Let’s just start by saying the Sage by Heston Blumenthal Nutri Juicer Plus is not at all cheap. For the Nutri Juicer Plus, it’s around £180, for the second-tier Nutri Juicer, it’s £149.99. I’ve just found out there’s an even more sophisticated version – the Nutri Juicer Pro at £299.99. With Heston Blumenthal’s name attached to it, it’s hardly surprising.
Let’s face it, there are far cheaper juicers on the market which don’t require you to take out a small personal loan to buy them. The question is whether they’re any good.
If you take your juicing seriously, then you’ll know that there’s some argument over whether masticating or centrifugal is better. In a nutshell, the longer you chop something, the more heat gets generated – experts say that heat destroys all the goodness in your fruit and veg when you try to juice it. The Sage Nutri Juicer is all about keeping things cool – and not just the design. Sage Appliances claims that only two degrees of heat transfer occurs when juicing, promising a fresher, better juice.
My own experience? I love this. It’s got a large chute so you can stuff loads into it in one go. It’s fast – a bit noisy in a scary kind of way – but you’ll get juice from an apple in seconds (this ended up being perfect for us last summer when we had a glut of apples). Another plus – it’s easy to clean. Some of the parts go in the dishwasher, the others just take a stiff brush to remove the worst.
Tip: line the box that collects the peelings with a biodegradable bag and then you cut down on cleaning and help compost at the same time.
I asked for this as a Christmas present for myself mainly because I am a bit of a fresh fruit/veg kind of person. But this has ended up serving my kids very well and has actually encouraged my youngest to up her fruit and vegetable intake. Not a bad thing.
The Nutri Juicer range is available from Amazon, Sage Appliances, Lakeland and most good kitchen outlets.
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