Juicer first look reviews Magimix Le Duo Salad & Juice
Magimix’s Le Duo Salad & Juice is a stylish-looking juicer offering the added bonus of being able to slice and grate vegetables. We’ve had a quick try to bring you our first impressions.
The juicing part of this model is identical to the Magimix Le Duo Plus XL (which we’ve fully tested in the Which? lab), but the vegetable parts are all new, so we got them into the Which? kitchen to have a quick go.
See what we thought of the Le Duo Salad & Juice in our First Look video review:
While we found the attachment easy to use, on first impressions we were not overly impressed with the slicing and grating results we got from this model.
Slicing and grating results
It managed to produce a good yield of sliced cucumber (we couldn’t see any bits left unsliced) but the thickness varied quite a lot between slices and there were several incomplete slices.
As for the grated carrot, this looked fairly uniform, but there was a pulpy residue left all around the side of the bowl, which we don’t think we’d want in our salad.
Converting the juicer
To convert the juicer into a slicer/grater you simply remove the juicing attachment and add the Midi bowl – which collects your sliced and grated veg.
You can then select from two reversible discs (both grate on one side and slice on the other) which offer you a choice of thickness - 2mm or 4mm. We selected the 4mm disc to slice our cucumber and grate our carrot. Once you’ve popped the lid on and switched on the machine, you are ready to go.
Better to buy separately?
The Magimix Salad & Juice is a unique model, but it’s not cheap – costing around £250. If you’re thinking about buying it, check out our full review of its sister model the Magimix Le Duo Plus XL – to make sure you’re satisfied with its juicing performance.
Otherwise - providing you have enough space in your kitchen - you may be better off buying a Best Buy juicer and food processor separately. Log in or sign up to see our Best Buy juicers from £40 and Best Buy food processors from £115.
Pros: It can slice and grate vegetables as well as juicing, we found the vegetable attachment easy to use.
Cons: It's expensive and we weren't overly impressed with the sliced cucumber and grated carrot it produced.