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Does anyone own a juicer?

prhymeateprhymeate Posts: 792
edited May 2015 in The cake stop
I'm pretty bad at having my '5 a day' and I thought it could be a good idea to try one. I work from home so it'd be quite easy to use for lunch and I've seen a Philips one online for £35 that gets positive reviews... does anyone here own and use one, or is it more than likely to end up in the cupboard after the first week?

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  • My girlfriend and my friend bought one. My GFs is still in the box and my mates is back in the cupboard after trying to juice Sunday Dinner.
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  • VelonutterVelonutter Posts: 4,749 Lives Here
    My son bought the Bullet as it is raved about at his Gym, he juices 2-3 times a day and I have to admit that we have seen a change in him since he has been using it.

    He's more energetic and now gets his veg properly and probably more healthily and he's not so bad tempered.
  • mercia_manmercia_man Posts: 1,391
    We've got a Philips juicer. Works well. A pain to clean once you've juiced. A good way to use up veg and fruit that have passed their best. And it's good fun trying out various combinations. Our favourite: a mix of carrot, apple and celery.
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    Velonutter wrote:
    My son bought the Bullet as it is raved about at his Gym, he juices 2-3 times a day and I have to admit that we have seen a change in him since he has been using it.

    He's more energetic and now gets his veg properly and probably more healthily and he's not so bad tempered.

    The bullet is apparently the best. My mate got me one for Xmas and I'm yet to use it but he uses it daily for his lunch and had lost a stone and a half and is also more energetic according to him. I need to use mine.
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  • Keith47Keith47 Posts: 158
    I started with the philips one, recently bought a Hurom one, rather expensive (£300 ish) but better quality juice.
    I use it once every day, and occasionally do a 3 day "detox" . It has made a world of difference to me, I feel fitter, healthier and more energetic than I have for years, even my 22 yr old son has started having a juice every day and he feels the same benefits.
    Read any of Jason Vale's books, all are quite eye opening, Slim For Life is probably a good place to start, I would ( and do) recommend juicing to anyone .
    The problem is we are not eating food anymore, we are eating food-like products.
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    I just eat a good balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg, can't see it catching on though.
  • paul64paul64 Posts: 278
    Mercia Man wrote:
    We've got a Philips juicer. Works well. A pain to clean once you've juiced. A good way to use up veg and fruit that have passed their best. And it's good fun trying out various combinations. Our favourite: a mix of carrot, apple and celery.
    if it's like the one i have i found cleaning easier using an eco food bag in the waste basket thing then the machine parts clean easily under the tap using a brush.
  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,445
    Nutribullet is the one to get.
  • Mark AlexanderMark Alexander Posts: 2,277
    Velonutter wrote:
    My son bought the Bullet as it is raved about at his Gym, he juices 2-3 times a day and I have to admit that we have seen a change in him since he has been using it.

    He's more energetic and now gets his veg properly and probably more healthily and he's not so bad tempered.

    My wife bought a nutrition-bullet for my birthday in september and I us it most days. It's expensive but awesome.
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  • My wife just got a fancy one, it cost £9.99 on Amazon I believe and is quite good, or so she says.
  • ForumNewbieForumNewbie Posts: 1,664
    Nutribullet is the one to get.
    We also have a Nutribullet. It's great as there is no waste like a juicer - it completely breaks down all the food so you get all the nutrients out of it. As well as fresh and frozen fruit, we often add spinach and nuts. The drinks always taste good and it's also easy to clean.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,971 Lives Here
    Velonutter wrote:
    My son bought the Bullet as it is raved about at his Gym, he juices 2-3 times a day and I have to admit that we have seen a change in him since he has been using it.

    He's more energetic and now gets his veg properly and probably more healthily and he's not so bad tempered.

    Pretty sure a bullet is a name for a vibrator. With that in mind, that whole sentence means something very very different....

    Edit: in fact the entire thread sounds odd in that context.
  • You don't enjoy the juice produced as a result of using your bullet Rick?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,971 Lives Here
    Don't normally drink it no.
  • I dare to think what else you do with it!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Bobbinogs wrote:
    I just eat a good balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg, can't see it catching on though.

    Just the two of us then :D
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,650
    Anyone know how easy it is to clean the bullet without a dishwasher? I gave up on my other juicer because it took ages to clean and I'm a lazy git.
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  • fish156fish156 Posts: 496
    Tried a friend's high-street brand juicer. Used it once & never again. Very noisy & a pain to clean.

    Bought a Hurom slow juicer. Use it most days (in addition to a healthy, balanced diet). I find it helps me stay healthy despite a stressful life.
    Food bills increase though; I don't use it for fruit & veg "passed their best" as one previous poster - I use the freshest stuff I can get.
    Primarily use veg and little fruit. Throw in a lemon & pretty much any veg based juice becomes palatable.
  • VelonutterVelonutter Posts: 4,749 Lives Here
    seanoconn wrote:
    Anyone know how easy it is to clean the bullet without a dishwasher? I gave up on my other juicer because it took ages to clean and I'm a lazy git.

    My son had the very problem at the weekend, the instructions apparently say just fill with water and blitz and sure enough it came out clean.
  • Alain QuayAlain Quay Posts: 534
    seanoconn wrote:
    Anyone know how easy it is to clean the bullet without a dishwasher? I gave up on my other juicer because it took ages to clean and I'm a lazy git.

    You just need to rinse it so dead easy.
  • Captain FagorCaptain Fagor Posts: 1,768
    Another nod for the nutribullet here.
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