I owned the Theolife Penguin Juicer for about a year and then unfortunately it broke down and I never got round to looking into getting it repaired. I bought it off of Ebay for 19.99 - and I thought that this was a really good price and so I was happy to pay that for it. What really drew me to this juicer was that it looked non-fussy and simple to use, unlike a lot of juicers on the market that you need a pHD to be able to work effectively!
The Theolife Penguin Juicer comes in a variety of colours and so you can pick one that matches your kitchen. The juicer I have is purple, like in the one in the picture above. I did also like the metal chrome coloured one, but purple is my favourite colour and I also think that it made the juicer stand out as a little bit different from the rest. The juicer isn't very big and so it doesn't take up very much room - which is a bonus.
The juicer is very simple to use and all it does is juice. I like the fact that it has one function and one function alone because this keeps it simple and with no attachments that need to be interchanged. The juicer runs off of electricity and so it does need to be plugged in, but the cable is about 1.5 m long and so it doesn't need to be right next to a socket.
Using the juicer involves chopping the fruit in half and then placing the fruit on top of the juicer. The juicer is shaped like a traditional non-electric juicer and so it is cone shaped and actually goes up inside the fruit. It works well with oranges, lemons, kiwis and limes etc. but it's important to remember that this is not a blender and so it can't really be used for fruits such as mangos and apples. When the fruits are placed onto of the cone then the juicer starts to work automatically when pressure is applied. The juice then pours out of the spout which is on the side of the juicer and to it's important to have a glass or a bowl placed underneath the spout.
Cleaning the Theolife Penguin Juicer is easy and generally only needs rinsing and drying.
Overall, I think this is a nice little juicer. Unfortunately, as I said, it did only last me a year and so this was disappointing, but within that year it got a lot of use and it worked really well.
When you get up in the morning, the last thing you want to do is get out complicated machinery just to get yourself a nice glass of fruit juice. I guess most of us are content with a tetra pak of ready made juice straight from the fridge. Fair enough, but for la pièce de résistance you can't do much better than a fresh one you've squeezed yourself.
Take any orange, grapefruit, lemon or lime and create yourself a healthy, additive free, no extra sugar drink which is full of vitamins and will give you a wake up call better than any cup of coffee. Gone are the days of messy hands and split juice, here comes the Theolife Penguin Juicer. Not for juicing penguins, but for the perfect juice in seconds. No good for smoothies of course, this is a plain and simple juicer.
Stylish, well built aluminium construction and reassuringly expensive at around £40 from www.juiceland.co.uk this piece of kit would look snappy on any kitchen breakfast bar. This 100 watt beast spins at 2000RPM and really makes light work of juicing. Simply half your chosen fruit, press it on the top of the machine, and juicing commences. Stop pressing and the machine halts. It comes with two different sized tops which can accomodate varying sizes of fruit. These are washable of course, all very simple, but not dishwasher safe so it's back to the sink and rubber gloves for this gadget. The little spout ensures that the juice ends up in your glass, not over you or your work surface and can be pushed up to stop any drips afterwards. They have thought of everything.
As with all classy appliances you can choose a colour to match your surroundings. Black - very striking, purple, steel, almond white and red. We have the steel, it looks good and oozes quality.
Whether it's worth the £40 depends on how much you love your juice, and how much space you have for yet another kitchen gadget. It does come with a 2 year warranty, so £20 a year doesn't seem like such a big investment for a healthy wake up drink each morning.
Theolife Penguin Juicer
Description: Manufacturer: Theolife
I must begin this review by confessing that I am really disappointed. I had no idea that this juicer came in different colours. Mr Siamese bought me mine for a birthday present and it is in plain black - now don't get me wrong, that is fine but now that I have seen the purple version, I want it! The juicer actually comes in steel, red, purple,black, and almond colours so there should be something to appeal to everyone.
Now don't get me wrong, if you are looking for something to pulp your fruit, this isn't the juicer for you but if you want something simple and easy to give you a glass of delicious orange or grapefruit juice without loads of hassle and washing up, then this is the one for you. Unfortunately, it isn't dishwasher safe but is so easy to clean in the sink that it doesn't really matter.
