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We processed a kilogram each of carrots, apples and oranges — and a “green leafy” combination of spinach, kiwifruit, pear, cucumber, mint and celery. We measured the quantity of juice produced and checked its texture and consistency. If a juicer claimed to be able to make smoothies, we made a banana, pineapple, mango and strawberry smoothie. The smoothie score doesn’t contribute to the juicing score.
We assessed how easy and safe it was to “feed” the juicer, assemble and take apart, collect the juice, remove the pulp, and clean the juicer. We also checked whether juice dripped out of the spout after processing, and whether there was any splashing or leaking while juicing. We also measured how noisy the juicers are but this doesn’t contribute to the overall score.
16 Nov 2017, Maria H.
Product use: 1 - 3 months
It juices just about anything, and there is not too much 'pulp' in the juice.
If the first thing you put through is something hard and woody, like carrot or beetroot, the pulp fires out of gaps around the collecting chute, spraying all over the kitchen. Have tried draping a towel over the collection chute, but the speed generates so much air that it blows the towel out.
If, however, you put through a wet, soft item, like cucumber or a ripe pear, it clogs up the holes quickly, meaning you get little to no 'spray'.
IMO a serious design error.
No, this product has too many drawbacks.
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