My husband has decided to be more healthy so one of his recent purchases was the Philips Juicer. We enjoy fruit juice and this provided us with an easy way to make our own. Since we have a little boy we obviously want to make sure that he gets all the vitamins he needs and juice is a useful way to top up the 5 a day fruit and vegetables.
It is quite bulky and takes up valuable preparation space in our little kitchen so luckily it fits on top of the fridge freezer although this means that it is difficult for me to reach but not my husband. This comes in handy as if he makes the juice he has to clean up afterwards! It is easy to put together and to take apart for cleaning. There are some good design features in particular the hug the juice ends up in can separate the froth from the juice so you get lovely clear juice to drink. My husband isn't too fussy so he will quite happily drink it all but I prefer the froth removed.
On the plus side this does make some very nice juice and is a good way to add to your five a day. It has a powerful motor and makes light work of juicing. To be fair I much prefer the fruit juices which will be higher in sugar and therefore shouldn't be drunk in too a high quantity. The vegetables juices were a bit hit and miss in my opinion but the fruit juices were lovely. To make the vegetable juice more palatable my husband adds root ginger which does help improve the taste ie add so much ginger you cant taste the beetroot! The feeder tube is pretty wide so you do save time by not having to chop up your fruit or vegetables into small bits.
On the downside although this juicer has no problem juicing lots of different fruit and vegetable the downside is the cleaning of the machine afterwards. As it is so good at providing you with nice clear juice it also means there is a lot of pulp left over. This does seem to get everywhere and does make the cleaning of the machine awkward. Although it is I am therefore quite reluctant to use it and even my husband's use has tapered off . There is time saving in making the juice but the clean up operation afterwards takes a lot longer. The pieces are dishwasher safe but as we don't have a dish washer that doesn't help us much.
I think it is worthwhile to consider how much you will use a juicer before making this purchase. If you are sure that you will use it and not mind the time it takes to clean up afterwards then I can certainly recommend this juicer for the ease of use and quality of the juice it produces. It costs around £120 so it is not a cheap purchase. For the amount of times we are currently using it I am not sure if we are getting value for money for it. It is a good juicer so I cant fault it there although cleaning is a pain and therefore give it 4 stars - if we had a dishwasher would be higher.
I had read reviews on the Philips HR1861 Juicer last year and they seemed very positive, so I decided to buy one for myself.
It is a lot larger than you'd expect, which is a good and bad point, it is good because bigger is better! But it is bad if you have a small kitchen as you may struggle to find a spot for it. We have a decent sized kitchen, so it sits on the side comfortably.
You can make a big jug of juice, not just 1 glass, which is great if you're making it for a few people or if you wish to keep a stock in the fridge.
I haven't owned a juicer before so have nothing to compare to, but this juicer is certainly a lot easier to clean that I was expecting. I just stick all the relevant parts in the dishwasher.
I am the sort of person who will happily drink fruit juice or eat a fruit yoghurt but will rarely go to the fruit and pick a piece of fruit over some crisps or chocolate. I exercise regularly and I eat lots of meat and vegetables however I knew I needed to eat more fruit. I had read reviews on the Philips HR1861 Juicer and they had been pretty good so I decided to purchase myself one.
I have to say it is much larger than I thought and I struggled to find space for it as I have a small kitchen. The juicer comes with a juice jug and also a book showing different ideas and recipes using the juicer which actually came in handy for the first few weeks until I was confident trying new combinations.
It does come with instructions however you won't need them as it is pretty self explanatory and assembles easily.
You can make around 1 and half litres of juice which is great as you can make enough to keep in the fridge for later in the day or the day after which means you don't have to use the machine every time you want a healthy drink.
The juicer is really easy to clean as well. I do this by hand as I don't have a dishwasher however the parts are dishwasher safe.
I have never had a juicer so I don't have anything to compare this machine to however I think it is great! It is so easy to use and it is a great way to make sure you are having your 5 a day. I would definitely recommend if you have children as you be able to make sure they get all the fruit in a home-made juice drink with no extra added sugar.
After my wedding when we decided we wanted to try for a baby I thought it would be a good idea to get a juicer. The idea of been able to get my 5 a day in a juice at the start of the day sounded too good to be true so I needed one of these badly.
I did a bit of research to find out about the different types and decided that this was the one that best suited my needs.
I bought this online and it cost me £80 so quite expensive but it was a good make and I didn't want to waste my money getting one that would not last.
