Juicero, pride of Silicon Valley food-tech and the manufacturer of a $400, wifi enabled juicer, is offering customers full refunds after it was revealed its flagship device is basically useless. All customers can return their juicers to the company within 30 days and expect a full reimbursement on the purchase.
The juicer uses “four tons of force” to squeeze packs of pre-sliced fruit and vegetables into glasses of cold-pressed juice, per the company’s founder Doug Evans. It also verifies expiration dates -- which are listed on the back of each juice pack -- using internet connectivity to ensure maximum freshness. The juicer also doesn’t work if your WiFi is down or if your juice packs are one day past expiration.