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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    fargofar
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    Upon pulling this product out of the box and setting it up use was easy. Following the instructions and recipes I was making good tasting fresh juice. The only thing o don't like is that it takes several fruit pieces to make a cup. You can modify the drinks any way you want once squeezed. Like adding yougart, milk, and or sugar. Still it is easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wheezing the juice

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    Oldskool
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    I love this juicer just not the time it takes to make it, I just can't see taking a star or two for that reason though. I did however take a star off for the mess, ready below. First off the manual is right up there with put together furniture manuals, horrible. It's not really needed anyway as the unit is pretty straight forward and simple to use. Super sleek, sold and compact makes this a great addition to our small appliances. Clean up is simple and easy so far. I have ran about four different concoctions through it and all have cleaned up easily. The juice recipe book that's included has some great ideas and I tried two of them, we loved them both. Plan for spending about 30 minutes or more in prep and juicing before you get to enjoy the fruit of your labor. Most things need to be cut up pretty good to fit into the fill slot and not much fits in there so it is time consuming. Not very noisy either. My biggest and really only complaint was the mess it makes on the counter and surrounding area (yourself and the floor), it would be nice to come with something better to collect the juice into, maybe with some type of chute or higher to the spout. But other than that this baby pulverizes whatever you put in it. Does a great job getting every last drop out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good juicer

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    SgtRock
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    This is my first juicer (aside from the old-fashioned hand-juicers my grandparents had) so my experience is a bit limited. Unpacking and assembling the juicer is very easy. It snaps together in a way that makes sense, but the instructions are provided if you need to refer to them. It took maybe two minutes to put together and plug in. It comes apart just as easily! As far as making juice goes it seems to do a very good job. My wife and I tried a few recipes we found online. Mixtures of carrot and celery juice, limes, pineapples, apples and strawberries. The juicer seemed to grind them all and extract quite a bit of juice without any problem. There are mixtures of pulp and fruit left in the machine, but it's a much smaller amount than what I was expecting. Unfortunately, it wasn't exactly "no mess" but more "very little mess." There was definitely some bits escaping--mostly from the feed tube. Not a lot, but enough that if you're a clean freak it might bother you. If you're a clean freak the best part of this juicer is how easy it's to disassemble and clean. As mentioned it comes apart quickly and easily, which makes cleaning it a breeze. For things like this I generally hand wash, but it's described as being dishwasher safe. Overall this juicer does the job and is easy to clean. If you're very into juicing this should do the trick!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, an Easy to Clean Juicer

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    TechGuru
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    I've had juicers in the past, and they all worked fine, but they all suffered from the same issue: they wer hard to clean. That isn't the case with the Philips Masticating Juicer. It can be cleaner in just a few minutes, which means you will be a lot more likely to use the juicer. In the past, cleanup has always caused my juicers to go into disuse. The other issue I've had with past juicers is that they take up a lot of counter space. The Philips Juicer is very slim, meaning I can leave it out. This is another great aspect to this juicer, as I would forget I even had my other juicers since they weren't out where I would see them. Juicing is a great way to eat healthy, get your fruits and vegetables, and this is a juicer you won't regret having.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Juice Everything

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    AcurNet
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    The Philips Avance Juice Extractor is amazing. Assembly is simple and the device is easy to use. Performance: I've very impressed with the power of the Phillips Avance Juicer. Everything I've added to the juicer (including bananas, kale, spinach, carrots, nuts) has turned out wonderfully. Style: I particularly appreciate the style of the Phillips Avance. It looks great in the kitchen, and goes great with my other appliances. The sleek design is not only awesome to look at, but it makes handling the appliance easier too. Maintenance: Cleaning the Phillips Avance is a breeze. Within minutes the entire unit can be disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled, ready for use. The LED indicator lets you know if something is not attached properly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good juicer, Easy to clean

