Jay Kordich was a star athlete in his youth, even playing college football for the University of Southern California. When he was 25 years old, Jay was told he would not have long to live after being diagnosed with a serious illness. Determined to heal himself, Jay traveled to New York to visit a doctor who was healing terminally ill people with a diet consisting of fresh raw fruits and vegetables.
Jay Kordich recovered fully from his terminal illness, and made it his mission to share the message of good health with the rest of America. He traveled the country speaking at fairs and conventions to anyone who would listen about the benefits of fresh fruit and vegetable juices.
In the 1990’s Jay began marketing his juicers on TV and earned his title as the “Father of Juicing”, with the Juiceman juicer. He has moved on to design more products including the Jay Kordich 2-in-1 Deluxe Juicer and Blender. Jay has taken some of the best features of his juicers and combined them to bring us this great multi-tasking appliance.
The primary function in this design is the juicer. Jay Kordich designed the juicer with a powerful 1.12 horsepower motor. This motor is strong enough to work through carrots and apples to make healthy additive free juices. The straining basket and juicing blade are one piece, and are made of dishwasher safe stainless steel. There is a quart juice cup included as well.
The addition of a glass blender attachment turns this powerful juicer into an equally powerful blender. This attachment is made of commercial grade glass making it super sturdy. The blending jar for the 2-in-1 juicer and blender will survive a fall to the floor and extreme temperatures.
The blender feature is a great addition allowing you to use your freshly made juice to make fruit smoothies without pulling out another appliance. You can add the amount of pulp you want back in to your smoothie giving you the ultimate control over the consistency of your smoothie.
This blender doesn’t limit you to fruit beverages. It can be used to make frozen coffee, drinks, soups and sauces. Jay Kordich has included some of his juice and smoothie recipes and an instructional DVD to help you get the most out of your 2-in-1 blending/juicing unit.
Features and Specification
- 1.12 horsepower motor make blending and juicing quick and easy
- Blender attachment is made of commercial grade glass for safety and durability
- Stainless steel straining basket & blade in one piece
- Easy clean-up with included brush for cleaning straining basket
- Dishwasher safe components make clean-up easy
- Includes: one quart juicer cup, stirrer for blender
- Jay Kordich’s juice and smoothie recipes, instructional DVD
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 9.6 x 17.3 inches
- Weight: 12.1 pounds
- Warranty: one year all-inclusive warranty
While researching the Jay Kordichs’ 2-in-1 Juicer and Blender online we were able to find eight reviews awarding this juicer 4.0 out of five stars. The highest rating was three 5 stars with a relatively good review. The lowest rating was one-star and they ended up purchasing something else.
The three 5-star reviewers were novice juicers who were only using the 2-in-1 Juicer/Blender a few times a week. They found the unit to be well enough made and sturdy. They were particularly pleased with the addition of the blending function. These three reviewers felt that the multi-tasking abilities of this unit made it an even better value.
The negative review was from a veteran juicer. He owned one of Jay Kordichs’ earlier Juiceman products and although it was still working, he wanted something with a larger feeder tube. His review would be the 1-star review that brought the average rating down to a 4.0 out of a possible 5.0 stars. This reviewer’s 2-in-1 Juicer/Blender unit failed after just 8 months of use. In addition the juicer/extractor portion of the unit began leaking.
To the manufacturers’ credit, they did honor the one-year warranty. This is important to note when considering any purchase. This reviewer chose to upgrade to the pricier PowerGrind Pro in the hopes it would be able to keep up with his juicing needs.
The Jay Kordich 2-in-1 Juicer and Blender seems to be an acceptable machine if you are looking for something to make homemade fresh apple or orange juice. The multi-tasking ability made possible by the addition of the blender is an added value for this unit priced about the same as your average blender. If you are an avid juicer, you will want to opt for the much pricier PowerGrind Pro for its great juicing capabilities.
Where to Buy
You can buy the Jay Kordich JDJB21001 from many big retailers offline or online like Amazon or Jay Kordich Live Foods Live Bodies.