Picking Up The Best Cold Press Juicer: The Ultimate Guide

What is a Cold Press Juicer?

Cold press juicers – it is a common name for juicers that operates at slow speeds at 110 or even less RPM (stands for revolutions per minute and means frequency of rotations are being made around a fixed axis in one minute). Sometimes they are being called ‘low RPM juicers’ but ‘cold press juicers’ is much more common name for that type of juice extractors. How come? which one to choose.

The fact is that typical centrifugal juicers operate at very high speeds – usually their blades chop up the produce at speeds of 6500 RPM or ever higher (sometimes up to 12000-13000). If the blades were moving slower they just couldn’t cope with the vegetables and fruits so they have to be so fast moving.

Because of the such high speeds heat is build-up and extracted juice lost its enzymes, nutrients and vitamins and 110 RMP or less – is far fewer than thousands RMP. Squeezing fruits or vegetables at this speed prevent oxidations of nutrients and no heat is build-up. That’s why low speed juicers are called ‘cold press’.

Many people get confused with a several names that are used to describe cold press juicers. Here they are:

  • Masticating Juicers
  • Wheatgrass Juicers
  • Single Auger Juicers
  • Twin Gear Juicers

Except the last one all of them comes with one auger and this is the only difference between them. More about what they can do is written down below.

How Do They Work?

Cold press juicers works completely different from centrifugal ones: they may be slow but saying ‘tough and strong’ is about them.

Most of masticating juicers come with one gear – auger that rotates at a speed approximately of 80 RPM. Extracting the juice from the produce may seems not an easy peasy, so most of the juicers that are being on the market during the last years have augers made out of GE Ultem material which can cope with both hard and soft produce.

When the produce push into the cold press juicer, it falls within the scope of grating and pressure: the produce is crushed down and the juice actually squeezed out of it. Extracted juice passes through the mesh screen into the juicing bowl while pulp is ejected straight into a special container. If the juicer is mentioned as ‘dual-stage’ (the most of the juicers you can buy now are of this sort) that means that pulp before being ejected continues its way through the machine to obtain more juice. At the end, you get a higher yield and drier pulp.

Twin-gear juicers work the similar way: when the produce is pushed into the two gears, first one sheds it and second one squeezes the juice itself. Such system allows to get an even higher yield rather than using single-auger dual stage juicer.

What Masticating Juicers Can Do?

Formerly the main reason of purchasing a masticating juicer were their ability to extract juice from the wheatgrass (hence the name – Wheatgrass juicer). But now things are changing rapidly and cold press juicers can extract the juice from a wide variety of produce:

  • Both hard and soft fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, beetroots, apples and much more
  • Wheatgrass
  • Leafy greens
  • Nuts
  • Citrus (oranges, tangerines etc.)

Nowadays masticating juicers are not limited to extract the juice: some of them are able to make pasta, soy milk, baby food, fruit sauces, sherbets and much more. That makes them the actual food processors!

Benefits of Cold Press Juicers

Cold Press Juicers are more pricey and they work slow yet in everything else they are better compared to centrifugal juicers. Let’s see what are the benefits of using cold press juicers.

High yield. Nowadays every masticating juicer produces a high quality juice with a high yield and dry pulp. No matter what you are going to juice, due to powerful motor and tough auger juicer is capable of extracting every ounce of juice out of the produce. Whether its leafy green, hard or soft fruit, vegetable or wheatgrass for masticating juicer, it doesn’t matter: every produce fed into the juicer will be crushed and masticated and in the end you get the fresh juice.

High value of nutrients, enzymes and vitamins. Probably one of the main reasons to buy a cold press juicer is it capability of preventing nutrients from oxidation in the process of extracting juice. Due to the low operating speed heat is not build-up and the juice has a high yield of enzymes and vitamins every organism need of. A glass of juice in the morning and you take rough with the smooth if any appears.

Easy to clean up. Every masticating juicer are easy to clean, especially Omega’s. In most cases you should just add water and let it rinse the juicer as if you make a juice. From time to time juicer would require disassembling although it doesn’t take a lot of time as cold press juicers always comes with detailed user manual instructing you how to assemble and disassemble a juicer.

