Advantages Fresh juice every morning
Disadvantages May be tempted to try grass juice
Every morning I wake up to the pleasure of my buzzing machine. He is French and very powerful. He looks smart and has a very solid sturdy body. He takes everything I feed him although he does like me to cut it up into chunks. He is fussy though and likes to be hand fed.I am of course talking about my Le Duo by Magimix. This is a juicer just in case you hadn't noticed the category heading of my opinion. I am always buying exotic fruits for Laurel and Hardy my baby tortoises, and often have loads left that normally end up being thrown away. I like to try different combination foods so a juicer seemed an ideal way to mix the odd pieces of fruit together.
I already had been given a "smoothie" maker and although I am able to blend some delicious drinks it does not extract the juice from the fruit/vegetables. For years I had used a lemon squeezer glass dish to try and make my own orange juice but wanted a quicker and easier way.
Magimix is a well-known household name and has a good reputation for producing well-made products. My juicer had to find a permanent place in my kitchen as it is really heavy and not a model you could shove in a cupboard and take out daily. It is very stylish to look at with its silver/chrome bottom and black top so I don't mind having it on show. The extent of counter room it takes up is no more than a blender and because of its weight and four little rubber feet it never moves even when being used.One of the reasons I chose an expensive juicer was that I had been watching some adverts on Sky. The cheaper juicers all did quite well in extracting a small amount of juice, but this looked more like thick sludge and seemed to separate into different layers very quickly. For instance a glass of orange would look like thick pulp at the bottom, followed by a watery liquid, followed lastly with what looked like scum floating on the top. This did not look very appetising at all. Whenever a more expensive model was demonstrated the juice was nearly clear with no pulp or scum included. Also I would not have to peel any of the products that I fed into my machine. That did it for me. The centrifugal force rips the food apart and the spinning extracts the juice.
With its very quiet motor I felt confident that the Magimix Le Duo could fulfil the claims made by its manufacturer and would be able to juice literally any fruit or vegetable I fed it. Well so far it has lived up to its promise and for the sake of research yesterday I even fed it some grass just to see what if anything was extracted. No honestly I am not taking the pith I really did do this. I got a small glass of pale green juice but didn't fancy trying it out for taste.
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