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    MarilynB
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    Packing and Assembly: My Philips Masticating Juicer arrived very carefully packed and each piece was in its own plastic bag. It was all inside a formed egg-crate type container to keep everything safe from any bumps or jarring. I was impressed with how well it was packed. The "Quick start up guide" assembly instructions were slightly confusing. Step 3 did not show which direction to insert the filter basket but there were better assembly images in the back of the "Always here to help you" booklet. Also, Step 4 and Step 5 looked alike to me in the Quick Start Guide (so I thought it was just a different viewpoint of the same step at first,) but I realized that Step 4 was showing how to insert a piece onto the front end and Step 5 was showing how to insert a similarly-shaped piece onto the back end. After that, it was quite easy to assemble. The assembly instructions in the back of the booklet are much more detailed and easier to figure out than the Quick Start Guide. Food Preparation: Regarding the preparation of the fruit for my first use of the machine, I removed the banana peel, the stem of the apple, the stem on the grapes, and the pit of the nectarine. I did not remove the skin from the apple, nectarine or grapes and I did not remove the green leaves from the tops of the strawberries. All of that ended up in the pulp container so it was not necessary to remove it. I also cut up the pieces into sizes that would fit into the feeding tube. Using the Juicer: The machine comes with a pusher to push the food down through the feeding tube. After feeding all of the fruit that I wished to add, I turned off the machine and pressed the pre-clean button to get the last of the juice into the collection container. @@@@@@@@ The collection container is a quart-sized acrylic container with measurements on the side. The rubber/plastic lid can fit on the container two ways. One way completely seals the container and the other way allows you to use the pour spout with a pulp filter that is built into the lid. @@@@@@@ If you don't wish to use the collection container, you could use any cup, glass, goblet, or bowl as long as it fits under the spout. For my first attempt at juicing with this juicer, I added one each of a banana, nectarine, and apple, plus a large handful of strawberries, a small handful of red grapes, and enough fresh pineapple to bring the amount up to about a quart. All of my fruit was freshly purchased and not yet cold, but we were anxious to taste it, so we all immediately enjoyed a delicious glass of juice. I made another quart using the same recipe and put it in the refrigerator after juicing it and it was even better after it got cold. It was amazing to me to see how dry the parts of skin and pulp were that fell into the pulp container. After seeing the contents of the pulp container, I realized how thoroughly this juicer was working. When you have finished juicing, there is a drip-stop button to push to keep extra drips from falling on the table or counter-top after you remove the collection container. However, the spout of my juicer already had some thick drips waiting to fall so pressing this button wouldn't have kept the table clean unless I wiped the end of the juicer first. But it does prevent any additional drips from forming. Cleaning: It was very easy to disassemble the parts that needed to be cleaned. After doing that, I rinsed everything to remove the juice and some of the pulp. Even though these parts are dish-washer safe, I hand-washed the pieces with dish soap and laid them on a drying mat to dry. Safety: The instructions tell you to unplug the unit before assembly or disassembly. Also, the unit will not work if the parts are not properly assembled. This was not an issue with me, since it was easy to assemble it properly. Footprint: The juicer is narrow (4.33 inches/11cm) and does not take up too much counter space. Also, because of its narrow size, I could easily fit it in the cabinet space without having to rearrange much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact and easy clean up

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    redderr
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    I have had the jucier for about two days, I like the small footprint and the easy cleanup. Setup was a breeze though the easy setup diagram is a bit confusing. The unit has an LED to indicate if assembled correctly and will not even work if not assembled correctly. The jucier does a decent to above average job on what it has suppose to do but entails some extra effort on your part. The items to be jucied must be cut into small enough size to be worked on by the jucier. The entry chute is also small, so takes multiple times to put stuff in to get sufficient juice production. I think it's best for a single person or couple as the container for juice is not very large and so seems better suited for a small family. My other jucier's container is much larger but takes up a much larger counter space and much more difficult to cleanup. I can clean up the unit in under 3-5 minutes, maybe less if I really try. I take a star off because as others said even the precut store bought fruits and vegetables have to be cut smaller to FIT in the unit's entry chuteI also felt some spray from the point of entry as I pushed the fruit into the machine as it began masticating the items. I think the small footprint is great for those with limited kitchen space but it does take longer to get sufficient juice due to this size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Efficient Juicing and Easy Clean Up

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    ChrisS
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    This juicer is efficient and easy to use. Overall, I like using it and it seems like a good value for the price. Here are the pros and cons that I have found by using the juicer. Pros. First of all, it's easy to use. It takes a few minutes to figure out how everything fits together but once you get used to it you'll realize that the design is made for easy cleaning. Once assembled, it's as easy as chopping up some fruit or vegetables and putting them in the juicer. Another nice thing about this unit's that it's very compact. It's thin design is easy to store and doesn't take up a lot of precious kitchen space. Overall, it's high quality, sleek and sturdy. Perhaps the most important aspect of the juicer is that it works well! Although I am always shocked at how little juice you get from most fruits and vegetables, the juicer seems to extract almost all of it. The non-juice portion collects below the juicer and you can see and feel that it's dry, meaning that most of the juice is extracted. I tried carrots, celery and apples. They all worked well but what I noticed about the apples is that the juice varies depending on the type of apple. I used a softer apple and the juice was like apple sauce. I then used a crisper apple and it was much more like an apple cider (very juicy). Cons. The only negative about this juicer is that it doesn't process a lot of volume. The feeding tube is very small and fruits and vegetables need to be chopped into fine pieces in order to process. While this isn't a big deal if you are making drinks, it just means that it will take a long time to process large quantities (like when I harvest my garden). I think tomatoes will work great but for the harder fruit that needs to be cut up and de-cored it could take a lot longer. I should also note that, while this juicer cannot process a large volume quickly, it's worth it for the tradeoff between its size. Overall, the juicer is high quality and well designed. It's super easy to clean so you can use it for small quantities or daily without having to worry about a lot of cleanup. It literally rinses clean in less than a minute.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice design and works well, cleanup, well...

