Friday 24 October 2014

Best buys...juicers

Sarah Stack

Published 29/06/2014 | 02:30

The Sage Nutri Juicer BJE410UK
The Magimix Duo PLus XL juicer
Philips HR1855 Viva juicer

Nowadays everyone seems to be flat out juicing. For the more dedicated, it's a daily ritual for the countless health benefits they claim to get from their watered fruit and veg. Others simply jumped on the bandwagon. So how much was that shiny new kitchen utility that's back in the box under the stairs?

SAGE NUTRI JUICER BJE410UK €200

The Sage by Heston Blumenthal range featured in the popular juicing documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.

It produces a nice smooth drink and extracts lots of juice from your favourite fruit or veg – more than other models. A jug is also supplied to separate foam from your drink.

It's fairly noisy, but it is fast – making juice in seconds – and easy to use and clean (most parts can go in a dishwasher) so you may be able to live with that.

MAGIMIX DUO PLUS XL €235

While slower than some juicers, this is a good quality product which is easy to clean and comes with a few extras – like a citrus press, coulis maker and a SmoothieMix attachment meaning soft fruits can be processed to make smooth purees.

It doesn't quite get all the juice out of the fruit, but the end result still tastes as good. It is quiet, but there's no juice container so you have to put your glass under the spout. Removable parts can go in the dishwasher.

PHILIPS HR1855 VIVA €99

One of the cheaper models on the market, this Philips machine is the Viva range and for the price, is a great product.

It is great at juicing, is fast, and gets the most out of your ingredients. Like the others, it is also easy to use and clean and this one is quiet.

The jug also has a built-in foam separator for anyone who wants a foam-free drink. All removable parts are dishwasher safe while the "easy-clean" filter is as it says.

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