I got my husband to set the juicer up as he has more patience for this type of thing! He said that it was easy to put together and it didn't take him long at all. I now keep it on my units all the time as I use it every morning to make juice for me and the kids. The juicer has a really good look about it so is something you will like to display it doesn't need to be hidden away.
The juicer is unbelievably simple to use you simply plug it in and then select the speed you want.
I was worried before buying this that it would take ages to prepare the vege or fruit before it could be put in the juicer but I pleased to say this is not the case you really just have to remove the outside peel and any big stones.
I expected to be waiting ages for the juice to come out but this is not the case it comes out really quickly. None of the pulp comes out this is all collected into a separate part of the juicer. The juice it makes is gorgeous you can try all kind of different things but you can also make up your own ideas. I bought a book with lots of recipes in and love trying out new combinations.
It is a great way to get fruit and vege into kids if they don't normally like to eat it. My daughter will tell you she hates fruit and vege yet she will happily drink some juice.
The juicer comes with a jug that you can get the juice in you can then pour it straight into your glass from that.
The best bit about the juicer is you can put it all in the dishwasher so you don't have to mess about cleaning it all out which I would imagine might be difficult.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to make sure they get their 5 a day or anyone who just wants to have fun making juice with their kids!
The Philips juicer hr1861 has to be the best juicer on the market right now for consumers with an average budget.
For juice experts and beginners alike the machine is so easy to use and comes with a clear guide on how to make the most from your ingredients.
It is described as a 'whole fruit juicer' making super quick time of whipping up a tasty juice in a matter of seconds. No need to peel, chop or deseed most fruits as this is taken care of within the machine so you really do get the most goodness from whatever it is you are juicing.
The handy jug has a large capacity ensuring convenience when juicing, it simply fits onto the spout and collects the juice. Within the jug is a separater ensuring you get the clearest juice when pourlng. As this jug has a 1.5L capacity the collection tub on the back of the machine which captures the pulp can hold 2L so you can juice in bulk for the whole family in one go.
Most impressively within the machine itself, the patented micro mesh filter gets the most from your ingredients, 2 or 3 medium apples will easily give you a full glass of juice. That's your 5 a day taken care of from just one juice potentially!
It's worth noting when purchasing from most outlets, a free recipe book from the juice master Jason vale is offered inside :)
It is fun and exciting to open the fridge to see what it is you can create when there are so many ingriedients that the machine will turn into lovely fresh juice, that is not from concentrate or full of additives and E numbers.
I've owned this Philips juicer for around 7 months now and it's fantastic! I always aim to use it daily, but in reality I'm a bit too lazy for that so if I use it a couple times a week I feel I've done well. I do have weeks where I don't use it at all, but I always return to it, because it's just such a fabulous way to get lots of fruit/veg without having to actually EAT it.
I tend to stick to a similar recipe each time, but there are so many variations you can do. I bought the juicer from Argos (for £100), which was about £30 more expensive than amazon at the time (which was around £70) but I wanted the security of being able to easily take it back if there was a problem. With it being electrical you never know - but actually I've had no problems so all is good there. The good thing though, is that when I bought it from Argos it came free with a Juice Master book, full of recipes (although I must admit, I read a lot of the recipes when I got it and then never actually made any... but it's there if I want it and I'm sure I'll use it at some point when my normal recipe gets boring). So, what I usually make is a combination of something like this:
2 handfuls spinach
1 lemon (or a half if I don't want it too strong).
For me the above foods (as well as whatever else I may have in my fridge) would never make it into my diet in the quantity that they do when they go into my juice. Even if it did go into my diet, the veg, other than the spinach, wouldn't be raw and we all know raw veg is fantastically healthy and full of enzymes.. and all of that. For this reason I really can't recommend this juicer enough for people who don't eat as much fruit and veg as they perhaps should. I imagine it's a good way for some parents to trick their children into 'eating' healthier, too. When I make my recipe above, it just tastes like lemon.
Using the juicer is really easy. You just put the fruit/veg into the er... shoot (?) , turn on the juicer with the switch, and then push the contents down with the er... pushy thing (?) that's supplied, and then the juice comes out of the spout and into your jug (also supplied). That's about it really.
