The Yeow Family’s very own ‘Angel’
The day we met an ‘Angel’
About four years ago, the Yeow Family invaded the Gold Coast to visit our dear friends the Goldbergs for the Summer. While there, Shane unveiled what resembled a mini hotrod. Turned out to be his cold press juicer. An Angel cold press juicer to be exact. Yeow Family / Poh Ling Yeow
I can’t remember what we juiced that night but I remember that it was amazing. On returning to Adelaide, I got one off eBay. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t cheap but we’ve certainly made good use of it over the years and the kids love it, particularly our youngest daughter Hayley. Yeow Family / Poh Ling Yeow
Cold Press Juice
So what’s the big deal with cold press juice? Unlike sticking fruit in a blender, juices from cold press juicers are produced without being subjected to additional heat or oxygen in the process. The claim is that the juiced produced holds onto more vitamins, minerals, and enzymes present in the whole fruit. However, there is currently no published research to support these claims, and frankly, I’m not real fussed. All Teena and I care about is that our kids are getting some decent fruit and veg content in their diet, much of which they will never take in their natural form. Oh, and considering that cold press juices generally cost an arm and a leg, return on investment isn’t too bad (read, “it’s bad, but not too bad”), even with the slightly eye-popping price tag. Yeow Family / Poh Ling Yeow
Even Angels aren’t perfect – Pluses and Minuses
We love our juicer but there are a some minuses.
- As already mentioned, its price.
- It’s not as easy to clean as the brochure says, but the more you do it, the quicker and less troublesome it becomes.
- It’s pretty heavy. Like 9.4kg heavy! Not something you’d want a kid to carry. By the same token, the weight gives it amazing stability, making it easy for anyone to operate (Yes, even kids!).
To even out the ledger there are plenty of positives like:
- Ease of operation
- In-built safety features that make it suitable for kids 6+years old to operate
- Its surgical grade stainless steel construction, and
- Its 10 year motor and parts warranty
- Efficiency – the fruit pulp that come out the end is bone dry; never seen anything like it!
Was it worth the price?
So, was it really worth it? As you may expected, our answer to that question is “it depends.”
Yes, if you can be bothered lugging the Angel in and out of storage each time you want to juice, or you have enough space in your kitchen to have it permanently out and ready to roll at any time.
Yes, if you are committed to using it frequently and clean it thoroughly after each use.
Yes, if you’re convinced that the theory behind the benefits of cold-press juice is true.
Yes, if you simply want to make your own cranking juice.
Otherwise, the answer is “No.”
Neither myself or any of the Yeow family have ever had the urge to bound out the front door in the morning and sing from the rooftops after drinking juice from the Angel. Isn’t that what the people giving testimonials on juicer ads always claim? Where did we go wrong? Did we miss something in the the instructions? Truth is, we didn’t get it for those reasons. It was purely a lifestyle choice. We simply loved the different tasting juice that comes out of the Angel and I particularly love the anticipation my kids (mainly my girls) and I share when making up and tasting new concoctions each time we roll the Angel out. Who, knows it may be even doing us some good! Yeow Family / Poh Ling Yeow
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