Published on October 28th, 2010 | by Greg0
Recover From Long Nights Quickly With The Hurom Slow Juicer
We think it’s fair to say that San Francisco is a drinking city- especially during the torturous Giants games (here’s to a World Series victory!). Having received the Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer at the office, we’ve been trying to make amends with our bodies and offset our alcohol intake by juicing lots of fruits and veggies the past few weeks. The Hurom slow juicer has proven to be a very capable juicer that is fun to use- one that has made us feel quite a bit healthier, but that nonetheless may be a bit expensive for those new to the hobby.
It’s a masticating single auger juicer, meaning it operates at a low speed and grinds juice out of food in a two-step process. First, juice is extracted in the crushing stage and before the pulp is ejected. Then, the pulp is squeezed again, resulting in a large volume of juice, and very dry pulp that comes out a separate outlet. The process results in greater liquid yields as well as higher vitamin and nutrient content than centrifugal juicers, which spin food quickly to produce juice in lower quantities. Everything we threw into the Huromâ€“including apples (harder apples such as Granny Smith and Fuji worked best), lemons, kale, soy, nuts, and even wheatgrassâ€“had great results. We didn’t have to force food into the juicer or use the plunger at all. We didn’t notice much froth or foam in our juices â€“ another big plus. One word of advice: cut more fibrous vegetables like kale into smaller pieces. Beyond juicing, the Hurom can even be used to make items like tofu, soup, porridge, baked goods, ice cream, and sorbet.
While the Hurom is a slow juicer, and juices at a rate slower than centrifugal juicers, we found it is quicker than other slow juicers available. We couldn’t get over how quiet the Hurom is! Lots of juicers â€“ especially those of the centrifugal variety â€“ can sound akin to an airplane engine. Because the Hurom juicer slowly squeezes food, the result is a much more peaceful process- though, of course, slower. The self-cleaning of the juicer is excellent. Simply pour water through the juicer to switch from one fruit or vegetable to another. Measuring 9.84â€ x 6.81â€ x 15.83â€, the Hurom has a smaller footprint than most centrifugal juicers, and features a more attractive design than the Tribest Green Star 2000 Juicer that we reviewed.
We appreciate that the juicer is backed by a 10-year warranty. This put our minds at ease for when we want to get a little wacky with our juicing. We resisted the urge to attempt juicing our iPhones. Also, Hurom provides great customer service if you have juicing questions or need to replace parts. The juicer comes with a fine screen (though a coarse screen is available separately), pulp extraction plugs, a self-cleaning screen holder, two 50-ounce juicing cups, tamper, brush, and instruction manual. We wish that Hurom included some juice recipes, but a quick Internet search brings up lots of ideas.
While the $399 price tag is a pretty penny, those people serious about juicing should consider buying this juicer. It can be purchased from Amazon.com for $359. You can also check Hurom’s Web site for video of the juicer in action.