One important thing to mention is that when you turn the switch on the juicer, the juicer sort of 'jumps'. I had read a review that mentioned this before I bought it, but I didn't realise how significant it would be, so when I turned mine on for the first time, I wasn't prepared and the juicer jumped and the jug that was sat by it (waiting to be filled with lovely healthy juice) was thrown from the counter top and some of the juice that had already been poured into it was spilled on the floor (which annoyed me). Anyway, the simple remedy to that is to just hold the juicer when you turn it on, and then you can let go again straight after.
It juices really well and takes probably less than 30 seconds and although it's loud, it's not too loud - it's actually quieter than my blender. I don't have much to compare it to, since it's my first juicer, but I've heard that the amount of juice you get per fruit/veg is good for a juicer, too. You do get a lot of pulp (which is normal with juicers), it seems like a waste to it throw away, but if you look online there's plenty of suggestions of how to use it, so it doesn't *have* to be a waste. I just throw it away though because I can't be bothered ;)
The juicer has a few detachable pieces so you can take it apart afterwards and clean it, but it's really easy to take apart and reassemble. Once you've taken it apart (after juicing) you get to do the fun bit - cleaning it. In fairness it's really easy to clean, but because there are a few parts it's vaguely time consuming, so I don't like it. You would find this with any juicer though so it's not really much of a criticism. Actually, I think it's dishwasher safe so that solves that... but I always hand wash mine for some reason. The juicer is quite large and so takes up a bit of space, but that's only a problem if you're limited on space. If you have the space I'd say it's worth having this take up some of it.
The Philips HR1861 juicer IS expensive, as I said I bought mine for around £100 from Argos and it's currently £79 on amazon... but you definitely get what you pay for, it's a top quality juicer, and if you use it often you get your money's worth.
I bought this juicer when I had a moment of madness doing the juice diet that was said to leave you feeling completely refreshed once completed and this was the juicer that was recommended to help with the task, unlike the juice diet which didn't last after the 7 days this juicer has been a brilliant kitchen appliance for the past 5 years. Durable is the main thing I would say about this product it is still in brilliant condition after all these years and uses, this probably couldn't be said if I hadn't cleaned it in the instructed way, it still works like the day it came out the box which was of a high quality, the no 'bits' tagline that this product had at the time of release is complete fact everything that is allowed through the juicer comes out clear with no 'bits' which makes this product worth every penny I spent at the time and now being much cheaper I would say it is a bargain to anybody who purchases it, if your looking for a juicer then look no further this is the one for you.
I came across a hugely inspiring documentary earlier in the year which focussed on the impressive benefits of drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juice. I purchased this juicer a few weeks after watching it as I felt that juicing would benefit me. I gathered up lots of recipes and so on and started to research juicers. I initially wanted a cheap one, but invested in this one as I knew that I'd get plenty of use out of it. I bought this in early February and have been using it almost daily as it's so simple to use. It makes juicing even the most awkward-to-juice food (eg spinach, cucumber etc) quick and efficient and although it does obviously need cleaning after each use, I find this quicker than using manual citrus juicers or blenders, as you simply drop the whole fruit in and the fresh, vitamin rich juice is ready within seconds! It also allows me to effortlessly juice vegetables and fruits such as kale and carrots that without a whole fruit juicer would be pretty impossible to juice!
Price, Value for Money and Availability
This juicer is widely available both online and offline, and a variety of shops including Argos, Curry's and Debenhams sell it. I bought mine from Amazon as it was signifficantly cheaper on there than it was in the shops - I got mine for £60 and the RRP is around £79.99. This is mid-range for a juicer - it's certianly not top of the range and all singing all dancing like some of the more expensive £200+ juicers are, however as I wanted a basic juicer I am quite happy with the price I paid. The cheapest juicer that I came across when I was looking into buying one was thirty pounds, but I decided to pay a little extra to ensure that it would be a durable, sturdy and long lasting/good value for money product. Although this is a pretty basic machine compared to some, it does what I need it to do effeciently. It's good quality, durable and it produces smooth, pulp free juice. I've had mine since February and it looks as good as new, so I really do think that sixty pounds was a bargain!
The Benefits of Juicing
- Increases your consumption of fruit & veggies considerably. I often juice 6 carrots and a whole cucumber and drink the lot within 20-30 minutes. Can you imagine how long it would take to EAT that lot?!
