested for review. Almost all of the slow juicers we tested required that almost all of these fruits and vegetables be cut before they could be juiced. Such was not the case for the Big Mouth and most other centrifugal juicers we tested. The Big Mouth required that only one of the five fruits and vegetables be cut before they could be juiced. The first table below shows a list of the five fruits and vegetables we juiced with each centrifugal juicer to test its performance and how much cutting was required for most. Note that the Big Mouth and all other centrifugal juicers with 3 inch feeding chutes required only apples to be cut while the slow juicers we tested required cutting of many more fruits and vegetables and more extensive cutting as well. We show tabled food preparation data for a few slow juicers below also.
Most Centrifugal Juicers (including the Big Mouth)
|Fruit/Veg.||Size of Cuts||Time to Cut||Avg. Time to Cut|
|Oranges||no cutting required|
|Grapes||no cutting required|
|Carrots||no cutting required|
|Celery||no cutting required|
|Chute Size||3″ diameter|
|Fruit/Veg.||Size of Cuts||Time to Cut||Avg. Time to Cut|
|Grapes||no cutting required|
|Carrots||1″ to 2″ pieces||53||50|
|Celery||1″ to 2″ pieces||59||66|
|Chute Size||1.5″ diameter|
|Fruit/Veg.||Size of Cuts||Time to Cut||Avg. Time to Cut|
|Grapes||no cutting required|
|Carrots||no cutting required|
|Celery||1″ to 2″ pieces||54||66|
|Chute Size||1.375″ by 2.5″|
Note: times are in seconds. For a comparison of “time to cut” vs. “avg. time to cut” see here.
Our methods for testing juicing performance are outlined in detail in this part of our general buyer’s guide. For now, it’s important to note that we obtained two different types of yield during our testing. The first was out of juicer yield and the second was after sieve yield. Out of juicer yield was the yield that was obtained directly out of the juicer. After sieve yield was the yield obtained after pouring the out of juicer yield through a sieve. Because the same sieve was used for all tests, not only for the Big Mouth but also for all other juicers wet tested, the after sieve yield represents a much better way to compare the yields of different juicers. One juicer may introduce more pulp than another in its initial out of juicer yield – this “pulp advantage”, as we like to call it, is eliminated when the same yield is poured through a sieve. The after sieve yield represents a quantity of juice that has the same pulp consistency for all such yields for all juicers. In any case, performance test results for the Big Mouth and all the other centrifugal juicers we tested are listed in this table, found in our general buyer’s guide. Note that 1 lb. of each fruit and vegetable was juiced and so all yields listed in the table are less than 1 lb. or 16 oz.
Juicing Performance Summary
Considering its price, the Big Mouth did very well in our performance tests. Its out of juicer yields were especially impressive. Its out of juicer orange juice yield of 12.4 oz. was the best such yield compared to 16 other centrifugal juicers we tested for review. Compare this result to the less than 10 oz. that similarly priced juicers obtained in the same test. The Big Mouth’s out of juicer grape juice yield of 12.8 oz. was the second best such yield compared to the other centrifugal juicers we tested. Compare this result to the less than 11 oz. that similarly priced centrifugal juicers obtained in the same test. The Big Mouth’s out of juicer yields for harder produce were slightly less impressive but still very good. Its out of juicer yields for carrots, celery, and apples were all average to above average yields. Its out of juicer yields for celery and apples were both within 0.5 oz. of the top yields in each category.
The Big Mouth’s after sieve yields were not as good as its out of juicer yields but all were still above average yields. Its after sieve orange juice yield of 10.1 oz. was good for 6th place, its after sieve grape juice yield was good for 2nd place, and its after sieve carrot, celery, and apple juice yields were all good for 6th place, respectively, compared to the 16 other centrifugal juicers we tested for review.
Because of the discrepancy between its out of juicer and after sieve yields it should not come as a surprise that the Big Mouth produced a very pulpy juice out of the juicer. We collected 2.3 oz. of pulp in the sieve we used for testing, after pouring the initial out of juicer orange juice yield through a sieve. This quantity of pulp was a greater quantity of orange juice pulp than that which we obtained from any other centrifugal juicer we tested. The pulp collected for the other four tests was also an above average quantity of pulp for each test. The bottom line – the Big Mouth produces excellent out of juicer yields for its price but these yields are rich in pulp. If you prefer a juice that has a high percentage of pulp content, then this won’t be an issue for you. If, however, you prefer your juice pulp-free, you’ll absolutely have to strain the juice the Big Mouth produces. And if you strain the juice that it produces, its juice yield is still average to above average (compared to most other centrifugal juicers on the market) for most types of produce.
