My sweetheart bought several of them when they were all the rage. To be frank, I don't know what prompted the first purchase, but the threads about fat shaming have reminded me that when she was passionate (and remarkably successful) about losing weight, she bought another and juiced all the time. I expect she read somewhere that drinking juiced vegetables would help her lose weight, so stopped drinking normal tea and coffee and took to drinking anything it was possible to juice. Nettles often featured in her diet, either having been juiced, or infused in the Bodum coffee maker with whatever else she found in the garden. I think it was probably the only time in the thirty odd years we've been together, I didn't have to worry about the b.astard nettles taking the garden over. I've never been much of a gardener. I never had the time to devote to doing more than preventing the garden shrinking as the weeds took over. I was delighted when she took to regarding the most proliffic weed as a crop and forbid me to touch it while she was on her diet. But I digress... Juice extractors came up recently in a cookery programme. Not so much the extractors, but a chef reckoned the best way to cook carrots is in carrot juice, since he claimed that boiling them in water, leeches all the flavour out of them, but if you cook them in carrot juice, it intensifies the flavour. I have no idea what happened to any of the juice extractors we had. I suspect we didn't have enough worktop space to keep the last one on after the next fad gadget arrived and had ran out of cupboard space to store it in. Or it was disposed of in one of our moves. I couldn't verify whether this chef was telling me something that might be obvious, or whether it was b.ollox. I did however have half a carton of orange juice to cook carrots in and can confirm they tasted all right. Marginally better than carrots boiled in water. When we visit the supermarket, my sweetheart disappears and can never be found, so I tend to look around to see what's new and casually wandered down the electrical appliances aisle to see what's new as far as juice extractors go. There wasn't a single one. You couldn't move for the damn things when they were in fashion. Now it's all steam cleaners and irons with steam tanks. I see that juice extractors are still available online if anyone is deperate to own one. I am wondering just how many must have gadgets we've all bought, thinking they'd change our lives but discarded when they didn't.