Product Type: Philips juicers
Newest Review: ... 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 togeth... more
Member Name: jasmine6
Advantages: Large capacity, no prep needed
Disadvantages: Can drip ocasionally
I've been pleasantly surprised by the efficacy of my latest modern gadget - the Philips HR1861. Having last tried juicers a couple of years ago and been generally disappointed by the mess and clumsy chopping (even with blades breaking on tougher fruit), I was reluctant to fork out again. However, I've been on a health drive this year, and when I got to test out the juicer at my friend's flat I decided it would probably be worth the £79.99 outlay (I paid full-price, but look out for it in sales).
The juicer caught my attention initially because of its funky modern look - I thought it would go well in my kitchen! It does match the stainless steel toaster and kettle perfectly. Apart from being very smart looking, it also works incredibly well. I've been totally won over by how easy it is to make a fresh smoothie from scratch, not even needing to chop, peel, or otherwise prepare the items beforehand. For me this is great, as preparation is a big deterrent to my healthy eating regime! The other great thing is that the 'micro-mesh' filter actually takes out all the yucky bits - seeds, peel etc, so you're just left with lovely smooth, tasty juice. Because the pulp container is a handy 2 litres in capacity, and the 'feeding' tube is very large, you can make quite a bit of juice in one go, and store some in the fridge, rather than just getting enough for one drink (as with other juicers I've had).
In terms of cleaning, all the relevant bits come apart easily and are dishwasher safe. Only down side is occasionally there are some juice drips out of the side of the machine, but really nothing major. The noise is probably less than for most juicers.
Very satisfied with this neat product.
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