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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sleek Design; Falls Short Here and There Though

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    MarkusKong
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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 will 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

  • 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

    THIS IS A FUN TO USE JUICER

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    The Good Things About This Philips Avance Masticating Juicer The bottom of this Philips juicer has 6 rubber pads to help it sit secure. All of the components of this appliance are made of quality materials, mainly heavy plastics which will last quite a while. The spinning center shaft that crushes the fruits and vegetables is made really well, and the smallest section which does most of the crushing, is made of a heavy duty stainless steel. On the top of this juicer is two buttons, one is the power button which turns the juicer on and off, and the other button reverses the direction of the motor, of which the reverse setting is a way of pre-rinsing the unit and allowing the final amount of juices to flow through. This appliance has a really nice heavy duty latch which holds the masticating shaft assembly into place. The type of plastic which the pulp and juice containers are made out of, is the SANS type of plastic, of which SANS plastic shows better dishwasher wear resistance compared to polycarbonate, which is due to the fact that SANS plastic is more resistant to chemicals in the dishwashing detergent. I tested this juicer the first time on a 5 pound bag of carrots, and it has plenty of power to easily crush the hard fibers of carrots into juice, of which it is best to be patient when juicing harder vegetables, and avoid pressing too hard downward on the appliance. A gentle and slow downward press is best to accomplish juicing carrots which avoids damaging the appliance by applying too much force. This Philips juicer is designed to be thinner than most juicers made by other manufacturers, and this is really nice for kitchens that are limited in countertop space. This Philips juicer has quite a bit of weight to it, which means it has a heavy duty motor on the inside. The process of cleaning the juicer is fairly simply, as the top section can be disassembled and all of the pieces can easily be rinsed clean with water. The anti drip spout is a nice feature, as it does prevent dribbling on the countertop when the juice holding container is not in place. Most juicers do not have an anti drip spout. Other Details About This Philips Avance Masticating Juicer One of the only thing about this appliance which could have been designed better, is that there is a gap that is below the spinning shaft and above the pulp container, this empty space causes the upper section to flex when pressing downward on fruits or vegetables that are being juiced. I added a rectangular shaped plastic spacer to fill this gap, this prevents this flexing of the top section downward. See one of my attached images which shows the plastic spacer that I added. It is always kind of nice when expensive appliance also have a nicer than average power cord to match, which I prefer a nice round power cord. The power cord on this appliance is just average, it is a run of the mill power cord that can be found on most appliances. With that being said, the power cord is sufficient, and the thinness of the power cord does allow it to wind up easier on the lower part of the base. Overall Impression Of This Philips Avance Masticating Juicer This is a well designed and functional masticating juicer, I would suggest this product to a person who has enough time and dedication to regularly juice fruits and vegetables. The juicing process is easy and kind of fun, but is a bit time consuming.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent juicer with sleek and easy-to-clean design

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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 are 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 is 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 is 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 are 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

    Till the last drop

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    Eating fruit and veggies is healthy and the best way to eat a lot of them is to juice them! Obviously you want to extract as much juice as possible so you are not throwing anything expensive away. This juicer is extremely efficient, it uses a screw kind of like a meat grinder, but screw runs in reverse and pulls pieces toward the center of a unit squeezing them completely dry. All juice runs to the front spout and scraps are collected into the scrap bin underneath the screw assembly. Putting juicer together is very easy, first time it took me couple minutes looking at the picture, but now I can get it done in 30 seconds. Cleanup is easy as well, just take it apart and rinse it with cold water, everything is dishwasher safe as well. The most time consuming part of the whole juice extraction process is preparation of the fruit/veggies. This juicer has a fairly small feed opening - 1 and 3/8" by 1 and 5/8", you really need to chop whatever you want to juice into small pieces. As with any other juicer - you would also need to remove all pits, cores, and skin which is not edible (kiwi or orange skin for example needs to be removed, but apple skin is fine). But once you have gone thru the chopping process - everything else goes very easy. Try not to push pieces down the machine real hard or you may end up splashing the juice all over the countertop. In Short: Pros: easy to put together and cleanup, extracts juice till the last drop (very efficient, scraps are dry), compact machine size. Cons: requires lots of fruit/veggie preparation due to the small feed hole.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great juicer

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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Efficient Juicing and Easy Clean Up

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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 is 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 is that it is very compact. It's thin design is easy to store and doesn't take up a lot of precious kitchen space. Overall, it is 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 is 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 is worth it for the tradeoff between its size. Overall, the juicer is high quality and well designed. It is 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple Way to Make Great Juices

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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 is not. 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Good Mastigating Juicer

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    1. packaging and assembly firstly the packaging, it is slim and does not make it feel like it is a full sized juicer. that's a good thing the instructions are very straightforward, i just looked at the pictures to assemble it and did not even have to read the instructions. it comes with 2 bins, on for collecting the juice and the other for pulp. 2. Making the Juice. i do have a jack lalanne juicer which i use regularly before getting this, my son loves fresh juices (Oranges). So i have to say that i am comparing a centrifugal juicer vs a masticating juicer. Now, for those who do not know what a centrifugal juicer is that these types of juicer operate at very high speed, they crush the produce and push them against a porous wall where the juice the flow through the pores and the remains of the fruit is collected in a containter. Masticating juicer push the fruit through a crusher and then the juice is separated from the fruit and flows into a container. they operate at low speed and they also have a small opening vs a larger opening on the centrifugal juicer. Now using the Philips Avance Juicer, I tried first with apples and i have to say that i got a lot more juice as compare to the jack lallanee juicer so i have to believe that mastication is not just a gimmick Next i tried some carrots, i did have to put in a little more pressure as compare to the jack lallane juicer but again the quantity of the juice was pretty good. 3. Pros and Cons Pros - - more nutrients are retained and more juice extracted - tastes better much better as compared to the regular centrifugal juice - you can store the juice longer - cleaning is easier, much better than the centrifugal juicer cons - - the feeding tube is small as compared to centrifugal juicer

