Sludge makers - am I missing something?

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  1. GeriatricWanderer

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    It seems to be trendy now to have one of those liquidiser jobbies into which you put all sorts of nice and succulent fruit or veggies and whisk it up into a green or grey sludge which you then drink direct from the huge trough.

    What's that all about?

    Isn't it nicer to eat same in it's original form?

    Maybe I'm just getting old! :)
     
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  2. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    friends on site we go to in Italy every summer bring a commercial sludge maker and dish up wonderful alcoholic fruit drinks for all :)
     
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  3. GJH

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    We bought a juicer a few years ago thinking we could make something like V5 much cheaper. After it lying unused on a shelf for most of the time since we actually gave it to one of our sons a couple of weeks ago. Apparently he and his wife are enjoying using it. I shall stick to Lidl tomato juice :LOL:
     
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    Graham......
    You GAVE it to your son????
    Jeez!
    Getting old, Mate.
    :whistle2:
     
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    GJH Funster Life Member

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    No, Jill did. Are you suggesting I be foolish enough to argue? :LOL:
     
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    I cant really see the point of having one, :( Do they make wine, beer, or tabs??
     
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    Much the same as I said in the soup maker thread, why do you want to blunge everything up till it tastes of none of the ingredients.
     
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    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    We had one years ago, never personally liked the sludge it made, I'd rather eat the fruit. Then the bugger exploded and sent a 4" diameter disc of razor sharp metal whizzing about the kitchen at 3000RPM! Never considered replacing the vicious monster.

    D.
     
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  9. RanC

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    Are these things in a professional kitchen? No, there's a reason. On the other hand stick blenders the size of a Kango, and that rips soup up in no time.
    Best knives you can afford, large chopping 10", 7", pairing knife or beak shaped knife, slim knife as in carving. Best you can buy bread / serrated knife, and the small twist bladed peeler, small 6" pallette knife. Proper sized chopping boards at least 2' X 1'. Thick bottomed stainless steel pans. Stainless sieve, a chinois and some silicon spoons. You can do practically every job in a kitchen with those.
    Blenders, chocolate fountains, waffle makers, omelette shaped pans, mixers all head for the car boot sales 6 months after Christmas.
    Unless your making a couple of cakes or bread a day, large mixing bowl, spoon and elbow grease will do the job with much more satisfaction.
    But if your into Italian Pasta, cake decoration, ice cream making, jam etc. Then some more gear helps.
     
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    Spot on (y)
     
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    yup the BIN
    best place for them
     
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    Thks for that some useful tips for the wife Christmas presents
     
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    Like many of us out there I am not as keen as I should be on my "greens". I certainly wouldnt eat broccoli or spinach but now chuck them into a juicer with say apples, avocado etc and I love the whole mix. I try to take at least one juice a day either veg or fruit based. Now I am taking in more greens/fruit beyond the famous '5 a day' so for me juicers work time and again.
     
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  14. milliethehymer

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    I hear what you're saying @sylvester1954 , but unfortunately by juicing the veg or fruit you removal just about all the fibre so although you get the benefits of the vitamins you don't get the full benefit of the fruit and veg.

    Still, better than nothing, (y) , just sayin'
     
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    Surely you must have a trendy juicer thingy to stand next to your coffee machine and breadmaker on your spacious motorhome work top?

    What is the point of earning all that money if you can't invest it in these things that remind you how well you are doing. ;)

    JJ :cool:
     
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    I have a ridiculously expensive (€50 Worten) espresso machine.(I like proper strong coffee)

    SWMBO has a similarly priced Worten breadmaker ( I would prefer local bread but it keeps her amused:))........see how we like to support local businesses:)

    We must be doing well........no juicer though.......or washing up machine.......or washer.......second thoughts we must be really poor:rofl:
     
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    Brought the boss the juicer she had to have as daughter has one, that was last Christmas, it has been sitting there admiring the breadmaker for 11 months. :ROFLMAO:
     
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