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Magimix Le Duo Plus XL juicer 18081°F
Pros: fast and powerful, wide chute, small footprint
Cons: multiple component parts, hand-wash only
Star rating: 4/5
This machine was the least complicated juicer that we tested. It arrived upright and pre-assembled, stacked as three easy sections that fit together logically for reassembly. The speed is controlled by one rocker switch on the front of the machine.
At 7.5kg it's not a lightweight juicer, but its footprint is smaller than many. This makes storing it particularly easy for average sized cupboards.
When turned on, we found the juicer shimmied around a little, but the result was a smooth juice with little foam. Its large feeder funnel enables you to feed in handfuls of small ingredients at a time, or small apples whole, reducing your prep time and overall speed from fruit to glass.
It produced 200ml of juice from the ingredients tested whilst other machines only extracted 150ml. Although a juice jug isn't provided, the juicer does come with a small spatula and recipe book to help you get started.
The mechanism struggled to get the most from our small fibrous ingredients, kale and ginger. As a result, the juice didn't have a strong green colour or much warmth. However, the quantity reflects its efficiency to extract significant moisture from hard vegetables, including carrots and crisp apples. You can also make smoothies, fruit coulis and press citrus fruits.
When it came to cleaning, this is a pretty safe machine to dismantle. We encountered the usual struggles in removing pulp from a sieve mechanism by hand, but all its parts are dishwasher safe so can just be rinsed first. Once its lid is removed, the juicer drum lifts off in one section and leaves no exposed blades.
This is a great one for families, being quick, efficient, safe to build and dismantle. If you’re looking to get your kids into their fruit and vegetables, the magimix could be a great choice for having some family fun in the kitchen.
Juice quality: 4.5/5
Ease of cleaning: 3/5
Ease of storage: 4/5
Additional features: 2/5
Overall rating: 4.5/5
Item weight: 7.5 kg
Product dimensions: 18.3 x 21.4 x 41.5 cm
Auto shutoff: no
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