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One of my pet peeves with my current slow juicer is the small feed chute because you’ll to cut large fruits like apple into eights so that it’ll fit in.
With the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer that is no longer an issue with its wide 3-inch feed chute.
The is widest by far in the market.
What does this mean?
It simply means you don’t need to cut a medium sized apple just to fit in the feed chute.
This saves you at least 5 minutes of prep-time.
Time that you can use to do other things like spending time with your kids or do other chores.
- 3 inch feed chute
- Uses an Ultem screen and auger – this means you can use this everyday without the risk of cracking any of these two critical parts
- Auger rotates between 50 to 60 rpm – the golden ratio of force and time
- 240 watt motor
- 400 ml capacity
- Weighs 14.11 lbs
- 10 year warranty on the whole juicer
- Rotating cleaning brush makes it easier to clean the screen
- Smart cap feature prevents messy drips
- Uses eco-friendly materials approved by the FDA and NSF
- Comes with a recipe book
- 17.63″ tall
- Large 3″ feed chute means you don’t have to chop as much
- Spins at just 60rpm = much less oxidation
- Comes with a special brush for the screen which makes it easier to clean
- Very quiet
- Strong motor will be able to handle whole fruits like apples or pears
- Peace of mind = long 10 warranty
- Very expensive
- Produces a pulpy juice
- Even with the wide feed chute you still need to pre-cut fibrous greens
Kuvings really put their thinking caps on when designing this juicer. Aside from the wide feed chute, it has an oversized auger that chops off large chunks from any fruit or vegetable even before it reaches the Ultem screen.
Inside the feed chute is a chopping blade that chops the produce that goes through.
When you place a whole apple through the feed chute, you’ll need to use the pusher to push it through the chopping blade then to an auger that chops it some more before it reaches the strainer.
New auger design
The auger design is unique to the Kuvings whole slow juicer and not available in other juicers. It basically chops and crushes produce even before it reaches crushing part of the auger and strainer.
Underneath it you won’t find any recesses that’s make this easier to clean than other augers with recesses underneath that trap pulp.
It uses an Ultem strainer that is 8 times harder than standard strainers and will withstand the wear and tear of everyday juicing.
Also the holes are smaller which means it’ll produce a less-pulpy juice.
Upgraded juicing bowl
The juicing bowl has a few important upgrades that make it easier to clean. First Kuvings removed all the recesses and made it flat.
This lessens pulp build up and makes it easier to clean.
Also the juice stopper is removable just in case you don’t want an extra part to clean.
A really slow juicer
While other vertical auger juicers use 80 rpm. This one masticates at a nice and slow 50-60 rpm which they call the “golden ratio”.
This slow rotation introduces very minimal air into the liquid so that you get the best tasting juice possible. And it uses a powerful 240W brushless motor that is produces more torque than any juicers out there.
This means more efficient extraction.
New rotary cleaning brush
It also includes a brand new rotary cleaning brush that will clean the other wall of the screen faster compared to using a traditional brush.
They’ve also included a brush that’ll be able to clean the pulp and juice ejector port and with the standard brush (that looks like a toothbrush) for cleaning the inner wall of the strainer.
Easy to put together
It uses a hybrid-system lock on mechanism that other juicers don’t have, when you attach the juicing bowl on the base, it automatically locks itself and you don’t need to twist.
This feature makes it easier to attach or remove the container and minimizes risk for vibration when the machine is on.
Other juicers either have a sit down or a lock-on mechanism which has its own pros and cons.
The sit down system allows users to put the bowl on the base much faster than a lock-on system but it is prone to vibration and movement.
The lock-on system is harder to attach and detach on the base but is more stable.
…Most fruit and vegetables but as will all juicers you’ll need fresh and firm produce.
If you put a mushy apple you’ll end up with apple sauce so fresh produce is a must.
This will not work on ingredients like sugarcane and coconut shell. Also avoid putting in avocado and apricot pits as it can crack the Ultem screen and ultimately void the warranty.
Apple, pineapple, lemon and other small seeds should be fine and will not cause any issues.
John Kohler of Discount Juicers shows you how he makes green juice…
A clogged ejection port is perhaps the biggest complaint by consumers. And this video from Raw Nutrition shows you how to properly juice celery on this machine or any upright juicer.
I’ve also tested it out and yes, you have to pre-cut celery even on this wide mouth juicer to prevent clogging.
How about wheatgrass?
Yes, juicing wheat grass is possible. You need to pre-cut it to an inch to two inch long pieces so it won’t clog the pulp ejector port.
Remember that slow juicers aren’t designed to handle large amounts of produce at once.
Can I make peanut butter?
Yes, it comes with a blank plate attachment that allows you to make peanut butter and sorbet.
These are the only two things that Kuvings allows consumers to use with this tool.
