Hurom HU-100 Masticating Slow Juicer, White
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- Using Hurom's cold-pressing system, 35% more juice is extracted from your foods than with traditional high-speed juicers, leaving less and drier pulp.
- Hurom's patented Slow Squeezing Technology™ (SST) gently squeezes ingredients, preserving natural taste & nutrients lost by high-speed juicers that grind and crush. Slow Squeezing Technology also retains heat-sensitive nutrients such as Vitamins A and C, and live enzymes.
- The Hurom masticating juicer can easily process fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, wheatgrass, nuts, and soy to make a variety of juices, milks, sauces, marinades, even baby food.
- Hurom's durable motor has a 10-year warranty, uses only 150 watts of energy and is practically silent.
- The cold-press juicer features a heavy-duty Ultem® strainer and auger, which is eight times stronger than traditional plastics and handles both coarse and fine foods easily.
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Here's how it works: you feed your produce into the feed chute and it's processed by a black acrylic auger against a metal sieve. Basically this means the auger is chewing the produce and pressing the resulting pulp and juice against a metal screen with tiny holes. The pulp is pressed through a pulp chute while the juice is filtered through the holes and into the juice chute. It's absolutely amazing. Honestly, I really wanted one of the Omega nutrition center juicers, but just watching the videos of making carrot juice on those things was painful! You have to JAM it into the feed chute to get the carrots to go in. The amazing thing about this juicer is that the auger PULLS carrots in with no effort whatsoever from the user. One thing to note though, is that you need to let it do its own work. If you DO try pushing it in, it locks up the auger. On softer produce like leafy greens and fruits, it has no problem with jamming stuff in. It may not be as fast as a centrifugal juicer, but it's at least twice as fast, and a QUARTER of the work that goes into jamming them into the Omega nutrition center.
So far I have juiced the following without any problems:
Carrots - SHOULD BE PEELED. Skins are extremely bitter!
Kale - surprisingly mild flavor even in its raw state
Apple - must be a firm fleshed apple like Fujis, Galas or Granny Smiths
Orange - I will NEVER drink "fresh squeezed" carton juices ever again.
Grapes (didn't expect this one to come out as dry as it did--wow!)
As for citrus, be sure to peel the rind off first otherwise you'll be left with very bitter juice which contains natural though indigestible oils. Note that certain pulpy fruits like grapes and berries will have somewhat wet pulp, but it can be put through the juicer again and the auger will squeeze even more juice out of it! The great thing about this juicer is if you want to make a different juice without mixing the flavors, you can run 2-3 cups of water through the machine and you'll be ready to juice your next batch of fruits and/or vegetables. So if Sally wants carrot but Brian wants apple and neither wants to taint their juice with the other's juice, you don't have to disassemble the whole thing to avoid doing so.
Green juicers should already know this, but if you're new, this is how you get through several batches without having to wash it over and over: alternate produce! This actually goes for fruit as well, but it's imperative that you alternate with greens. Start with some leafy greens, then follow this with 1/2 of a cucumber--which actually doubles as a plunger so you can just use that cucumber half to push those leaves in. If you want to do straight kale, you may have to open the juicer, remove the auger and pull some of the fibers out of the base--which won't be a problem if you mix your greens. Keep in mind I've never had to do this as I've never had any lock-ups while juicing--most likely because I've always alternated produce.
Speaking of cleaning--virtually painless. Just separate the removable parts from the base whole and put it in the sink. Run hot water through the top and rinse it off (with soapy water if you desire), then remove the top and rinse the bottom of the feed chute plate. Next rinse your auger, and if you juiced something fibrous, run the chisel part of the included cleaning brush through the indented ring where it may have collected. This takes maybe 5 seconds. Next, rinse and scrub the screen. This is a little more difficult/time consuming. I don't actually like using the included brush for this. I use a non-stick safe scouring pad to wipe it gently twice and usually all the pulp stuck in the holes are gone. The clear plastic base is easy to clean; pull the attached silicone plug out and clear out the pulp chute with a spray of water and rinse the rest out and you're done. Cleaning takes 3-5 minutes depending on what you juiced. Quick tip for removing carrot stains: use a towel with a couple drops of vegetable oil on it and the stains wipe right off.
The main things that attracted me to this juicer that it's able to process almonds for a very easy almond milk. Just soak 1 cup of almonds overnight and the next morning put it through the juicer with 3 cups of water and you've got a very healthy and tasty almond milk which goes phenomenally well with cereal. I've tried blanching the almonds and removing the skin first but it does not make a big difference. Using raw almonds does result in a cleaner fresher tasting almond milk. It does do soymilk as well, but I would recommend doing blending it instead as processing the soymilk (which is neccessary) over the stove is better done with the pulverized soybeans in the pot as it wrings more flavor than juicing them would. Either way, filtering with a strainer or nut milk bag is necessary. I usually follow this immediately with some juicing so I don't have to wash it twice.
Edit: Three months and still going strong! Still no jam ups whatsoever. I still haven't run into any wet pulp (bone dry pulps here, with oranges I always run the pulp through 1-2 times). This thing has handled an entire 6 cup pitchers worth of juice of oranges/pineapple, and all it spits out is a handful or so of totally dry pulp. I really can't squeeze a single drop out of it! Completely amazing.
The slight and rather personal annoyance concern is that when putting in items like lettuce and kale, the machine squeaks -- but this is due to the texture of the thinly-cut lettuce and not anything wrong with the machine. Mixing lettuce with wet or crunchy things like cut apple pieces or carrots gets rid of that squeak immediately.
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Easy to use, easy to clean. Love using this juicer.
Its hard to clean and keep it clean. Always wash it right after you use it or else the fruits/vegetables will dry and it will be a...Read more
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