The rise and rise of juicing has been a big trend this year and while we love the end product - the vivid colours of each enzyme and nutrient-rich glasses of goodness - the unpleasant noise and clean-up puts us off a regular juicing routine at home.
Enter Oscar, the live slow juicer that we've nicknamed "the sociable juicer" because it's so quiet you can talk to your friends while you juice, and the design of the parts means it takes less than a minute to clean up and reassemble. The technology it uses is remarkably like the old stonemill, slowly crushing and squeezing the fruit and vegetables (80rpm compared with most centrifugal equivalents, which rotate at between 2000 to 10,000 rpm), maximising juice extraction, even from leafy greens. Plus, with no heat being generated, all the good enzymes are kept alive and buzzing, and their health-giving qualities remain intact for us to ingest - yay!
The team at Oscar is so confident of the quality that every machine is sold with a 25-year warranty on the motor and gear box and five years for the parts and labour.
An Oscar on your bench top will improve your glow and vitality - we're sure of it!
$549, from oscarjuicers.co.nz or Wise Cidada in Newmarket.