Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Nutri Juicer Plus, Silver
Best centrifugal juicer
For a centrifugal juicer this is the best I've seen and used. Several strong points over the competition: 1) the extra large pulp container means you can juice 2 litres of juice before emptying it, fantastic. As it is outside the machine you can also line it with a plastic bag for ease of cleaning. 2) the chute is BIG, with no obstruction, it takes good size apples and oranges (which I juice with the skin on). 3) the knives/shredding disk is so sharp that you hardly have to push at all, just carefully use a 'pump' motion. 4) the cleaning is truly easy. I've compared this to the Philips Avance which I also love, but the pulp is inside on that one and the Magimix Duo did not cut the bill. I do have a Green Star masticating juicer too which is amazing, but it takes a dedicated 30 minutes at least to juice 2 litres and another 15 minutes to clean. I juice a lot of leaves like curly kale and parsley and that works reasonably well in the Sage machine, especially if I roll them up and put an apple on top. It is a fantastic machine that makes morning juice in 10 minutes from start to finish. A delightful machine to use. The only possible bit to be aware of is the size. I does take up a bit more space because of the pulp container,
11 October 2013
Great item - and mine juices leaves fine
I wanted something that juices pretty much anything, and this fits the bill. Anything that it cant juice (bananas, avocados...), u use the froojie disk on, and blend. I've juiced pretty much everything without issue, (for leaves compress between larger items and they juice fine). Note - not all items will leave you with dry pith. Tomatoes, pineapple, & grapes will retain more moisture in the pith due to their consistency. Don't buy a centrifugal juicer that disperses the pith immediately if you want dry pith for these. You do get a good amount of juice from each though. Everything else I've juiced, the pith is as dry as can be expected, and I've juiced pretty much everything, and anything.
One of my concerns with buying this was how easy it is to clean, but cleaning is fast and easy. It takes between 2-5mins depending on what you have been juicing.
The item looks the part and is really well made. I was amazed at the build quality when I unpacked it. I was reluctant to buy this after trying a Phillips but i'm really glad I did. It gets 10/10 from me.
21 August 2013
Good quality, easy to clean
Although a bit pricey, this appears to be a sturdy and well made juicer. We have been using it several times a day for a few weeks now, with excellent results every time. The big bonus is that it really is very easy and quick to dismantle and clean (unlike some juicers).
20 August 2013
I looked at all three models in the range and decided on this one and can honestly say I'm bitterly dissapointed with it!! I have tried juicing pears and pineapples and on both occasions it produced a pint glass of thick foam and very little juice. The remaining pulp is extremely wet and doesn't feel as though most of the juice was extracted. Am I using this product incorrectly? I'm also annoyed, having read the reviews posted that it doesn't juice leaves well. I think this product is going back to the shop!! I will try the more expensive model instead! Waste of money!
18 August 2013
I recently brought this juicer and can't stop using it. I am somewhat disappointed as it cannot do a good job on leaves, instead you have to use the Frooij disk which creates a thick smoothy like consistency and does not extract the juice from leaves. Citrus is also a challenge as I often have to add lemon juice after to the desired juice i created. The juicer extracts apples, pineapples and root vegetables exceptionally well
As a juice enthusiast I would have given this juicer 5 stars but cannot due to shortfall. I believe the makers of this product need to make an improvement.
31 July 2013
Love the juicer, really quick and easy to clean but giving a 4 star because I cannot believe for the amount of money I paid there was no recipe book included.
15 July 2013
This juicer ticks all the boxes: large chute so you can throw things in whole; fast; doesn't transfer heat so nutrients remain intact; easy to clean; not too loud.
The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is because it doesn't seem to be able to handle leaves very well e.g. spinach leaves, and the soft fruit 'froojie' disc can't handle citrus fruit - the pith stays all clumpy. So if you want to make a fruit smoothie using the froojie disc, you can only use soft fruit e.g. bananas, mangos, etc, and then either have to juice the citrus fruit separately using the normal disc, or use a good old fashioned lemon squeezer, and add it afterwards.
01 July 2013