My new favorite kitchen appliance…Hurom Slow Juicer. I admit I was skeptical…why did I need a juicer with my daily addiction to my vita-mix?! A juicer is certainly not necessary but I’m definitely loving the possibilities and how the Hurom is integrating into our routine.
There are two main types of juicers: centrifugal and masticating.
Centrifugal juicers are the most common variety of household juicer; they work by grinding fruits and vegetables into a pulp and forcing the juice out from the pulp by spinning at high speeds. Masticating juicers more slowly crush and squeeze the juice out of fruits and vegetables. The Hurom Slow Juicer is the latter.
The Hurom Slow Juicer’s upright design is a new take on masticating juicers, which are generally built in a more space-hogging, horizontal design. It measures 6.81 x 9.84 x 15.83 inches and weighs about 11.5 pounds. Power consumption is an energy-efficient 150 watts and the motor spins at a slow 80 RPM. Accessories include two pitchers for juice and pulp collection and a cleaning brush. It is made from GE Ultem material and is BPA-free. The motor comes with a 10-year warranty. Fits easily in the kitchen contrary to other juicers of its type.
They suggest cutting fruits and vegetables into smaller sizes before feeding them into the juicer. The ease of cleaning the machine made this extra step in the beginning totally worthwhile The juicer comes with a pusher but most of the time I found it unnecessary, as the fruits and vegetables got quickly sucked into the center. I expected the cleaning process to turn me off, but dismantling and cleaning was very easy. To “self-clean” between batches, you can just run water through the juicer. When it come times for a thorough clean, the components lift out with ease and can be rinsed.
Every fruit or vegetable I’ve tried, from beets to kale, has juiced extremely well. Juice comes out one spout, while pulp comes out the other. The pulp itself is pretty dry, meaning that a lot of juice is extracted. I have been getting creative and making recipes with the pulp to put it to good use and add fiber. The juice is really smooth and doesn’t separate.