Compared to the top rated Breville Juice Fountain Compact, the Big Mouth garnered greater out of juicer yields juicing softer produce and lesser out of juicer yields than the Compact juicing harder produce. The largest difference between the two juicers was with regard to the quantity of pulp that each introduced in its initial out of juicer yield. The Big Mouth introduced quite a large amount of pulp and therefore its after sieve yields were above average but much less than its out of juicer yields. The Compact, on the other hand, produced a virtually pulp-free juice right out of the juicer and therefore its after sieve yields were very close (in quantity) to its out of juicer yields (and consistently greater than the Big Mouth’s after sieve yields). The Compact did in fact produce the best after sieve yield in four of our five tests compared to all other centrifugal juicers we tested.
Cleaning a Big Mouth juicer is a vastly different experience depending on which model you’re cleaning. The specific model we tested and cleaned for our review was the 67608. The 67608 comes with a stainless steel body and black and clear plastic parts. As we discuss in greater detail in other reviews, a high quality stainless steel is easier to clean than plastic but a low quality stainless steel is not. Unfortunately, the 67608 comes with a very low quality stainless steel finish. Fortunately, only its body is stainless steel. The body of the juicer can get dirty but obviously doesn’t get nearly as dirty or dirty as often as other parts that come into direct contact with produce or juice during the juicing process – those parts being the filter basket, filter bowl, etc. The quality of the stainless steel used for the 67608’s finish very closely mimics the quality of the stainless steel used for the Breville Multi-Speed juicer. If you’re strongly considering purchasing the 67608 and are at all concerned about cleaning it, we encourage you to read the relevant section of our Breville Multi-Speed review where we discuss its stainless steel finish and the difficulties of cleaning it and keeping it clean in quite a bit of detail.
The rest of the 67608’s parts are mostly made of plastic. Its black plastic filter bowl, food pusher, and trim pieces are easy to clean, easy to keep clean and highly resistant to staining. Its other plastic parts – its cover, pulp container, and juice container – are all made of a clear plastic but a darkened clear plastic. This dark tint does a fairly good job of keeping these parts from staining. It certainly does a better job than the same clear parts as their found on other juicers where they don’t have any tint.
The 67602A is exactly the same juicer as the 67608 but with a white finish. Its body is white and so are all of its plastic parts that are black on the 67608. The 67602A’s white plastic body is definitely easier to clean than the 67608’s stainless steel body; however, it is much more susceptible to staining. The 67602A’s white plastic filter bowl and food pusher are more difficult to clean and more susceptible to staining than the 67608’s black plastic parts. Both juicers share the same darkened clear plastic cover, pulp container, and juice container.
The 67650A also has the same darkened clear plastic parts as both the 67608 and 67602A. Its body is easier to clean than the 67608’s stainless steel body and its less susceptible to staining than the 67602A’s white body. Its filter bowl and food pusher are both made of black plastic, and are therefore just as easy to clean and as resistant to staining as the 67608’s black plastic parts. The 67608’s doesn’t have the cheap chrome plastic knob of both the 67608 and 67602A. We found this chrome knob to be very difficult to clean and keep smudge free. This is not a problem on the 67650A as it doesn’t have the same chrome knob. Its switch and the plastic trim around it appears to be much easier to clean and keep clean.
The bottom line here is that the 67650A is the most stain resistant, easiest to clean option of the lot. If cleaning difficulty and keeping your juicer stain free is of paramount importance to you, we recommend 67650A as the best option among the three models we discussed above. A less popular model we didn’t discuss above is the black 67601A. If you want a model with a knob instead of a switch we recommend it as the best option in terms of ease of cleaning and stain resistance. It has all of the same black and darkened clear plastic parts as the 67608, but has a black plastic body instead of a stainless steel body.
All of the models we discussed above have the same low quality stainless steel filter basket. As we discuss in this part of our general buyer’s guide, the filter basket is the most difficult to clean part of any centrifugal juicer. That being said, the Big Mouth’s filter basket, specifically, was the most difficult to clean filter basket of any we cleaned during testing (recall that we tested 17 different centrifugal juicers and therefore had to clean 17 different types of filter baskets). It was especially difficult to clean for two different reasons. For one, Hamilton Beach includes a very low quality filter basket cleaning brush. The cleaning brush included with the Big Mouth was of a noticeably lower quality than those brushes included with Breville juicers, for example. Second, the Big Mouth’s filter basket’s mesh simply did not want to relinquish food particles stuck inside of it with normal scrubbing and soaking. The Big Mouth’s filter basket was the only filter basket we had to soak overnight in order to clean it after testing. For all other centrifugal juicers we tested, we were able to clean their filter baskets well enough by only using a cleaning brush and running water after soaking them in warm soapy water for only a few minutes.
