Product Type: Kenwood juicers
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Fresh juice? Sounds like I need to make a trip to Tesco.
Kenwood JE356 Juicer Extractor
Member Name: kama0529
Kenwood JE356 Juicer Extractor
Advantages: Produces juice. Filter. Price okay. Small. Looks nice.
Disadvantages: Small entry hole. Small compartment. Pouring juice out mess.
For me, the Kenwood JE356 Juice Extractor is one of those products that I bought with the best of intentions, to improve my fruit and vegetable intake every day and hopefully also improve it for my family, but it's spent most of it's life in the cupboard because I haven't used it nearly as much as I envisaged I would. I bought the juice extractor about 3 years ago for £26.99 on Amazon - although having had a look today for the current price on Amazon, I notice that it's not available. I would imagine that this is the kind of product however that you can pick up secondhand because I suspect many people buy it and then don't use it - not because it's not any good, but simply because best intentions often fall by the wayside unfortunately!
It's a nice looking juicer and I would imagine it would fit into any kitchen. It looks quite sophisticated with it's chrome body and then the black trim that accompanies it. In addition to this, unlike many electric juicers, it's not very big and so it's not going to take up tons of room if you do keep it on the work surface. Some of them look like massive industrial juicers that are just that practical for home use because of their size which then turns the juicer into an inconvenience rather than the convenience it should be.
Using this juicer is easy and it's certainly not rocket science. Having said that, it's also not as convenient as I'd like it to be and it could take quite a long time to juice enough fruit to get enough juice to put on the breakfast table.....hence it's been in the cupboard for so long and I've resorted to buying cartons of fruit juice! In order to use it, it's just a matter of removing the entry port and then putting in the fruit or vegetables into the main compartment and the pushing down on this part to juice the fruit. It sounds simple....but the amount of fruit you can put in at any one time is pretty limited and so there is a lot of start - stopping which can get a little tiresome. In addition to this, you do need to chop of the fruit / vegetables into small chunks so that it can physically get into the juicer in the first place, and bearing in mind the amount of fruit you need to create enough juice, this can be very time consuming. It does have a filter in it so all of the scummy bits of the fruit and any pips etc. are filtered out and so the juice is always nice and smooth - and this filter can be cleaned as and when needed.
Pouring the juice from the juicer is also not an easy task and tends to be quite messy.....which again, as the juice is precious after all of that effort, it can be a bit soul destroying to loose any of it to pouring it out. I've took to pouring it first into a large jug and then into a glass because I found I lost less juice this way.
Overall, the juice this juicer produces is nice.....without any bits in it. But the convenience of using the juicer is just not great and it really is a hassle that I can do without!
Summary: It's just not worth the effort!
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