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Re: Buying juice extractor in Switzerland

Just went to see the Hurom juicer in my local Fust and it's an impressively weighty thing. Seems to disassemble with ease too. I used to have an Oscar Vitalmix masticating juicer, but it was a pain to use due to the low height, whereas the Hurom will fit a large jug underneath which makes collecting the juice much easier.

I'm tempted to get one to replace my centrifugal with... just not sure if I would use it enough to make it worthwhile.

It's worth noting that in the UK, the HU-400 model is £100 GBP (145 CHF) more expensive than in CH,and the next models up in the range (HU-600 and HU-700) are between £150 and £200 more expensive... basically double the price for only some very small benefits! That makes this juicer a bit of a bargain by market price standards.

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Ok, lets say 1L of freshly pressed orange juice is 4chf, and you buy 2x per week. That would be around 37 weeks before you spent the cost of this juicer... not to mention the constant cost of buying Oranges. However, when you then start thinking how much juice bars charge for green juices etc, that money would come back much more quickly.

However the real value is of course in being able to juice whatever you want with it.

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Old 29.07.2013, 18:33
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Re: Buying juice extractor in Switzerland

Ok guys I went out and bought the Hurom HU-400 from Fust. Initial "first impressions" review is here The Great Big Juicing Thread...

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Ok guys I went out and bought the Hurom HU-400 from Fust. Initial "first impressions" review is here The Great Big Juicing Thread...
So I actually helped marketing the product I think I deserve a sales commission from Hurom...
If you don't mind telling, which FUST is that cause I intend to buy it tomorrow. Hope you live in Zurich and you won't tell me a location in Geneva:-)
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So I actually helped marketing the product I think I deserve a sales commission from Hurom...
If you don't mind telling, which FUST is that cause I intend to buy it tomorrow. Hope you live in Zurich and you won't tell me a location in Geneva:-)
I got it from Sihlcity.
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If you don't mind telling, which FUST is that cause I intend to buy it tomorrow. Hope you live in Zurich and you won't tell me a location in Geneva:-)
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Re: Buying juice extractor in Switzerland

So did you actually buy one in the end?
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Re: Buying juice extractor in Switzerland

I used to have a champion juicer, and it was awesome. I'm not familiar with the other models you have listed, or the one you've decided on.

Here in CH, I picked up a centrifugal juicer from the local brocki - 10 chuffs. It's been great, and used often for things like carrots and beets. Not nearly as nice as the Champion, but takes up way less space, is easy to clean, and in the end I still have my juice. (and you can't beat that price...)

Nevermind...i see you got the juicer already. Enjoy.....
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Re: Buying juice extractor in Switzerland

Richdog! I bought it just two days after you and have been using it happily although not daily. It sits now proudly in my kitchen and have done mostly carrots and apples. More tests Nd juices to come soon. I'm a happy bunny:-))
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Richdog! I bought it just two days after you and have been using it happily although not daily. It sits now proudly in my kitchen and have done mostly carrots and apples. More tests Nd juices to come soon. I'm a happy bunny:-))
I haven't in used mine in a while due a change in working hours disrupting my usual patterns... need to get back in the routine!
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Re: Buying juice extractor in Switzerland

I saw Solis on discount a couple of times. In Coop megastore and Conforama, at around 40-50% off.

My mother is happy with a Moulinex xxl one.
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Re: Buying juice extractor in Switzerland

For some time I have been lusting after a Vitamix juicer/blender - which also makes soup and ice cream. I've wanted one ever since after watching a demo at a Costco in the US. They are very expensive though, but do have a long warranty and if you buy at Costco then members can return any items at any time no questions asked (you can use a Costco membership card at any of their warehouses worldwide) but non-members can also buy online but pay 5% extra (although I guess the VAT would be taken off for export).

I don't know where we will be going after our posting here in Switzerland, it could be the UK, US or who knows where - so I haven't purchased a Vitamix yet because of the voltage difference and I don't want to bother with transformers.

