Nutrition plays an important role in our immunity and has a big impact on our wellbeing. Philips juicer, from its Viva Collection of kitchen appliances, brings a fast and easy way to extract most of the valuable nutrition swiftly and directly into your glass. It can handle most ingredients and doesn’t take too much space on the kitchen counter, as compared to other centrifugal juicers. Find more in this Philips juicer review.
- Philips Juicer Review & Buyer’s Guide
- Features And Benefits
- Best Used For
- Reasons To Buy
- Summing Up
The Philips juicer is a centrifugal juicer. It presses the ingredients on a cutting blade disc, rotating on a high speed, to finely shred the ingredients. The released juice will be pulled out by the centrifugal force. Then the juice passes through the fine mesh, leaving dry leftover pulp in the waste container.
Centrifugal machines extract juice much faster compared to cold-pressed juicers. The downside is that this process is quite loud. You should keep this in mind especially if the kitchen is near the bedroom. Otherwise, your housemates may wake up thinking that you are cooking breakfast with a power drill.
The good news is that the 500W version, the superstar of this review, is a lot more silent than bigger models. Or even other brands that I used before. Keep in mind that it still belongs to the louder category of kitchen appliances.
- Smaller size
- Easier to clean than other models
- Powerful motor
- Smaller feeding tube
Raw vegetables and fruit pack the most minerals and vitamins essential for our wellbeing. Juicing is one of the best methods that can extract the valuable nutrition, directly out of the raw ingredients. Did you know that most fruit and vegetables contain over 85% liquid?
The juicer extracts the liquid contained within the fibres directly, whereas blending fruit and especially vegetables will chop, and blend, everything together. It may remind more of a cold soup than a smoothie. Juice is a lot easier to digest by separating the pulp, which contains most of the fibres, allowing us to intake the nutrition a lot faster.
When we think about fresh juice, we should think beyond just oranges. The Philips juicer can swallow most of the fruit and veggies that your fridge, or garden, have to offer. The 500W motor is powerful enough to squeeze almost every drop, leaving just the dry pulp in the tray. It juices hard ingredients especially well. Carrots, apples, zucchini, and raw beetroots. I love including beetroots in my diet; however, I am not keen on boiling, or roasting, them for hours. The Philips juicer can pull out the valuable nutrients out of beetroots in seconds and serve it as a delicious juice. Try it with fresh mint and a piece of lime. Soft fruits are better for smoothies in my opinion, but you can still include berries in your juice recipes. Juicing leafy vegetables is also possible but a bit tricky as they are very soft. Ingredients like spinach or kale should be juiced in a larger quantity at the same time so it can create some pressure on the blade disc.
The centrifugal process mixes juice with air, creating a thick mousse like foam. Unfortunately, that makes it oxidize and quickly start losing its nutritional values. That's why the juice is best drunk directly after juicing.
The Philips juicer is made with the focus on easier cleaning, to see if the designers succeeded, keep reading further. What I want to highlight now is the design, notably the see-through lid and pulp container. It makes the whole juicing experience visually very entertaining, especially to the younger members of the family. The juicer is easy and simple to use, even kids can have a go. It is designed to be very safe, even though it is made to cut things. Watching how carrots and apples are being shredded into pieces in a blink of an eye can spark their interest in helping around the kitchen more. If your kids are reluctant to eat vegetables, like my wife, this juicer can turn it into a playful activity. Turn Saturday mornings into a family time and let them come up with their own juice recipes. Set some rules, to make it challenging, that they must use a specific ingredient. They may discover new flavours, get creative and become more open to eating vegetables. Hopefully they will help you with cleaning after the juicing session as well. Just don’t let them use the machine without the supervision of an adult.
Features And Benefits
Easy To Use
Using Philips juicer is simple. Ingredients just need to be pushed, safely with a paddle, through a feeding chute located on top. This funnel points directly to the blade disc spinning at high speed.
The machine was designed to juice fruit and veg without peeling or cutting. I find it impressive that it can juice an unpeeled lemon, or pineapple with skin still on. Whatever you decide to juice, just make sure you refer to the user manual first. And don’t forget to wash your ingredients.
