The Motherloot Blog: Product Reviews

For the first time ever, I got the opportunity to try making my own juice with the new Fusion Juicer. Walmart sent me the Fusion Juicer to review for my blog to share how this appliance can help a health-conscious cook in the kitchen. Since it is my first time trying a juicer, I am excited to share with you my review of the Fusion Juicer that is available at your local Walmart store.

Is Assembly Difficult?

This juicer is simple in construction and assembly for putting it together and taking it apart when making your juice. The lever on the front can be pulled up to pull everything in place, or pulled down to disassemble the juicer for cleaning. The back contains a receptacle for all of the pulp leftover after juicing and the front contains an extra large feeder for feeding your fruits and veggies into, a clear receptacle where you can see your juice actually being made, and a non-drip spout where you can comfortably rest a cup underneath for your juice.

How Do You Clean It?

All the pieces can be placed in the top rack of your dishwasher for easy washing unless you have a dishwasher that runs extremely hot and are concerned with warping, then you may want to wash these pieces by hand.

How Well Does It Blend?

I gave a new juice recipe a spin in this juicer and pictured here is exactly what I fed through my juicer. I did not peel my carrots or celery, but did peel my ginger and lemon, and cored the apples before putting them in the juicer, ¬†as was recommended within the manufacturer’s booklet. All of these items blended beautifully in the juicer. What was most surprising to me about this process was how quietly the juicer ran and how easy it was to feed these items into it.

The spinach was the only thing that did not, perhaps, all get blended in, but I think it is more of a trial and error user error, because it is recommended to chase these greens down with a juicier fruit or veggie to help the greens really juice well into your juices.

The booklet that comes with the juicer really helps to break down what order to place these items in as well as what is recommended for leaving the skin on or what you should cut before placing it into the juicer.

What About the Pulp?

After juicing all of my fruits and veggies, this is what was in the back of my juicer. For the frugal chef looking to really maximize her grocery budget, you can use the juice pulp to incorporate into other recipes. As someone who is always looking for ways to make her grocery dollars stretch, I love that you can use this pulp in a variety of other recipes.

How Does the Juice Taste?

I was able to get these two glasses of juice from my recipe (coming soon over on The MotherLoad) and the juice was perfectly blended and delicious. Overall, the most impressive features about this was how easy it was to clean up, the simple assembly process of the juicer, as well as the quietness of it. I can’t speak to the longevity factor, but as a first-time juicer, this was so easy to use and created impressive results for the price!

Suggested Retail Price: $119.00

Available At: Walmart


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  2. 53

    I was wait more than 1 month ??? when juicer finally arrived. Is it not good advertise for Fusion.C I think the better name will be UnFusion..
    I hope it will work at least I did not try yet.
    Prepare to send them back.

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  3. 54

    The is the worst product do not order this machine it sucks. When I called customer to return the girls was rude.

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  4. 55

    I was researching juicers and found that there are many, and they do different things. The fusion looked perfect!! But before buying it I check out the omega which is the one I wanted. My husband suprised me by buying me the fusion stainless steel etc, with the bonus blender 6-week etc. it was around 250.00 before he was done, then it said free shipping well I live in Maui, Hawaii and they wanted over 100.00 to ship it to me so my husband had it sent to him then he had to pay separately 50.00 to ship it to me. when I finally got the juicer, it was okay at first I then realized that it does not even when you follow the directions with using spinach work the spinach just tears up and other greens as well. I used it for awhile then stopped as it started to leak around the lid. I put it away and just got it out again today. Again as I juiced tangerines I peeled them, the juicer leaked around the top of the blender and leaked down into the black base bottom, I want to send it back and get our money back I went on line to customer care you can only check on your order. you have to call them to talk to someone. Im really not happy about having to pay to ship it back to them nor was I happy to pay for the shipping when it says free!!!! on every advertisement. NOT A HAPPY FUSION JUICER CUSTOMER

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  5. 56

    We ordered the juicer and had hopes to better health. I haven’t as yet made the juice, i am still reading the book and surprised they have you cut things take the skin off and prepare the items. On the infomercial they showed the guy putting the fruits etc in whole. This is false advertising! I am wondering i should just send it back and save myself the trouble of cleaning it first. So tired of this kind of misleading money grabbing bs!