- Gives your body a hit of nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes that are easily absorbed, resulting in better overall health
- Helps rebuild and regenerate healthy cells and tissue, resulting in clearer, softer skin, shinier hair, clearer eyes and so on
- You can introduce a wider variety of fruit and vegetables into your diet
The Juicer & My Opinion
This is a whole fruit juicer meaning that the food preperation time is minimal - I don't need to peel or chop a majorty of the food that I use this to juice, however with fruit such as plums and dates, it's important to de-stone them so that the stone does not block up the mesh filter. I don't worry about de-seeding or peeling most fruit/veg as it has a filter that prevents seeds etc from coming out the other end. I do always peel fruit with a thick skin such as bananas, oranges, lemons, mangos and so on, but this is mainly because I don't want the taste of the skin in my juice, not because the juicer can't cope with it. The juicer has a 700 watt motor and two speed settings. It is quite basic in design but because it's made of shiny silver stainless steel it has a kind of 'sleek' and 'modern' look to it. The colour scheme is versatile and simple enough not to clash with kitchen decor - it's silver with black detailing, and as far as I am aware this is the only colour scheme available. I was a little concerned about it being silver, as scratches, finger prints and dirt show up easily on pale colours, however this is actually made from anodised aluminium which won't mark or stain, which I think is great and I can confirm that there are no visible marks or scratches on mine even after so much use! The juicer looks fine on my kitchen worktop and you can tell that it is good quality just from looking at it.
The juicer is pretty neat as it is quite tall rather than being overlly wide, so it doesn't take up too much counter space. I was a little concerned that it would be too tall to fit on my kitchen worktop as we have wall cupboards directly above the work top, but luckily it is quite a compact machine. I keep mine in one place so don't need to worry about the weight of it/how easy it is to move about etc, but it is worth noting that at around 5kg (unboxed) in weight, it's not the most lightweight of machines, however if you did need to move it around frequently for whatever reason, it wouldn't take too much effort either. The juicer comes packaged securely in a cardboard box. An information/instruction manual is included, which is very in-depth and easy to understand. It covers everything that the owner needs to know, such as how to set it up, the features, basic health and safety warnings, information on the various attatchments, information on how to clean it and so on. A free recipe book (RRP £13) is also included. I wasn't expecting the book to be much good with it being free, but it's actually really informative with some fabulous tips and recipes.
I was initially quite overwhelmed by the number of different parts when it came to setting up the juicer, however by following the simple instructions, I soon figured it out. After owning the juicer for a number of months and getting used to it, I find that it is very simple to set up, it's just a matter of attaching the different parts which takes me no more than a few minutes. There is a micro mesh filter which is easy to fit and remove, an extra large feeding tube, a filter and a pulp container which holds up to 2 litres of pulp. A cleaning brush is also included, which I find very handy when it comes to cleaning the gunk off of the walls of the juicer and the feeding tube. There's also a 1.5 litre plastic jug which slots under the juice dispenser spout perfectly meaning no spills or waste. The jug has a foam seperator which goes on top of it (like a lid) once you have a full jug of juice, which comes in handy with watermelon as it foams/frothes up a ridiculous amount for whatever reason! I usually drink the juice straight out of the jug which is handy and it obviously reduces washing up as I don't need to pour it into a glass. All of the parts are dishwasher safe which is always an advantage and they wash well - no issues with staining etc. I've found that a good way to reduce the amount of cleaning after use is to line the pulp collector with a plastic food bag.
Once the juicer is set up, it is simple to use. Make sure that your juice collecting jug is below the dispenser spout, turn the juicer on, choose the speed (1 for soft fruit/veg, 2 for hard fruit/veg) and then insert the fruit into the feeding tube, pushing it down with the plastic cylindar tube. The juice will almost immedietly begin pouring out into the jug. The juicer is pretty loud, but it never sounds like it is struggling or like it might explode at any second! Unlike a blender, this does not vibrate noticeably, although if I put my hands on either side while it's on, you can feel that it's working. The juicer will only work when the two bits on either side are pushed down securely, which is good as obviously this prevents it from being turned on by accident and therefor avoiding any accidents. Once you've juiced your fruit and veg, simply remove the detatchable parts, eg the filter and pulp collector. This takes no time at all as the parts aren't fiddly. Once removed, simply pop them into the dishwasher.
The juice that comes out of the juicer is always smooth in consistency; no bits of pulp or anything like that. If you juice more than one fruit/vegetable, like I often do, then the juice will layer, which does not look particulary appetising however a quick stir soon fixes this. The juicer copes well with whole oranges, whole carrots etc but I usually cut apples in half to avoid 'over working' the juicer, as I am paranoid that hard fruit could damage it, even though that is highly unlikely. The juicer does well at getting every last drop of juice out and the pulp left behind is always bone dry. I can extract around 350ml of juice from two large oranges which I think is a decent amount - much more than I'd get if I was using a citrus juicer. You will be suprised how much pulp you are left with if you juice regulary and if you have a garden I'd reccomend composting it to avoid waste.