Multifunctional. Forget the times when cold press juicers were only about juicing wheatgrass and were called ‘wheatgrass juicers’. Modern machines are much more multifunctional and can cope not only with different sorts of greens, vegetables and fruits, but with making a pasta, nut butter, grinding a beans and so on. Purchasing a juicer you get not only a juice extractor but a food processor as well.

Strong materials. Depending on a price, manufacturer and model juicers are made of plastic, steel or carbon infused components. Yet the all masticating juicers (except a few old ones) use auger made of GE Ultem material that is very strong and can cope with the hardest fruits and vegetables. And most of the juicers have sturdy construction so you can be sure it won’t come apart while juicing.

Long-lasting warranty. Long-lasting warranties represents a manufacturer’s confidence in juicer efficiency. Every company provides different warranty cover on the entire unit and may vary from 5 years to 10 or even 15! The last one regards Omega juicers that have either 10 either 15-year warranties.

Horizontal vs. Vertical Juicer

Both Horizontal and vertical masticating juicers produce high yield and save nutrients, yet there are some differences due to the their design. Here are the most valuable differences:

  • Vertical juicers have smaller footprint rather than horizontal and their dimensions are nearly the same as the dimensions of centrifugal juicers;
  • Horizontal juicers may act like food processors sometimes and are more multifunctional while vertical designed only for juicing;
  • Vertical juicers might extract juice a bit faster than horizontal; yet it doesn’t mean that every vertical juicer juicing faster than every horizontal one;
  • Auger and juicing screen in vertical juicers are completely different from the horizontal models. Because of the design features of the screw and the screen, all the produce is fed with no need to use the pusher in most of the cases; the pusher is used while juicing wheatgrass, all other sorts of the produce don’t require pushing down. This is a great advantage of vertical design juicers, because the hands are vacant and you may cut the produce for juicing.
Those are the differences that valid for most of vertical and horizontal cold press juicers.

How to Pick a Cold Press Juicer?

There are dozens of the masticating juicers on the market and it might seems hard to choose the one you’ll be satisfied completely. So here are the useful tips that may help you to pick the best one for your needs.

  • If you don’t care about how much money you are going to spend on a juicer, then go with those which has the highest yield of juice. The 6th generation of Omega juicers (NC800 and NC900) may suit you or take a look at triturating juicers, especially Green Star Juice Extractor.
  • If you have limited space in the kitchen you’d better go with a vertical design juicer: it has a smaller footprint and can fit even a small kitchen. The Omega VRT350 is one of the best vertical cold press juicer.
  • If you are planning to make baby food, pasta, nut butter, grind coffee beans and use juicer not only for juicing the best choice would be the Omega 8008 or any other horizontal juicer.
  • If you have a limited amount of money to spare and you want to buy time-proved juicer the Omega 8006 (8004 as well) is a good option for you.

Manufacturers

The most known masticating juicers brand is Omega which is a division of the Legacy Companies. Most of the Omega juicers are made in South Korea and are one of the best cold press juicers with a high yield and nutritional value, the longest warranty cover on the entire unit and easy to clean up.

Another well-known brand is Kuvings. There are a lot of masticating juicers made by this manufacturer, especially there are a lot of machines in the product line of ‘Silent Juicers’. Yet the most famous one is the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer.

The Breville company is the leader in making centrifugal juicers, yet there is one masticating juicer made by this company – the Breville BJS600XL. Despite the fact this is the first one, it is a good competitor for Omega VRT350.

Hurom is a South Korea company which is well-know for their masticating juicers called ‘Hurom Slow Juicers‘ series. The most popular cold press juicer is the upright Hurom HU-100 that operates at a speed of 80 RPM.

Best Cold Press Juicers

A lot people asking me about the best cold press juicer, but this is a dead end, actually. The thing is, hard to recommend juicer for someone if you don’t know what this person is looking for and what is a budget for a masticating juicer. You never know is this person is on a tight budget or isn’t, what he or she is planning to juice and what yield is expected.

From the above, you know there are different types of masticating juicers on the market today, some of them are very different and some of them are very pricey. Before picking a proper juicer you should come to a decision what are you going to juice and how much money you are ready to spend on it.

We listed the best 5 juicers below which are proven by many customers. Here you go!

Omega 8008 Juicer Review

Overview

Omega Chrome Heavy Duty Masticating Juicer 8008 works in the same way the previous juicers did: it operates at a slow speed of 80 RPM (revolutions per minute may vary from 75 to 85) preventing juice oxidation and promoting vitamins, healthy enzymes and nutrients.

