Juicers

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Yummy

Juicers

I fancied buying one of these and when I mentioned it to my friend she gave me hers, a Kenwood JE 550 Centrfugal
.....questions are....
Do you have any tips about using,
and what are your favourite recipes?

As I have to watch my sugar intake I would prefer to make veggie juices.

Look forward to some good recipes....Thanks, Yummy

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sam from worthing

juicers

i used mine only a handful of times, and i gave it a new home to my SIL, she used it a few times and handed it on to someone else, and they in turn re-homed it.

we never liked veggie juices - and only stomached them as we knew they were "good" for us, and i am not keen on fruit as i find fruit very acidic and sweet at the same time if that makes sense.

mango and strawberry is a good marriage though.

but it can be expensive using a juicer and tediously choresome with cleaning them.

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Juicers

Juicing is very expensive unless you have excess garden crop to use up.

My juicer stays in the cupboard until apple season, when it comes in handy for using up windfalls and damaged fruit.

Veg juices are nice mixed with a sweeter base such as apple or carrot, and adding a little juiced root ginger, lemon zest or mint improves the flavour of some juices.

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Yummy

Juicers - Thanks

Thanks both for your comments, you have confirmed my thoughts after just one trial run !!

When I saw the mush left in the juicer after the juice came out, I thought "I would have probably eaten that" !! so what happens to the roughage and fibre in the juice, surely we need that also in our diet?

It was nice and I enjoyed it, but as you said ES it works out expensive and a lot gets thrown away. Now we no longer have our chickens it would just be waste, so probably won't go out and buy one.

Thanks again for your replies
Yummy

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Kayb

Pulp in the juicer

You don't neccesarily have to throw away the pulp from your juicing, if it's vegetable, use it in a soup; if fruit, use it with whole fruit for a crumble or cobbler, or to slacken off a cake batter - don't ditch it!!
Karen

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Yummy

Juicers - Kayb

Thanks for the tip, I did put it in a dish and place it on the bird table, but they weren't interested. Will give a few more goes, worst scenario is I give it back.
I like the bottled veg juice from the supermarket and wanted to try and get something a little like that...without preservatives if possible.

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Dolly Mixture

Juicers

I have a Jack Le Lanne juicer but too much faffing to clean and you need load and loads of fruit. Mine is in a box in the garage.

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SonyaK

Juicers

I agree with others about juicers. We bought ours intending to make lots of different juices, but it sits in a cupboard now!!
Ours is a newer type that ejects the pulp into a container, so thought it would be easy to clean! It's a bit easier but still a pain.
The amount of fruit makes it expensive and I've tried using the pulp in patties/burgers - but I can't eat patties at the rate I can make pulp!!
Whole fruit is better for you, with all the fibre etc., and I don't think you can just drink lots of juice to make up your daily fruit intake!! Other people I know with them gave up after a while, too!!

Juicers

I have been really interested in the juicer thread, amazing to see how many are in boxes and hardly used! Useful to know as they are quite an expensive purchase, and I have often been tempted.

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Yummy

Juicers

"I have been really interested in the juicer thread, amazing to see how many are in boxes and hardly used! Useful to know as they are quite an expensive purchase, and I have often been tempted."

Well Nor, if possible I would borrow one first.....in fact I gave back the one I borrowed, after only a week. And when I handed it back my friends hubby said, "OH No !! What did you bring that back for !!"

As everyone said it is very expensive to make the juice as such a lot of bulk is wasted, all the fibre one would normally eat as the norm in salads etc. just seemed such a waste. Yummy

 
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