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  6. 57

    My husband has cancer so when he was up during the night he saw the infomercial and decided to order it. Weeks later it came. He couldn’t understand why I was spending so much time cutting fruit / vegetables up so it could fit in to opening. He said the guy put everything in without cutting anything. Used it for a little over a month and it stopped working. Called CS and the fellow was a little hard to understand but he walked me through how to disassemble and assemble it (like I didn’t know how to do it and must have been doing it wronge for a month!) so I did what he said and it still did not work. He explained the return policy ending with once they received my broken fusion they would then ship another one out…so I asked him how long it would take becaused it took a long time to get the original one…and can they ship it out next day air so my husband could continue juicing. He said, no…. so I asked to speak to a supervisior….I was on hold for 5 minutes and she wasn’t very helpful even when I told her my husband has cancer. She wouldn’t go for the next day air method. She told me she would email me a call tag and after going back and forth with her making sure she had the right email, I was disconnected and I waited for her to call me back since when you do make a call to them they make sure of who you are by your telephone number…. never got the email and waited for her to call me back since she had my number…called back and asked for a supervisior…Got someone else and she said the email could take 24 hours to get to me and when I asked her why the other supervisior didn’t call me back after being disconnected she told me they couldn’t make calls out…..called back the next day when I still did not receive email and spoke to someone else who said he would send it and would “call me back in three hours” that never happened. Their CS sucks big time and now I am packing the fusion up and sending it back for a REFUND.

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  7. 58

    This product puts more of the vegetable in the disposal container than in your glass. I have 2 other juicers and I had to use a lot more carrots in the fusion juicer to get one cup of juice. Not good.

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  8. 59

    ordered my juicer and within the 3rd use the motor burned out, I called customer service and was told I’d get a replacement within 10 days. I asked if when it arrives if I should send the other back and “Ben” said no. 10 days come and go that call was placed Nov 23rd. It’s now Dec 10th when I make another call, I am told it will take another 10 days and now they want me to return the defective juicer. It is now Dec 26 th and still no juicer. I’m calling to get a refund and they are telling me “no”. They say they are replacing it with free shipping for me to send it back…..I have already purchased another Jack LaLane Juicer so why would I want 2, I just want a refund. Worst experience ever!..I do not recommend dealing with these people, all I”ve heard are lies..worst customer service I”ve ever had.

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  9. 60

    I was on the verge of ordering this juicer and I AM SOOOOO GLAD I READ THE REVIEWS FIRST!!!!! Most of the comments were negative so I WILL NOT BE MAKING A PURCHASE.

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  10. 61

    THIS FUSION (THEY SHOULD HAVE CALLED IT CONFUSION) JUICER IS A PIECE OF CRAP!!!!!!!! IT IS HARD TO CLEAN. YOU HAVE TO DO A LOT OF WORK FOR A LITTLE JUICE!!!!! THEY WON’T TAKE THE DARN THING BACK AFTER 60 DAYS; SO I PAID FOR A PIECE OF CRAP THAT I CAN’T USE. THE NUTRABULLET WORKS MUCH BETTER; AND YOU GET AL;L THE JUICE WITHOUT HAVEING TO WATER DOWN THE VEGETABLES OR FRUIT. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS JUICER TO ANYBODY!!! WHAT A RIP-OFF!!!!!!

