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“Masticating juicers are expensive” or “juicing is for rich people,” these are some of the many misconceptions that a lot of people have that prevent them from doing juicing.
Let me introduce you to one of the more affordable masticating juicers we have right now in the market – the Kuvings NJE-3580.
It is at least a hundred bucks cheaper than higher end masticating juicers but in terms of functionality.
What’s great is, it will hold its own against the best of them.
The warranty is shorter at just five years but if you are juicing for the first time and don’t want something very then have a long look at this.
- Easy to clean
- Redesigned auger makes this self-feeding
- No need to pre-cut fibrous greens
- Has a built-in circuit breaker
- Small juice cup
- Small feed chute equals more pre-cutting
- No strainer included
Kuvings has redesigned the auger in their latest releases which makes this more self-feeding which means; you don’t have to push too hard.
It also comes with a blank plate that allows you to make homemade sorbets, nut butter, salsa, baby food, and pasta.
…Green leafy vegetables. If you like juicing green leafy veggies, then this is the juicer for you.
The improved auger design pulls produce in more effectively; thus you don’t need to use the push as much which is a common complaint by consumers using horizontal slow juicers.
Kuvings calls this feature an “improved auto-feeding design.”
Here’s the auto-feeding design in action
Take note that the NJE-3570 is the same as the NJE-3580; the only difference is color.
You can also juice fruits in this machine like apples or lemon, but you will need to pre-cut them so that it will fit the small 1.25″ to 1.5″ feed chute.
If you regularly juice wheatgrass or you’d like to then this is the juicer to buy because these types work best in juicing wheatgrass.
This doesn’t have any strainer, so if you want a pulp free juice, just buy a sieve that costs a few bucks to separate juice from pulp.
More than just a juicer
This juicer comes with a blank plate and seven nozzles that includes a juicing nozzle plus six other nozzles for extruding pasta, sorbets, nut butter, baby food, salsa, and much more.
So this is an all-around machine that makes a lot of homemade stuff. It is a great device to start eating healthier foods.
Here’s a preview on what to expect with the NJE3580
If you’re busy and like to make large batches at a time then a slow juicer this one will work best because it spins at only 80 rpm.
There is very little oxidation because it rotates so slowly.
Remember to store it in a glass mason jar, overfilled, so there are no air packets inside.
Store it in a refrigerator or an ice box when bringing it to work.
The big issue I see here is the small juice catch cup that can only 600ml. A simply workaround would be using a larger 32 ounce Pyrex cup.
For green leafy vegetables like collard greens, you don’t need to pre-cut even if it’s fibrous because the pulp goes straight out the other end and will not clog.
For fruits like apple, lemon and vegetables like carrots, if it does not fit in the feed chute, you will need to chop them to small pieces so that it will fit.
I don’t have exact numbers, but based on reviews on other horizontal masticating juicers, it will extract roughly 25% more than their vertical juicer counterparts when juicing green leafy vegetables but it will not be as efficient on citrus fruits.
So expect roughly the same yield on this one.
Since this juicer has a small juicing screen and narrow auger, clean up should take less than 5 minutes under running water.
It comes with a brush so utilize that when cleaning the screen and auger.
It is straightforward to assemble and disassemble, once you get the hang of it, it takes less than a minute.
Watch the video I featured earlier and see what I mean.
Unfortunately, this juicer is not dishwasher safe but it doesn’t take too much time to clean by hand.
It is called a horizontal auger juicer because the auger sits in front of the motor horizontally.
These types of juicers work best when extracting juice from green leafy vegetables.
If you are serious about your health, a majority of your juice should include vegetables as opposed to fruit because they are the most nutrient dense foods in the world.
Kuvings will give you a 5-year warranty on the whole juicer which is a bit short if you compare it to Omega, but it is cheaper so if you’re looking for a budget option, look no further.
Kuvings doesn’t mention whether or not it is BPA free. I’ll let you know when I get a reply.
Kuvings does not mention how much noise (in terms of decibels) this juicer makes but based on video reviews; it isn’t loud. You can have a conversation while using this.
There’s no need to worry about waking up your neighbors early in the morning using this.
If you buy this in North America (such as Amazon) expect to get a 120-volt option. A 240-volt option is available outside North America, but it’ll be more expensive.
It uses a gear reduction motor rated at 170 watts.
- 11.4″ x 14.1″ x 12.5″ (width x height x depth)
- Weighs around 15.4 pounds
- Motor base
- Feed chute/drum
- Blank screen
- 2 Juicing nozzles
- Mincing nozzle
- Rice cake nozzle
- 4 Pasta nozzles
- Juice cup
- Pulp cup
- Drum cap
- Cleaning brush
A lot of consumers were happy with how this product is easy to assemble and disassemble and the quality of juice it produces.
Take note that a lot of the consumers who bought this also have used centrifugal juicers so having a quiet juicer was a breath of fresh air to them.
It did a great job extracting from green leafy vegetables, but it struggled a bit with pineapple and beet based on some reviews.
A horizontal auger juicer will struggle with fruit. It did a better job juicing carrots, and it was almost self-feeding.
A couple of consumers compared this to the Omega horizontal auger juicer and said the performance was up to par.
The white auger was prone to staining, and the lack of a sieve disappointed some folks, but that can be remedied by buying a fine strainer for just a few dollars.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this in Amazon for less than $250, and it’ll be eligible for their free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.
Extended warranties are also available of up to 4 years if you want that extra peace of mind.
Based on reviews, performance will be at par with the Omega in terms of extracting juice from leafy greens.
It does have a shorter 5-year warranty, and the Kuvings didn’t say whether or not it uses an Ultem screen and auger which would affect its long term viability.
The absence of an Ultem screen or auger increases the risk of cracking when you use this every day.
If you’re concerned with that then have a look at the 8004 from Omega, because it has an Ultem screen and auger plus it comes with a 15-year warranty, the downside with the 8004 is it isn’t as self-feeding as the Kuvings.
The small feed chute means that you’ll have to pre-cut large produce like pineapple, apple, and large carrots, but the self-feeding feature makes up for this con and will save you time.