I love this juicer! It is so easy to use and it juices fruit and vegetables perfectly; the juice is always lovely and smooth and I find that this is a great way of getting plenty of fruit and vegetable juice into my diet. My current favourite juice is cucumber, carrott and spinach juice - it tastes nicer than it sounds! I overall reccomend this juicer - it's brilliant value for money, efficient and it's very durable too. It looks good, does what it's supposed to do well due to the strong motor and it is easy to clean as the parts are dishwasher safe. Five out of five stars from me!
Bought this a few weeks ago as a pure impulse buy, and I could not be more happy with it.
It is easily assembled, and once you've done so it is very sleek and professional looking. I happily leave mine assembled on the kitchen counter, knowing it fits in with the modern design of the room.
The juicer has two settings - one more powerful than the other. For the likes of lemons and oranges the low setting is more than powerful enough - due to the extremely formidable blades of the actual juicing contraption. The higher setting makes short work of tougher fruits such as apples. You guide the fruit towards the spinning blades using the cylindrical pushing part of the juicer.
The pulp of juiced fruit is collected in a vat attached at the back. The pulp can be used for baking, or simply recycled. You can tell the juicer really gets as much liquid as possible out of the fruit due to how dry the pulp is. I recommend putting a recyclable bag inside the pulp collecting vat, it saves the annoyance of cleaning out the pulp and means one less component to clean.
The juicer also comes with a serving jug that has a filter, to prevent froth getting into your drink. Useful when you make a large batch for the family or to show off to guests.
Cleaning the juicer is the only downside - yet it is inevitable. The blade needs to be scrubbed thoroughly to get all remnants of demolished fruit from it. The other parts are all dishwasher friendly.
Aside from that, this juicer is a fantastic investment that will surely see lots of use in even the most fruit n veg averse households! My personal favourite is a concoction that is made of 3 golden delicious apples and 1 lemon - it tastes just like lemonade, but is 100x healthier!
I bought this juicer just 4 weeks ago and since then have used it about twice a day so i will give my opinion on it.
What do i get in the box?
Well mine came with a jug, the juicer, a cleaning brush, an instruction manual and a big book of juice making RRP12.99.
What will it juice?
Well more or less everything! i am yet to come across a fruit or vegetable that could beat it!
OK its basically a large brushed steel finished mesh filter juicer, with an extra large feeding tube packing a whopping 700w of power! The feeding tube is big enough to shove whole fruit down, just throw it in, plunger down and juice pours out into the provided jug. One thing i have found is that some apples and oranges can be too big to throw down whole so i just cut it in half. I can juice myself a glass of the freshest tastiest juice in less than a minute, it is so fast, and there's no horrible forcing down on the plunger just pop your hand on and gently push. This is a juicer with a large pulp container, well i say large... it is huge, i have not managed to fill it yet. It comes apart easily and is extremely easy to clean, it even comes with it's own cleaning brush. It juices at two speeds, labeled as 1 and 2 on a dial on the front; 1 for soft things like citrus, pears etc. 2 for hard things like carrots (it will still blitz through everything on level 1 but 2 is there if you want it faster!)
Two things that amazed me about this juicer are the consistency of a) the juice and b) the pulp. Unlike juicers that i have used in the past the juice is perfectly smooth no bits at all. And as for the pulp compared to the juicer that i used last, It comes out like dust! it is very dry as opposed to a wet mess.
I personally can't find a negative other than the fact that some fruit doesn't fit down the feeding tube, but i understand that it is so no one puts their hand down there. I bought mine from Argos for just £69 at the time i said if it is rubbish i'll take it back. I have never even thought about it, it is brilliant and i love it.
When i juice my favorite is the Watermelon cooler:
2 oranges peeled
1 lime (do not peel)
1 quarter of a water melon (remove the rind ignore the seeds)
Ice (crushed or whole, i prefer it whole as it doesn't melt as fast)
Agave syrup 1 or 2 tsp to taste
And my little princes's favorite is the pink champagne:
1 apple ( not granny smith)
2 purple or red plums (just remove the stone)
for young children add a little water to dilute the sugars.
