Kuvings Silent Juicer - Upright Masticating Juicer - Multiple Colors
- Product Review (submitted on September 6, 2011):
I received my Kuvings Silent Juicer (KSJ) a few weeks ago and have been using it everyday since then. I am a seasoned juicer, and before I made juice 2-3 times a day with my Omega 8004, which is also a slow speed masticating juicer and I have tried a friend's Omega VRT330 which is an over-marketed juicer from the factory that also makes the Hurom Juicer. Its great that similar technology to the commercial juice presses are finally available for home (commercial juice press operate as slow as 1 RPM, these work at about 80RPM - both A LOT slower than tradition home centrifugal juicers at over 10K RPM resulting in a better juice that doesn't quickly settle separated from being spun at high-speed).
The horizontal type, like my 8004, is better for greens, a little easier to clean as it has less parts/surface area, and can make pasta, purees, nut butter, etc but its significantly slower than my KSJ due to the smaller feed chute, auger, etc. If you want to make lots of juice, juice mixtures, or like to juice fruit the KSJ is certainly worth the extra money over a horizontal type and a no-brainer over the older, more expensive Hurom/Omega design. I was using my horizontal machine 2-3 times/day for mixed juices - with the Silent Juicer I can make the same amount in one juicing but a strainer is required, unlike the horizontal machine which doesn't have enough pulp to make a difference to warrant a strainer. Some people think both horizontal and vertical machines need to be strained and my 8004 actually came with a strainer for the juice catch cup - you'll have to make the call but I favor strained juice with vertical auger juicers - its worth the extra step for the results!
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