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A couple of days a week I like to have a fresh glass of orange juice with my breakfast, as does the rest of my family. I've been doing this for a good couple of years now. In my opinion, the homemade stuff tastes much nicer than shop bought as it's fresh and completely unprocessed and I always feel like I'm doing my health a bit of good when I make it my self as oranges have obviously got vitamin C in them.
Whenever I do fancy a glass of fresh orange juice, I will always use this citrus juicer which I've had for quite a while now. I have got a whole fruit juicer but I have found that this juicer gets a lot more juice out of the orange and also I like that I can just cut the orange in half and juice it instead of having to peel it like I do with my whole fruit juicer.
The only thing that I do find is that I have to use large, firm oranges which aren't soft or overly ripe else the skin can split when I out pressure on to it which can make a bit of a mess. I bought this citrus juicer around two years ago and I got it from Amazon when it was reduced. I can't remember how exactly how much I paid - I think it was around the £10 mark and it had been reduced by around 15 pounds.
The current price ranges from £15-20 which I think is a little bit pricy for a juicer which is so limited (it only juices citrus fruits) however it is very durable and has lasted me for a good couple of years without showing any signs of packing up and there are no signs of wear so I do think its worth it. I also think that because it gets every last drop of juice out of the fruit that it is better value than my whole fruit juicer as quite a lot of juice goes to waste with that.
The juicer is incredibly simple in design and it's white with no other colour options available. It's not the most stylish of products however it looks nice enough and most of its time is spent in my cupboard as it only takes a few minutes to juice an orange so it doesn't matter what it looks like really! The juicer is simple to use, it plugs into the wall so you don't need to do any work your self you just need t hold the orange in place and apply a slight bit of pressure but that's it. Yes it's a little bit more work than a whole fruit juicer but it is worth it.
The juicer has got a jug which collects the juice and this holds 400ml of juice. This is a really good amount and it's very handy not to need to keep emptying the jug and then start juicing again. The cone shaped part which you place the fruit onto has got holes in it which acts as a sieve, the juice goes through and the flesh of the fruit is left on this. I tend to press against the flesh of the fruit to get any remaining juice out of it and then bin it however occasionally I will add a bit of it to my juice for some extra fibre. The juices parts are dishwasher safe but I find that it only takes a couple of minutes to wash and dry them as there are no hard to reach parts.
The juicer while in use is not too loud, it does make a noise while I'm juicing but it's not anywhere near as loud as my whole fruit juicer. It stays firmly in place as the base has got grips on which is excellent as there is no risk of any accidental spills. As for how much juice the juicer produces, on average a large Jaffa orange will usually fill half a tall glass, so you do need to use a couple of oranges to get a glass full. To fill the 400ml jug you need a fair few oranges but I find that juicing them is an easy way to use them up if they've been laying around for a while.
It's more time consuming than a whole fruit juicer but not by a huge amount and it's worth it as you do get more juice and the juicer is a thinner texture with no froth or foam on the top like you get with whole fruit juicers. I have never juiced a grapefruit with this, however as they're generally a bit larger than large oranges I'd guess that you'd get at least a glass full of juice. All in all this juicer is really good, I recommend it highly.
We bought this Philips HR 2737 little juicer a while ago now but do not use it that often any more. The only reason I am writing this review was because in an attempt to write about as many home gadgets etc as we have, I found this in the back of our 'forgotten' cupboard. We have had it for ages and when we first bought it I rememebr using it all the time. Now I have found it again no doubt we will start to use it again. I think we bought it online from Amazon a few years ago and it wa just under ten pounds.
It is cheap and efficient and it works really well as a decent juicer. The base is in a nice attractive silver colour, the jug is in a light green colour and the juicer itself is in white - three different colours and not as is portrayed in the photograph accompanying this review. It is quite compact in size but looks good on the worksurface of your kitchen. The jug holds a maximum of 0.4 litre capacity and when it is in operation it is fairly quiet and not too noisy as I was initially expecting from such a cheap and small juicer if I am honest. We like our juice with a lot of pulp and fleshy bits in and if you prefer you can leave out the siever and have your juice with a bit of 'bite' as we call it. Alternativey, you can use the sieve facility and have your juice pulp free and smooth.
Whichever way you prefer, this juicer manages to squeeze a massive amount of juice out of even the smallest little oranges and it really is very impressive to see just how much juice it manages to get out. It is very easy to keep clean and not at all fiddly as you might expect. We just rinse ours out after we have washed it in hot soapy water.
Great price for a great juicer. ..
This review is also published on Ciao under name of sorehead.
