Do you need a Panasonic MJ-L500 Slow Juicer in your life? Find out when I put it through it’s paces…
So, a juicer I hear you say? Another faddy piece of equipment that you just have to have and then stands collecting dust after the initial excitement wears off? I’ve been there and done it, twice. As much as I want to be a fan of homemade juices, and have purchased not one but two juicers in my attempts, I’m just not…for many reasons. Mainly because juicers tend to be humongous and take up a ridiculous amount of space, and then take an age to disassemble, clean and put back together again (with the aid of a diagram of course) and it all just seems like a lot of hard work.
Cue the opportunity to review the Panasonic MJ-L500 Slow Juicer, which to be honest I didn’t think I would like…but I did and now I have a dilemma, do I buy another juicer? This is a dinky juicer with attitude though, it won’t take whole fruits like some juicers (you have to cut them into more manageable pieces) but it’s good looking and takes up a lot less space than a kettle. Fruit and vegetables are compressed and squeezed slowly which means more vitamins and nutrients are retained, I must admit the name ‘slow-juicer’ made me think it would be squeezing very very slowly for hours but it’s not, I didn’t notice it take any longer than other juicers to get the juice on the table!
The Panasonic MJ-L500 slow juicer is super easy to assemble, disassemble and clean, all parts are solid and there are so few of them that even I don’t have to keep turning to the guide to put it back together each time.
What I love about the Panasonic Slow Juicer though is it’s ability to turn frozen fruit and vegetables into delicious desserts in literally seconds. As long as you are prepared and have your favourite bits already frozen you have a dessert in minutes whenever you desire!
Think frozen mango, strawberry and mint, and lemon sorbets at the flick of a switch…all super healthy and ridiculously fresh. I share this delicious creamy cherry vanilla iced dessert.
Here is a little demonstration of it in action.
the Panasonic MJ-L500 Slow juicer making a frozen dessert…
The only slight criticism I have is one I’ve mentioned before on the other Panasonic reviews I have posted is that the instructions are not comprehensive enough. I don’t think I have problems understanding how things work but once again I had to do a fair amount of research to find out how to make frozen desserts using the frozen attachment. A couple of recipes with instructions would have been enough information to get me started and thank fully I found a video so eventually I knew how and where the dessert was being made.
However, If I only ever made ginger shots and frozen desserts with this appliance I would be more than happy giving the Panasonic MJ-L500 precious work top space in my kitchen!
Don’t forget to check out the amazing cherry and vanilla iced dessert recipe!
You can find my other #ExperienceFresh Panasonic reviews here:
The Panasonic Steam Combination Oven
The Panasonic Blender and Food Processor
The Panasonic High Speed Blender
Disclosure: I have been loaned these products for the purpose of a review but all words and opinions are my own