On Our Way to More Homemade Foods with the HealthMaster Elite Blender and Fusion Juicer {Review}

by Melanie Edwards on June 12, 2013 · 11 comments

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Review of HealthMaster Elite Blender and Fusion Juicer

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We recently had the chance to review the HealthMaster Elite Blender and Fusion Juicer, both of which were sent to us as complimentary review items through the Walmart Moms program. We decided to test them both out because we thought it might be a good way to easily add more vegetables to our diet, make more homemade items, and get the kids to drink their vegetables since they rarely want to eat them. Here’s more information about each product, plus what we thought after giving each a try.

HealthMaster Elite Blender {Review}

The HealthMaster Elite Blender is unlike any blender I’ve ever owned. The product information says it can cook both cold and hot foods, plus it blends dry and wet ingredients. I haven’t tested it on hot foods yet, but did try making the pizza dough recipe included in the recipe booklet that comes with the HealthMaster Elite Blender and also made a spinach artichoke dip (recipe also included in the booklet). Both recipes used wet and dry ingredients, with the pizza dough using mostly dry ingredients.

Homemade Pizza Dough Using the HealthMaster Elite Blender

At first the pizza dough was a little tricky to make and it didn’t seem like it was being mixed properly. I had to follow the recipe steps twice before it looked more like dough and ended up tossing part of the mix that didn’t blend well. However, the remainder was fine and my daughter and I were able to knead the dough properly into a ball to let it rise. As you can see, we enjoyed some homemade pizza for lunch once the pizza dough was ready! I’m unsure if I made a mistake in the recipe and/or directions or if the blender itself didn’t work well – I need to try making the pizza dough again to be sure. However, when I made the spinach artichoke dip, all went well and it was very easy to mix all the ingredients.

Fusion Juicer {Review}

Fusion Juicer Product Review

I’ve never owned a juicer, but the idea of mixing different fruits and even combining them with vegetables to make drinks our family can enjoy is one I love! As described in the product information, the Fusion Juicer features an extra-large round feeder that accommodates most fruits and vegetables and has dishwasher-safe parts. My daughter enjoyed the fact that the back is clear so she could see it working (she loves knowing how things work)!

For now, we’ve only tried the juicer once and made a raspberry juice that my daughter then used to blend into an iced tea. I have yet to test out the full potential of the Fusion Juicer and am anxious to see how well it can handle full-sized fruits. I foresee many juicing sessions in our future, especially so we can blend different vegetables and fruits together for the kids!

Update (8/12/13): I used the Fusion Juicer again to make fresh mango juice for limber de mango, a mango icy treat. I had no issues juicing the mangos – I first peeled each mango and cut around the pit into large wedges. The Fusion Juicer juiced the mango slices and separated the pulp with ease.

Do you own a juicer or multi-use blender? How have they worked out for your family?

Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

All photos © Melanie Edwards/modernmami™

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1 Andrea August 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm

It has been over 7 weeks – have you used the fusion juicer more than once now? There are multiple comments on other websites that some fruits and veggies get stuck and that the motor even starts smoking at times.

It would be helpful to have commentary after the product has been used for a few weeks in order to give a more well rounded review.

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2 Melanie Edwards August 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Hi Andrea. I did use it again and had no issues. I just updated the post to reflect that and will update again should I come across any issues in the future. Hope that helps!

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3 Mike Tierney September 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I’m considering the fusion juicer but I’m seeing mixed reviews I’d like to know how much you use it and if its worth investing in
Thanks

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4 Melanie Edwards September 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Hi Mike, I’ve only used it twice so far – not because of any issues, but just because I haven’t gotten around to juicing any more. The two times I’ve used it, I had no issues, but it was a small amount of fruit I juiced both times. I’m sorry I can’t give you more help, but hopefully you can make an informed decision from all the reviews you’re reading.

