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Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Super 2

This is the second juicer in two weeks that I have broken with my bare hands.  The other one, identical brand, I snapped off at the base of the upright, and tore through the cast metal of the base.  I forgot to take a photo of it, but you'll just have to take my word for it, that it was much more dramatic.
Either I am Superwoman, or this brand is cheaply made.  
I've had to resort to using the good old squeeze type (made in Mexico) that I bought at the Fielddays.


  1. I think you need to go industrial.

  2. Yes, well at 76 bucks I thought I had! Took it back today and there's a REALLY nice 'commercial' one ... for $219! I'm thinking about it. Trouble is, you can get one with a motor for $59. But you know me Tom, I really wanted to do an environmentally friendly one. I mean, we're just squeezing oranges here.

  3. I have one of those upright, cast metal juicers!

    Sadly, the only thing it juices is citrus and I just don't drink that much orange juice. I have a little handcranked 'screw' type juicer which I use for soft fruits and vegetables and it works just fine, and all comes apart beautifully to clean.

    Often the cheaper ones work just as well!

    And you forgot Rule Number One: A blogger always takes photos of broken things!


  4. Oh, and dont' go with motorised one! They can heat up the juice and destroy the vitamins!

  5. Hey Jay, that 'handcranked screw type' that does vegies and other fruits too sounds exactly what I'm looking for... What does it look like? Where can I get one? Can you crunch credit in it too :-)

  6. Can't you just get a Maori kid in to crush the oranges with his little Maori feet? Like French grape squeezers. You could give the kid some beads or a mirror as payment.

  7. That sort of approach hasn't worked here for about 200 years YP. You are likely to have YOUR British Imperialist head crushed by some big Maori feet. And you'd, needless to say, deserve it! But I'm sure you were just being funny. I expect.