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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

Back on topic - has anyone used their stickers to get the citrus fruit juicer?

I was thinking about getting that to make fresh orange juice to boost my vitamin c levels over the winter.

I've only seen a picture of the machine though. I haven't seen it with my own eyes to tell if its any good.

Has anyone gone for this option?
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Old 30.11.2007, 13:45
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Lausannebrit, I've had one of those electric juicers. A total waste of money, you'd be better off buying a plastic one with the pot underneath it. The machines are fiddley to clean and pointless. They were a huge fad in the UK around 10 years ago. We bought one and regretted it immediately
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Back on topic - has anyone used their stickers to get the citrus fruit juicer?

I was thinking about getting that to make fresh orange juice to boost my vitamin c levels over the winter.

I've only seen a picture of the machine though. I haven't seen it with my own eyes to tell if its any good.

Has anyone gone for this option?
Do like I do, eat the whole orange, one orange in the morning is the best way to start the day ! and better than the juice alone as you get fiber that helps your digestion.
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Old 30.11.2007, 14:02
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Do like I do, eat the whole orange, one orange in the morning is the best way to start the day ! and better than the juice alone as you get fiber that helps your digestion.

Interesting fact is also that a glass of fresh orange juice is more fattening than if you were to eat the oranges it came from. I guess juicing the oranges loses some of the fibre and also makes it easier for your body to pick up the sugars etc.

BTW If you want to boost your Vitamin C level, Kiwi has a much higher level than a lemon or orange.
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

The reason the juice is more calorie laden is this. It takes about 4 or 5 oranges to get a glass of juice. If an orange has 50 calories in it (no idea I'm afraid) to get a whole glass of juice 5X50= 250. Simple really
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

I got the kettle because I needed a new one & I'm happy with it. I really wanted one of those new fancy Tefal ones but couldn't find one here so the sticker one will have to do for now. I'm swithering about getting the toaster as I can't stand the one I bought a few months ago. Those who have the toaster is it any good?
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Old 30.11.2007, 21:16
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I've got the hand-mixer with all the bits and pieces (as I couldn't get a replacement blade for my 10yr-old Braun mixer). Can highly recommend it for the price.
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

Is it worth buying a Kuechen center using this offer. Has anyone got it. Please let me know.
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

got the blender with our stickers. 700W, 6 speeds, solid base with glass jar...works great. missed my protein drinks and smoothies. looking forward to margheritas come summertime!

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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

We have just moved house, and having spent a lot of money at Co-op stores (Bau&Hobby) we have loads of points and have all of these.

Kettle: Pretty good quality actually, recommended.
Toaster: Ours has failed and only toasts on one side.
Hand blender: Poor quality motor, but still works. Poor quality attachments prone to breaking if not fitted exactly right. Buy a Bosch one.
Jug blender: Good motor, good glass jug, recommended.
Scales: Well, they weigh properly, what else is there?
Food center: Unopened.
Juicer: Unopened.

Apart from the hand blender this stuff is worth them money at the discounted price, but I wouldn't pay full price for it.
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

we got the blender and are happy with the quality. We use it for smoothies, shakes and blending pizza sauce. I'm sure there are better machines out there but this one does the job fine.
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Old 01.02.2008, 15:22
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Interesting fact is also that a glass of fresh orange juice is more fattening than if you were to eat the oranges it came from. I guess juicing the oranges loses some of the fibre and also makes it easier for your body to pick up the sugars etc.

BTW If you want to boost your Vitamin C level, Kiwi has a much higher level than a lemon or orange.
But I think they mean commercial orange juice, no? Because of the added sugar & emulsifiers, etc. I don't think a fresh squeezed orange is more fattening than a just peeled & eaten orange.

I wish I liked kiwis... I really dislike them. But those yellow kiwis are good. I haven't seen them in a while.

Oh to get back on topic:

We were planning on buying the robot but decided against it after hearing that the quality of these Chinese made products is not up to scratch.
But, if anyone wants the extra points, I can send them to you. The water cooker & the blender seem to be getting the better reviews.
BTW, are they still valid?
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Old 01.02.2008, 15:52
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Lausannebrit, I've had one of those electric juicers. A total waste of money, you'd be better off buying a plastic one with the pot underneath it. The machines are fiddley to clean and pointless. They were a huge fad in the UK around 10 years ago. We bought one and regretted it immediately
Disagree totally. We have an organic veggi and fruit subscription with the result that we lead a very monotonous culinary existence - mitigated by occasional visits to expensive Restaurants - the highlight is when the apples carrots beetroot and fennel all go into the juicer and out comes something drinkable. I hate kitchen machines but this one is worth its weight in gold.
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I got the kettle because I needed a new one & I'm happy with it. I really wanted one of those new fancy Tefal ones but couldn't find one here so the sticker one will have to do for now. I'm swithering about getting the toaster as I can't stand the one I bought a few months ago. Those who have the toaster is it any good?
I saw an Philips/Alessi one in the FT "how to spend it" once but have never seen it in the shops - we bought one of those porsche/siemens ones and frankly the k's may make good cars and washing machines but kettles?
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

I've only used my toaster less than a dozen times, so I guess I should enjoy it while it lasts, if I have the same luck as you.