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5 NANCY October 20, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I normally do not believe the hype from the infomercials, but my husband had mentioned he would like to try a juicer and that night I happened to see the advertising for the fusion juicer. I ordered on the internet and received my product in a week. They also included the free bonus of the smaller Fusion Booster. We have been using both for about a month and we love them. The Fusion Juicer does just as it showed on the commercial. We love to “drink” our salads now. I love vegetable juice like V-8 but the sodium content makes them off limits to me because of my high blood pressure, .I have not had any difficulty juicing any vegetable or fruit we have tried. It is very quiet, and I have not had any trouble with it “heating up or smoking” as I have read in some reviews. The only time it seemed to slow down was when I tried to juice some large apples that I had cut in half. They were a soft variety, but when I cut them in fourths, there was no problem. With large fruits such as peaches, plumbs, mangos, etc, I just cut them in fourth, around the seed, but I don’t even peel them, I know this adds a little extra fiber and nutrients. The smaller Fusion Booster, is so powerful, it does not have any problem blending even fresh pineapple or plumbs.
We really love the smaller Fusion Booster for fruit smoothies before we go to work. I am diabetic and have to watch my fresh fruit intake, but this machine will blend enough for a large glass 8-9 oz for my husband and 3-4 oz for me, which is perfect. We have used, banana, fresh pineapple, berries, peached, plumbs,mangos, and just wash and slice into smaller pieces, and blend. It is so powerful, we have not had any trouble with anything we have tried.
We really do recommend this product,not something we normally do..but it has performed so well and really lives up to its hype, I felt a need to share our experience with any skeptics out there.

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6 Melanie Edwards October 22, 2013 at 11:43 am

Thanks so much for your detailed input Nancy! I hope your feedback helps others deciding whether or not to buy the Fusion Juicer.

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9 Melanie Anderson January 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I bought the Fusion Juicer for my husband who has stage 4 cancer, and wanted him to have the best chance out there. I really believed the lady who took my order, and explained to her that we would be using it to blend “the whole fruit and veggies” peels and all. What we found wasn’t NOT satisfactory to us at all. It separates, the peels, and discards them into the pulp collector, like garbage. This is NOT was I was made to understand. Since the peels hold vital minerals and nutrients, we wanted the “whole” orange, and other fruits to be blended, peels and all to boost his immunities, and stop the chemo from destroying good cells whileChemo kills both, the bad and the good cells. NOT to have to discarded all those must have vitamins, nutrients, like it’s just garbage. I couldn’t believe what I saw after just one use. All the good stuff was in the collector for garbage, and the drip proof spout, is not drip proof. The whole process was very messy, and a pain in the neck to use…NOT happy at at with this juicer as it doesn’t do what I was told it would do. When I called to return it, my customer rep wanted to give me 1 payment off to keep it. When I said NO I want to send it back, and a refund, he offered me $60 dollars off to keep it. What part of NO did he not understand. This Juicer has been a very BIG disappointment to my cause. That cause, keeping my husband alive, healthy, as I order organic and want “ALL THE FRUIT, AND VEGGIES PEELS AND ALL” to up his chances, while Chemo kills cancerous cells, it also kills the good ones as well. Juicing the whole fruit/veggies helps kill the bad cells while keeping the good ones safe. Then they transferred me to a free $50 Walmart card I was eligible for, of course for a small fee the first month then up to $25 every month after that. I said NO, not interested, I’m canceling the Juicer, and did not want to enroll in an ongoing payment. She continued as a robot telling me they have nothing to do with the Fusion, that customer rep was very rude! I’m returning the Juicer, at my expense of course…and will notify my bank first thing to stop all payments. This Juicer does not do what it say it does, and is nothing but a pain in the butt to use. I will be going to buy another Nuti-Bullet though, as it does do what I want it to do. Peels and all are blended so my husband get “all” the good stuff and nothing is wasted. Sorry Fusion you need to listen to your customers a little better, and tell the truth, especially when someone reaches out to you to assist in saving her husbands life. A very unhappy customer!!!

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10 Melanie Edwards January 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Melanie, I’m so sorry to hear of the experience you’ve had with your Fusion Juicer and that the rep you spoke with did not understand what you were looking for.

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11 Maria Deery March 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm

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. I would give it 0 starts, but you rating requires at least 1 star. This juicer is JUNK — expensive JUNK.

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