A question which occurs frequently in our minds and is often discussed is “What is the best juicer machine available in the market today”.Is there any brand which can be labeled as the “Perfect Juicer”?
The question cannot be answered so easily as there are a lot of factors governing our view point.The choice of juicer is something very personal as it greatly depends on the specific needs of the buyer.One can go through all the promos and reviews but finally the decision greatly depends on what the buyer intends to do with the appliance.
There are several categories of machines available in the market today.But a thing to be kept in mind is that each one specializes in juicing certain kinds of fruits and vegetables only.Hence comparing across the shelf will not be helpful as one machine could be better suited for citrus fruits, whereas the other could suit the vegetables better. Thus one machine or brand cannot be labeled as the “best juicer” but a near best can be aimed for.So what do we expect out of our juicing machine?
It should be able to satisfy us on the following basic requirements:
1. Should be able to extract juice from almost all fruits and vegetables with equal ease.Extraction should not be limited to only certain types of fruits e.g citrus (sweet lime,orange).
2. Pre-preparation for the extraction should be minimum i.e. limited chopping and cutting.
3. Should be easy to clean up.
4. Should be able to do high speed juicing.
5. Should be energy efficient.
6. Low in its noise level. One brand which matches most of these requirements is undoubtedly Philips. The brand needs no introduction and has been in the market since decades. The company has been continously worked to improve their juicer models from time to time,and has always launched superior versions in the market.
The model that is specifically discussed in this review is Philips Juicer-HR1861. This juicer is meant for those of us who relish fruit and vegetable juices equally. The juicer has a sturdy metallic body made of brushed aluminum. Being dark in color it is easy to maintain. It looks very stylish on the kitchen platform,although it is a bit bulky. But lets discuss the key features of this juicer which makes it so very special. The juicing unit has a real big sized feeding tube where one can easily place whole apples, pears, carrots or beetroots without chopping or cutting. Larger vegetables like bottle gourd, cucumbers or even the harder ones like bitter gourds go in easily.
The feeding tube can also take in a lot of green leafy stuff like spinach and lettuce. The beauty of this machine is that it extracts 70% of the juice from almost anything that is fed into it.This Philips juicer does not require a change of blade attachments,according to the fruit or the vegetable that is being fed.The in-built blade is able to take care of just about anything.Except for the citrous fruits which need to be peeled most of the fruits and vegetables can be fed in with their skins. The juicer works effortlessly to extract 70% of the juice which collects automatically into the container jar( 1.5 liters ). The waste or the left over pulp goes into the waste jar automatically. Frothing can be easily reduced with the help of the foam separator which comes along with the kit. This juicer works on 700 Watts and comes with a power cord of 1.2 meter length.The kit also includes a cleaning brush. Cleaning is extremely simple and can be done by placing the parts under running tap water. Thus Philips HR1861 could prove to be an ideal kitchen companion for us!