I am a Professional Home and Personal Chef and I also teach cooking and knife skills. I take all of my kitchen items, tools, utensils, knives, serving items, other accessories, and food products very seriously. When I test and review culinary items, I am highly critical and meticulous in evaluating and rating them. My reviews are honest and unbiased. Good is good…bad is bad!
This is an excellent juicer that will eek out the maximum amount of juice from whatever product your are juicing from! The build and quality are superior and the juicer operates without any issues.
It is important to understand the difference between Masticating Juicers like this one and Centrifugal Juicers.
Chetrifugal juicers rely on high speed, high wattage methods of producing juice. The primary force is centrifugal, meaning speed. They are effective but not as much as masticators. Those systems must have separate foreign material and pulp extractors, but generally are easier to clean than masticators, though not my much.
Masticating Juicers work on a principle of low-speed, low wattage methods where the product being juiced is essentially being smashed against a slow rotating wheel that looks like a round fine shredder. This produces the MOST juice that can be extracted, and the pulp that is left is almost dry.
This masticator does the job and does it exceedingly well. The features are superb and the unit works as well as any masticator on the market, including some that are far more expensive. All the removable parts are dishwasher safe and the only thing that may take a little effort is brushing the masticator to clear any remaining pulp before putting in the dishwasher or cleaning all in the sink.
The juicer is very quiet during operation in contrast to centrifugal juicers.
Easy to disassemble and reassemble, the unit is compact and easy to store. It comes with a juice receiving glass and a pulp collector container. Pulp makes excellent compost material if you are so inclined.
All in all, I give this unit a low FIVE STAR rating and can honestly and heartily recommend the unit. It is a great value at the price it is offered for on Amazon! Happy Juicing, and Bon Appetit!
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