I sort of wish I hadn't bought it - it's a really big toaster, and since I have yet to find decent bagels or english muffins (have recipes for both, but am lazy), I probably won't have much use for the toaster. In the U.S. our toaster was mostly used for pop-tarts, but my husband finally broke that habit.

Blender sounds solid, but I stopped collecting poings because I didn't think I wanted anything. Don't exactly have the cupboard space to fit it - the toaster's on the counter, and counterspace was at a premium before I bought the toaster.

But I now understand the appeal of the kitchen machines. To have three different appliances (stand mixer, food processor, blender) means I have to dedicate a lot of space to things I don't use all that often. Maybe I'll buy a better one when the Krups dies.

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We have just moved house, and having spent a lot of money at Co-op stores (Bau&Hobby) we have loads of points and have all of these.

Kettle: Pretty good quality actually, recommended.
Toaster: Ours has failed and only toasts on one side.
Hand blender: Poor quality motor, but still works. Poor quality attachments prone to breaking if not fitted exactly right. Buy a Bosch one.
Jug blender: Good motor, good glass jug, recommended.
Scales: Well, they weigh properly, what else is there?
Food center: Unopened.
Juicer: Unopened.

Apart from the hand blender this stuff is worth them money at the discounted price, but I wouldn't pay full price for it.
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Disagree totally. We have an organic veggi and fruit subscription with the result that we lead a very monotonous culinary existence - mitigated by occasional visits to expensive Restaurants - the highlight is when the apples carrots beetroot and fennel all go into the juicer and out comes something drinkable. I hate kitchen machines but this one is worth its weight in gold.
Back on the juice topic.. the machine in the Coop is only a citrus fruit juicer, it isn't proper full-on fruit / veg juicer so it wouldn't be able any use with carrots, fennel etc..

I finally decided last week that I would buy the citrus fruit juicer from the Trophy range as I had a full card of stickers that was burning a hole in my pocket, however when I got to the store and had a proper look at it, I decided that it wasn't worth buying.

For one thing, there's nothing to catch the juice in, it just spurts out the front of the machine. I guess you're supposed to put your glass there so it squeezes the juice directly into the glass, but if the glass was in slightly the wrong place / was too tall / too short / the juice would end up everywhere! Secondly, you still have to pay CHF 44 for it. In the same store, just a few shelves away, I found a model which seemed to be of higher quality and had its own built in jug to safely catch the juice. It was only CHF 19.99!!

I'll let you figure out which one I bought!
(And I'm very happy with it by the way... )
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. Don't exactly have the cupboard space to fit it - the toaster's on the counter, and counterspace was at a premium before I bought the toaster.

But I now understand the appeal of the kitchen machines. To have three different appliances (stand mixer, food processor, blender) means I have to dedicate a lot of space to things I don't use all that often. Maybe I'll buy a better one when the Krups dies.
This is why we haven't opened a couple of them, they will just take up space. We'll probably end up using the a few times a year max and the rest of the time they'll be stored in the loft.
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Old 01.02.2008, 17:49
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Well

Now I have my sticker sheet ready.

I will formulate the question in another way.

I need a kitchen food processor

Is it worth to buy the CHF 199 KUHN RIKON KUCHEN CENTER

http://www.coop.ch/trophy/kcenter-de.htm

Or can I get a better option on the market for the same money ?
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For one thing, there's nothing to catch the juice in, it just spurts out the front of the machine. I guess you're supposed to put your glass there so it squeezes the juice directly into the glass, but if the glass was in slightly the wrong place / was too tall / too short / the juice would end up everywhere! Secondly, you still have to pay CHF 44 for it. In the same store, just a few shelves away, I found a model which seemed to be of higher quality and had its own built in jug to safely catch the juice. It was only CHF 19.99!!

I'll let you figure out which one I bought!
(And I'm very happy with it by the way... )
I have had a Philips/Alessi citrus press for the last 10 years or so for which I paid about 200DM that doesn't have a catcher - yes indeed you are supposed to put your glass under it, that way you don't have to wash the jug as well. for CHF 19.99 you are getting what you paid for. - Not that I think Rikon is the bees knees.
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