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    NJRY
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    The Philips Avance Collection Masticating Juice Extractor works well. I love the slim, lightweight design which allows for versatile positioning in several kitchen areas. However, the smaller size does force a little bit of extra prep time of the ingredients to get everything small or narrow enough to put through the juicer. Not that big a deal, but a bigger unit might be preferable to some. The machine is loud but not nearly as noisy as some other juicers I've used, and operation is simple. The included recipe book is nice, but I was able to create a number of wild combinations using the juicer without worrying about portioning, taste viability, healthiness, etc. Ginger everything, I say! A plus is being able to make your drink directly into your glass and not worry about the mess with the drip stopper spout. The parts are easily detachable and simple to reassemble. Cleanup isn't as quick as advertised (I think a minute is quite a reach, especially for some ingredients), but it's easy enough to not be burdensome over several uses if you can plan for the cleanup ahead of time. The first time I cleaned this was a little bit of a headache. Overall, this unit's a great juicer for on-the-go or quick energy drinks, especially for people short on kitchen area and want a well-designed, no-frills machine. Just leave time for cleanup. Full disclosure, I was provided this item for my honest, unbiased review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and Quiet Juicer, but Messy Aftermath

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    Mark
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    At first impression the juicer looks sleek and very modern. It looks nice in the kitchen and it's not very big, so it doesn't take up a lot of space. I put in the kitchen island next to my other kitchen appliances. The juicer comes with a manual (which is terribly written) and a juicer instruction book so you can create new drinks (great help!). Putting it together wasn't complicated although there are 8 pieces to put together. I've never used a juicer before but this was a nice one to start with, I made juice w/ apples, oranges, and pineapples. It was delicious. Although it does get messy. I never knew how much fruits goes into a single cup of juice. The cleaning wasn't hard, used hot water and soap and it was good as new. It was a bummer about all the pulp left behind but then again that's the norm w/ juicer I guess. I like this juicer, its compact, sleek and it does its job. I would recommend to anyone. I'll be using this for my spinach, pineapple, and apple juice in the mornings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Would be 5 star, but the manual...sheesh

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    So first off, the good. The juicer works. It takes a few minutes to figure out how to put it together because the manual is awful. More on that at the end. So there's basically 8 pieces to the unit. I used hot water and dish soap to clean the pieces and nothing is sharp as long as your careful. Once it was washed, I inserted the screw drive, the back cap (turn to lock, there's even a little padlock on it to show you where to line it up), the filter (black, more on that later) the front cap and drip button, then the push stick on top. I peeled an orange and ran it through the juicer. All the pulp ended up in the cup and the juice was pretty well strained. I then broke down the unit, rinsed all the pieces off with hot water and put it back together in minutes. Now the bad. The manual doesn't make sense. It has a picture of 8 steps, but the instructions refer to a number of steps above 8 and you just have to wing it. It refers to a grey filter if you like pulp, but no grey filter is included, at least I didn't find one. The picture on the box is more help than the manual. All in all, the unit and recipe book are great and if someone would spend a few hours fixing the manual, this unit is a 5 star unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! What a great juicer!!

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    CaneDOC
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    When our juicer arrived, we were very excited to get started making our own juuice combinations! Upon opening the box, all the pieces and parts were separate and needed to be put together. No big deal as it's pretty simple and the instructions do a decent job of illustrating what needs to be done. I expected the juicer to be bigger, but was pleasantly surprised by it's compact design. It fits nicely on our counter. This juicer is amazing. I extracts every last bit of juice from whatever you feed it. For my test run, I cut up some apples and fed them to the juicer, peels and all. The juice was delicious, there were no chunky bits or anything. When I went to empty the refuse bin, I was pretty amazed to see how little of the apple was left. It was like it had been reduced to apple dust, lol. Fruits with thin skins (any skin that you eat) go right through it. Thicker skinned fruits, like oranges, need to be peeled. When using oranges, make sure you get rid of the white pith otherwise your juice may taste a little bitter. Cleaning is a breeze. Everything comes apart easily and rinses clean in a snap. All in all, this juicer is everything we wanted and expected it to be. Philips makes quality products and this juicer is nothing less. Buy with confidence.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple Way to Make Great Juices

