Many years ago I had a juicer complete with centrifugal force but lent it to someone who never gave it back. Ever since that time I have longed to replace the machine but somehow never got a chance.
Recently I was invited to attend the launch of Bella Brand, a US brand which has arrived in the UK just a couple of months ago. It is a small kitchen appliance expert and making its UK debut with four essential pieces, hoping to make the kitchen a fun place to cook and entertain.
The juicer is a powerful 1000W that takes the whole fruit eliminating the need to peel or pre-chop. It doesn't have loads of parts and is easy to take apart an clean. Although dishwasherable I was it all by hand as I don't have a dishwasher and it really only take a few minutes to wash in warm soapy water, dry and re-assemble. Everything is compact and closed making it fun and safe for help from little hands.
My grandchildren think it is extremely funny to add kale and/or spinach, carrots and celery before we start on the fruit! These are foods they would normally not want to eat but you can't really taste the individual veggies!
Because I am a keen gardener I hate wasting any fruit or vegetable peelings subsequently all of the residue from the fruit we use for the juice will be put on the compost heap at the allotment. You could however, if you corred the apples and pears and took out any woody pieces you could use the fruit as the base for a crumble or the vegetables to thicken up a soup or casserole!
This indespensible kitchen favourite will retail at rrp of £149.99 and is only available from Argos stores.
Many thanks to Bella (part of the MPL Home Group) for my juicer. I was not paid to use this machine or to produce a positive review and as usual all opinions and photos belong to KitchenTalk.