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    Ok folks iv been told to loose the gut for next years holiday :shock: , please can anyone find me a good deal (with voucher maybe etc) for a smoothie machine, one that really gets out all the juice from the fruit and shoves all the rubbish out the other end.
    has to really do its job properly as there are a few machines out there that DONT do the job properly and dont squeeze akk the goodness out of them.
    Oh and maybe one that comes with a reciped book, as i want to make lots of different mixes.

    maybe spend between £20 - £50

    my missus awaits all results with a slimfast tin in one hand and a excersise dvd in the other (none of these i want to do) :giggle:

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    Original Poster

    anyone help?

    are you after a smoothie maker or a juicer?

    Original Poster

    ermmmm a smoothie maker, im addicted to they inocent smoothies you get in the shop, so yeh a smoothie maker

    EDIT: this must be a hard one for everyone ?? lol

    ok what about the Russell Hobbs 12621 at currys for £29.98 - this has good reviews and is £53 on amazon

    saxo_appeal

    .....a smoothie machine, one that really gets out all the juice from the … .....a smoothie machine, one that really gets out all the juice from the fruit and shoves all the rubbish out the other end.has to really do its job properly as there are a few machines out there that DONT do the job properly and dont squeeze akk the goodness out of them......




    Try this deal: hotukdeals.com/for…yas

    They have several smoothie makers and blenders.

    Are you sure that you want a smoothie maker/blender and not a juicer?
    AFAIK it is the juicer that throws out all the rubbish but the smoohie blends
    all into a drink. Anyway, they have some juicers on the site too. Perhaps
    the really expensive smoothie makers throw out the rubbish first. :thumbsup:

    I am after a smoothie maker but with £4.95 postage on every order, depending how much you spend, the 20% discount might only cancel out your P+P, so if you are passing a store you could buy it there.

    HTH

    P

    Original Poster

    whats the better one to get then? i want a smoothie but do i have to get a juicer first?

    These Wikipedia definition describes the difference and AFAIK a smoothie maker is just a modern name for a blender.

    en.wikipedia.org/wik…cer

    en.wikipedia.org/wik…ers

    We had a juicer a few years ago. We gave it away, as whatever we tried we could not eliminate the scum from the top of the drink, which gave it a very bitter taste.

    I want a drink with all of the fruit included, as it’s much healthier and good for diets.

    HTH

    P

    I had a basic juicer a few years ago and it was awful - only used it a few times. It didn't get the lumps out and it took so long to cut the fruit and then only got a tiny amount of juice so it worked out really expensive per glass.
    Don't know if anyone has experience of more expensive ones being any good?

    pinkpie

    I had a basic juicer a few years ago and it was awful - only used it a … I had a basic juicer a few years ago and it was awful - only used it a few times. It didn't get the lumps out and it took so long to cut the fruit and then only got a tiny amount of juice so it worked out really expensive per glass.Don't know if anyone has experience of more expensive ones being any good?



    Ours cost about £80 but I've see them for sale for up to £500 and they are probably for restaurant use. The quantity of juice was fine without any lumps, just awful frothy scum. We even tried making vegetable soup but it didn't solve the problem. :-(

    P

    I have yet to hear of anyone having total success with a juicer yet they seem to sell loads everywhere - wonder where they all end up? I'd love to find one that really works as I love the idea of fresh juice just not the lumpy/frothy reality! what make was yours?

    pinkpie

    I have yet to hear of anyone having total success with a juicer yet they … I have yet to hear of anyone having total success with a juicer yet they seem to sell loads everywhere - wonder where they all end up? I'd love to find one that really works as I love the idea of fresh juice just not the lumpy/frothy reality! what make was yours?



    Sorry pinkpie but I can't remember. It was one of the usual well known manufacturers of small kitchen appliances. We gave it to the church table sale where it was snapped up by one of the volunteers for a couple of quid. We haven't seen him to ask but hope he had some success.

    The sad thing is that it was a birthday present from my OH. I feel a little better reading your post as we don't know of anyone else who has one. Perhaps if they have they are keeping quiet about it for similar reasons.

    Like you we just wanted to have fresh fruit juice but the bitter taste seemed to linger on for half an hour. Instead of cluttering up a cupboard with it we gave the machine away to get it out of the house ASAP. I know that we would have kept going back for another try to 'see if it will work this time'.

    P

    I know what you mean - I finally gave mine away after a disastrous attempt to try something different created a green sludge and despite assuring my family it would be delicious, I was nearly sick.....

    Original Poster

    So really there is no point in buying one as it just makes all the fruit juice throffy?
    In a smoothie do you have to add ice and ice cream? i thought the whole idea was it was just fruit and only fruit in a smoothie?

    I was watching you are what you eat earlier and she made a smoothie type thing with banana and rice milk and just whizzed it with one of those stick handblenders - it seemed to do the trick and they are really cheap....

    Original Poster

    cool, wish id seen it now lol

    saxo_appeal

    So really there is no point in buying one as it just makes all the fruit … So really there is no point in buying one as it just makes all the fruit juice throffy?In a smoothie do you have to add ice and ice cream? i thought the whole idea was it was just fruit and only fruit in a smoothie?



    Well, it seems that most people find juicers useless.

    If you go for a blender you should be fine with these recipes:

    flowercarole.co.uk/

    OTOH pinkpie's suggestion to go for a stick blender is a great idea.:thumbsup:

    Come to think of it we have one of those hiding in a kitchen cupboard and my mouth is watering looking at the lists of ingredients. Must keep away from those with cream and chocolate. ;-)

    P

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    Try LLoyds pharmacy - currently a juicer is on offer for £9.99 - may turn this into a tread if someone else hasn't. regrads edit - sorry -offer ended in June.
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