I made both recipes, I hope you like them!
When buying products, I always like to buy off reputable brands that I trust, and Philips is definitely one that I trust, hence it made it easy for me and narrowed down the options. This juicer also had very good reviews, so it was a bit of a no brainer in terms of choosing my first juicer and I really have no regrets. Ever since I went to a restaurant a few months ago, where they had a massive juicer, I have become a little bit obsessed with getting one.
There are two different speed options here. Not really much to say here, I prefer the lower speed option, but if you are in a rush, and really want to utilise the 700 watt power, then it is probably best to go for the higher speed option. In case you get confused instructions are provided, and they are very simple to use, but this is expected when the manufacturer is Philips.
I always expected this to be loud, but actually is quiet, so I really can't complain here. I didn't buy this for the quietness though, so either way this would not have affected my score.
The container is quite big, so you can fit fruit whole into it, however at first I have to admit I was cutting things in half. After experimenting a little I did see that it could handle whole fruit, and to be honest for the price which I will go into in more detail below, I should really have had more faith in this juicer. It is also well built, so doesn't look like it can fall apart at any moment. It is very user friendly in terms of cleaning and you can separate out the parts. Cleaning really is important for an item like this as you can imagine.
I have seen people here stating this is available for £80, but at the moment it is priced around £90 on Amazon and most other online sites. I would recommend choosing the Amazon option, which is what I did, and delivery was quick, but of course this can vary. Juicers generally are on the market at quite a cheap price, but I know how electronic items can break down, and as juice is something that I drink on a daily basis I figured I would fork out to be a quality machine, and would recommend others to do the same. Look at it this way, the machine may cost £90, but then in the long run, you will regain the cost as you will never need to buy a carton of juice again, and just the base fruits which of course are much cheaper.
There is a nice little addition with a book accompanied, which gives a few ideas on different juices you can try, and I have found it to be quite useful. Personally though I am experimenting with different fruits, and trying combinations I have never tried before. I am quite hooked on apple and mango at the moment.
Overall I just think this is awesome, and one of the best purchases I have made. The big plus points is how you don't need to peel or cut any of the fruit. Just pop it in and the job gets done. It does a great job at extracting every ounce of juice from the fruit to keep wastage to a minimum. In terms of health benefits, well you can't really go wrong. There is something about juicing your own fruit that is just so much more satisfying than buying juice from a bottle. It maybe a little on the pricey size for some people, but in terms of value for money this definitely lives up to the price tag, and I give it an easy five stars.
We all have gadgets and kitchen appliances that lay dormant in a cupboard cluttering the place up. Gifts that were recieved and hardly ever used. The juicer is high on such a list of items a lot of us own but which we hardly use. Now and again we have the urge to eat more healthily and the juicer is a great way to help you atowards your five a day. I have owned mine some time now and get fairly regular use from it.
The Philips HR1861 looks the part. The juicer is well made and both feels and looks robust. The brushed stainless steel finish on the main body of the juicer gives a very professional and expensive look, it has to be noted that this isn't a cheap and cheerful machine though. Priced at around £80 online I bought it after a lot of deliberation. Juicers can cost anything from under £20 to over a hundred pounds, so it is always best to work out what your needs are before purchase.
Philips is a well-known brand and is one I can trust for both quality and value for money. The looks are obviously a major selling point as it does look the part. The 700W motor is of a healthy power and has some much needed grunt. There are two speed options. You may think this is disappointing, but I find it adequate and the juicer does handle most things I throw into it. The juicer can handle fairly large chunks of fruit, and nothing I have put down the chute has been a problem for the powerful device. Harder fruits such as apples and pineapple are cut down to size reasonably well and I am most impressed with the juicing power to hand here.
When I first began using the juicer it was very simple to set up and operate. I did look over the instructions to see if there were anything glaringly obvious I had forgotten to do, but setup and operation are a doddle. There is a large jug that comes with the juicer which is ideal as it can hold a good amount of fruit. This is simply put into the front of the juicer. There is then a pulp collector which catches the pulp from the fruit, allowing you to do a lot of juicing before it needs emptying. The pulp collector also ensures that fruit juices are very clean and pulp-free. If you don't like bits in your freshly squeezed fruit juice then the HR1861 could be for you!
