My final product to test in my role as a Panasonic Ambassador is the Slow Juicer MJ-L500. I have been wanting to try out a juicer for some time now so it was fun getting to play about with this gadget. I have always loved freshly squeezed orange juice and the citrus smell always reminds me of festivals where I tend to stroll the food and drink stalls in the morning always craving a glass of something cool and zingy after a late night.
I have always thought of making freshly squeezed juice at home as bit of a faff. Traditional smoothie makers only bits the fruit rather than juicing and juicing my hand takes way too long. This slow juicer is impressive. The stainless steel screw rotates pressing and crushing at the same time to extra maximum liquid and nutrition. The pulp and any peel or pith is funnelled into a separate container which you can pop straight into your food waste, compost or depending on what you are juicing perhaps you could even use it in a recipe. The carrot pulp works well straight into veggie soups or bolognese sauce. I used the frozen function to juice some berries and frozen pineapple I had into a sorbet which was incredibly refreshing but I mostly used fresh fruit and veggies to stop them going to waste.
My favourite combo was this one below:
Orange, Carrot & Lime Juice
1 large orange
The machine is so easy to use, just cut your fruit into manageable chunks to feed into the tube at the top and watch as your juice slowly drips out below. This juice was zingy and fresh and I felt so good after drinking it. Adding some carrots in instantly makes me feel like I am giving myself a boost of veggie goodness.
Pressed and squeezed slowly to retain nutrients and preserve the vitamins
Tough stainless steel blade provides perfect results
Frozen attachment – perfect for sorbets.
Innovative frozen attachment ideal for preparing iced drinks and frozen desserts.Another thing I liked about this product is how compact it is, it takes up the surface space of an average sized kettle. This means I was far more likely to use it over and over again as I didn’t feel I needed to pack it away every day. I found cleaning fairly simple which was surprising as these types of products can be a nightmare to clean. Yes there are a few components to this machine but each one is cleaned easily enough.
Priced at £200.99 I think this product could be a good addition to your kitchen, it has the quality I have come to expect from Panasonic and the ease of use along with the modern, sleek look.
- All products are sent from Panasonic for me to test and I am compensated for my time.