This is a quick review for the Manual Juicer ACTUEL from Auchan store ( Extracteur de jus manuel ). You can purchase it at any Auchan store for about 15 euros.
As you can see in the pictures, it looks just like a simplified and cheaper version of the Lexen Healthy Wheatgrass Juicer. Yet it is different in shape and functionality so it can allow you to use it with fruits instead of grass.
It uses some sort of suction cup but that will probably only work on a glass table or similar. On a wood table like mine it will only keep it firm on the table for 30 seconds. Plastics look good, bright red, clean white. Looks really good and does not look cheap. I can’t say if it will last as long as Lexen Healthy Juicer because the quality of plastics may be different.
However, I have used exactly 500 grams of fruits [ 1 orange, 1 lemon, 2 apples ] and I have put it to the test. It was the first time I have used it, right out of the box after washing it thoroughly of course. The juicing process took me about 5 minutes to complete juicing the 500g of fruits because the suction cup does not really work on my wood surface and I had to keep it firm with one hand on the table. You need medium effort to spin it, there were no real difficulties while doing it.
Obviously I had to cut the apples in small pieces and peel the orange and the lemon. Then the juicing process started and took about 5 minutes of spinning. The result is in the first picture from the top.
So from 500g of fruits, it came up with exactly 250 ml of fresh juice, with pulp. There is no real pulp filter so the juice has plenty of pulp. It tastes pretty good though.
CLEANING takes 5 to 10 minutes (if you also dry it – strongly suggesting to do that also) so you have to make at least 500 ml of juice to make it worth your time, in my opinion. However for small amounts of juice it is very good because cleaning an electrical juicer is even more time consuming.
CONCLUSIONS: For the price paid it has a good value. The suction cup does not really work on most surfaces. Juicing is neither fast or slow, decent speed I would say. Pretty easy to clean. Looks good and does not take a lot of space to store it. For citrus only though you can find better options. But if you mix citrus with other fruits or vegetables to create your own juices, go for it!