Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer GS-106 Review: A Slow Juicer for Under $100

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 by Garrick Dee

It’s a really great time to shop for a juicer.

Just a few years ago, you’d need to spend over $300 to buy a decent slow juicer.

But times have changed. Smaller brands have spawned and offer cheaper alternatives to higher end brands like Omega and Kuvings.

Aicok is one of those brands that have offer cheaper options to not just juicers but also coffee makers, steamers, kettles, etc.

Do you appreciate capitalism? I do.

We’ll be looking at one of their newest products, the GS-106.  It’s one of the cheapest slow juicers available right now.

You don’t have to spend a lot to enjoy the benefits of this type of juicer and still get a decent 2 year warranty.

A quick look at the features

  • Spins at a slow and steady 80 rpm which means there is less oxidation and better tasting juice
  • Horizontal auger design make this suitable for extracting juice from leafy greens
  • 200 watt DC motor provides enough torque to squeeze juice out from produce
  • Stainless steel body and auger will last for years
  • Whisper quiet motor only produces less than 60 decibels
  • Comes with one juice and pulp container
  • 2 year warranty

The Good

  • One of the cheapest horizontal auger slow juicers available right now
  • Comes with a very decent 2 year warranty
  • Great for making green juice
  • Stainless steel auger and body will not rust
  • Quiet motor
  • Narrow auger is easy to clean

The Bad

  • Small feed chute means you’ll need to do some chopping at least if you’re adding fruits to your recipes
  • Both the juice and pulp container are on the small side

What to expect from this compact slow juicer?

This juicer has the best of both worlds. It combines the compact footprint of a vertical auger juicer. And a horizontal auger design that works great for juicing stuff like celery, kale and other stringy greens.

If you’re looking to drink a lot of green juice which I high recommend then this is a great starting point.

The compact design means it’s easier to clean which is a huge plus if you’re just starting out.

Take a look at this photo to see the different parts of the juicer.

It has a similar design to the almost $300 Omega 8006 but with a more compact design.

Color scheme of the body is a combination black and silver with the silver having a stainless finish that’s both beautiful and long lasting.

The front part of the auger is also stainless which bodes well for its longevity.

Interface

It is a simple as it gets for this slow juicer. Instead of using a toggle switch like higher end juicers do, it utilizes a rotary dial with an on and off switch.

Great because of its simplicity, not so good because it does not have any reverse function that you need if something gets stuck.

Motor

The GS-106 comes with a 200 watt DC motor that Aicok says has a slight delay when you switch it on. That’s because of the motor protection system that protects the motor from short circuiting.

If you buy this in North American stores like Amazon, it’ll come in only 120 volts.

Motor is pretty quiet producing less than 60 decibels so you can use this even with your kids sleeping next door.

Dimension

This juicer measures 16.7 inches tall, 11 inches deep and only 9.4 inches wide. This is considered compact for a juicer of this type. It’ll fit in any sized kitchen big or small.

Warranty

Unlike larger brands like Breville that only give a one year warranty, Aicok backs up their products with a two year warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee. Please check their warranty page for more information.

This will work best on…

…Leafy greens because of its horizontal auger design.

There’s very little risk of clogging because all the pulp flows out in a straight out the front of the juicer where the ejection port is.

One of my biggest pet peeves for vertical slow juicers like the Hurom HU-100 or Omega VRT would be the need to chop leafy greens.

Not chopping fibrous greens as such will result in clogging that can be time consuming to clean up.

A horizontally positioned auger does not have this problem because of the free flowing design where pulp goes in a straight path.

So if you’re like me who likes to juice green stuff like celery this is a no-brainer choice.

How long can you store juice?

Juice extracted from slow juicers will last up to 3 days if you store it in a refrigerator. And will last a few months if you freeze it.

But to get the maximum benefit of fresh green juice, please drink it as soon as possible.

How much juice can it extract?

This juicer will extract more juice from leafy greens versus a similarly priced centrifugal juicer. That’s the biggest benefit you’ll get from a slow juicer plus the fact that you can store it longer.

It saves you time from constantly juicing everyday which is great if you’re busy with life.

Is it hard to clean up?

The compactness of this machine makes it easy to clean. All the moving parts, from the strainer to the auger are smaller when you compare it against vertical auger juicer such as an Omega VRT.

And with the free flowing design for the pulp ejection port, you don’t need to scoop out chunks of pulp as you would in a vertical auger juicer.

Also, the components are dishwasher safe (on the top rack) but make sure to rinse off excess pulp before throwing in a dishwasher.

Is it BPA free?

Yes, all the parts of this machine use BPA-free materials.

Product Specification

ModelGS-106
Feed chute size and shapeCircular

1.5" in diameter
RPM
(revolutions per minute)
80
Ultem auger
Ultem strainer
Blank plate attachment
Sieve/strainer
TypeHorizontal auger juicer
Juice vegetables?
Juice fruits?
Can it make nut butter?
Can it make sorbet?
Can it grind coffee
Can it process food
Warranty2 years

30 day money back guarantee
Voltage110/120-volts
Motor200 watts

Consumer Rating

Despite being a new product, this juicer has a lot of positive reviews in Amazon.

Folks like it because it was compact, easy to use and extracted delicious juice minus the noise associated with a centrifugal juicer.

A lot of them have used this to make juices from fruits and vegetables. Some even made baby food and soy milk.

Negatives include this juicer not being able to juice leafy greens which I find strange because horizontal auger juicers are great for such.

Another potential issue would be clogging if you don’t take of the skin of fruits such as apple.

Some say that it has a design flow wherein you’d need to de-clog it every few minutes but that feedback was only from the minority of reviews.

If you’ve had this issue please comment below.

But I wouldn’t worry about this because you have the option to return it after 30 days if you’re not happy with it.

Price

The best place to buy this would be in Amazon where it sells for just a shade under $100. Why Amazon? Because it’s one of the few places in the internet that offers extended warranties for an affordable price.

To Wrap It Up

If you’re looking for a compact and affordable slow juicer, it’s hard to pass up on this slow juicer from Aicok.

Sure there are some negative reviews but which product does not have any negative reviews.

Even big brands like Omega have had their fair share of bad reviews.

But what’s important to a product like this is the warranty. And you’ll get up to 2 years that’s extendable to an additional 4 years if you get the extended warranty at Amazon.

Add to that the 30 day money back guarantee and you’ll have enough time to try this juicer out and see if it’ll fit your needs.

If you’re not happy with it just send it back no questions asked for a refund.

1 thought on “Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer GS-106 Review: A Slow Juicer for Under $100”

  1. Hey there,
    I just bought this juicer yesterday and have tried it twice. Both times I have spent 15 min trying to get the screw driving bolt off, today I can’t get it off after 20 min of trying. And I am super frustrated! So I’m here for some help! Is there a trick to getting it off, I’ve looked at the manual and there is nothing helpful for this sitaion. All parts come off fine until I get to this one, which also then prevents me from taking off the squeezing chamber. Please help me!! Thank you!!

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