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This tall masticating juicer from Fridja is a versatile, heavy-duty option that excelled in our tests. Read our full review.
Niche brand Fridja makes just two items: garment steamers and juicers. Its products are heavy-duty while also retaining a distinct chic quality.
As the name suggests, this is a whole fruit juicer, meaning very little prep is required for juicing. It's a masticating juicer and is very quiet when in use. This model can even be used to make sorbets and fruit ice cream using part-defrosted frozen fruit, as well as nut milks.
The first thing we notice about this juicer is the size: it’s tall. If you’ve got a kitchen island, this should pose no problems, but if you’ve got cupboards, this model may be too tall to fit underneath.
The juicer comes assembled, making it simple and easy to see how each of the component parts fit together. Otherwise, the manual clearly explains the assembly method with concise text and diagrams. It’s not the lightest model, so carrying it from cupboard to work surface may be too much for some, but a useful handle is provided for added support.
There are just two settings to familiarise yourself with: on and reverse. These are located at the back of the machine.
Clean up after juicing is easy. While none of the component parts are dishwasher-safe, a stiff cleaning brush is provided. Do take care when cleaning the feeding chute, though, as there is a hidden blade designed to chop large ingredients up.
In use, the juicer is stable. This model comes with a jug to collect the juice, as well as a strainer attachment. We use this and enjoy super-smooth, clear juice.
Our juice is foam-free and stays a vibrant colour as it sits out. It's bright green in colour, indicating that this model juices kale well. But, we do notice some chunks of kale that had gone unprocessed when we take the juicer apart.
The waste is very dry, meaning all of the juice had been squeezed out.
The manual details how to recycle the juicer if there's ever a time you wish to dispose of it. And, although the manual doesn’t mention this, Fridja has a selection of spare parts available to buy on its website – big tick from us!
Unfortunately, we feel let down by the amount of plastic used to package the juicer. We’d like to see Fridja choose more eco-friendly options for its packaging.
If you’re in the market for a juicer that’ll squeeze every bit of goodness out of your leafy greens, this Fridja model does a fantastic job.
It’s a quiet but powerful option that impresses with its versatility and the range of accessories provided. It’s easy to use and little to no prep is required to get started. It’s tall, but if that’s not likely to be a problem for you, it’s definitely worth considering.
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