If you use it for other ingredients you may void the warranty.
Making almond milk shouldn’t be a problem…
This rotates at a slow 60rpm. Does this mean you can store juice longer?
There are two schools of though here. One side says drink it ASAP. The other says you can store up to a week.
I fall on the former, I say if you can drink it fresh, do it but if you are busy and need to store it a few days in a fridge, then go for it.
Make sure to use a mason jar, fill it to the brim so there are no air packets.
Even though it has a wide three inch feed chute that does not mean you can just cram stuff in. You can feed a whole apple, orange, lemon or any non-fibrous ingredient whole. BUT for celery, collard greens and other fiber rich vegetable, you have to pre-cut.
You’ll need to chop it into inch long chunks so it won’t clog the pulp ejector port.
Juicers like this are prone to clogging because the ejector port turns at a 90 degree angle – that’s where the choke point is.
This is the biggest complaint from consumers on any type of vertical auger juicer.
Vertical masticating juicers are generally good in extracting a good amount of liquid from produce, and the new design of Kuvings whole slow juicer auger is no different.
Here’s a comparison between the Kuvings whole slow juicer and silent juicer (older model)…
Result: The whole slow juicer produced slightly more carrot juice compared to the silent juicer.
Outside press juicers, vertical extractors like this leave a fairly dry pulp. And it won’t oxidize as fast so juice will taste better.
It also comes with 3 brushes, a new rotary cleaning brush that cleans the outer wall of the strainer, a smaller brush for the inner wall of the strainer and another brush to clean the juice and pulp ejector ports.
These tools plus design improvements make it easier to clean it thoroughly.
Nope it isn’t dishwasher safe. You have to disassemble then manually clean each part which should take less than 5 minutes when done properly.
This is called a vertical auger juicer that uses masticating technology to crush and squeeze juice out of produce instead of shredding them.
This one does it at a nice pace of 60rpm which is 20rpm slower than other brands right now like the Omega 8006, VRT and Hurom juicers.
Since it rotates slower than a centrifugal juicer less air will go into juice and there will be minimal oxidation.
United States customers will get a full 10-year warranty on the whole unit. That includes the motor and all the parts.
Yes, it is BPA free.
Since the motor rotates at a slow 60rpm, it produces roughly 40 to 50 decibels, the quietest by far in the market.
Quiet enough for you to have a conversation without yelling or waking anybody up when using this.
In Amazon, this will only be available in 110 volts.
If you live outside North American, visit Kuvings’ region specific sites for more details.
This juicer uses a 240 watt brushless motor that has enough torque to crush a whole apple and since it is brushless it’ll have less wear. It’ll last longer.
- 8.97” x 17.63” x 8.18” (width x height x depth)
- Weighs around 14.7 pounds
- Juice bowl with extraction plug and juice stopper
- 3” semi-transparent feed chute
- Motor base
- 2 stage Ultem strainer
- Upgraded Ultem auger
- Juice and pulp catcher bowls
- 1 rotary brush + 2 other cleaning brushes
- Instruction manual
- 100-page recipe book
The improvements Kuvings made to their latest slow juicer really paid off and it showed in consumer reviews!
The wide feed chute made it easier to juice whole produce which saved time a lot of time in terms of pre-cutting.
The design improvements of the juice bowl and auger made it easier to clean. The motor is whisper quiet which a lot of consumers like. Most of them used a centrifugal juicer before this so the difference is night and day.
Consumers also noted that this produced better tasting juice compared to other centrifugal juicers that produced a lot of foam because there’s a lot of air inside though this machine will produce quite a bit of pulp which is normal for upright slow juicers.
If there are complaints, it would be the pulp ejection port filling up with pulp. I’ve mentioned this over different reviews that you’ll need to pre-chop leafy greens to prevent this.
You can buy this from Amazon where it’ll cost less than $400. And it is eligible to their free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.
Extended warranties of up to 4 years are also available if you want that extra peace of mind.
Wow, this by far the best masticating juicer that I’ve reviewed.
Improvements in key areas like the wide feed chute, powerful 24 watt brushless motor, cleaning brushes, juicing bowl and hybrid lock-on system easily make this the most user friendly vertical auger style juicer in the market.
Plus it is quiet, producing only 50 decibels. You can enjoy juicing without waking up your neighbours.
The torquey motor spins at just 60 rpm. This minimizes air that goes in the juice.
Of course I’d recommend that you always drink juice fresh.
The 3″ feed chute means you don’t need to pre-cut fruits such as apple or lemon. But you’ll still need to chop fibrous stuff like celery or collard greens because the pulp ejection port is narrow.
Biggest downside would be the price – at under $370, this is one of the more expensive juicers.
This is a good investment in my opinion if you are a serious juicer because it comes with a 10 year warranty.