Another concern we have with cleaning Big Mouth juicers, in general, is with cleaning their two latches. Most other centrifugal juicers we tested come equipped with a small diameter usually chrome safety locking arm. Their safety locking arms are of the dimensions and material such that it’s very easy to clean them. The Big Mouth’s locking latches are made of plastic, have a more complex design, and have a much larger surface area than safety locking arms. This makes them harder to clean and keep clean as well. Note how easy it is for juice to find its way into the many crevices of the Big Mouth’s locking latches as the mechanism is shown in a close up view below.
Dishwasher Safe Parts
All of the Big Mouth’s parts are dishwasher safe, although we did not wash them in a dishwasher during testing and neither do we recommend that you wash them in a dishwasher at home.
Cleaning Summary and Overall Score
Depending on which particular model Big Mouth juicer you buy, you’ll have a difficult to very difficult time cleaning it and keeping it stain free. Note that we don’t consider any model Big Mouth juicer to be easy to clean. This is because all models have the same very difficult to clean filter basket, all models come with the same low quality cleaning brush, and all models have a locking latch design. The Big Mouth Pro earns a substandard 2.5 out of 5 for cleaning difficulty.
Ease of Use
A full list and description of the different characteristics we look for in a centrifugal juicer to evaluate its ease of use can be found in this part of our general buyer’s guide. We discuss those characteristics applicable to the Big Mouth Pro, specifically, below.
The Big Mouth is a single speed juicer. As such, it’s extremely easy to use. Simply turn it on and then begin feeding it with produce small enough to fit into its feeding chute to begin juicing. Users don’t have to worry about setting the juicer to different speeds depending on the specific type of produce they’re juicing. We discuss all of the difficulties of using a multi-speed juicer in other reviews such as this one. Fortunately, none of those difficulties are a concern with the Big Mouth juicer.
Weight, Power Cord Length, Juice and Pulp Containers
The Big Mouth is a very small and light juicer. Its body alone weighs just over 5 lb. The juicer, fully assembled, weighs just under 8 lb. To compensate for its small dimensions and light weight the juicer’s body and its pulp container each has 3 round rubber feet to keep the juicer stable on your kitchen countertop while the juicer is juicing. The Big Mouth was the only centrifugal juicer we tested that had a pulp container with rubber feet. Despite this additional stabilization measure the Big Mouth still moved on the kitchen counter when we tested it for review. It did not move when we juiced softer easy to juice produce but it definitely did move around on the counter when we juiced harder produce like carrots.
The Big Mouth Pro has only a 28.5 in. long power cord. Compare this power cord length to the 41 in. average power cord length for the centrifugal juicers we tested for review. Most slow juicers we tested have power cords upwards of 60 to 70 inches long.
The Big Mouth comes with a very small 20 oz. juice container. Compare this volume to the 48 oz. juice containers of the Breville Juice Fountain Duo and Multi-Speed. Even the Juice Fountain Compact comes with a much larger 32 oz. juice container. The Big Mouth’s pulp container is of a more reasonable size. It was measured to have a maximum volume of about 90 oz. This made it the fifth largest pulp container for which we measured a volume during testing (fifth out of 17 total such containers we measured). For a detailed write-up on how all of the juicer’s qualities we discussed above impact its ease of use please see here.
Ease of Use Summary and Score
The Big Mouth Pro is a single speed juicer, which right away gives it an edge in terms of ease of use compared to most other centrifugal juicers we tested (most of which were multi-speed juicers). On the negative side of things, it has stability issues because of its low weight, has a very short power cord (compared to its competition), and a very small juice container as well. The Big Mouth, overall, earns only a 3 out of 5 for ease of use.
This juicer receives the same score for versatility as most other centrifugal juicers we tested for review – a 3 out of 5. For our reasoning behind scoring all centrifugal juicers in this way in this category please see here.
Build Quality and Materials
There’s no doubt that the build quality and the quality of the materials used for the construction of the Big Mouth Pro is much less than that of more expensive options such as the Breville Juice Fountain Plus, especially the Juice Fountain Elite, and even the Juice Fountain Compact. Breville juicers set the mark for build quality in the world of centrifugal juicers and the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth falls well short of that mark. Everything from the Big Mouth’s knob (or switch in the case of the 67650A), to its filter basket, to its plastic parts (such as its cover and pulp container) are made of plastics and metals of lower quality than those used for the construction of even the most inexpensive Breville juicer (the Juice Fountain Compact).
Brand Reputation and Support
Hamilton Beach is a very well-known more than 100-year-old brand. There is nothing about the history or current status of this brand that would compel us to call into question the quality of this particular Hamilton Beach product or the quality of the customer service behind this product. The Big Mouth is of the quality that it is because of its very competitive MSRP, not because Hamilton Beach is a subpar brand.
