This centrifugal juicer though from Omega deserves a long look with its wide feed chute, stainless steel cutting blade, and 3-year warranty.
The wide feed chute means you’ll spend less time pre-cutting fruits and veggies.
Less time is wasted on prepping, more time on enjoying the juice.
It has two-speed settings, a 9,500 rpm and 11,500 rpm setting for soft and hard produce respectively.
The motor is a little bit weak at just 350 watts which can be a little cause for concern.
Jay and Linda Kordich have given this juicer a high rating in their video review which you’ll see below.
Features of the Kuvings NJ-9500U
- Powered by a 350-watt motor that has two-speed settings – Low (9,500rpm) and Hight (11,500rpm)
- Uses a stainless steel 3D mesh juicing screen that will produce less pulp
- Juice bowl is made from stainless steel
- 3-inch feed chute
- Utilizes a safety locking arm system that ensures that all the parts are locked in place before the motor can start
- 3-year warranty
- Not BPA free
- 16″ tall
- Very affordable at just under $120
- Has a wide feed chute that means less chopping and more time juicing
- Has two-speed settings for hard and soft produce
- 3-year warranty on the whole juicer
- Fine strainer does not produce too much pulp
- Juices produce in seconds
- The weak motor that can slow when too many ingredients are put in
- Won’t be as efficient on leafy greens or wheatgrass when you compare it to a slow juicer
- It will suck in a lot of air in the juice so you need to drink it as soon as possible
- It is noisy
- Juice bowl not included
- The safety locking arm is made from plastic which can break if you are not careful
What to expect from the Kuvings NJ-9500U?
The first thing you’ll notice here is the nice stainless juice bowl that sits on top of the motor.
I mean it looks nice on the kitchen top and another side benefit is it won’t stain as easily when you compare it to bowls made from plastic.
Also, you’ll notice two separate buttons for the two-speed settings.
When you press “turbo” it will spin at 11,500rpm and the “low” setting will spin the blades at 9,500rpm.
Why two settings you may ask?
Well, the high setting is designed for harder stuff like beet or carrots and the lower setting can be used for softer fruits like pineapple or oranges.
The strainer is made from stainless steel and according to Linda Kordich, it will not produce too much pulp because it is on the fine side.
The feed chute is wide at 3 inches so you will not need to chop a medium-sized apple to fit it in.
This will work best on…
…Hard and fibrous greens like celery or fennel as well as fruits like apple.
People who will appreciate this juicer are those who like to juice a combination of carrot, celery, apple, and ingredients similar in texture.
Even though Linda and Jay Kordich mentioned that you can juice leafy green vegetables by packing a bunch of them then following it up with something hard like carrots.
It will not be as efficient as a slow juicer in terms of yield.
Of course, this will make juice much faster compared to a slow juicer so it will be a question of yield vs time. So ask yourself which is a higher priority for you?
How long can you store juice?
This centrifugal juicer rotates at a dizzying 11,500 rpm (on high) so lots of air goes into the juice. And this will result in oxidation.
Not good for storage.
You’d have to drink it immediately after extraction and if you want to store it, don’t store it for more than 24 hours.
How much juice can it extract?
It will be able to extract more from hard produce like apple and carrots because centrifugal juicers do well on stuff like this. For leafy greens, it won’t be as efficient.
Linda and Jay Kordich show you the features and juices carrots, apples, celery, parsley, spinach, and broccoli.
If you want to make wheatgrass juice, this won’t be the best juicer for the job, you’d have to go with a horizontal auger juicer to extract the most from wheatgrass.
Is it hard to clean up?
Clean up is fast and easy because there are only a few parts to wash and when you unlock the safety locking arm everything comes off easy.
You don’t need to use special tools to remove the cutting disk, you just pull everything off.
It also comes with a cleaning brush so cleaning the mesh screen and cutting blade is not a problem.
See it in Action
Jay Kordich gives this juicer the thumbs up in this review. He also shows you a technique on maximizing the yield from leafy greens…
Making apple-kale juice…
What type of juicer is this?
The NU-9500U is a centrifugal type juicer since it uses a cutting disk and a fast rpm to shred produce.
How long is the warranty?
Kuvings backs this product up with a 3-year warranty.
Is it BPA free?
Kuvings does not specify whether or not this is BPA free.
Since this juicer spins the blades between 9,500 and 11,500 rpm, it will be noisy.
If you have toddlers at home you may not want to use this when they are around because it’ll scare them. It is loud enough to bother your neighbors if you live in a densely packed location like a condo or apartment.
- 8.2” x 16” x 12.9” (width x height x length)
- Weighs around 8.5 pounds
The package includes
- Motor base that houses the 350 watt motor (with turbo and low setting)
- Plastic juice cover and plunger
- Stainless steel juice bowl
- Stainless steel fine strainer
- Cleaning brush
It has received generally good ratings in Amazon, people say it was easy to use and yield was comparable to a Breville.
I’ll start with the bad reviews just to give you a heads up on the potential issues that you may encounter.
I noticed that one consumer said that even though this is a wide mouth juicer, you may not be able to push in a whole apple without hitting it hard with a plunger because there is a flange at the bottom of the feed chute. A simple workaround would be cutting the apple in half.
Another issue is the locking arms made from plastic. I’ve noticed a number of people who have complained about it breaking.
You’d have to be careful when using this and not force anything. The 3-year warranty does give you some peace of mind.
Bear in mind that you’ll need to buy a container for juice because this juicer does not have one.
You can purchase a large one like Pyrex that will cost an additional $12.
Despite the negative reviews, this is a very good extractor that’ll juice stuff fast. The stainless steel finish will last longer and look good as well.
It has a pretty good yield and is easy to clean. If you are looking to buy a first juicer, you cannot go wrong with this extractor.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this juicer from Amazon but the only ones available are used extractors. So you won’t be able to avail of the 2-day free shipping of Prime nor can you get extended warranty.
To wrap up
If you’re juicing for the first time and want something fast, easy to use and clean then the NU-9500U is a great option because it will not blow the budget and it has a great warranty.
Whereas Breville only backs their products with a one year warranty, Kuvings ups the ante and gives you a 3-year warranty on the whole juicer.
One feature I really like is the fine strainer that eliminates most of the pulp so you don’t need to use a strainer to separate the pulp from juice.
However, juice will be frothy because lots of air goes in the juice.
The wide feed chute virtually eliminates chopping (except for really large produce) which make this very easy to use for first time users.
Clean up is also easy because after unlocking the safety mechanism you just need to pull everything out and there are only a few parts to clean.