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    Balthazar2k4
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    This is my first juicer so I am looking at this Philips juicer from a novice perspective. Out of the box it was quick and painless to set up. Easily took less than five minutes to get rolling. My wife picked up a couple bags of oranges so I could see if morning fresh squeezed orange juice was practical. Let me start off by saying that in my world it isn't. It isn't the fault of the juicer, but the time it takes to peel and juice five oranges for one glass of orange juice is simply more time than I am willing to give up. The chute that you feed the fruits and vegetables into is rather small so you will need to cut most things to get them in the machine. That said, the Philips juicer did a great job of producing some really tasty orange juice. Also of note is that the juicer has a valve at the spout to control the flow of juice to your glass/receptacle. Handy when you have filled up your glass and don't want the rest of the juice running all over your counter-top. After a couple of glasses of orange juice (read: 12 peeled oranges later) for the family to try it was time for the cleanup. Now I had read several other reviews from people noting the difficulty in cleaning the unit, but my experience was quite the opposite. The machine breaks down quickly and everything rinses quickly. If it took me more than three minutes to cleanup I would be pretty shocked. It was painless. The juicer comes with a recipe book of 20 different juice drinks to consider and my wife is already plotting her first juicing experiment. It also comes with a tub for juice collection if you are looking to make more than a glass full. The tub has measurement graduations on the side and a lid for storage. Overall, I am pretty impressed. It does exactly what it is designed to do and I couldn't ask for more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent juicer with sleek and easy-to-clean design

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    Jack
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    This is the first time I'm using a "masticating" juicer and I'm quite impressed with it. The design is sleek and looks cool on a kitchen countertop. Initially, I had to refer to the user guide/quick reference sheet to learn how to assemble it properly, but after a couple of times I longer have any trouble. There're 7 elements that come together to get the juicing done besides the main motor unit. This includes a 2-piece filter, a juice outlet with stopper function, a pulp/residue outlet, the main screw-like masticating unit, a tubular body, a berry tray and a pusher. There're also a pulp and a juice container with lid. A good recipe book is also included to start with some great ideas for juicing. After "assembling" the parts, using the juicer is a breeze. You just out the fruit/vegetable into the chute and use the pusher when the unit's turned on. There's only two buttons on the juicer - an on/off button and a "Reverse/Pre-clean" button. When it's on, the screw keeps rotating in a single steady pace - there's not speed control. As the fruits/vegetables are pushed down, they get caught in the screw and slowly juice starts to flow through the juice outlet. The pre-clean button turns the screw in the other direction for a short duration - this helps to get the residual juice out of the chute. One good feature of this is that the unit can't be turned on if the elements are not assembled properly. The pulp contained needs to be seated properly as well. Cleaning the unit's really easy, but I didn't find it possible to properly clean "in 1 minute" as advertised. Since there's no blade or sieve like the traditional juicers, you don't need to spend a lot of time to get all the tiny particles out of the unit. Disassembly is easy once you get the hang of it, and a nice rinse under running water is quite enough for temporary cleaning. The only thing you may need to spend time is the filter unit - it's made of plastics and can get damaged if you're not careful. Also I found that cleaning gets tougher if you leave it for some time - it's much more easier if you clean it immediately after juicing is finished. Some of the downsides I found are: - Juicing takes a bit more time than traditional bladed ones (but you're getting more juice in exchange) - The entry chute is not that big, so if you plan on making a large serving you have to be patient - The cord storage part is a joke - the cord does not stay wound in any way - As I mentioned, the filter part seems a bit to flimsy to me Overall, I like the juicer as it's a very convenient unit. The price is also comparable to similar juicers. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great juicer