Overall, this product is really handy and cute to look at too (especially in purple!) it might seem a little bit pricey but it is solid and seems like it will last for ages so should be a decent enough investment. The juice is easy to pour due to the funnel and the remains are collected and ready to bin, what more could you ask for!
I also have a smoothie maker at home that will juice fruit but it is quite fiddly to use and once used, requires loads of washing up so it tends to sit in the cupboard and not get used. This one however is incredibly simple to use and as a result, I use it a lot.
The juicer retails for around £49 but there is currently a sale on the above website which saves you £10 so if you are interested, have a look now.
To use, simply half your oranges, grapefruit or lemons and then press into the top of the juicer. The juicer then starts spinning round and squeezing the juice from your fruit. The remains are collected underneath and you are left with an empty fruit shell. It really is as easy as that!
There are no sharp blades to clean and the machine easily slides apart allowing you to empty it and then wash. It
This is a brill juicer, the grocer by me sells his oranges off dead cheap when they're past there best so I buy bags of them and sit juicing my own oranges to keep a bottle in the fridge.
It looks proper nice, mine is a dusty grey colour and it goes good with all the rest of the stuff in the kitchen. It's really just a basic juicer though, we got one of them that you throw whole pieces of fruit in but when it comes to plain citrus fruits this one does just a good job..... and also is a lot less messing about to use it!
You just cut the orange, lemon or grapefruit in half and press each half on the cone. That will start the juicer going round and when you apply a bit more pressure the cone will twist inside the orange to get the juice out. You can just carry on until all the juice has come out and you've got a dry shell.
All the pips, pith and gunk collect in the sieve thingy that is at the bottom of the cone so that it's just juice that drips through into the juice container. It holds quite a lot, loads more than a DEAD basic one of these that we had a few years ago where you'd have to tip the juice into a jug or something after each orange. I did some juice up today and this one holds the juice of about 4 decent sized oranges, I can't say for definate about that though because it depends on what oranges you're using!
The juicer is easy to clean, you take the cone and sieve off in one piece and just have to empty all the gunk into the bin before washing it in normal washing up liquid. The juice container just needs rinsing out with plain water.
I think this is a wicked juicer, for something soooooooo basic it makes wicked orange juice that is fresher than anything you can buy in the shops. I know oranges are a bit dear at the minute but if you know somewhere that you can get some cheap then it's deffo worth buying some and making your own juice up.
I love drinking fresh fruit juice and bought this Theolife Penguin Juicer
for £25 on Ebay.
I already have a juicer and you may be thinking why have I bought another one. Well, the answer to that is that to use my other juicer you have to peel and cut the fruit up before putting it into the juicer, which isn't a bad thing but with this one it's quicker and you just have to cut the fruit in half for it to be juiced.
It's not a juicer for making smoothies like my other one does, but it is great for making freshly squeezed orange juice to wake you up in the morning.
This juicer comes in many trandy colours, red, purple,black, almond and steel which is a good choice as usually you only get black or white with the other juicers on the market.
I chose the red one as it stood out from the rest and I like red.
To use the juicer just chop your fruit in half and place on the reaming cone which automatically starts the juicing process, remove the fruit and the machine stops it's that simple to use and as it's only 100w it doesn't use that much electric. The juice runs out of the spout at the top and when you have done you just flip the spout up and the juice stops so that there are not spills or drips coming out.
It comes apart for easy cleaning but doesn't go in the dishwasher which is a bit of a draw back as I put everything in the dishwasher now that I have one.
I think this is a really handy gadget for making juice quickly in the mornings as sometimes I am rushing around and don't have time for breakfast but do like my vitamin C hit before I go off to work and this is easy to use without mess.
If your looking for a good little juicer that is cheap to buy and easy to use then this is a good option. I use it nearly everyday and it is reliable and quick. there are different settings for larger fruit if you like grapefruit juice but I usually go for the orange juice first thing to wake me up.
Have fun x