Magimix Le Duo Plus XL Juice Extractor
One for the counter top
I've had this juicer for about 3 months now and use it almost every day, in fact I would if I didn't keep running out of produce to juice.
Small footprint so stays out on the counter
Smoothie maker brilliant! Most amazing strawberry and banana goo to put on yogurt! I use it for all the softer fruits like pineapple then take the attachment out and juice the hard vegetables
Easy to clean with the spatula supplied but I bought a brush to go around the outside of the basket works a treat.
does hard vegies really well
soft fruits much better through the smootie maker attachment
not great with citrus fruit. I like my orange juice with bits but the citrus press lets though too much
citrus fruit not great through the juices and doesn't work through the smoothie maker so not great if all you want is orange juice.
If it's only one litre of juice you want a time then this is great anymore and you will need to empty the basket. So good for me but not if there is more than one of you
Juice quality is great, sits in the fridge overnight just fine.
Cut your apples in half, takes whole carrots but cut in half are better, spinach in between an apple works well
Really solid build feels like it will last.
Remember this is not a centrifugal juicer so you can't ram loads of stuff into the chute easy does it and you will have fantastic juice
So very happy with my purchase
13 November 2014
BEST. JUICER. EVER!
I PURCHASED THIS JUICER (IN BLACK) FOLLOWING THE ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATION OF A VERY HELPFUL PARTNER AT PETER JONES, AND I AM SO GLAD THAT THIS PRODUCT IS NOW IN MY LIFE! I DESPERATELY NEEDED A NEW JUICER AS THE ONE I HAD BEFORE DIDNT LIVE UP TO ITS EXPECTATIONS AND DIED VERY QUICKLY... THIS IS THE MOST ROBUST AND THE MOST VERSATILE JUICER, AS IT IS ALSO A SMOOTHIE MAKER AND A CITRUS PRESS ALL IN ONE AND YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH THE 20 YEAR GUARANTEE FOR THE MOTOR! ALSO VERY EASY TO CLEAN, THEY STATE THAT IT IS DISHWASHER SAFE, BUT WE DONT HAVE A DISHWASHER SO WE JUST REMOVE THE WORST OF THE WASTE FRM THE WASTE BASKET AND LEAVE THE PARTS TO SOAK WHILST AT WORK - EASY! WISH I COULD GIVE THIS PRODUCT MORE THAN 5 STARS!!!!
01 November 2014
Magimix Le Duo
Although leaves pulp relatively wet and chute requires apples to be cut, this still produces great juice and worked perfectly for my 7 day juice plan. Easy to clean and very stylish and like all magimix products very well built. I lost weight and feel healthier so no complaints!
09 September 2014
I'm in love!
Magimix Le Duo Plus XL Juice Extractor.......where have you been all my life? I'm in love!
09 July 2014
Disappointing in many ways
Top marks to John Lewis who gave me a full refund after buying this machine and being quite disappointed. After my refund I purchased the Sage Heston Blumenthal Nutri Juicer Plus, so this review includes a comparison to that machine.
- The machine is tall but small footprint, takes up minimal space on kitchen work counter. There is no separate pulp container. All pulp is kept in the central machine (also a negative).
- Reasonably quiet. Quieter than the Sage Nutri Juicer.
- Juice is not 100% smooth, small bits of pulp remain. The Sage produces a much smoother juice.
- The pulp which remains in the machine is not 100% dry. I would estimate it leaves the pulp 80% dry. The Sage juicer leaves pulp 95% dry.
- The machine becomes less effective with every vegetable juiced. This is because the pulp is contained in the internal basket and any new juice must pass through the old pulp before reaching the jug. I found I needed to open the machine and empty the basket after juicing only five apples.
- Juice extraction is slow(ish). After placing a fruit in the juicer, 90% of the juice comes out instantly, but the last 10% trickles out over 10-20 seconds. This is because it has to pass through all the collected pulp. The Sage produces 100% of the juice in 2-4 seconds.
- The entry shute is deceptive. Although it looks large, there is a chunk of plastic halfway down that means all apples must be cut in two.
Overall I was quite disappointed with the machine. Primarily because it doesn't produce a 100% smooth juice and the leftover pulp is always wet. John Lewis let me exchange the product for the Sage Heston Blumenthal Nutri Juicer Plus, which is a far better juicer is many ways.
01 June 2014
Not all it's cracked up to be
Six months on and the central spindle has cracked - and when I took it back to PJs there was another one in the service centre with the same problem. But more than this it is a nightmare to clean... The central basket where all the pulp gathers has a rim which means you can't get it properly clean ... It also doesn't effectively extract all the juice ... I put the pulp through again ... Purchased to make juice daily, since I returned to work it has remained gathering dust on the counter top because it is just too much hassle to use. I wouldn't recommend this one for the following reasons
Noisy (the motor sounds like it is straining)
Impossible to clean the central basket
Can't juice green leaves ... They come out whole
Broken after six months
Would have loved to get my money back but too late to do ... Now in cupboard and have purchased the mid range sage one
23 March 2014
Really good product!
It's really easy to use and I love the juice it makes, really smooth and no bits. I think the pulp that is left behind is wetter than I expected, so it's not getting all of the juice out but it is still quite a lot. A massive downside is how long it takes to wash though! The citrus press is really good, gets a lot of juice out!
21 January 2014
This machine works superbly - the best juicer on sale.
Being able to placed parts in the dishwasher is a boon if you use the machine daily to prepare baby food, for example.
What is noticeable over competing machines is that a much lower proportion of the pulp exits with and/or contaminates the juice.
Expensive, but worth every penny.
16 October 2013