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  11. 62

    I got the Fusion Juicer as a holiday gift and it’s a great machine so far! I use mine to make healthy vegetable juices. At first I was disappointed with how much leafy greens it took to get any decent amount of juice from them. Most of the greens like spinach, kale and chard leaves got shredded and went straight into the pulp bin! Then I figured out how to get 100% yield from my leafy greens by putting them in the Fusion Booster and then filling it up with the juice I make from the Juicer using cucumbers, celery, carrots, etc. When I turn the booster on, the rotation of the Booster blades causes hydraulic motion of the juice to rotate and pull the leafy greens into the blades where they are liquified in just a few seconds! I no longer lose ANY of the leafy green matter. It all goes to juice now and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results!

    In reading some of the other reviews, I don’t understand why people are having issues with this product other than possibly not reading or understanding the instructions. Admittedly, the instructions could be written a bit better. For those who complain about the thing leaking, are you not pushing the juice spout down during operation so the juice can empty into a container? It’s not designed to hold the juice while it’s running. Also, never ever ever force anything through the juicer. It if acts up, turn it off and clean out any excess pulp or other matter. It should work fine after that. It’s built very well and should last a long time.

    Again, I am VERY HAPPY with this product and I will continue to use it until I wear it out. I recommend it highly and I also recommend taking time to read the instructions and experiment.

    Thanks for reading!

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  12. 63

    DO NOT BUY THIS JUICER!!!

    First of all, I ordered this juicer from the customer service number for my Jack LaLanne Juicer. I was given the option to get the piece of my juicer that was broken or get a new juicer, of $160 value. I went ahead and ordered the Fusion Juicer for $60. At no time did they mention that the juicer would be factory renewed.

    When I received my juicer it was shattered and broken. Besides that point, the quality of it was very cheap. the plastic was cheap and even the ‘metal’ parts were cheap, they were plastic with a shiny ‘metal’ coating. Not good quality at all.

    I called customer service to proceed in sending it back and getting a refund. The customer service call center was rude it was very frustrating to get everything figured out. I don’t like yelling at people in third world countries for the faults of a money hungry corporate company. The whole purpose of the customer service for this company seems to be to make money. They have no concern for the quality of the product or for the customer.

    Now, I have been waiting about 3 weeks since I have sent my juicer back. I received a confirmation email from fusion juicer telling me they have received my juicer 14 days ago….and no refund still. I finally called them back and got another rude representative who notified me that they have sent me a new juicer and that I should be getting it in a couple days. I told them I wanted a refund and not a new juicer and she said that there is nothing she can do but that I need to send this new juicer back and then I can get my refund. At this point I’m not even sure if I will ever get my refund.

    All in all, when buying a juicer it should be known that it is from a reputable company that will have quality material and quality customer service. Don’t waste your time or money on this company.

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  13. 64

    I saw the fusion juicer and was very excited about ordering it as this is my first juicer. I have been juicing for 3 months, feeling great and losing weight. Well today, the juicer stopped working. I was surprised and then I read the reviews. Hopefully, you are reading this before you buy.

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  14. 65

    Bought this juicer after my Jack LaLane juicer was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. The Fusion costs $20.00 more than Jack’s and does half the work. After producing just barely a pint of fruit juice; 2 apples, 2 pear, an orange and 1 banana, the motor would not start again. The amount of pulp left was tremendous and still full of water. Juicing with Jack’s juicer leaves the pulp as dry as a bone. I waited for a cooling off period, over 20 minutes, and still it would not start. Good luck trying to get your money back. This juicer is JUNK — expensive JUNK! DON’T BUY!

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  15. 66

    I do not care for this juicer at all. I need to juice leafy greens, such as Kale and spinach, however I barely get any juice at all out of mass amounts of kale or spinach. For example I have to empty the pulp container twice before I may even get 1/8 of a cup of juice. I am very disappointed. I will go back to my Juice Man, if they still make one.

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  16. 67

    My local Walmart does carry the Fusion Juicer and had plenty in stock. Super easy to use and clean. Juice all of my veggies and fruits perfectly. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this juicer.

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