Simply the Best Juicer For Your Kitchen, the Philips Avance

(Reviewed by Mr Laura – who is Head of Juicing Operations in Chez LittleStuff…)

Now, as a man, I’m no a slouch in the kitchen. In fact I know my way round pretty proficiently, and am not afraid to tackle anything. As far as I am concerned the key to success in the kitchen is to be organised (Laura will often laugh at my precise way of laying out all the exact ingredients before I start, but she can laugh off… my cooking, my way…)

So when it come to the use of appliances, they need to be easy to use; something that does exactly what it says on the tin. What I can’t stand and have no time for is appliances that require a degree to work them, an instruction book so thick it could probably hold up my house in the event of a landslide. Like most of us men, I just don’t do instruction books.

So on being presented with the Phillips Avance Juicer, my mind became full of thoughts of fresh juice throughout those dull dark winter months; something good for the whole family without costing a fortune (yes, a money saving idea, something else us guys quite like to achieve!).
Anyway, I dutifully collected a large number of bottles to store the contents of my labours and over the next few weeks when out and about with the family in the car (always remembering to carry a few dozen carrier bags), we often made emergency pit stops to collect roadside Help-Yourself offerings of a plethora of fruit… free! My favourite kind of stuff.

So having collected said fruit, I set about the task of juicing!
The Phillips Avance Juicer? Works like a dream.

It so simple to use (bloke friendly, no huge instruction booklet either). You simply put the juice jug underneath the spout, plug in add fruit and you’re away. It comfortably takes three to four whole pieces of fruit at a time, applying gentle pressure down the receiving shoot and juice flows quickly and easily into the jug.

There’s even a very convenient little window on the side so you can see the build up of pulp; when the window is full it’s time to stop and empty out.

But even this operation is extremely simple – there aren’t masses of parts to remove (in fact only four pieces). Within moments you have removed the cover, emptied the dry pulp (yes  every last ounce of goodness from your fruit and leaves only dry waste which you can recycle), rinse the main blades under the tap, a quick clip together and you are away again.

My one and only gripe is perhaps that I had to do this rather frequently, but then I was dealing with a large amount of fruit!

After use, those same four parts fit neatly into your dishwasher for a proper deep clean, the main chamber requires only a quick rinse and hey presto, you’re done! Simples.

This 9 litres of juice is just one session with a box of apples – I have a freezer crammed with around 40 litres of fresh home made apple, pear and berry juice.

I just can’t recommend the Phillips Avance Juicer highly enough; it’s robust and simple to use, it looks good too. Yes £200 is a big spend up front – but how much do you spend on fresh fruit juice every winter? And is it REALLY fresh? Straight-off-the-tree fresh?

And of course this is just the fresh fruit juice we’re talking about – the juicer comes with a fab  Juicemaster book, which describes the benefits of juicing, and the juicemaster detox diet.

Best of all – especially for us common sense blokey types – well, it does exactly what it says on the tin!

Philips Avance Juicer HR1871 is available from Amazon for under £150

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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  1. Hi i noticed you use plastic water bottles. If I juice apples, pears and store in plastic bottles for freezer, how long will it keep? How about in the refrigerator? I would like to make a large amount of juice b/c one glass have so much to clean.

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