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29 August 2013

Philips Viva-HR1855

The new Philips HR1855 Viva juicer promises 'maximum juice with minimum fuss' - but did this £80 juicer impress our researcher? 

The Philips HR1855 Viva Juicer has a similar look to the brand's more upmarket Avance juicer and shares the same one-minute clean-up claim.

With a sleek black and chrome design, it also comes with suction feet, 700W power, a 750ml jug with a foam-catching lid and a 360 degree see-through pulp collector.

Although we haven't tested this juicer in our labs yet, Which? members can find out what we think of its ambitious clean-up claim, by reading our researcher's first impressions of using the Philips 1855 Viva juicer. They can also find out how other juicers from popular brands such as Magimix, Philips and Morphy Richards fared in our rigorous tests by looking at all our Which? juicer reviews.

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Choosing the best juicer

If this summer's beautiful weather has inspired you to discover more about juicing, Which? can help you with everything you need to know. We carry out a variety of tough tests on a wide range of popular juicer models.

Our experts make three different types of juice with each juicer we review, including mixed fruit juice, vegetable juice and orange juice. We look at how quickly the juicer works, how much juice is actually produced and the smoothness and taste of the resulting juice.

But it’s not just the quality of the juice we assess - we’re also looking for juicers that are simple to assemble, easy to use and won’t be a nightmare to clean. See more about how we test juicers.

Key juicer features

There are two main types of juicers - centrifugal and masticating. Centrifugal juicers - like the Philips Viva juicer - work by using toothed blades on the bottom of a rapidly spinning sieve basket, which separates juice from the pulp. Masticating juicers, which tend to be more expensive, crush fruit and vegetables using slowly rotating gears, pressing out the juice through a perforated screen.

If you are not sure which type will best suit you - find out more about how to buy the best juicer.

The Philips HR1855 Viva Juicer is available from John Lewis, Argos and Amazon. 

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