Aicok Whole Slow Juicer Review: A Cheap Alternative to the Kuvings or SKG Whole Slow Juicer
With the Aicok Whole Slow juicer, you won’t need that crazy amount of money to get the same benefits.
In Amazon right now, this juicer will cost just a little under $120 which makes it one of the best bargains available.
It has the same wide 75mm feed chute that means you do not have to chop a whole apple or orange.
This will save you time and effort. And unlike other vertical slow juicers that will require you to chop stuff like celery, this one does not.
So it’ll save you lots of time in terms of not having to chop. Please watch the “what can this make section” to see it in action.
Aside from that you’ll get a slow juicer that will extract healthy amount of juice from fruits and vegetables.
This is a great option if you want to move out from the noisy centrifugal juicer to something more sophisticated without spending hundreds.
Let’s look at the features of the Aicok Whole Slow Juicer…
- 75mm or 3 inch wide feed chute
- 150 watt DC motor
- ETL certified
- Aicok says this will extract 10% more than centrifugal juicers
- Auger rotates at a slow 60 rpm
- 5 inches tall
- 2 year warranty
- Cheap option if you can’t afford the SKG or Kuvings Whole Slow juicer
- Great for juicing fruits and vegetables
- Wide feed chute lessens the need to chop fruits like apple
- Can make soy milk/nut milk
- Quiet operation
- Short warranty
- Not as fast as a centrifugal juicer
- At 19″ this machine is very tall and may not fit under a cabinet
- Non Ultem components may crack if you juice a lot of hard ingredients like carrot
What to expect from the Aicok Slow Juicer?
Everything in this juicer is big. Not only does it have a wide feed chute, it also has a gigantic auger. Even the food pusher is large.
Aicok has really done a good job in terms of how they put this product together.
One thing that’s unique with this when you compare it to the SKG or Kuvings. It’s that it has two openings on top – one is larger than the other.
The larger one is around 3” wide and you can use it to put a whole fruit in like apple or lemon. The second opening is smaller and you can put smaller diameter stuff in there like carrots or veggies.
Aicok uses a 150 watt DC motor that rotates the auger at a very slow 60 rpm. This means that there will be very minimal oxidation (if any) and you’d be able to store juices longer.
You’ll be able to run the motor for about 30 minutes straight without any issues. But you’d have to turn the motor off to prevent it from overheating.
3″ Feed Chute
This juicer comes with a 75mm feed chute that can accommodate a whole apple. It actually has two openings, one large and one small for different sized ingredients.
An equally large food pusher is also included to help push stuff towards the large auger underneath.
To be able to charge whole fruit, this machine has a large auger that will not only squeeze but also chop.
It’s so effective that you will not need to chop fibrous vegetables like celery (again, watch the video below).
Drip-free Smart Cap
This is a handy feature that allows you to plug the juice below to allow the different juices to mix. It also prevents messy drips should you remove the container below.
What can this make?
Aicok says that this juicer is capable of making fruit and vegetable juices, nut butter, soy milk, baby food and even sauces. But I doubt that this machine can make latter two because you’ll need a blender for that.
So let’s focus on the first two which is fruit and vegetable juices.
What impresses me about this demo is the ability of this juicer to extract juice from celery without having to chop it. This is one of my biggest pet peeves about vertical auger juicers. If you don’t chop up fibrous ingredients, it’ll clog the pulp ejection port.
Apparently at least from this video, that isn’t the case with this wide mouth slow juicer.
Notice that juice container and pulp ejection port on the left of the screen as the pulp coming out is free flowing. And there is not build up of juice inside the container.
Again this is very impressive this this type of juicer.
Here’s another demonstration – mostly fruit…
The wide feed chute of this machine is great if you like to juice stuff like orange. I wouldn’t advise making this type of juice everyday though because it is very high in sugar.
How long can you store juice?
Since this is a slow juicer that does not suck in a lot of air, you can store juice for up to 3 days. If you freeze it you can store it even longer.
How much juice can it extract?
When you compare this to a similarly priced centrifugal juicer, this will hands down win the yield contest. Aicok says that it’ll extract roughly around 10% more than a centrifugal juicer.
But that would be at the cost of speed which is one of the biggest benefits of the latter.
This machine will extract a good amount from fruits and vegetables. So a wet pulp makes you cringe then don’t hesitate to switch to this.
Is this juicer easy to clean?
Unfortunately, it won’t be as easy as a smaller centrifugal juicer or horizontal auger juicer because this machine has bigger parts. It does come with a cleaning brush that makes cleaning the mesh filter easier.
Assembly and disassembly does have a bit of a learning curve so that’s another downside. But that is negated by the fact that you don’t have to chop as much.
Is this BPA free?
Nope, Aicok did not specify that information so I’m guessing it isn’t.
Aicok backs this juicer up with a 2 year warranty.
Since this is a new product there aren’t a lot of review so far. But those who left feedback like how this juicer works. First thing they like would be the wide feed chute that does not necessitate a lot of chopping. You can put in a whole orange and the 150 watt motor would be able to handle it.
If you watched the video above, this machine was able to extract juice from a whole celery without chopping.
One concern for me would be the quality control – to be more specific the juicing screen. There was a review that mentioned of the screen cracking juicing carrots. Aicok did not use Ultem plastic which could be a factor in terms of durability or lack thereof.
It does come with a two year warranty so that offers some peace of mind. However with that concern in mind, if you’re going to juice a lot of hard stuff like carrots or beet, choose something that uses Ultem components like Kuvings or Omega.
Where can I buy this?
The best place, the only place you can buy this is in Amazon where it costs less than $120. Unfortunately, Amazon does not offer extended warranties for this product.
To Wrap It Up
This is another great budget option for folks looking to upgrade their centrifugal juicer. It is cheaper than the SKG and Kuvings whole slow juicer but offers comparable performance and the same wide mouth.
Just be wary that Aicok does not use Ultem components so there’s a risk of the screen cracking when juicing hard stuff.
But if you don’t juice a lot of hard ingredients like carrot, this should be a good option.