Product Type: Philips juicers
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Member Name: bhayanid
Advantages: Value for money
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.
Summary: A must have for people that love fruit
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