I love freshly squeezed juice. Orange juice, grapefruit juice, the fresher the better. I also make cocktails at home and it's nice to add some freshly squeezed juice to these too, especially lime juice in my world renowned Cosmopolitans!!
I have used hand juice pressers before but they do need a lot of elbow grease and so an electric one is a lot easier to use. This juicer is very well designed as it makes it so easy to juice the fruit and then pour it into your cup/glass etc.
The top of the juicer has a cone on it which the fruit sits on top of. The cone is obviously small at the top and then gets bigger as it goes down so it will fit small fruit at the top such as limes but is then big enough to take bigger fruit such as grapefruits, etc. The machine plugs in and then in order to start the motor you just press the fruit half onto the top of the cone. I think this is a really handy way of starting the machine as then you do not need to worry about making sure you have the fruit in place before you flick a switch. With this machine, the power is in your hand and you can control the depth you go into your fruit.
The cone has a dish around it which has slats in it. The juice runs through these slats into the bowl underneath. Once you have got all the juice out of your fruit you pull it off the cone. The cone comes away from the bowl underneath and this in turn comes off the motor unit which allows you to pour it into your glass. There is a little spout on the jug so its easy to pour and I don't really make a mess.
This then makes the machine very easy to clean. The cone is plastic and as it has no grates on it the fruit pulp and residue washes away easily and the jug washes easily too. Obviously as the motor unit has the electrics in it you do not wash this but it is easily wipe cleanable.
A great way to get some of your five a day in juice form!
I am not a big juicer. I have never had one of those powerful machines capable of eating up a pineapple at break neck speed and will probably not be tempted to buy one. What I do do is make cocktails. There is nothing more pleasing that squeezing the life out of a lime to add a kick to a cocktail and this job is made all that much easier by the Philips HR2737 (I don't know why they give little machines like this such silly names). The machines is also known as the 'comfort' which is printed on the front.
I paid £10 from a local bits and bobs shop and a quick search online at the time of writing this review shows that it is available from £11.25. This is a cheap and cheerful product from a trusted brand.
For me this is the easiest way to get all the juice from my limes without getting the pips all over the place or in my drink. The more juice I can get out of my lime the better, it means more limes for more cocktails or more lime juice so I can make a larger cocktail!
It is also small (holds just 0.4L), compact and easy to store. This is not something I keep on show, it finds a home in the deep bottom draw and is happy there. This was never designed to be the look at me product of the kitchen. It stores well due to the design which allows the cord to fit into the base. The design of the jug also allows for easy pouring.
Technical specifications as they seem to be missing from dooyoo are:
Power: 25 W
Jar capacity: 0.4 l
Cord length: 1.2 m
Dimensions (LxWxH): 208 x 160 x 165 mm cm
Weight: 0.6 kg
Material: (Container) Polypropylene
Voltage: 220-240V, 50Hz
Easy cord storage: adjust the length of the cord by storing it in the base.
This little electric juicer is certainly good value for money. It is a basic citrus press but ideal for people who want the convenience of an electric citrus press without spending money on expensive bulky machines. I trust the reliability of Philips and decided to spend about £2 more on a Philips rather than an unknown similar product.
If I am being entirely honest I have to say that I do not have a particularly big kitchen. I love my home and I love to cook, and if I had a wish then it would be that I could have a lovely large kitchen that I could use to house all of the gadgets that I have always wanted.
I would love a really big fancy juicer, but as I have said, my kitchen is not so big that I can afford the space on things of that size. I simply do not have the room, either on the work top or in a cupboard for a grand juicer - you know the type - where you can throw in whole pineapples and it jucies them in a heartbeat.
This juicer does not do that. Not even close. But dont mis understand me, this juicer does exactly what it says it does. It is a great little device, which can juice any citrus fruit without any issue. The fruit has to be soft (like an orange or lime) and cut in half, but provided this is the case then this juicer will work perfectly well.
The 'blade' for want of a better term, turns automatically when downward pressure is applied and this juices the fruit as you hold it in place. It really does make it easy in comparrisson to a traditional manual juicer. There are holes in the top lip which allow the juice to drain through but hold back any pips or 'bits' which people seem to hate. Personally I love them so the first thing I do is lift off the lid and scrape the bits in if I am going to drink the juice.
The whole thing comes apart really easily and the bits that get dirty are dishwasher safe.
The device it truely compact too as the cable even can be stored in the base of the device.
I would love a juicer that can juice carrots and things, but until I get a bigger kitchen, this is as good as I can get.
This juicer does exactly what it says it does, and it does it very well.
Short name: Philips HR2737