As the previous one, this model uses the same single-auger dual-stage cold press technology of juice extraction: pushed into the juicer produce is crushed down and the juice is squeezed out of it. The pulp is ejected automatically and the juice goes to the juicing jug.

Assembling, disassembling and cleaning are as easy as it was before: nothing has changed, Omega’s juicers are still on the top of ease of use.

Although there are many improvements compared to the older models (Omega 8003, 8004, 8005, 8006). The 8008 features a new juicing screen: it has dual stainless steel inserts that is renowned for larger surface area (~25% of extra surface area). In addition, the upgraded screen is made of thinker plastic that provides more strength.

Another difference is in funnel: the Omega 8008 has a larger funnel (it’s called sometimes ‘jumbo funnel’). Now juicing became even more convenient than ever!

The new Omega 8008 comes with BPA-Free housing which is made of Eastman Tritan copolyester.

Auger made from GE Ultem material are bulletproof and can deal with a different kinds of produce including hard fruits such as carrots, apples, tangerines, oranges and so on.

The Omega 8008 as it predecessors can do more than only extracting of juice – this is multiple use kitchen appliance acting like a food processor. Along with juicing wheatgrass, leafy greens, different kinds of fruits and vegetables you can:

  • Make pasta or baby food
  • Extrude soy milk
  • Grind beans
  • Make frozen desserts and nut butters
  • Chopping and mincing ingredients

Omega provides 15-year warranty cover on the entire unit and are the longest among masticating juicers so you don’t need to worry about if something goes wrong with the juicer.

Omega 8008 vs Omega 8006

Here are the differences between the Omega 8008 and the Omega 8006 are listed:

  • Omega 8008 has a larger funnel than 8006
  • Omega 8008 has 25% larger screen than 8006
  • Omega 8008 is BPA-free while 8006 has polycarbonate housing.

Omega 8008 vs Omega 8006

What’s the difference between Omega 8008 and Omega 8007?

These machines are identical except for the color: the Omega 8008 comes in a chrome plated plastic and Omega 8007 comes in a silver plastic.

What’s the difference between Omega 8008 and Omega 8004?

Same as between Omega 8008 and Omega 8006. Both 8006 and 8004 are identical except for the color.

What’s the difference between Omega 8008 and Omega NC800?

There are two main differences between the NC800 and the Omega 8008:

  1. The NC800 has a lager feed chute (~82% lager) that makes feeding produce easier;
  2. The NC800 has a special adjustment that guarantees higher yield (~25% more) compared to Omega 8008.
How long can I store the juice?

Juice can be stored without any loss during 72 hours, but it is recommended to drink it just after the juicing or within the next few hours.

How long it takes to clean up the whole juicer?

Cleaning up takes about 3 minutes.

Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • Multifunctional machine: can do juicing any fruit, vegetable or wheatgrass and perform as a food processor
  • Easy to assemble and clean
  • Has a large screen
  • Has a large feed chute
  • Has a BPA-free housing
Cons:
  • A bit pricey compared to other juicers

What’s in the package?

Here is a list of parts and accessories that comes with the juicer.

  • Juicer Omega 8008 (main body)
  • Sieve
  • Auger (screw)
  • Blank
  • Juicing screen
  • Funnel
  • Drum
  • End cap
  • Collection bowls
  • Cleaning brush
  • Round noodle nozzle
  • Flat noodle nozzle
  • Bread stick nozzle
  • User manual

Conclusion

The Omega 8008 is truly one of the best cold press juicer nowadays that has both high yield of juice and is a multiple use appliance. If you want to have a fresh juice with high volume of nutrients and vitamins each day that are easy to use – you’ll definitely need this cold press juicer.

Omega Vert VRT350 Review

Overview

When it comes to vertical cold press juicers it is hard not to mention Omega and one of the most popular masticating juicer of our time – Omega Vert VRT350. It squeeze fruits, vegetables, citrus and wheatgrass at a low speed of 80RPM that prevents nutrients from oxidation and you get fresh juice with all of vitamins your body require of.

What has made this juicer so popular? Well, I believe there are couple of things that led to that.

