Excellent results, easy to clean and compact. I’ve used a couple of juicers before, and found the quality of results can vary widely, based on the type of fruit used and even more in terms of the amount of juice it actually extracts. I made four different large smoothies/juices in total, and the results were excellent every time. It produced a smooth texture with no skin or pips, and most importantly it wrung out the last few drops of juice with ease – others i’ve tried required running it extensively to ensure you get value for money from the fruit used. It’s easy to press down and get all the fruit slices through. If you make the juices smartly, it’s easy to make a rainbow-looking smoothie easily, as the juice consistency is always perfect. (wonderful novelty appeal for kids. )usually the most annoying bit about using any appliance like this is cleaning it afterwards – you have to scour in a certain direction so you don’t cut yourself, dull the blades or end up with bits of sponge caught in them. I was very impressed that it was a doddle for this one, taking only the claimed time of one minute to fully clean and re-assemble for its next use. The high quality/feel plastic gives a sense of security that bits won’t break off or age from regular cleaning.
Highly efficient and easy clean-up. Philips as a manufacturer is well respected so you expect a decent juicer, along with the higher price, and that is exactly what you get in the philips hr1852/71 viva collection juicer. I’m not a massive fan of juicing, as it doesn’t fit into my diet and lifestyle like just eating fruit/vegetables as part of a meal, but this juicer does make adding the occasional homemade juice to my diet a little bit easier. The philips hr1852/71 viva collection juicer makes easy work of firmer fruit and vegetables, such as apples or carrots, that includes being able to pop in these firmer items without a lot of prep work to make them smaller or having the machine stall if it’s too firm.It achieves full extraction and leaves you with a dry pulp as evidence of how much juice it’s able to squeeze out of what you use. There is also the fact that the philips hr1852/71 viva collection juicer is incredibly easy to clean, with a quick clean function that flushes water through the juicer. The juicer comes apart easily and all parts except the motor can be popped into the dishwasher or washed by hand. It’s tall rather than wide so doesn’t take up too much bench room, mine still gets stored with my blender rather than up on the bench permanently, but with so little tabletop room in my kitchen it’s really useful that it doesn’t take up much room so i can be doing other things at the same time. For a juicer it also doesn’t make that much noise, it’s still not a quiet piece of kitchen kit but it’s not overly offensive. I’m still not a huge juice fan, although looking up some new recipes online may help with that, but it is nice to have the option to add fresh homemade juice and to be able to use up fruit/vegetables in a different way to just adding soft fruit to smoothies with my blender.
Philips HR1852/71 Viva Collection Juicer, 2 Litre, 800 W, Black
- Easy checking of the pulp with see-through pulp container
- Quick and easy assembly of all parts
- Powerful 800 W motor
- Juice up to 2L in one go
- XL feeding tube (75mm)
Fresh juice straight from the juicer. I love making fresh juice and this makes life so much easier. You can fire a range of fruits through very easily and some, like apples/pears/grapes don’t need peeled first. There is also a very handy quick clean function so you can blast the worst of the mess off before putting into the dishwasher. I love this and my lo loves fresh juice straight from the juicer so that’s an added bonus.
Philips HR1852/71 Viva Collection Juicer, 2 Litre, 800 W, Black : Good for the money and compared to others. Good machine for the money, as with most juicers, it’s a bit of a pain to clean.