US Price: $499 inc. bundle of extras: (Btw the customer reviews are great)

http://www.costco.com/Vitamix-5200-S...1#BVRRWidgetID

UK Price: 499 GBP inc VAT/ 416.66 ex VAT:

http://www.costco.co.uk/view/product...s_2.5.1/142163

There are loads of Vitamix demo videos on Youtube.
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Hmmmm - I've followed the instructions but I seem to be able to add the video!
Maybe you can see something if you click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghBJHwC-H3k
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Re: Buying juice extractor in Switzerland

I've gone through this exercise. Bought the expensive juicer (the Champion). After much time, it has panned out like this:
- juicing vegetables is time consuming, messy, and the machine requires lots of cleaning. Plus it is only worthwhile if you do it in bulk, which results in lots of juice that needs to be drunk quickly (and believe me you get sick of the taste fast), and takes up lots of fridge space. With the exception of carrots, the taste of juiced veggies ain't all that great, or in the best case takes some getting used to, especially for kids.
- juicing fruit is much easier, far more palatable, but for that you don't need one of these heavy, expensive, hard to clean machines.

You just need this...lightweight, a no-brainer to clean, liquifies virtually anything and costs maybe 30 Francs. Also great for preparing soup, pancake batter, etc...hands down the more practical solution:

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I've gone through this exercise. Bought the expensive juicer (the Champion). After much time, it has panned out like this:
- juicing vegetables is time consuming, messy, and the machine requires lots of cleaning. Plus it is only worthwhile if you do it in bulk, which results in lots of juice that needs to be drunk quickly (and believe me you get sick of the taste fast), and takes up lots of fridge space. With the exception of carrots, the taste of juiced veggies ain't all that great, or in the best case takes some getting used to, especially for kids.
- juicing fruit is much easier, far more palatable, but for that you don't need one of these heavy, expensive, hard to clean machines.

You just need this...lightweight, a no-brainer to clean, liquifies virtually anything and costs maybe 30 Francs. Also great for preparing soup, pancake batter, etc...hands down the more practical solution:

while I mostly agree, I think it is still useful for small children or if you want to extract juice of something harder, e.g. reddish
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Re: Buying juice extractor in Switzerland

A stick blender works great for making smoothies with the following ingredients (all tried and tested):
- Bananas (also frozen bananas, great way to store bananas in bulk to use later)
- All citrus fruits (peeled of course)
- Frozen berries (no need to thaw)
- Avocado
- Strawberries
- Yoghurt
- A raw egg (adds a whole new dimension)
- Apples
- Kiwi
- Ice
- Ice cream

I will have to try carrots, though I bet they work too.

Also, great way to get rid of any tins of fruit laying around, remaining bits of apple sauce or juice. The results are great, my kids can't get enough.

Clean up is a breeze: remove detachable blade, rinse, done.
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Re: Buying juice extractor in Switzerland

I also want to buy a juice extractor. Looking at the Fust website I did not find any HU 400. Would any of you know where I can buy it in Geneva ?
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Re: Buying juice extractor in Switzerland

You should buy things in Switzerland, electronics like juicers are not that more costly and easier to replace if they are faulty.

While I am commenting here, I am going to put a huge recommendation out for Nutri Bullets, simply the best juicer/extractor on the market. I use mine every day.
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You should buy things in Switzerland, electronics like juicers are not that more costly and easier to replace if they are faulty.

While I am commenting here, I am going to put a huge recommendation out for Nutri Bullets, simply the best juicer/extractor on the market. I use mine every day.
While I do agree that it is much cheaper to replace such things in Switzerland, I don't agree regarding the cost. Most of electronic stuff (electronic toothbrushes, kettles, etc.) is in Switzerland double the price as compared to Turkey for example.

Also when I was looking for a dishwasher, they were much cheaper in Germany than here.

However digital electronics is indeed cheaper in Switzerland.
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