First of all, its price. The price of Omega VRT350 differs from store to store and depends on the color of juicer itself: cinnamon usually is the most cheapest while silver is the expensive one. However, price is not above $330 and this is not so much considering what you get after buying cold press juicer.

Secondly, it’s easy to assemble and disassemble. Assembling first time may take a bit of time but thereafter it will take no more than 2 minutes. Good result, yeah?

Thirdly, it really has a tiny footprint. Thanks to vertical design, the Omega VRT350 doesn’t require a lot of space in the kitchen and you don’t have to worry about the place where to put a new juicer.

Also I have to mention self-cleaning feature that ease cleaning after juicing. All you need is add a bit of water and let it cleanse itself out. After this cleaning up you can make another juice or put it aside until the next use.

Omega VRT350 vs 8006

The Omega 8006 is another popular masticating juicer made by Omega Juicers. It has a horizontal design and larger footprint and, basically, it’s a better option if you want to juice leafy greens and wheatgrass most of the time as it handles better food that has a fiber structure.

So let’s find out similarities and differences between both juicers. First goes the similarities:

  • Both juicers run at 80 RPMs and utilize a cold press technology of juice extraction which preserves nutritions in your juice.
  • Their augers are made out of GE Ultem material.
  • Juicers are quiet and doesn’t produce a lot of noise.
  • They are manufactured in the South Korea.
Now goes the differences:
  • The Omega Vert juicer takes less counter space.
  • The Omega 8006 has a 15-year warranty which is 5-year longer compared to the VRT350.
  • While juicing leafy greens and wheatgrass the Omega J8006 doesn’t clog up at all. The VRT350 pulp ejection port might get clogged if you make your green juice without adding any apple, carrot or any other fruit to the juice.
  • Juicers made with the vertical juicer are more foamy and pulpy.
  • The Omega J8006 has a higher yield.
  • The Omega VRT350 is a self-feeding juicer hence you don’t have to use a pusher to feed the juicer all the time.
  • Juicing with the VRT350 takes less time.
  • Baby food, pasta, nut butters and other food can be made with the J8006.

In general, the Omega J8006 is more versatile and can handle more sort of different produce as well as it has a higher yield in the most of the cases.

Omega VRT350 vs VRT400

The Omega VRT400 vertical juicer is upgraded version of the Omega VRT350. Both juicers look alike and sometimes they are mixed up.

Yet there are some changes in a design of the new model. which leads to some differences in juicing.

For instance, the Omega VRT400 has a juice tap at the end of the spout. It allows you to mix the juice inside of the juicing bowl to get a smoother structure and to mix tastes of different food to get the best experience of juicing. Also, it makes self-cleaning better as you can hold water inside of the juicer as long as it needed to clean up all extra pulp on the juicer parts.

Assembling became easier as well: now to lock the juicing bowl just line dots up and that’s all!

The Omega VRT400 also got a new redesigned pulp outlet port which is larger, short and stubby. This new design reduces the chances of clogging while juicing leafy greens and wheatgrass.

The new model has a longer warranty – 15-year on labor and all parts. Other good thing is the price – with a discount on Amazon the price of the VRT400 is cheaper than the VRT350!

Omega VRT350 vs Hurom HU-100

Despite the different model names, the Hurom HU-100 are identical to the Omega VRT350. Why is that so?

The answer is simple: both juicers are made at the same factory in the South Korea and they share the same specs, parts, technologies of juice extraction and so on.

There are the only difference between both juicers: warranty: the Hurom HU-100 has a 10-year warranty on the motor and 1-year limited warranty on all parts. Hence for US customers the VRT350 seems a better option just because of the warranty.

FAQ

What’s the difference between Omega VRT350W and Omega VRT350 HD?

All the difference is in different colours: the model VRT350W is white and VRT350HD is silver. Originally, HD meant Heavy-Duty 8x Harder Screen. All the Omega vertical juicers after the VRT330 comes with 8x harder screen, including the VRT330HD.

What about warranty?

The Omega VRT350 has a 10-years warranty.

What does ‘reverse’ button do?

If motor is overloaded it stops to prevent damage. In this case you just have to push reverse button and wait a few seconds. After that you can continue juicing. Therefore try not to put in a lot of materials at once.

Can it extract juice from citrus?

Yes, it can.

Is the Omega VRT350 child-proof?

Yes, it is.

How do I can control amount of pulp?

