Product Type: Philips juicers
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So Good, Even The Juice Master Approves
Member Name: thegoodguy
Advantages: Appearance, Strong Motor, Extra Things in Box, Price
The appearance of the HR1861 is something Philips have to be applauded for. A silver, anodised aluminium body, which Philips claim will never rust (after 2 years, mine still hasn't) and gives it a polished shine, gives the HR1861 a swanky, must-buy-me only look. There are far too many juicers which many manufacturers don't bother to beautify. A powerful 2 speed, 700 watt motor makes you feel you're not juicing some hard vegetable or stoned/seeded fruit, but probably a spongy ball. When you juice, you don't want to wrestle with the fruit or vegetable in hand, so again top marks to Philips for making this process a doddle. The feeding chute also separates this juicer from many of the others. There's no point in chopping most fruit and veg up, because the chute can swallow most of them whole and because of its 700 watt motor, the HR1861 is powerful enough to crush stones, seeds, rinds and any other tough thing fruit and veg have. Hopefully the next models can juice whole pineapples! An intriguing addition is the micro mesh filter, which is designed to squeeze every last bit of juice out and allow for the least amount of pulp to accumulate. You can see this work as you can get half a glass of most things by juicing just one of them. For example, 2 apples or 4 carrots are enough to give me a whole glass of juice.
As with most electrical appliances, there's always something in the box. First of all is a recipe book containing plenty of juices from Jason Vale/The Juice Master himself. There are some refreshing and tasty juices in there, although some of the ingredients required for a few of the juices are quite difficult to get. Also in the box is a cleaning brush, which is for exactly what it says. A thoughtful addition by Philips because they can appreciate not everybody has the correct equipment to clean. There's also a darn big jug in the box, which can hold a lot of juice. More impressive than the size of the jug is a frothing instrument which, when added on or taken away from the jug, can make a little froth at the top of the juice or make the juice completely frothy. Finally, there's the pulp collector. That it's slightly bigger than the jug goes to show you what a great jug you have, although the pulp collector can hold a lot of pulp in itself, so you can juice a lot more fruits and vegetables. Of course, whatever you want to do with the pulp is entirely up to you.
The setup and detachment of the juicer is a breeze. There's nothing to fiddle over, for example, the catches easily place over the top. There's very little force required, but it still secures the juicer together and before you know it, you can start juicing (don't forget to plug it in!). Some parts which have to be washed are also dishwasher safe, although there's really no point using the dishwasher because pulp and stains can be washed off easily with the use of washing up liquid and a sink.
Nothing can be criticised about this product. It's just about the perfect juicer and at well under £100, a brilliant price too. If you like juicing, then this is easily the best juicer to have.
Summary: Buy it. The best juicer in the market
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