Yes, Juicero Packs Can Be Squeezed Manually, But CEO Claims You Shouldn't Do That

Ronald Cress

Recently, Juicero was tagged as one of the biggest scams in the century because the one thing that it is supposed to do has been proven to be easily achieved by hand. The fancy machine that costs $400 demands a little space in your kitchen, and it does look amazing. So what's the deal about it?

How The Juicero Machine Claims To Work

Juicero is a juicing machine that's unlike any other. You don't actually put fruits in it. Instead, you buy juice packs full of chopped produce from the company (no surprise there), you put the pack in the machine, and voila, juice comes out of the machine.

— Juicero (@juicero) April 29, 2016

But that's not all. According to its website, every high quality juice pack has its own QR code that the juicer checks to see if its contents are still good for consumption. It can be yours for only $400 (originally $700, so there's that).

Juicero Juice Packs Can Be Squeezed By Hand

As it turns out, people don't actually need the Juicero to get the juice out of the packs. As demonstrated by Bloomberg in the video below, anyone with hands can squeeze the juice packs themselves.

You Shouldn't Actually Do That

However, Juicero advises owners to not do that. According to its CEO Jeff Dunn, it does more than press the packs.

"The value of Juicero is more than a glass of cold-pressed juice. Much more," he says in a letter to Medium.

Dunn says that hacking products is not new and while the process looks simple, the Juicero is important to produce high quality and safe to consume products. It provides the following

"1. The first closed loop food safety system that allows us to remotely disable Produce Packs if there is, for example, a spinach recall. In these scenarios, we're able to protect our consumers in real-time."

"2. Consistent pressing of our Produce Packs calibrated by flavor to deliver the best combination of taste and nutrition every time."

"3. Connected data so we can manage a very tight supply chain, because our product is live, raw produce, and has a limited lifespan of about 8 days."

"2. Consistent pressing of our Produce Packs calibrated by flavor to deliver the best combination of taste and nutrition every time."

"3. Connected data so we can manage a very tight supply chain, because our product is live, raw produce, and has a limited lifespan of about 8 days."

— Juicero (@juicero) December 22, 2016

You Can Get A Refund Within 30 Days

If the CEO's claims don't convince you and you're not happy with the chunk of fancy machine in your countertop, you can give it back within 30 days and you get a full refund.

Did you buy a Juicero or do you still want to buy one? Lets us know in the comment section below.

[Featured Image by Juicero/Twitter]

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