You may use different yellow strainer to have more pulp in your juice. If you don’t want to have pulp at all or have less amount of it use white strainer.

How long juice can be stored?

The juice can be stored for 72 hours without losing it nutrients.

Does it work well with cabbages, beet roots and other solid vegetables?

Yes, it does.

Where this juicer is made?

The VRT350HD is manufactured in Korea.

Pros and Cons

As every product, the Omega VRT350 has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s figure them out.

Pros:
  • Excellent build quality
  • Compact and beautiful design
  • Easy clean up
  • Quiet operation
  • Produces less foam than other masticating juicers
  • Small footprint
Cons:
  • More pulp than usual (but that depends on a strainer)
  • Large carrots have to be sliced in a half to operate without jamming. Better even to chop carrots into pieces to get more smooth juice
  • Sometimes pulp ejection flap clogs up which leads to excessive amount of pulp in juice. That happens rarely but it happens

What’s in the package?

Here is a list of parts and accessories that comes with the juicer.

  • Juicer Omega VRT350 (main body)
  • Juicing bowl
  • Scraper wiper (auto-cleaning brush)
  • 2 filter baskets (strainers)
  • Food hopper
  • Auger (screw)
  • Lid
  • Juicing jug
  • Pulp container
  • Filter cleaning brush
  • User manual

Conclusion

Omega has made decent masticating juicer that still is one of the most popular cold press juicer. Is it worth buying? Yes, if you want to make fresh juices and get all the vitamins and nutrients to be healthy and wealthy. This is definitely one of the best vertical juicers for everyday use.

P.S. If you want to save ~20 bucks you may buy Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer. It has pretty much the same specs, but costs a bit less.

Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer Review

Overview

But before go further to the juicer review, let’s recall what is a masticating juicer and the cold press technique of juicing at all.

What has made this juicer so popular? Well, I believe there are couple of things that led to that.

Usual juicers (a.k.a centrifugal juicers) are operating at a very high speed – about 6000-13000 rotations per minute (RPM), spinning the produce with sharp blades. They cannot operate at a lower speed otherwise they cannot do their job. Such a high speed lead to juice oxidation and destroying all the nutrients juices have.

Masticating juicers works completely differently. They rather grind and masticate the produce than spin it using tough and strong augers to extract the juice out from the pulp. This technique doesn’t require a high speeds and cold press juicers operates at a speed of ~70-80 RPM. Also, this juicing technique prevents a heat build-up and retains vitamins in the juice.

However, Kuvings decided to be in advance of all masticating juicer manufacturer’s and released the juicer which operates even at a lower speed – around 50-60 RPM. Hence this prevents not only the juice oxidation and retaining all the vitamins and nutrients, yet it boosts the number of this healthful enzymes. Also, due to the lower speed less foam is produced.

Yet the lower speed is not the only one improvement compared to the other cold press juicers. There is another one we should mention of – a larger feed chute.

There have been a lot of complaints about small feed chutes that require the produce to be cut into a small pieces before proceeding. But with Kuving’s 3″ feed chute there is no need to cut the food all the time – simply cut it in two and that will do for the most sorts of the produce. Juicing now become much more comfortable!

For those who are a juicing newbie the assembling and disassembling of the juicer might seem hard. But it’s just sound like a tough proposition – actually it is as easy as ABC. The juicer comes with the detailed instructions that shows up all the process of assembling, disassembling and cleaning up. After you did your juicing 2-3 times you’ll completely get used to quick assembling/disassembling and it would take no more that 5 minutes in total.

By the way, cleaning of the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is easy-peasy as well: it takes 2-3 minutes to get all of the pulp off from the juicer parts. Cleaning may be conducted by simply pouring water into the juicer as well. In this case just let it flow through the juicer for some time to clean the juicing bowl, auger and strainer.

Despite the both powerful motor and auger, the Kuvings B6000 works quite quiet and it is possible to make a fresh juicer early in the morning not awaking your family members or neighbors. The difference will be noticed, especially if you used centrifugal juicer before.

But how about yield? Does the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer extract the highest yield out of the pulp?

Definitely, YES! It is one of those hi-end juicers which extract juice with the highest efficiency and leaves only the driest pulp.

The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer made from sturdy materials and is BPA-free which means it doesn’t content harmful substances.

Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000S vs B6000W vs B6000R vs B6000PR vs B6000WW

There are different models of the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000 and some people are wondering what’s the difference between them. Actually, there is no difference, but the colours: each word means different colour.

Here’s the list of colours the Kuvings Slow Juicer is available:

  • B6000S – Silver
  • B6000W – White Pearl
  • B6000R – Red
  • B6000PR – Pearl Red
  • B6000WW – White

FAQ

What types of food it can juice?

Hard and soft fruits, vegetables and leafy greens.

Can I make nut butters with it?

With special attachments you can make both  nut butters and fruit sorbets. Also, it is possible to make coconut milk.

May any problem occur during juicing the hard produce like apples, carrots, beetroots etc.?

Definitely, not. This juicer squeezes the juice out from hard fruits or vegetables without any problems.

How much pulp does the extracted juice contain?

A very-very little, minute amount of pulp. You might wait for a few minutes to let it completely settle to the bottom and drink the juice free of pulp.

How long warranty does it have?

It has a 10-year warranty on the whole unit.

What is the feed chute shape?

It is circular.

Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • Very efficient
  • Very large feed chute
  • Small footprint
  • Produces less foam than other masticating juicers
  • BPA-free
  • Easy to assemble, disassemble and clean
  • Self-cleaning feature
  • Books with recipes comes with the juicer
Cons:
  • Much more expensive than most of the masticating juicers

What’s in the package?

Here is a list of parts and accessories that comes with the juicer.

  • Main Base (Kuvings B6000S)
  • Feeding Tube
  • Drum Lid
  • Smart Cap
  • Juicing Bowl
  • Juicing Screw (Auger)
  • Rotation Wiper
  • Strainer
  • Rotating Brush
  • Juice Cup
  • Pulp Cup
  • Pusher
  • Cleaning Brush
  • User manual
  • 100-page recipe book

Conclusion

The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000 is a high-end cold press juicer that provides high yield, is easy to assemble, operate and clean. It is expensive as well, but it may save you a lot of money on vegetables and fruits in the long term.

Hurom HU-100 Review

Overview

The Hurom HU-100 is a vertical masticating juicer which works in the next way: it squeezes the juice out of the fruits, vegetables and wheatgrass by applying special screw – auger. This auger is made out of the very tough and durable material which is called GE Ultem material which is 8 times (!) stronger than usual melamine auger. Thanks to a very high durability, this auger handles hard fruits and veggies i.e. carrots, beetroots, apples, cabbage and so on very effectively.

This auger rotates at a speed of 80 RPM. By virtue of its low speed the juice and the produce don’t heat. This provides to retain more nutrients in the juice, like enzymes and vitamins, which are essential to function human body properly.

The HU-100 features dual-stage juicing system. This means, food is masticated and squeezed twice by the auger and thanks to it, you get a higher yield of juice, approximately 15-20% more. This will make a big difference if you are going to juice every day as it would allow you to save some money on the food.

After every time you juice, the juicer should be cleaned up. This would be hard, but this juicer has a self-cleaning feature; thanks to it the whole cleaning from the pulp that wasn’t ejected automatically and remains inside of the juicing bowl and on the strainer is easy-peasy and takes around 2-3 minutes.

To perform cleaning utilizing self-cleaning feature you should prepare just a glass of water and pour it inside of the operational juicer and wait for 1-2 minutes until it cleans the parts of the juicer as juicing bowl, strainer, scraper wiper and auger. After one or two minutes of waiting just open the juicing outlet and let the water flow out of the juicing bowl. After this operation you can put the juicer aside until the next time.

Apart from cleaning, it is recommended to dissemble this cold press juicer if you are not going to juice for some time. The complete guide of how to assemble and disassemble the Hurom HU-100 are described in the user instructions. You may find this manual scrolling down to at the end of the page.

In my experience, the full assembling takes about 2-3 minutes and the same time I spend on disassembling this juicer.

The Hurom-100 has a two-step safety system (it is completely child-proof ) and protection system against motor overload. If you put inside a lot of produce the motor might stop to prevent its damage. If it happened, do not panic: a protection system is working and that’s a good sign. To continue juicing simply follow these steps:

  1. Push the ‘Reverse’ button and hold it for 3-5 seconds
  2. Wait a 2-3 seconds after releasing
  3. Push the ‘On’ button and the auger will continue to squeeze the juice out of the produce!

