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Philips HR1881 Robust Collection Juicer

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      12.05.2012 19:14
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      Fantastic all-round product, well worth the money

      I have been nagging my husband for a juicer for ages and to my utter delight he came home with this! This is the Daddy of ALL juicers. So lets break it down, This wonderful contraption is amazing. It has everything you need and you can juice literally anything!!!! Stylish in looks, brushed aluminium and charcoal grey (fits in VERY well with my kitchen design) this looks the piece but can it do what it states on the box? The simple answer yes! As a very busy mum to three children,I simply do not have time to be faffing around. This juicer is easy to wash, easy to maintain and more so easy to use. Hardly any prep time is needed on your fruit or veg. It has a huge 1200w motor(which comes with a 15 yr guarantee) and 2 speed settings, which will power through anything! So far carrot juice, beetroot, apple, orange,mango and celeriac juice has been made and none of these have even given it pause for thought! My daughter wants carrot juice all the time(if your a fan of buying carrot juice you know how expensive it is) and to my delight I don't need to peel the carrots even, due to the fact it has a pulp catcher, Ijust cut them in half and press go. 1 min later fresh carrot juice and a happy 7yr old!!! The feeding tube is larger than on nearly all models, 90mm and will take a whole beetroot or a small orange with no cutting(I personally still cut them in half, I think you get more juice that way). The pulp catcher is huge - 2 litres and it come with a 1.5 litre jug which you can put in the fridge. The parts are dishwasher safe as well, so if you have a sudden desire for orange juice it literally takes 2 mins to make and 1 min to disassemble and put in the dishwasher. But with anything there is always at least 1 downside. With this particular model it is the weight of it. It is heavy and its just not the sort of thing you can put away easily into a cupboard every time. It will become a permanent feature of your kitchen(I use it enough that it works for me) and it is expensive. Although it has come down by nearly £100 since my hubby bought it. What I would say to anyone who is reading this is, that if you already have a juicer and want to upgrade, or if your looking for a first time juicer, this model is worth every single penny!!! I have saved a fortune on buying juice and with 3 kids money counts! It might seem like an extravagant purchase but as its fully guaranteed for 5 years(motor for 15) you will definitely get your monies worth. I Know that I have and will continue to relish my juicer - it in my opinion is a must have if you like juice!!

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        03.08.2010 16:36
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        You get what you pay for

        This is truly a giant among juicers. Powered by a 1200W motor which is guaranteed for 15 years, it takes even beetroots and carrots in its stride. At the best part of £300 it's an indulgence, but it makes gourmet juice, and never again will you struggle to use up gluts and windfalls. As the HR1881 is too heavy to put away after each use, it's a permanent fixture on the worktop. You feed fruit or vegetables down a broad tube at the top, as you do with a food processor, and press them down onto a flat metal dish. On contact with the dish's grater-like base they're macerated. Juice is filtered forwards through the dish's mesh sides, then through a spout and into a jug. What's left is a moist pulp which is flung backwards into a receiving receptacle. The whole process is sealed in. No juice or pulp escapes into the motor or into the kitchen. Yield varies. I've just made nearly two pints of juice from 3lbs of freshly harvested blackberries, and nearly a pint from ditto 2.5lbs (peeled weight) of beetroot. Though one of the promotional images shows the open tube stuffed with whole carrots, the motor is happier if you roughly cube hard vegetables. The key to extracting the maximum amount of juice is small amounts at a time. Otherwise you get a minuscule amount of juice and lots of mushy pulp. Occasionally the pulp retains enough taste to be mixed with something else and eaten. If not, it's dry enough to compost without getting smelly. The jug of fresh juice can go straight in the fridge. The juicer is easy to disassemble and clean, and comes with special brushes for cleaning the spout and metal dish. Freshly juiced fruit needs no additions. Vegetable juice needs tweaking. You can freeze juice for future use, but it's better fresh. Undiluted fresh juice is filling, more like a snack or part of a meal than something to quaff down. Remember to register the juicer to get the 15-year guarantee.

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        Short name: Philips HR1881