With a multitude of juicers available across various price ranges, finding the best juicer brand, type, and model can be challenging. If you're new to slow juicers, especially Kuvings slow juicers, this article provides insights into the concept of slow juicing and highlights why Kuvings distinguishes itself from other options.
About Slow Juicers
A slow juicer, also known as a masticating juicer, uses a heavy auger to crush ingredients and press them against a strainer, typically functioning at a low speed (40-60 rpm). The term 'masticating' derives from 'masticate,' meaning 'to chew,' as the slow juicing process mirrors the way we chew our food. The operation of a slow juicer has various impacts on the following aspects:
1. Nutrient Preservation
Many people juice for nutrients, so there is concern that the introduction of heat during juicing can lead to the breakdown of essential nutrients and enzymes. High-speed juicers, which operate at speeds ranging from 20,000 to 30,000 rpm, introduce heat due to the rapid rotation, creating friction in the process. The heat can lead to the deterioration of nutrients and enzymes. Conversely, the advantage of using a slow juicer lies in its slow and gentle crushing and squeezing of ingredients, which doesn’t generate heat, thus ensuring the preservation of valuable nutrients and enzymes.
Oxidation, a chemical reaction triggered by exposure to oxygen, can have negative effects on juices. Juices may undergo a change in color and taste, reduced shelf life, and diminished nutritional value. While oxidation is inevitable during juicing due to air exposure, opting for slow juicers minimizes this process thanks to their slow auger rotation. The slow extraction introduces less oxygen into the juicing process, resulting in reduced oxidation.
Slow juicers are known for their high yield and dry pulp due to the dual crushing and pressing process, maximizing juice extraction from your ingredients. Reduced oxidation in slow juicers also leads to less foam and separation, resulting in a cold-pressed juice that boasts a smooth and rich taste.
Despite their name, slow juicers operate efficiently and can quickly produce juice within seconds. Furthermore, these juicers offer extended operating periods, typically lasting around 30-45 minutes before requiring a brief pause.
Slow juicers are known for their quieter operation compared to high-speed juicers, thanks to slow juicers’ reduced induction motors that operate quietly.
Slow juicers range from budget-friendly options starting at $50 to premium models reaching as high as $700, with the average price falling in the mid-hundreds range. Before assuming that purchasing pre-made cold-pressed juices from a store or juice bar is more economical than investing in your produce and slow juicer, take a moment to explore the comparison.
What sets Kuvings apart?
Kuvings juicers are renowned as premium slow juicers, distinguishing themselves not only from conventional slow juicers but also from other high-end models. Here are key reasons why Kuvings sets itself apart from the competition:
1. Leader in the Juicing Industry
Established in 1978, Kuvings has 45 years of experience manufacturing and selling juicers, blenders, and more. We manufacture our own products out of South Korea, so we have an in-depth understanding of how our machines are designed and built. We are also able to do continuous research and development for quality improvement on all our products.
2. Wide-Mouth Chute
In 2012, we introduced our B6000 model, heralding the world's first Whole Slow Juicer. Our innovation revolves around the term "whole," denoting the spacious 3 to 3.5-inch wide-mouth feed chutes featured in our slow juicers, enabling the juicing of whole fruits and vegetables. The ability to juice whole ingredients is made possible by the robust motors and well-engineered augers in Kuvings juicers. These powerful components are capable of efficiently crushing and squeezing whole ingredients, allowing for a convenient and time-saving juicing experience.
3. Auto-Cut Chute (REVO830)
REVO830 not only boasts a wide-mouth chute but also incorporates a secondary feed chute known as the auto-cut chute. This innovative feature is specifically engineered to automatically slice long, fibrous ingredients such as carrots and celery, effectively minimizing your prep time.
4. World's Largest Hopper (AUTO10)
The latest addition to our lineup is the AUTO10. With a capacity of 3 liters or 100 ounces, AUTO10's hopper stands out for its ability to accommodate a substantial amount of produce in a single load. The large hopper capacity translates to a higher yield per juicing session, minimizing the need for frequent reloading and allowing for larger batches of refreshing juice.
Kuvings juicers can extract juice from a wide array of ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, grasses, herbs, nuts, and more. Furthermore, our juicers come equipped with smoothie and sorbet attachments, allowing you to go beyond traditional juicing. Additionally, we offer a separate citrus attachment, eliminating the need for peeling when juicing citrus fruits.
6. High-Quality Materials
Our commitment to superior quality is evident in our choice of durable, strong, and long-lasting materials, which include ULTEM, Tritan, and ABS plastics, as well as stainless steel. Notably, our plastics are meticulously crafted to be BPA-free, ensuring the safety of our customers by protecting them from exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Moreover, all these materials are designed for effortless cleaning, providing convenience alongside durability.
7. Long Warranty
We back our premium home-use slow juicers with a 10 to 15-year warranty because we want to provide assurance to our customers that we will repair or replace any defects on their product if they qualify for service under the warranty free of charge. We provide customer service through human support rather than automated bots or AI to ensure that our customers receive assistance from real individuals who possess comprehensive knowledge about our products.
8. Highest Yield and Driest Pulp
While it's true that slow juicers employ low-speed masticating technology, Kuvings stands out as the leader in achieving the maximum yield and the driest pulp because we continue to upgrade our juicing components so that our juicers extract the most juice out of all ingredients. To witness the remarkable yield and pulp dryness achieved when using a Kuvings juicer, check out this informative review video featuring the exceptional performance of our REVO830 model.
9. Easy to Clean
Kuvings juicers take a few minutes to clean because we've simplified the cleaning process by including three cleaning tools: a strainer-cleaning tool and two brushes. We also created this comprehensive guide on how to effortlessly clean a Kuvings juicer.
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