Hamilton Beach provides several means by which customers can get into contact with them. The juicer’s manual lists a toll free number and the manufacturer’s website. The manufacturer’s website lists the same toll free phone number in addition to a snail mail address and an online contact form. Note that because Hamilton Beach sells millions of appliances each year their customer service phone numbers are different depending on which type of appliance requires customer support. Small kitchen appliances support has a different phone number than microwave support or water dispenser and cooler support for example. All inquiries related to the Big Mouth juicer should be directed to the “small kitchen appliances” phone number.
The Big Mouth comes with only a 1-year warranty according to the user manual included with the juicer. It comes with a 3-year warranty according to the manufacturer’s website. If the juicer does in fact come with a 1-year warranty it is of exactly the same duration as all warranties included with Breville juicers (all come with a 1-year warranty). If the Big Mouth comes with a 3-year warranty it would obviously be longer than those warranties included with Breville juicers but it would also be longer than those warranties included with most other centrifugal juicers in the same price range. Most such juicers (such as the Juiceman juicers, Dash and Bella juicers, etc.) come with a 2-year warranty.
Summary and Score
The Big Mouth is definitely less durable and less reliable, in our opinion, than more expensive centrifugal juicers sold by other brands, the most popular of which are those juicers sold by Breville – namely the Juice Fountain Compact, Plus, etc. Our own observations easily say as much and our survey of online consumer reviews confirm the same as well. That being said, the specific Big Mouth juicer you end up purchasing may very well last for a very long time for you. Our opinion is that its longevity will depend on how you use it. Should you wish to juice often and juice a large quantity of produce when you juice (if you’re juicing for more than one person), then the Big Mouth’s durability issues may very well come into play for you. If, however, you don’t plan on juicing frequently and when you juice, you don’t plan on juicing a large quantity of produce (if you’re juicing only for yourself), then the Big Mouth may very well last for several years for you, well beyond the duration of its warranty and much longer than its low price point and the low quality of its materials and workmanship would ostensibly dictate.
Value and Recommendations
The Big Mouth Pro normally sells for anywhere between $50 and $60 online. It’s normally priced right at around $60 in brick and mortar stores as well. At this price point it’s almost half as expensive as what we consider to be the best centrifugal juicer currently on the market – the top rated Breville Juice Fountain Compact. At almost less than half the price of the Compact, purchasing the Big Mouth instead of the Compact is definitely a strong consideration for many consumers. Why do we recommend the Compact over the Big Mouth, despite the fact that it is almost twice as expensive? We do so for primarily two reasons – performance and durability. Both the Big Mouth and Compact were capable of very similar out of juicer yields. However, the Compact was capable of much better after sieve yields. Why? Because it was able to obtain large out of juicer yields without having to introduce much pulp into the juice. The Big Mouth obtained the high out of juicer yields that it did, in large part because that juice that it obtained contained a large percentage of pulp. It is our opinion that most consumers will want to enjoy a virtually pulp-free juice right out of the juicer, without having to strain the juice before drinking it. It is therefore very easy for us to recommend the Compact over the Big Mouth for most users, at least within the scope of only considering each juicer’s juicing performance.
The second reason we recommend the Compact over the Big Mouth is because of the Compact’s superior build quality and the quality of the materials used in its construction. The Compact comes with the same filter basket as the (normally) $300 Juice Fountain Elite and (normally) $400 Juice Fountain Duo. The Elite and Duo’s filter baskets are titanium reinforced, but the base materials that make up each juicer’s filter basket and that of the Compact’s are all essentially the same.
A juicer’s rotating filter basket is the primary mechanism by which it processes produce to turn it into juice. And the Compact’s filter basket is simply of far better quality than the Big Mouth’s filter basket. This not only gives the Compact improved performance compared to the Big Mouth but also allows for it to be cleaned much more easily than the Big Mouth’s filter basket. The Compact is also better built in other ways. Its switch, the quality of its plastic parts, the quality of its motor coupling – everything about the Compact is better quality than the Big Mouth. All of that being said, there is still a market for the Big Mouth. If you’re new to juicing and want to get your foot into the door at the lowest price possible, we definitely recommend the Big Mouth over comparably priced juicers. It provides the best performance and the best quality at the approximately $50 price point. The difference between the Big Mouth and other juicers at this price is such that it’s not even close. If you absolutely do not want to spend more than 60 or so dollars on a juicer, we recommend the Big Mouth. If, however, you’re able and willing to spend a bit more, our recommendation is the Breville Juice Fountain Compact instead.