Sage by Heston Blumenthal Nutri Juicer BJE410UK
Having had a masticating juicer which eventually broke we decided having read the reviews to give this a try. This was a monumental mistake:-
1. It's very very noisy as it thrashes the fruit/vegetables around.
2. It uses a lot of fruit to produce a glass of juice( honestly twice as much as we were previously using). So you are going to go through some fruit.
3. We Used pomegranates and raspberries which in our old juicer produced an abundance of juice, in this one - (12 raspberries and a good handful of pomegranate) and it produced not a single drop of juice, I kid you not!!
4. It separates immediately the juice is made, with 2 inches of froth on the top, I served every glass I made with a spoon to stir it before you drink it. Not pleasant.
5. The juice isn't clear and is full of bits
6. The pulp is very wet and soggy and you can see it sitting in pools of juice.
I can understand people who review this leaving good comments but probably having never had a juicer before , therefore you have nothing to compare it to. But believe me honestly do not waste your money - and this is a lot of money. If you are serious about a juicer - look elsewhere.
Great gift. Does what it says.
I bought this juicer for may daughter's birthday. She is delighted with it. It makes juicing incredibly easy and convenient even with bulky fruits and vegetables. It also looks sleek and stylish in the kitchen. She says she'll never buy ready made juice again.
This is a really brilliant product. It looks great in the kitchen, does a brilliant job of juicing, and is easy to clean as well - takes a couple of minutes maximum thanks to the really good design.
I got in seven weeks ago and have used it almost every morning since, and am absolutely delighted it. It's obviously up towards to the top end of the price range, but I think it justifies spending the extra.
Disappointing Quality, especially at this price!
I purchased this juicer based on it's extensive use in the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and the advertising campaign led by a certain Celebrity Chef. It is a replacement for my second juicer which eventually wore out.
When I washed it prior to the first use I noticed there was a moulding flaw, (bubble#, in the plastic food chute. Having had juicers before I know the importance of washing them up directly after use to stop food residue hardening, so I immediately washed all parts and whilst drying them I noticed a gap between the two permanently joined moulded plastic parts of the bowl where small bits of fruit, veg and liquid had become trapped! I gave the bowl a second wash but because of the way the two parts are bonded together it is IMPOSSIBLE to clean this area as there is zero access! The top lip and the bottom of the bowl are obviously made in two separate mouldings then bonded together so either I have been unlucky and got one that isn't properly bonded or it is a design fault!
As soon as I can get to Debenhams I will be returning this juicer for a refund due to these faults! I was expecting much better quality from this juicer, especially considering the price, and am very disappointed! I certainly would not buy another of this particular model after this experience, though I do need another juicer so I will shop around. IF you are considering buying a Sage Juicer I would recommend going for the Pro model with a metal bowl, IF you can afford the huge price tag!
In Sage's favour I will say that the metal motor housing is very sturdy and the juicer comes apart easily, as well as being easy to use. It looks good and well designed and is about the right size.
The performance and juice yield seem to be adequate for a centrifugal juicer though not significantly better than a model a quarter of the price. One other downside is that I get a MIST of juice coming out of the joints when using the juicer on the higher speed with hard veg, leaving a significant and annoying amount of mess on me and my walls! This doesn't seem to happen on the lower speed setting and may just be down to the manufacturing faults on my unit rather than a generic issue.
Overall; NOT worth the money. Either spend the extra to get the Pro model with the metal bowl, #though if you have that kind of money to spend on a juicer in the first place you may well be better off getting amore efficient Slow Juicer rather than a centrifugal machine), or buy a cheaper juicer and use the difference to buy lots of nice fruit and veg to juice!