Cleaning the juicer is also an important consideration. As the main jug and pulp-collector are easy to access and remove this makes the job much easier, and there are no fiddly areas that are difficult to clean either. The seperate componants are dishwasher safe, so this is another bonus if you have one of these. I often just rinse the various items straight after use, as there is nothing worse than cleaning off dried orange pulp.
Although the price may seem a little bit steep I still think this juicer is worth the money. Juicing is simple and the motor is powerful enough to handle even hard apples and pineapple. The juice extraction is also very efficient, meaning that you get as much juice from the fruit as possible. The design is also very clean and sexy, meaning it could happily sit on your kitchen worksurface without having to hide it away. I award the Philips HR1861 a full 5 Dooyoo stars as it is an excellent all-round juicer.
At the risk of repeating what it already says in the other reviews, I would not hesitate to recommend this juicer to anyone who wants to try freshly juiced fruit and veg with minimal hassle.
No need to chop things up, which is the most time consuming part about juicing if you have a juicer with a narrow "chute"
This one powers through whole beetroots with ease!
The cleaning really only takes a couple of minutes so long as you do it STRAIGHT AWAY!
The bits rinse off easily with the help of the brush provided and if you put a bag in the back container to catch the pulp this too saves time and effort.
Ther are some great recipes around for things to do with the pulp - add it to soups and stews or mix it with flax seeds and dry it in the oven to make tasty crackers. Obviously it depends what you've juiced as to just how these taste.
The look of this juicer has divided opinion in my house, I actually think it looks stylish and quite sleek however my other half thinks that for £80 we should have got something that does not resemble a cross between a piece of science kit and a hoover, personally i cannot see what his problem is and actually think that this is a nice piece of equipment besides which he is more than happy to consume the juices that I prepare with it however he is less keen to do the cleaning of it.
Maintaining a healthy diet is not always easy and I'm always wary of store produced juices and prefer to make my own. This juicer from Phillips has a silver aluminium body. The motor is quite powerful at 700 watts and is not as noisy as I expected it to be based upon a previous juicer that we had. I also like the fact that along with the two speed setting the juicer can handle large pieces of either fruit of vegetables so there is not a lot of chopping to do. It also has a nice large container for the contents so you can make a decent amount at any one time. The feeding tube is nice and large making the whole juicer easy to set up and very easy to operate. There is a pulp collector to help strain the juice, I hate too much pulp in a juice drink and this device is excellent at filtering that out.
I have used it to make a range of juices including hard vegetable like carrot, apple and pear juice in fact probably the most noticeable fruit we have not used is orange. After use cleaning is really easy as the parts can go in the dishwasher however to be honest I tend to wash it by hand and especially the pulp filter as that is a little messy.
I have found this to be an efficient and effective juicer and despite what the other half says I like the way it looks especially with the shiny aluminium giving it a nice sleek look.
With eating healthy getting more popular every year, I thought it would be fun to get a juicer. And it would also help in getting those five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. These days many different brands have their range of juicers and of course Philips couldn't stay behind. In order to get my five portions a day I went for this Philips HR1861.
The main reason for getting this juicer was the brand. Philips is certainly a brand that I can trust as we have several products of them in the house. The looks of the mixer did help as well. It has a silver aluminium body which gives it a more expensive feeling, certainly compared to some other juicers out there. It comes with a 700 watt motor, two speeds option, which can handle almost everything. The great thing about this juicer is that you don't have to chop the fruit in small pieces since it can handle large chunks of fruit.
Setting the juicer up for the first time is very easy. The most impressive part is the big jug in the box. It can hold a lot of fruit and is easily used with the juicer. You just put him in the front of the juicer and nothing could be easier. Then you also have the pulp collector which is actually slightly bigger than the jug. So it can hold up a lot of pulp which means you can use a lot of vegetables and fruit before it's full. Setting him up and the detachment is very easy. It's all clear were everything belongs and you don't have to use much force really.
Washing the separate parts is easy because you can put them in the dishwasher. They are easy to rinse off and the most difficult part to clean is more the jug than any other part of the juicer.
I don't think that there is anything negative about this product. It's a wonderful juicer for the price. I bought it just under the 100 pounds. Five stars.
This Philips Juicer gives you all the juice without the fuss thanks to its patented micro-mesh filter and powerful 700W motor / The extra-large feeding tube easily takes whole fruits and vegetables, so you don`t have to peel, core, de-seed or chop first anymore / The versatile motor with two speeds can handle hard fruit as easily as soft fruit, and because the pulp container is so large, you can make more juice in one go / Short name: Philips HR1861