I own two juicers, this was the first juicer I bought a few years ago now and it works well. The 'waste' is nice and dry and I would say from the fruit you get a great amount of juice
I went and bought another juicer (a total waste of money as it turns out) due to the huge disassembly operation each time it is used. I know juicers are a pain to clean but this model is just ridicules, there are about 15 pieces inside to clean and a quick rinse wont work on most. You will find a good soak is the best way to clean up the messier pieces
However despite this it is still the best juicer I own.
If you think juicing is cheaper than buying juice well its not, but it dose give you the chance to taste some amazing drinks. Personally I went juice crazy when I first got this machine as it will juice hard vegetables as well as soft fruits. Pease try carrot juice as it is lovely and combined with orange it is so refreshing. Please take my advice though potato juice dose not work not even mixed with other flavours!
There are cheaper juicers that are easier to clean inside but they don't work as well as this one. The plastic parts inside are of a good quality and have lasted well but the metal grate plate has got dull over time and the waste pulp is wetter now than when I first bought it, meaning I get slightly less juice in my glass but despite those drawbacks it was well worth the price tag which I think was around £120.00 at least 4 years ago.
Buy quality when you choose a juicer you will be disappointed if you don't
I have had this appliance for half a year now and have used it regularly (average of three times a week). I’d like to start with a general warning which has little to do with this particular appliance but might help people consider whether it is worth purchasing a juice extractor at all: The worst thing about juicing in general is the amount of fruit/vegetables needed to produce a glass of (admittedly gorgeous) juice. I personally still regard it worthwile as it is a very easy and fun way to increase fruit and veg intake. Also the flavour of fresh carrot juice alone is worth it for me. It is excellent for slightly overripe fruit that is not really that nice to eat anymore, especially pears. I mainly use it for carrots, apple (nice with ginger!) and tomatoes (totally different from the bought stuff), although I have experimented with mixes, some very good, some horrible. The best thing in my opinion is to just keep the mixes very simple, two or three flavours combined. This particular appliance is generally very good although maybe a bit bulky to store or leave on the worktop. It has various speeds and an easy clean function. It is not too much hassle to clean if you at least rinse it straight away. It also comes with a special brush to clean the harder to reach parts. My main concern is the pulp container. I really do not think this part is well designed. The pulp container is difficult to clean. It also looks like the thin plastic it is made from is bound to break quickly (it has broken slightly in two places on mine). The lid on this part makes it hard to tip the pulp out, and this is how mine broke. So unfortunately because of this I will only give it 3 stars. I find it worth wile having a juicer, but maybe a more sturdy one with a pulp container that would not break as quickly. Although admittedly the juicer itself works well.
I was given my Moulinex Frutelia as a Christmas present (after requesting a juice extractor) and am extremely happy with it. I mainly use it to make fresh orange juice in the morning, although I’m aiming to do “fruit cocktails” in the summer when there is a more varied fruit crop available at a cheaper price. The book that came with the Frutelia has some good recipes in it and as there’s only two pages of instructions it was quick and easy to set up and use, although I would recommend that you don’t follow the confusing diagrams as it’s easy enough to put together by sight! The juice container has a 0.9L capacity (which is at least ten oranges so it’s more than large enough). The fruit must be peeled first, stones removed and broken into bite size pieces and once guided through the funnel with the “pusher” (as the book calls it) the pulp is collected in one container and the juice in the container below. I would mention that the machine must always be switched on before the fruit is pushed in otherwise it gets jammed, the same goes for too much fruit being pushed through the funnel at once. I was a little disappointed that bananas couldn’t be used in this machine. I use a hand blender to mix these in with the other fruits at the end. Other fruits that can’t be used are avocados, aubergines and figs. This machine is easy to clean if you do it straight away. However, if you leave it next to the sink with a pile of washing up and forget about it, you’ve got a job on your hands! In conclusion, this machine squeezes every last drop of juice out of your fruit but it's a shame we still have to peel it first!
I have recently been diagnosed with Diabetes, so weight loss and healthy eating have become very important to me, so I bought a Moulinex Juicer, as I find trying to eat a least 5 portions of fruit and veg a day quite difficult. So instead I now drink 2 8oz glasses of veg juice a day. It is very quick and simple to make the juice. Just chop up what ever you are using and feed it down the tube! It is amazing just how much juice you can get from 1 carrot or 1 apple. Cleaning the machine after is what takes time, but I suggest you do it straight away as if you leave it then the mulch drys and it is even more difficult to get off. So after each use, wash in warm soapy water, dry, and assemble ready for next time. Included with the machine was a book called "Juicing For Health" by Caroline Wheater, which I have found invaluable. It list the benifits of each fruit and veg and gives a wide range of juicing recipes, such as, Kiwi Cooler (2 kiwi fruit and 1/2 large apple)Carrot Cup (3 large carrotts and several sprigs of coriannder.) There is even a section on what to do woth the pulp, my suggestion is throw it in the bin!
OK, I’m a juice fanatic! If I could afford it I would spend hundreds of pounds on a commercial juicer. But I’m not rich and cannot afford it so I’m happily juicing with my Moulinex Juicer. For an inexpensive juicer the performance is not great but good enough. After filling one glass full of juice it is usually necessary to empty the pulp as it gets full quickly. The opening to feed your fruits and vegetables is also small so it’s also necessary to cut your veggies and fruit into pieces. An important quality for a juicer in my opinion is that your juice is ONLY JUICE once extracted. If there is sludge at the bottom of your glass I don’t consider that a job well done. This juicer produces a nice clean juice without the sludge. I’ll let you know in a year’s time how the motor is holding up.