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    psyclopps
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    This is my first juicer so I had a bit of learning to do upon receipt on the assembly, proper usage and recipes that this could be used for. I would feel that overall it is a good juicer for a first-time user. This unit comes in a pretty small package in my opinion but to achieve this there is a bit of assembly required. To a novice, some of the pieces don't make much sense since they are not represented in the quick assembly guide but can be explained in the manual. This is a bit of an annoyance but not hard to figure out if you are willing to read a little bit. Once you have it put together I tossed a few different fruits and veggies in there to see how it performs in various conditions. First, an apple. It worked flawlessly and going about 8 oz or so out of a single apple. Oranges and berries were a bit more of a challenge since the soft pulp did not always work its way through the system. More fibrous items such as carrots also fare well. Having no juicing experience, I was surprised that it took so many oranges to get juice out and I am sure this is very fruit specific seeing as how an apple could fill up a cup easily while it took three oranges to get the same. There is a small included recipe book which has some great juice recipes. It also comes with a small jug you can put juice into and seal up for later, or you can juice straight into a cup. There are plenty of nice touches on this unit that makes it feel premium and well thought out. The metal accents and hard plastic feel very sturdy, and the unit looks great in a kitchen. If you plan on storing it the cable wraps around the base in a groove that is designed for that purpose. Here is the main reason I took a star away. The unit advertises one-minute easy cleaning but it often doesn't work that way. Some items are very simply to clean due to the quick disassembly. Some items such as oranges have much more intensive cleaning. Your first assembly and disassembly will be a bit of a puzzle but once you get used to it is no big deal if you plan the cleaning time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sleek Design; Falls Short Here and There Though

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    Philips Avance Collection Masticating Juicer Quick Features on the Product MicroMasticating extracts up to 90% of the fruit After juicing all parts can be rinsed clean in 1 minute thanks to its no sieve design Pre-clean function squeezes last drops of juice out Easily detachable and rinsed clean without any kitchen tool Innovative drip stop keeps your counter clean LED lights give you reassembly feedback What's in the box? Philips Avance Collection Masticating Juicer Quick start up guide Inspiring recipe book Setup/Testing/Conclusion Lets first start off with the packaging of the product. The product comes in a standard designed box with well molded protective material to keep the unit from getting damaged during transit. Upon opening the box to reveal the juicer, you will find all the contents I listed above "What's in the box?" . The juicer itself looks really sleek and I think will look great accompanying your other kitchen tech gadgets if you decide to purchase one. I'll jump right into assembly. Assembly was pretty straight forward and you don't necessarily need to reference to the quick start guide. After assembly, I decided to take it all apart again to wash it. The neat feature here is that there's a built in LED light that gives you feedback after you've put it back together. Also if you didn't put it back together correctly; it simply wouldn't work. The safety feature on this is definitely nice to have. Now let's head right on over to performance and testing/usage. When powering on the juicer with the button located on the top rear of the unit; it was surprisingly not too loud compared to other juicers I have used previously. The first thing we juiced was watermelon. The Philips Avance Collection Masticating Juicer made a decent amount of juice. Personally, the spouse and I didn't enjoy having to cut the already pre-bought/cut watermelon even smaller so that it would fit the feeder of the juicer. After finishing juicing the watermelon, we used the pre-clean function to make sure we get every last drop of the watermelon juice. We utilized the innovative drop stop which definitely assisted with keeping our counter clean (no drips! @@@@@@@ . The next 2 things we juiced after were cantaloupe with honeydew and then pineapple. We went through the same process for each and every fruit that we juiced. Personally, the spouse and I felt like it still made a mess even with the innovative drop stop. When juicing, it seems the feeder likes to spit out fruit juice everywhere. Let me say, it's not A LOT; but I could tell you that I definitely felt some hit my body/skin here and there. I even saw some juice residue on the unit itself from splatters/leakage (mainly in the front). After completing our juicing process, we proceeded to the cleaning of the juicer itself. I can first hand tell you that it DOES NOT take 1 minute as it's advertised if you're cleaning it. The pulp and fruit juice is kinda everywhere once you disassemble the unit. When hand washing the removable parts, let's just say you need to have a sponge with dish soap and hot water to clean this thing thoroughly. It does state that you can use a dishwasher to clean all the disassembled parts; but would you necessarily run the dishwasher just for the juicer? If you do just throw it in the dishwasher, I don't know if the water pressure is going to actually fully clean it thoroughly if it has a lot of pulp stuck everywhere. We tested the cleaning method of just rinsing it and throwing it in the dishwasher once we had enough accumulated dishes. The result was pretty good (our dishwasher is brand new) although as I mentioned above I still had to hand wash a part of two after the dishwasher because there were stuff still stuck in a couple parts. The main function that the spouse and I enjoyed the most was making almond milk. We were able to run the almonds through 3 times to make a significant amount of almond milk. The end result of the almonds were completely powder as the Philips Avance Collection Masticating Juicer did a great job at that. In conclusion, I feel like the Philips Avanace Collection Masticating Juicer could have some improvements made.Unfortunately do so many cons I experienced with the juicer, I'll have to put my rating at 3 out of 5 for this puppy. There were definitely some highlights that I mentioned above but I personally feel the cons outweigh the pros this time. Philips has always made great quality products (I own quite a few) and I enjoy having them in my kitchen. In this specific instance, I wouldn't be able to confidently recommend this product to a friend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend