Kuvings NS-950 Juicer Review: Silent and Versatile

One of the biggest complaints by people who use a centrifugal juicer is noise.

It’s like having a “jet engine taking off inside your kitchen.”

Kuvings NS-950 Juicer Review

If you’re concerned about noise and want something quieter, then the Kuvings silent masticating juicer is an excellent choice because it only produces between 40 and 50 decibels, this is quieter than two people having a conversation.

In this review, I’ll be featuring the NS-series which is similar to the newer SC series minus the juicing cap.

Both these models have the same motor, same auger, same sized feed cute, and same BPA free juice bowl, basically they have the same design with some minor tweaks.

Features at a glance

  • Powerful 240-watt motor operates at a nice and slow 80 rpm
  • Only produces 40 to 50 decibels
  • BPA free components
  • Juice cap prevents messy drips
  • Uses an ULTEM screw and strainer so this will be able to hold up to daily use
  • Cleaning tool makes it cleaning the strainer easy
  • 17.12″ tall
  • 10-year warranty
  • 2.5″ x 1.5″ feed chute

The good

  • Very quiet (only produces between 40 to 50 decibels)
  • Uses Ultem strainer and auger (8x harder)
  • Uses BPA free components
  • Long 10-year warranty on the whole juicer
  • Easy to clean
  • Self-feeding

The Bad

  • No strainer
  • Prone to get stuck when you feed in too much at once
  • Produces pulpy juice
  • No juice tap that will prevent dripping

What’s to Expect from the Kuvings Silent Juicer?

Kuvings Silent Juicer NS-950 Features

This juicer is probably one of the strongest vertical auger juicers right now in the market thanks to its 240-watt motor that gives torque to handle harder ingredients like a beet or carrot without bogging down the motor.

Despite the power, this machine is pretty silent. Kuvings says it only produces between 40 to 50 decibels.

This machine will not scare the kids or wake up the neighbors.

It also comes with a nifty cleaning tool as you’ll see in the image I’ve prepared below…

This will work best on…

…A mix of green leafy vegetables, hard vegetables, and fruit.

Jack of all trades

I don’t drink pure vegetable juice, and if you are like me and like your juice tasting like fruit, then this juicer would be perfect for you. I love to combine green leafy vegetables with hard ingredients like carrot and fruit like apple to sweeten the drink.

Take note that the cutting part of the auger isn’t as sharp as other slow juicers and the top portion does not curve as much like the Hurom or Omega.

It results in more frequent jams if you feed ingredients too fast.

Can you make sorbets and nut butter?

There is no blank plate attachment, so it cannot make nut butter or sorbets. Doing so will void the warranty.

How long can you store juice?

Since masticating juicers spin at a low rpm, you can store the juice longer compared to let’s say a high-speed centrifugal juicer.

Storage times can last up to 72 hours. But please store it in an airtight glass container like a mason jar and refrigerate it.

Do you need to chop?

It has a pea shaped opening that is around 2.5” wide and 1.5” tall, so you will need to pre-cut ingredients like cucumber, apple, lemon, large carrots and fibrous greens like celery.

Wait, celery will fit in the chute without pre-cutting, why do I need to do this?

It is a necessary step because of the design of vertical slow juicers. Pulp has to turn at a 90-degree angle to get out through the pulp chute, and if you don’t chop something fibrous like celery, those fibers will clog the pulp ejector and juicer itself, creating a big mess.

For the best results, chop it to small quarter to half inch chunks so it won’t clog.

How much juice can it extract?

Vertical masticating juicers will extract a good amount of juice from both fruit and vegetables, depending on the type and quality of produce.

Compared to centrifugal juicers, it will extract more juice from leafy green vegetables, but centrifugal juicers will do a better job with hard ingredients like a carrot.

John Kohler did a test between Kuvings Silent Juicer juicing carrots, and Omega VRT and Kuvings extracted 100 ml more juice.

The downside though, is that the Kuvings jammed up more because of the different auger design I mentioned earlier.

Is it hard to clean up?

It comes with a handy tool that speeds up the cleaning process – the rotary brush.

Most vertical slow juicers only come with a brush tool that’ll help you clean pulp off the inner and outer wall of the strainer.

Kuvings has made another tool called a rotary brush that cleans the other wall of the strainer much faster. Here’s how it looks like.

Rotary Brush

So instead of cleaning each strainer section manually with a standard brush, this tool allows you to clean all these areas simultaneously.

Genius! It saves you a little bit of time.

Is this dishwasher safe?