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact and easy clean up

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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 is 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Home Juice Extractor

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    I chose the Philips Avance Collection Masticating Juice Extractor as my two sons go through an incredible amount of store bought juice. While other reviews I'd read online appear to suggest that this juice extractor doesn't get as much juice as the reviewer expected, I haven't found this to be much of an issue. It really depends on the type of fruit you place into the extractor. The juicer comes with a really helpful recipe book and its a lot of fun trying out the recipes in the book but I've also had a lot of fun just making up our own recipes. Simple apple juice was amazing, it tasted like the apple cider we get at apple orchards in the holidays near where we live and yet we can make it at home. Assembling the juicer is easy, just follow the simple steps outlined in the manual and cleaning it is also exceptionally easy. All the removable parts can be placed into the dish washer or washed by hand. Once you have put the juicer together a few times there is no need to keep the instructions nearby, it's easy to put together again. Would definitely recommend this to any family, especially with kids that go through the store bought juice as quickly as ours.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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

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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 is 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

    Very good juicer

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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 are a clean freak the best part of this juicer is how easy it is 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 is 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

    Wow, This is What Juice Tastes Like

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    Wish I got a juicer long ago. This is a great little device to make fresh juice. So far I've done only Apple in the juicer, but wow the difference between the juice from this and even the fancy organic stuff I get is night and day. The Juice from this is like sticking a straw into the apple and drinking straight from apple. Overall this is a fairly easy device to use and juice with a few caveats that I don't think impede the use of this wonderful device. I like it for one because of it's small footprint. I don't have a lot of space and this was able to fit without any fuss. So a win, but because of the size the fruit/nuts need to be cut into fairly smallish pieces to fit the tube to be juiced. Not a bad thing, just a bit fussy. The other fussy part is there is no indicator light I saw to show that the catch for the pulp is properly seated. Took me playing with it a few times to make sure it was seated correctly for the juicer to turn on. A little LED would have been a nice touch. But no big deal. Just fiddly and totally worth it for fresh 100% juice. A glorious thing. In theory fresh almond milk too. But I haven't tried that yet. Otherwise I like it. Comes apart easy and so simple to clean and store I'm impressed and enjoying this. If you want juice this is totally device for you.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wheezing the juice

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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: 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 is 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    My first juicer

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    As far as juicers go, I am a newbie. Knowing that my wife has been trying to convince me to juice for a year now, I decided to try this out. I must say it is pretty impressive. It is pretty easy to put together and even easier to clean. We tried a variety of fruits and veggies and the thing I noticed the most is that there were no strings, pulp or residue in the glass after mixing the fruit. I expected there to be something, but it was all captured in the bin below the juicer. It is also surprisingly quiet for a juicer in my opinion and pretty easy to use. It even comes with a small pitcher that can be used to store your concoctions in. It also came with a recipe book, but most of the fun was just throwing different things in the juicer just to see what it would taste like. I must admit, I liked our beet, carrot, orange, ginger and honey mixture the best. Didnt sound great when we were doing it, but I've had worse. All in all, i think this juicer is very well built, easy to use and quite fun. The only thing I would be apprehensive about is the price, but as i said, I'm new to juicing so maybe this is in line with a quality machine. I gave it four stars because of the price, but other than that I would recommend it.

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Well made, but poor setup documentation

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    I was looking forward to testing the unit, but was disappointed when I first used it. Putting it together seemed easy enough, however when I plugged it in nothing happened. I tried again and again over a couple days. I reread the instructions multiple times and googled how to set it up. I was about to give up and started messing with the container that catches the juiced leftovers. You have to push it in until it clicks or it will not work. The directions inform you that several other parts will not work if not properly installed but I do not recall seeing anything about making sure it clicks when inserted. I bought several oranges to have freshly squeezed juice for breakfast. Two large oranges and a half a pack of strawberries barely made a 16 ounce cup. The unit seems sturdy and does what it is designed for well once you get it working. It may work well for some but for me it is too much work and costly to use. I prefer to buy my juice already made and save the cost and hassle. If you have the extra time and money to throw away, it will get the job done.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first Juicer and I am in love!

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    The Philips Avance Collection Masticating Juice Extractor is just amazing, simple as that. I received it at 3pm and by 330pm, I had my first glass of juice. Assembly is quick and painless, I do recommend giving the parts a quick was before use though. I grabbed some green apples right away and cut them into slices and cubes to test which way was better. Well, it doesn't matter, this thing just eats fruit up like nothing, peels and all. I then tried oranges, pears, kale, and zucchini, all went through without any issues. The juice is pulp free and my kids are in love, I have not seen my kids drink that much juice in a long time. The pulp that is left over is almost dry, the Phillips juicer does a great job getting as much juice out as possible saving you money. Pros: Quiet Fast Assembly Easy to clean Little waste Compact design Looks good Great quality juice No more pre bottled stuff for my kids Fast juicing Cons: None! I highly recommend this juicer, I am hooked on this, never thought I would be.

    I would recommend this to a friend