New juicer from KitchenAid tried out by Which?KitchenAid Artisan range adds masticating juicer
19 December 2014
KitchenAid has added a new juicer to its premium Artisan range. It may look good, but is this a case of style over substance? Our researcher gave the KitchenAid Artisan Maximum Extraction juicer a try to find out.
The red die-cast metal body of KitchenAid's new Maximum Extraction juicer will be instantly recognisable to people familiar with the brand's premium Artisan range. The masticating juicer claims to deliver more juice with less work, using an unusual two-step process of slicing the fruit and vegetables before pulverising it with its auger.
But the price is premium too - with an RRP of £350, this model is at the most expensive end of the market. So you should think carefully if you want to buy it for a loved one this Christmas.
To see whether it's worth splashing that kind of cash on, check out our KitchenAid Artisan Maximum Extraction juicer first look review.
Should I buy a masticating juicer?
The Maximum Extraction is a masticating juicer - also known as a cold-press or slow juicer - which means it uses a gear to crush the produce you put in. Masticating juicers generally yield more juice than most models on the market, and tend to be especially good if you're intending to juice leafy greens. But with better juicing comes a higher price tag.
Centrifugal juicers, on the other hand, separate the juice from the pulp with a rapidly spinning bladed basket. They may be a little louder and less effective, but we've discovered Best Buy centrifugal juicers for as little as £50 - over £100 less than the least costly masticating juicer we've reviewed.
Whether you're on a budget or money is no object, see our expert guide to buying the best juicer and select the ideal model for your household.
Best kitchen products for Christmas
If the £350 price tag takes the KitchenAid Artisan juicer out of your range for Christmas presents this year, Which? has rounded up a basketful of Best Buy present ideas that you could consider instead.
For your favourite caffeine addict, we've picked out one of our very highest rated capsule coffee machines. And for friends or family that need a spruce up in the kitchen, we've found a quick and quiet blender and a four-slice toaster that you can get your hands on for less than £30 each.
From stand mixers to slow cookers - see our selection of the best Christmas gifts for the home.
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