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#1 lou246

Posted 06 May 2020 - 03:15 PM

Hi. I’m thinking of getting a juicer to boost my vitamin intact. The only thing that turns me off is the cleaning and storage. Can anyone recommend one they are really happy with? Did you get one and the novelty wore off?

#2 MarchyMama

Posted 06 May 2020 - 03:56 PM

The only time I've ever had a juicer was as a hand-me-down from an aunty who got it for the same reasons you have, and the novelty wore off within about six months. I think she used it five times and then I used it to make baby food.

I've since passed it on and instead I got myself one of those bullet blenders and when I'm going to have a day with crap vitamin intake (like a 12-hour shift day) I will start the day with a smoothie - I keep frozen berries and spinach in the freezer, plus frozen yogurt blocks.

#3 can'tstayaway

Posted 07 May 2020 - 09:29 AM

We had an Oscar for years but misplaced it during a move. We now have a Kuvings.

It lives on the bench because we have the space so is convenient to just switch on and use when we want.

Cleaning is a pain. I found filling a bucket with water and tossing the parts into it was easiest. The pulpy fibres seem to come off more easily while wet and if I didn’t have time to clean immediately, it wasn’t a big deal. I would empty the bucket on pot plants or in the garden so it minimised any fibres going down the drain and potentially causing problems.  I’m pretty sure the Kuving can go in the dishwasher but that doesn’t clean the mesh bit very well. It comes with a cleaning scrubber thing that fits it perfectly and is easy to use.

I find having a Tupperware container of prewashed and chopped fruit and veg was the easiest way to enable us to make a quick juice. The fruit lasts several days in the fridge and I personally found that the most tedious part of juicing. For one glass of juice, there was so much faffing around otherwise.

I do prefer the taste of cold pressed juice and I know it contains more fibre than regular juice but I encourage the family eat whole fruits and drink water over having juice.  We mostly use the juicer to make juice for home made iceblocks or the occasional juice to go with a special breakfast.

#4 amaranth

Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:55 PM

View Postlou246, on 06 May 2020 - 03:15 PM, said:

Hi. I’m thinking of getting a juicer to boost my vitamin intact. The only thing that turns me off is the cleaning and storage. Can anyone recommend one they are really happy with? Did you get one and the novelty wore off?

I can recommend Omega, it's always been my personal favorite. The only thing is that it doesn't juice apples very well. It kind of makes it in to apple sauce. But it juices every else: like greens, carrots, ginger perfectly.
As can'tstayaway said, cleaning juicers is such a pain, even if advertisement says that's easy and press 1 to win. Hah. Don't believe this. Also you need to store it somewhere.

For vitamin intact and easy cleaning, I'd recommend you to go with blender instead, smth like Ninja or Nutribullet (argh, auto-correction failed me called it Nitro bullet, whyyy). It would be cheaper (less fruits/vegs used), the final product would be less like a dessert and more like a proper dish since it saves all the fiber which is good for your health (if you want it to be more drinkable - just add some ice or water), plus they're much easier to maintain.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with a juicer (and I was looking for one on purpose), but blender is a more versatile thing. I know that many people are unmotivated by amount of work it takes to clean the thing for a glass of juice and sold their units because of it.

Edited by amaranth, 25 May 2020 - 03:57 PM.

#5 limakilo

Posted 22 May 2020 - 06:28 PM

I have a MD juicer, and I love it. Yes it is a pain to clean, but worth it.
I usually juice enough for about 10 x 200ml glass bottles and then put them in the fridge.
I agree with the PP about chucking the parts into a bucket of water, makes cleaning so much easier.
If you find them on instagram and then search through the hashtag you most likely will be able to find some influencer with a discount code.

#6 Lost_In_Australia

Posted 23 May 2020 - 11:37 AM

To reduce cleaning I put a plastic bag (I recycle the ones from the vegetables bought in supermarket) in the waste container so they fall straight into bag, and later when I disassemble the parts, I then push all the waste from the other parts into the container, filled the sink with soapy water, a quick dip in the sink and then in the dishwater.
It takes longer to type than do it. Cleaning doesn't put me off.

I have both a blender and juicer and use both every week. I never juice fruit - too much sugar - but sometimes add berries or half a banana to green smoothies.

I really like carrot juice. I prefer to drink juices straight away. Even after only 10 min, taste is different and I can always tell in restaurant if juice is fresh or not.

Depending on how hard vegetables are, there will be a lot of waste. When I do the sirtfood juice, I usually pass the waste into the juicer again and almost as much comes out the second time as the first time.

For leafy green such as kale and spinach, I prefer the blender.

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