This protection system increases a motor and strainer lifetime, so don’t blow it up if the juicer suddenly stopped.

The Hurom HU-100 is manufactured in South Korea and has a 10-year warranty on the motor.

Hurom HU-100 vs Omega VRT350

These juicers share the same dimension and both are vertical masticating juicers. I counted only two differences:

  • They come in a different color.
  • The Omega VRT350 has a 10-year warranty on the entire unit while the Hurom has a 1-year warranty on juicer parts and 10-year warranty on motor.

Hurom HU-100 vs Huron HU-400

The Hurom HU-100 and Hurom HU-400 share the same design, specifications, they both are vertical cold press juicers operating at the same speed of 80 RPM. Yet there is one small difference between them, which I think is necessary to point out.

The thing is the Hurom-400 features an even higher level of child-proof and that’s why it may suddenly stop more time than the HU-100 due to design improvements. In my point of view, this improvement is one hundred percent useless which makes the Hurom HU-100 better than HU-400.

FAQ

Is this masticating juicer silent?

The Hurom-100 is silent, practically, especially compared to centrifugal juicers. The noise level are much the same as the Omega VRT350.

Does it have BPA parts?

Nope, the Hutom HU-100 is completely BPA-free.

How this juicer performs while juicing grasses?

It performs awesome! Despite the fact that vertical masticating juicers are designed to juice fruits and vegetables this juice in particular juicing different sorts of wheatgrass very good, squeezing out the every last ounce of the juice and leaves very dry pulp.

What shape and dimensions has the feed chute?

It has a crescent shape and its size is 2.25″ x 1.25″.

How long warranty does it have?

It has a 10-year warranty on the whole unit.

What is the feed chute shape?

It is circular.

Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • Very efficient in juicing
  • Can juice wheatgrass
  • Provides as many nutrients in the juice as possible
  • Made out of the high-quality material
  • Small footprint
Cons:
  • Sometimes juice can be more pulpy than usual
  • If you are going to make a beetroot juice without any extras you should be prepared to the foam

What’s in the package?

Here is a list of parts and accessories that comes with the juicer.

  • Base (Hurom HU-100)
  • Hopper
  • GE Ultem Squeezing Screw
  • 2 x GE Ultem Strainers
  • Spinning Brush
  • Juicing Bowl with juice and pulp outlets
  • Pusher
  • Juice container
  • Pulp container
  • 2 x Cleaning Brushes
  • User instructions

Conclusion

This is the perfect masticating juicer for the most cases. It is made out of the sturdy materials and has a reliable design which makes it perfect for everyday use. If you want to get the high yield and as much nutrients as possible – you should go with the Hurom HU-100.

Breville BJS600XL Review

Overview

Breville is famous in US for their centrifugal juicers but not so long ago company decided to approach a market of masticating juicers by releasing first slow juicer – model BJS600XL also known as ‘Breville Juice Fountain Crush’.

The BJS600XL is vertical cold press juicer that looks very similar to famous Omega VRT350 masticating juicer, however, there is a difference between those juicers. If you are interesting in this differences, scroll down a bit.

First of all, let’s focus on key features of Breville BJS600XL.

What’s so special about BJS600XL?

The key feature of Breville masticating juicer – its speed. Fruits, vegetables, citrus and wheatgrass are squeezed at a very low speed – only 80 revolutions per minute. That prevents juice oxidation during juicing and at the end you get smooth juice full of useful nutrients and enzymes.

The BJS600XL is quite compare to other Breville’s juicers. A person who had centrifugal juicer before might be amazed by how this thing is quiet.

This cold press juicer is child-proof: it has a two step safety start, so for most of kids it is impossible to figure out.

The BJS600XL can be easy cleaned up. All you need is just add a bit of water and let it run through cleaning feeding chute, wiper, auger and other components. It may take a few minutes to finish the cleaning and removing all the residual pulp inside.

Vertical design has two more benefits compared to horizontal: it take up less space and has wider feeding chute that saves your time as you don’t need to cut the produce into smaller sizes.

The BJS600XL has a special sensor for motor that prevents it from overloading. So there is no need to worry about motor crash. In addition, Breville comes with ten-years warranty for motor (entire unit has warranty in 1 year).

