People keep asking me what juicers I use and where I bought them. So, I thought I would put together a quick list of what I have and where I bought them. However, before I proceed, I need to emphasize that I’m not an expert as I have only been juicing since 1st January. But, hopefully I can help people a little with a few tips. If you can add anything else then please post in the comments. The first juicer that I bought was this one from Central Department Store. The brand is Philips though there is no model number. The juicer had been reduced to 3,999 Baht which made it one of the cheapest in the store. It turned out to be a good buy as it is fast, reliable and most importantly, easy to clean. I could juice and clean up in about 10 minutes. The chute at the top is large which meant it could take whole apples which of course cut down on preparation time. I would recommend this one for any hobby juicer.
Strictly speaking this is not a juicer as it doesn’t separate the liquid from the pulp. A lot of fruit juice stalls around town use these to make smoothies. I bought this Philips model a few months later as I wanted to alternate between juices and smoothies. With the blender you eat the whole fruit which is obviously good for you. To make my smoothies I don’t use ice to make them cool. I chop up fruit like bananas and ripe mangoes and put them in the freezer. I then use these as ice cubes in my smoothies. I bought this blender at Big C. You should find it at Tesco lotus and Central as well. There are quite a few to choose from. I chose this one because of the “quick clean” button and the fact that you can screw off the bottom of the jug. This makes it easier to clean. You probably should buy the most powerful one that you can afford. You can buy them for about 1-2,000 Baht. Top end blenders are 15,000 Baht.
The Hurom slow juicer was the one that I was looking at right from the beginning. But, as the price is around 12,000 Baht I didn’t think I could justify it. At the beginning I thought juicing would be a passing fad and that buying this expensive juicer would be a waste of money. Which is why I went for the cheaper Philips juicer in the end. However, after I had been juicing for three months and had already lost 10 kilos, I decided I could justify buying the Hurom. The advantage with a slow one is that it keeps more of the nutrients, the juice doesn’t separate so much and you can keep the juice in the fridge for 2-3 days. The pulp was also much drier and so I was getting more juice for my money. I will probably give away my old Philips juicer later, but I still use it sometimes when I have unexpected guests and I want to quickly juice something like guava or oranges. If I was you, I would only buy the Hurom if you are sure you will get your money’s worth. I bought the Hurom 500 model at Central Department store at Chidlom. If you have a Central 1 card you get a discount.
Let me know in the comments if you have bought any other juicers in Bangkok and where.