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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't believe the hype, 9 Sep 2013
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The machine works well but ultimately i think it is a less practical choice than a centrifugal juicer.

1. It is slower than a centrifugal juicer
2. It does not have a jug to collect 2 days worth of juice
3. It has a very small 'bin' to collect the pulp meaning you have to empty this container if you plan to make more than a small glass worth of juice
4. You have to chop up the veg before putting into the chute. This can be annoying if you do not cut carrots thinly enough they get stuck firmly in the feeding tube.
5. You have to push down quite hard to yield your juice

I have owned 4 centrifugal juicers and then this. Get a centrifugal juicer with a jug and save your money. I do not believe that this produces healthier juice than a centrifugal and the fact it is laborious to chop everything up beforehand actually makes one likely to juice less. Ultimately always go for the practical choice in life and this is not a practical way to juice when there are other far simpler better and cheaper options available on the market.

Anyway that's my penny's worth.
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Initial post: 3 Dec 2013 08:45:32 GMT
Cloelia says:
The reason why macerating juicers are better than centrifugal juicers is because centrifugal juicers introduce a lot of air into the juice as they grate the fruit against the pulping/grating part of the machine (that's why there is usually a frothy topping to the juice when it is dispensed from the machine). This causes rapid oxidisation of the juice thus destroying a lot more of the vitamin C content. Macerating juicers don't introduce air into the juice so the nutrient value remains much higher for longer.

And I really don't see the point in juicing two days' worth of juice to store in the fridge- there'll be hardly any vitamin C left at all by then. You might as well just buy cartons of juice from the shop - at least vitamin C will have been added back in in the form of acetic acid.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013 18:44:43 GMT
J. Farnin says:
Thank you for your comment. I dont see that given a carrot or an apple can be juiced in about 1 second that the oxidization of the juice will be rapid. What about the other vitamins then do they get destroyed or is it just the vitamin C that gets destroyed?
i actually think you'd be much better off in terms of health of having the carrot whole rather than juice it. i guess if one is totally fruit and veg adverse then juicing is a great way of getting such folk to 'eat their greens', otherwise if you eat alot of veg and fruit anyway then i cant see the benefit of juicing. Another point is that if one is juicing a pineapple that was plucked 4 weeks ago it has bugger all value left in it anway...and what about the sugar spikes and affect on insulin. Anyway thats my penny worth.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2014 17:15:12 GMT
Haniel says:
Hi,
The speed/violence of a centrifugal juicer creates too much heat which also destroys the life enhancing enzymes.
Most people juice vegetables for this purpose so a centrifugal juicer defeats the purpose.
Slow,masticating juicers grind and squeeze slowly to safeguard these vital enzymes,vitamins and minerals.
Some juicers also have ceramic magnets in the grinder rim and in the collection jug itself to delay oxidation of the enzymes...they die within 20 mins of being exposed to the air so fresh veg juice should be drunk immediately if you can. The magnet version claims that it protects from oxidation for 24 hours but I would prefer to drink immediately anyway.

PS....Please do not juice fruit!! Even organic fruit. Fruit should be eaten whole with all the pulp and fibre to accompany the juice. The reason is that you will get nearly 100% of the fructose which is highly detrimental to the body and a little of the vitamins and minerals but not enough to offset the damage done by the fructose. When eating whole fruit the fructose absorbtion is greatly delayed and reduced by the fruit fibre enabling a lot of it to pass from the body...in juice it is rapidly absorbed and is not good for us.
A glass of unsweetened organic grape juice has more fructose sugar than a can of coke!!!!!
Tests have shown that drinking one glass of grape juice a day for 14 days can put a person in a "pre-diabetic" condition.
Fruits should be kept to a minimum for optimal health and should ideally be the more tart fruits such as raspberries.
Vegetable juice is highly nutritional and life saving plus there is the added bonus of being able to mix in a variety of veg that might be unpalatable on the dinner plate...put a few in the juicer with other veg and you have a powerhouse of organic goodness to repair the body.
Dr.Mercola.com has a lot to say about the power of veg juicing and the perils of fruit juicing.
To your health,
H

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014 18:59:39 GMT
J. Farnin says:
hi thanks for this information
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