Thing is, she really loves fresh juice and so would realy love to be able to make carrot, beetroot, celery etc juices.
I havent had one before and so do these things actually work well i.e. do you have to buy 15kilos of carrot to get a 250ml glass full? Are they easy to clean? can you stuff anyting in them from tomatoes to cucumber? They come in lots of varieties so do i need to pay the earth or will the less expensive ones be pretty decent too.
Personally i prefer chucking a banana and some frozen berries, or whatever in a blender and making a smoothie.
> Thing is, she really loves fresh juice and so would realy love to be able to make carrot, beetroot, celery etc juices.
> I havent had one before and so do these things actually work well i.e. do you have to buy 15kilos of carrot to get a 250ml glass full? Are they easy to clean? can you stuff anyting in them from tomatoes to cucumber? They come in lots of varieties so do i need to pay the earth or will the less expensive ones be pretty decent too.
I bought one for my ex many years ago. She loved it to bits.
The yield from different fruits/veg varies. I think if she's into it like my gf was, you're destined to have loads of stuff lying around for the first few weeks.
I remember she used to go to a market to buy bulk veg for juicing at the end of the day when they sold off the 'crap' stuff. A bit of cutting to get rid of icky bits and you're away.
Why not just buy her a selection of carrot, beetroot or celery smoothies from the supermarket?
> Why not just buy her a selection of carrot, beetroot or celery smoothies from the supermarket?
I take your point although Im our defence, we still use our bread maker and its about 15 years old.
Ive done the smoothie maker thing and in the end it was used to the end of its life. i guess I would have to make an economic choice too as i dont want to spend a fortune on raw material to get little out.
What got me thinking about this is that we have recently been buying cartons of beetroot juice but its realy pricey and you cant get carrot juice in cartons anywhere.
Orange, apple and tomato juice is obviously pretty widespread and well priced, even for organic, freshly squeezed stuff so this wasnt my thinking. Plus, the sugar content is much lower in veggies so would probably (I wait for the arguments here) healthier.
And then there is the fruit which we waste every month. For instance, we buy loads of apples and inevitably they go a little soft and so can they be used in a juicer.
See where im coming from.
we have one of these.
we go thru stages of usage, it came ( i think) with reciepe book, but you can buy some great books. the breakfast juices/smoothies were my fav, or a warm apple/cinnimon drink on a winters evening...
re cleaning, just scrape out the peel and then stick it all in the dishwasher...hardly a chore.
I use one of these to make veg juices, it only requires a rinse to clean it. The downside is your 'juice' is rather fibrous (this might be a good thing) to say the least and to get it to blend you need to add some sort of liquid ie apple juice which kind of defeats the point!
But I use it every day and waste is non existent.
juicers are great! I used to juice every day when i had one. You get into the routine and it only takes 5 mins or so to prepare, juice and rinse it clean.
I have even heard of people baking bread with the leftover pulp!
> I have even heard of people baking bread with the leftover pulp!
or chucking it in soups, if you like home-made soup
Bloody hell, that's a worry...
> Bloody hell, that's a worry...
Its just an experiment to see if chocolate labradors actually taste like chocolate.
A bloke I worked with once bought his missus a bread bin for Christmas...
On a serious note though, if you don't have a dishwasher try and look at one in a shop and get one that's easy to clean. Also look for one with a bit entrance tube as it will mean you don't spend all your time chopping apples up. The magimix ones are quite good but not particularly cheap.
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