I can literally smell the sea at the moment. December holidays are around the corner and that means beaches and pineapples (well, not for me I’m staying in Jozi, but you get my point). We forget how lucky we are living in South Africa, we have 9 months of glorious weather and a multitude of fresh fruit constantly available. It always surprises me that the juicing craze hasn’t hit us as hard locally as it has in countries that don’t have access to the incredible produce we do.
The Philips Avance Juicer recently arrived for me to review and I was rather excited. There is few things I love more than fresh fruit juice in the morning. I also went through a phase of downing what I called Hulk Juice on days where life just got too much. It was a combination of a big cup of Spinach, a cup of water and one full Orange. Before you pull up your nose – it was the best way for me to get through the day and ensure I added some greens to my chocolate based diet.
South African summers are perfect for a gadget like the Philips Avance Juicer. For starters, fresh fruit juice. It’s also perfect for making a range of veggie based juices to get you your vitamins and nutrients on busy work days. There’s an option to make smoothies with it and, if you’ve had a rough day at the office, you can even use it to make yummy cocktails! Kind of perfect right?
It’s a big clunky thing which means it takes up a lot of space. It comes in parts so you’ll need to put it together (but that is easy enough). What I really liked about the juicer was that because it is so big it can make a lot of juice… like 2.5 litres at a time lot of juice. Using it was as simple as switching on. It has two speeds for soft and hard fruit and veggies. It also has a giant feeding tube. The idea is that you can put full Apples and the like in but I struggled when I filled it. I found it worked far better putting small bits in at a time. Be warned, if you don’t let it switch fully they’ll jump out at you though!
It feeds directly in to a jug so there is minimal mess and all the pulp collects in one section. This means that the Philips Avance Juicer is so incredibly easy to clean. If, like me, you bought a dishwasher before a couch, this will be a big selling point for you. I absolutely loved the juicer. It really was easy to use and even easier to clean. It costs R1560 from selected stores which isn’t too bad though I’m still not convinced it will create a good smoothie. I think anything with too heavy a consistency might become a problem (but I plan to try!). Below are some pictures of my experience with the juicer. You’ll notice how simple it is to use! It also comes with a fun little recipe book which is really useful (especially the cocktails section!).
Disclaimer: This review was conducted on a review unit. It goes back 🙁
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