I’m afraid it isn’t. You’d have to wash this manually but it’s not all that bad, it will take less than 5 minutes washing this under running water, under 10 minutes if you clean it with dishwashing liquid.

What type of juicer is this?

The Kuvings NS-950 is a vertical auger juicer. Its auger sits on top of the motor so that this design will save space.

Compared to a centrifugal juicer that spins a few thousand rpm, this spins less than 100 rpm. It minimizes oxidation and will result in a better tasting juice. Less oxidation will translate to better nutrient content.

How long is the warranty?

It comes with a 10-year warranty on both the motor and parts.

This means that if any part of the juicer breaks on normal use (provided that you didn’t abuse it, like sticking a knife inside the feed chute), Kuvings will send you a new part free of charge. Don’t forget to register your juicer once you get it.

Is it BPA-free?

Yes, both the Juicing bowl and juicing cup are BPA-free.


Kuvings says that this juicer only makes 40-50 decibels which is quieter than a centrifugal juicer that makes 80-90 decibels.

A quiet juicer means that you can use this in the morning without waking up your children or spouse.


If you buy this in Amazon, you’ll get a 120-volt version that has a three-pronged outlet.

Kuvings says that this juicer is also available in 240-volt versions for people living outside the United States.


It uses a Brushless AC motor that is equivalent to 3HP in terms of torque that spins the auger at 80rpm.


  • 9.64” x 17.12” x 6.49” (width x height x depth)
  • Weighs around 15.4 pounds

Product Specifications

Feed chute size and shapeOval/Crescent

Size: 2.5” x 1.5”
(revolutions per minute)
Ultem auger
Ultem strainer
Blank plate attachment
TypeVertical auger juicer
Juice vegetables?
Juice fruits?
Cant it make nut butter?
Can it make sorbets?
Can it grind coffee
Can it process food
Warranty10 years on the whole juicer
MotorBrushless AC motor
(equivalent to 3HP in terms of torque)

240 watts

The package includes

  • Motor base
  • Juicing catch cup (BPA free)
  • Pulp catch cup (BPA free)
  • Rotary cleaning tool
  • Cleaning brush
  • Hopper and lid
  • Juicing strainer
  • Juicing bowl with handgrip (BPA free)
  • Pusher
  • Juice cup holder with the silicone wiper blade
  • Recipe book (75+ pages)

Available Colors

Available Colors

It is available in Chrome, Silver, Burgundy, and White.

What do consumers say?

A majority of consumers were happy with the performance of this juicer – it was quiet, relatively easy to assemble, and extracted great tasting juice.

The pulp that came out was way drier than a centrifugal juicer.

Some folks say it’s easy to clean while others say it’s hard

I want to point out that there is a shallow learning curve when cleaning up a machine like this, and once you get the hang of it, cleaning times will drop.

Pulpy juice?

There were also some complaints about this producing a pulpy juice, if you don’t want a pulpy juice, buy a strainer or sieve for just a few bucks and place it on top of the juice catcher, so it separates pulp from the liquid.

You can run the excess pulp through the juicer to extract a little bit more.

Don’t overfeed

Another complaint was that it jams up when juicing hard ingredients like carrot or beet. I’ve already covered this earlier, one workaround this issue is not to feed in too much produce at once to allow the auger to chop and crush.

Since the blade part of the auger isn’t as sharp as the auger inside an Omega, it will be prone to jamming if you put in too much produce at once.

Where can I buy this?

You can buy this in Amazon where it’ll cost just under $320. One of the big reasons why I like buying from Amazon will be the free 2-day shipping if you enroll in Prime.

Another option would be buying shopkuvings.com, but it’ll be more expensive.

The verdict

This juicer would be great for people looking to upgrade from a noisy centrifugal juicer – it produces only 40 to 50 decibels, so you don’t have to worry about waking anyone up when you use this in the morning.

If you’re juicing leafy greens like wheatgrass, it’ll have a whining or grinding sound. Don’t worry about this noise because it’s pretty standard.

The juicer itself does not produce a lot of noise.

This happens in ALL vertical auger juicers.

There’s still some whining

I say this because some consumers complained that it produced a whining sound when they put in certain ingredients.

If you’re concerned with the price, remember that it comes with a 10-year warranty, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking down for the next ten years, Kuvings will take care of it for you.

It cannot make nut butter or sorbet, but it will extract more from carrot compared to an Omega VRT.

However, it is prone to jamming if you put in too many hard ingredients like a carrot at once, so you need to slow down and enjoy the process of preparing juice.

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