Inspired by the lovely fresh pineapple and ginger juice I'd had in Australia, I bought a centrifugal juicer the second I got home, hoping to replicate the results. Messy, and severely lacking in juicing power, it went in the attic after one use. (I'm sure I can't be alone in this.)
Years later I stumbled across the Samson masticating juicer. In reviews it seemed to score above centrifugal juicers for:
- The range of produce it can juice, eg. wheatgrass and woody vegetables
- Gets more juice out
- Less messy and easier to clean
Well, the reviews aren't wrong. The Samson is a fantastic product. I got two litres of juice from 1Kg of beetroot plus a few carrots, without the mess (think Texas Chainsaw Massacre) my old centrifugal juicer made.
Ginger and chillies were juiced with only dry pulp remaining, and I particularly like the facility to mince meat, onions, herbs etc for burgers, and make nut butters, salsa, pesto etc.
What's particularly useful when cooking for one or two people is that you can mince small quantities - impossible in a food processor.
Everything comes apart for a quick rinse under the tap, moreover all components seem durable and well made.
Get it - I doubt you'll be disappointed.