When I make carrot juice I just wash a whole carrot, small apple, cut a piece of ginger and feed them to the juicer. Juicing without any peeling, deseeding or cutting saves a lot of time.
Additional accessories like a berry funnel can be used in case you have a lot of berries to juice. It is sold, unfortunately, separately. I would love to have it in my parents house in autumn when the grapes are juicy and plentiful. Or at the peak of strawberry season.
Small Size, Big Juicing Potential
I prefer this model to the bigger ones for its small compact size while still delivering powerful juicing performance. It will fit most kitchens. You won’t feel any regrets buying the Philips juicer for occupying the kitchen counter when you don’t use it every single day. It doesn't take much space and It can be easily stored in a cupboard.
While small, its juicing capabilities will still satisfy most juice buffs. The waste container is big enough to hold a lot of pulp left after juicing, before it needs to be emptied. It depends, though, what you will use. For example, a watermelon will give a lot of juice and a little pulp while spinach will do exactly the opposite.
A small feature, but worth mentioning. At the end of a pour spout there is a translucent part that controls and directs the flow of fresh juice which Philips calls a Drip Stop. Twisting it sideways will prevent the leftover juice from dripping on to the counter when there is no jug under the spout. In older models you had to place an empty glass under it, when you removed the full jug. It is convenient for making juice directly into the glass without any splashes.
Cleaning centrifugal juicers is always a pain. The machine needs to be broken apart and washed. Many components are usually big and bulky. The Philips juicer is different from the others in the category of centrifugal juicers. The disassembly is simple and the parts are not that big, it won't take too much space in the sink or a dishwasher, compared to a bigger one I had before. The pulp can be thrown into a bin or composted in your garden, if you have one.
The stainless mesh that separates juice from pulp usually needs some scrubbing as sometimes the fibres get stuck in the fine holes. Most of the time it can be just rinsed off under a stream of tap water.
Philips boasts that this juicer can be cleaned in just one minute. I think it is a bit more than that, however cleaning is still simple and doesn’t take much time or effort.
How Does It Compare With Bigger Models?
Bigger models have a wider feeding tube. It can swallow bigger ingredients that, otherwise, will have to be cut on a smaller model. They come with a more powerful motor and a bigger jug so they can juice more on one go. But they are more pricey and a lot louder. I think the smaller version does the job perfectly. If I need to make juice for more people, I’ll just empty the pulp container and carry on squeezing the soul out of the fruits or vegetables that’s left.
Best Used For
Philips juicer is most suitable for hard vegetables of fruit like pineapple. It is very easy to use. Cleaning requires some attention; however, it is not much of a hassle and won't take much time thanks to thoughtful design.
People wishing to improve their immunity system will find this machine very useful as It is one of the fastest ways to include quality nutrition into a daily diet.
Reasons To Buy
Smaller size, compared to other models, can make it fit in kitchens of all sizes. It is one of my favourite features. Powerful performance can chew most fruits and vegetables that we keep in our fridge, unpeeled, just washed, and occasionally cut. Extracting almost every drop of liquid that they contain. Proof is the very dry pulp left after the extraction and glass full of juice.
15 x 17 x 31 cm; 1.86 Kilograms
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Can You Make Nut Milk With The Philips Juicer?
No, it cannot process nuts and fruit with a big stone.
Can Philips Juicer Make Juice From Avocado?
No, it cannot. Avocados and fruits like papaya or mango are difficult to extract juice from on a centrifugal juicer.
My Philips Juicer Doesn’t Work.
Check if it has been assembled properly. Make sure that the safety clamps fits in place properly.
Why Does My Philips Juicer Slow Down During Use?
The pulp container is probably full. Empty the container and try again.
I remember the weekends when my father spent half of the morning juicing oranges to get 4 glasses of fresh juice. With that in mind, how great it is that making fresh juice these days takes only a few minutes, including cleaning.
Being capable of processing various types of fruit and ingredients, will not put limits on our options or creativity.
The Philips juicer can make a quick nutritious boost, not only in the morning but anytime during the day.