Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer Review

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.

Features at a glance

  • 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
  • 120-volts
  • 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

The good

  • 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

The Bad

  • Very expensive
  • Produces a pulpy juice
  • Even with the wide feed chute you still need to pre-cut fibrous greens

Kuvings introduced some innovative features not found in other juicers (yet)

Features
Wide 3″feed chute

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.

Fine strainer

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.

This will work best on…

…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…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqXrdoZcnOo

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za-MLrc6Qs0

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…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNHBmA6WUAo

How long can you store juice?

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.

Do you need to chop?

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.

How much juice can it extract?

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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFtmh_ZX6fg

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.

Is it hard to clean up?

With the design improvements – taking off the recesses under the auger and juice bowl, this should be easier to clean than let’s say an Omega VRT or a Hurom H-100.

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.

Is it dishwasher safe?

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.

What type of juicer is this?

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.

How long is the warranty?

United States customers will get a full 10-year warranty on the whole unit. That includes the motor and all the parts.

Is it BPA free?

Yes, it is BPA free.

Noise

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.

Voltage

In Amazon, this will only be available in 110 volts.

If you live outside North American, visit Kuvings’ region specific sites for more details.

Motor

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.

Dimension

  • 8.97” x 17.63” x 8.18” (width x height x depth)
  • Weighs around 14.7 pounds

Product Specifications

ModelWhole Slow Juicer
Feed chute size and shapeCircular

3" in diameter
RPM
(revolutions per minute)
50-60
Ultem auger
Ultem strainer
Blank plate attachment
Sieve/strainer
TypeVertical auger juicer
Juice vegetables?
Juice fruits?
Cant it make nut butter?
Can it make sorbet?
Can it grind coffee
Can it process food
Dishwasher safe?
Warranty10 years on the whole juicer
Voltage110-volts
3-pronged
Motor240-watts brushless motor

The package includes

  • 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

Consumer Rating

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.

Available colors

Available colors

There are 3 color options so far, red, silver and white.

Where can I buy 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.

To Wrap Up

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.

14 thoughts on “Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer Review”

  1. I just brought this juicer but my juice has so much pulp in it. I am using fresh, firm produce but I find with golden delicious apples, pears, carrots and beetroot it is particuarly bad. Am i doing something wrong or is this to be expected?? Thank you

    1. Hi Gemma,

      Thanks for dropping by. That’s normal, a vertical slow juicer does produce a pulpy juice but you can remedy that by running the juice through a sieve or strainer before drinking it to take out excess pulp.

  2. Warson Christian

    Het is een fantastisch product. Je kan er alle soorten sappen mee maken.
    Het bespaart enorm veel tijd en moeite.

  3. I’ve bought two of these. The first one was from a company off of Amazon. It arrived and wouldn’t turn on or anything. I had a hard time believing my luck was that bad on something that had received such good reviews everywhere I looked. So after sending it back, I went to the local Bed Bath & Beyond where they ordered me one and gave me an immediate rebate. Well, 7 months later after minimal use, it now won’t turn on at all either, just like the first one I received. I’ve contacted Kuvings by phone and got a useless rep who told he couldn’t do anything but have an email sent to me with instructions. Well, over a week later, no progress on getting this returned and fixed, I got one response and that was it, nothing more. This was my first juicer and I did a lot of research and didn’t mind spending a little extra to get the top of the line model, which I thought this was, but I apparently mistaken. I now have a $400 non functioning counter ornament. My advice is to stay away from Kuvings, the build junk and don’t stand behind it.

  4. im really disappointed with this juicer, NO whole fruits, EFFORT to take apart and clean in between juicing of 8 500ml juices
    Fruit and veg get stuck!!
    Chop celery, ginger, pasrnips as they are trouble makers
    SLOW, time consuming
    Very expensive
    My noisy cheap one was just fine

  5. Thanks for such a thorough comment. I’m new to juicing and compared to my cousin’s centrifugal Breville, I was a bit disappointed in the Kuvings WLJ pulpiness.
    Can you recommend a decent strainer to remove some of they pulp? There’s so many to choose from, I’m hoping an experienced juicer can lead me to a good one…or let me know a plain one is just fine.

    1. Hi Rakisha,

      Yes slow juicers will tend to produce a more pulpy juice compared to centrifugal juicers, that’s normal. If you don’t like the extra pulp you can use a strainer to separate excess pulp from juice. Any plain fine strainer will do. :)

  6. Hi,after assembling all the parts of the Kuvings juicer,the juice cup doesn’t lock into the motor. All the other parts are locked. So basically, from the juice bowl onwars,it can be lifted up. Is this expected?

  7. Hi, I have had the Kuvings B6100s for almost 2 years. Great juicer, but it develops cracks in the top where the large plastic screw sits. This has been replaced twice under warranty and has started to crack again, with one month left on the warranty. FYI:- I follow the recommended operation as closely as possible. So my conclusion is the design of the plastic top is simply not strong enough.
    So do you have any operating advice, so I can stop cracking my Juicer?
    Secondly, after juicing for several months a build-up occurs, which looks like a very hard mineral deposit. This develops only on parts that come in contact with the juice. I have asked Witt how they recommend I clean this off. After several back and forth e-mails they basically deny this happens and say the “after use cleaning” with the brush is sufficient.
    Do you have a recommended method for cleaning away this mineral build-up?

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