Breville BJS600XL vs Omega VRT 350HD

Design of Breville BJS600XL is quite similar to another vertical juicer – Omega VRT350HD, if not downright identical. As a result, a lot of people wonder whether the difference between these two masticating juicers and if this is the case which one?

I can assure you: there are differences between BJS600XL and VRT 350 and here they are:

  • Motor on the Breville Juice Fountain Crush is a 240 Watt and on the VRT350 is a 150 Watt, but it doesn’t make it more powerful.
  • Breville’s pusher is smaller than Omega’s.
  • Feed chutes are approximately the same, but Omega’s is taller a bit and Breville’s housing is a bit bigger.
  • Both augers are made from GE Ultem material but have small difference in design.
  • Filter basket of Breville BJS600XL is a bit larger and there is a lot more surface area for a cleaning, especially on a top screen area. However, VRT 350HD has a larger bottom hole where pulp comes out.
  • Omega has two wiping blades on scraper wiper and Breville has three of them.
  • Juicing bowls are pretty much the same, but Breville’s is a bit bigger. Considering the fact that BJS600XL come up with larger filter basket this balance both main body housings. Both of them have gear that spins wiping blades, silicon gaskets that prevent juice from spilling on the motor body and pulp flaps.
  • The motor base of Breville BJS600XL is larger and from below it has overload switch.
  • Both juicing jugs marked up to a 4 cups and are identical to each other.
  • Both juicers produce the same amount of pulp and BJS600XL yield a bit more juice that VRT350HD.

Breville BJS600XL vs Omega J8006

The Omega J8006 is a horizontal masticating juicer which utilizes the same cold press technology of juice extraction.

While juicing leafy greens and wheatgrass the Omega J8006 produces more juice and doesn’t clog up at all. It’s not surprising at all, as horizontal masticating juicers were designed to juice this sort of food at a first place.

While juicing apples, carrots, beetroots, ginger roots and other hard fruits and veggies the Breville performs a bit better as the Omega. It results in a more yield and while juicing you don’t have to use the pusher hence you can cut the produce at the same time as the machine does its job. Also the Breville’s feed chute is larger than the Omega’s which saves your time while doing a prep work.

The Breville BJS600XL produce a bit more foam than the J8006 juicer, and the juice is a bit more pulpy.

In general, if you want to juice leafy greens and wheatgrass mostly, the Omega J8006 will be the best option. If not, then pick the Breville Juicer.

FAQ

What can I juice with Breville BJS600XL?

Fruits, vegetables and wheatgrass.

What sort of fruits and vegetables this juicer handle the best?

It’s very good in juicing soft fruits (berries etc.), wheatgrass and leafy greens. But you can also juice carrots, beetrots, apples, lemons and other hard and soft fruits as well as citrus.

Is the BJS600XL Juice Fountain Crush BPA-free?

Nope, it is not.

How quiet is the juicer?

It is less quiet than any blender and centrifugal juicer, you may have a well-going conversation during juicing.

Does the BJS600XL produces foam?

Again, it depends. If you are going to squeeze juice only from beetroot you’ll get the foam. If you are mixing different fruits and vegetables there will be no foam at all in most cases.

Can it deal with hard seeds of apple coat etc.?

No, it cannot. Before juicing an apple you should cut it out before proceeding.

How long can I store the juice made with this masticating juicer?

As far as this is cold press juicer, you may store the juice up to 2 days, yet it’s better to drink it within the day as it was made.

Where the BJS600XL is manufactured?

It is made in South Korea.

Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • Small footprint
  • The best choice for juicing fruits and vegetables
  • Easy to clean up
  • Doesn’t produce a lot of noise during juicing
  • Good juice quality
Cons:
  • Not BPA-free.

What’s in the package?

Here is a list of parts and accessories that comes with the juicer.

  • Juicer Breville BJS600XL (main body)
  • Juicing bowl
  • Scraper wiper (auto-cleaning brush)
  • Filter basket (strainer)
  • Food hopper
  • Auger
  • Lid
  • Juicing jug
  • Pulp container
  • Filter cleaning brush
  • User instructions

Conclusion

Breville BJS600XL ‘Juice Fountain Crush’ is one of the top-rated juicer on Amazon and it is worth it. Due to vertical design and small footprint juicer doesn’t take a lot of space in the kitchen and quiet work make it perfect for squeezing good quality morning juice.

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