Juicing is not just a fad, it has become a way of life for many people. A very basic juicer may be good for beginners, but anyone who is serious about juicing should look into investing in a slow masticating juicer. Slow masticating juicers are the best juicers that money can buy. They preserve nutrients better than centrifugal juicers and can juice just about anything. However, not all slow masticators are created equally, which is why it’s important to do plenty of research before making a purchase. A good place to start your research is reading reviews, below is my full review of Aicok’s Slow Masticating Juice Extractor
Top Features/ Specs
- Power: 150 Watt
- Weight: 10.5 lbs.
- Continuous Operating Time: ≤10 minutes
- Minimum Rest Time between Uses: ≥10 minutes
- Max Speed: 80 RPM
- Warranty: 3 years
This juicer is extremely versatile and can handle any fruits or veggies you throw at it. It slowly chews food and extracts the juices, so it won’t get jammed when you try to juice leafy greens. Centrifugal juicers tend to struggle with leafy greens, so this is a huge advantage of going with this slow masticating juicer. Whether you’re juicing something soft, like a watermelon, or something hard, like a beet, this juicer can do the job.
This juicer is made from high-quality materials and is designed to last a long time. You can tell just by looking at the body of the juicer that it is very durable, it isn’t made from cheap, flimsy plastic. Instead, it is sturdy and reliable, even when you are juicing lots all at once. The parts are also dishwasher safe, so you can throw them in with the rest of your dishes without worry about the parts melting or warping.
Since this juicer only has a max speed of about 80 RPM, it also operates very quietly. Other juicers usually go at least 12,000 RPM, so the difference between the two types of juicers is drastic. This juicer operates at about 40 to 60 decibels, which is about as loud as just your regular talking voice. The fact that it is quiet means you can use it at any time of the day, or night, without having to worry about disturbing someone or waking someone up.
This juicer is actually healthier than standard centrifugal juicers. Since it spins so much slower than other juicers, it is able to retain more of the original nutrients, so you’re actually getting more of what you need. The slow speed and included filter baffle also means that the juice won’t be foamy, which just seems like a personal preference at first, but the foam is actually trapping lots of air in the juice and oxidizing it quicker, which isn’t good for your body.
I was very excited to try out this slow masticating juicer. I have only ever had centrifugal juicers, and although I have not had a lot of problems with them, I’ve always known slow masticators were better. When the package arrived at my doorstep I was elated and had to try it out right then. I washed all the parts and set everything up fairly quickly. I thought I was missing a piece, but it just got caught in the box, but that was the worst part of the whole setup process.
Once I had it set up, I grabbed some random produce from my fridge to see what all it could do. I had some apples, kale, wheatgrass, oranges, and peaches, which I rinsed off and chopped up. There wasn’t a whole lot of prep that was necessary, at least not the foods that I had selected. The oranges must be peeled and the peaches must be pitted, but everything else I was able to just dice up.
After I did that, I tossed them in the juicer one at a time, I expected to have to wait a while since it’s a slow masticator, but the whole thing was actually pretty quick. The juice was ready in just a few minutes, then it was time for the ultimate test- the taste test. I was very pleased with both the taste and texture of the juice. It was smooth, fresh, and didn’t have any foam on top. I was especially impressed with how well it juiced the kale, I had trouble juicing leafy greens with centrifugal juicers in the past. I knew right away that I would be using this juicer a lot, so it’s good it has a large juice collector and pulp bin.
- Sleek, compact design
- Reverse button feature
- Large 800 ml juicer cup
- Included recipe book
- Extremely effective
- Retains nutrients
- Quiet operation
- Yields more juice than standard juicers
- Easy to use and clean
- Takes a little longer than centrifugal juicers
- Somewhat expensive (although worth the money)
This juicer has been great to me and is an overall crowd pleaser. If you want to be able to juice anything in the produce section and retain the most amount of nutrients, this juicer is the way to do it. It is a very reliable machine and works when you need it to, and blends in with the rest of the kitchen when you don’t need it. From prepping to cleaning up, the steps are simple and can be followed by anyone.
I especially love how quiet this machine is and how much juice and pulp it can collect. With three kids running around, we definitely go through a lot of juice, and I’m even able to sneak in some vegetables with this juicer. I could go on all day about this slow masticating juicer from Aicok, but instead I’ll leave you with one last reason to consider buying this one; it has an awesome warranty policy. This juicer is covered by the manufacturer for 3 years from the purchase date, so there is very little risk in buying.