Hurom Masticating Juicers Review
When it comes to juicing green vegetables, masticating juicers are simply the best and the way to go. The other type of juicers, the centrifugal juicer type, just does not measure up well. This is because masticating juicers extract juice from fruits as well as vegetables slowly but effectively. Masticating juicers not only extract up to 35% more juice from fruits and vegetables than centrifugal juicers, the juice extracted tastes better and is also more nutritious. Masticating juicers are also generally more expensive than centrifugal juicers but the quality of their juice and the extra quantity they produce, make it worth it in the long run.
Hurom is a manufacturer of high quality masticating juicers. In fact it was Hurom that manufactured the first slow juicer back in 1974. Over the years, the company has modified and improved its products to become one of the most trusted brands when it comes to juicing. Juice from a Hurom juicer is quite thick and tastes very natural. The core component of Hurom’s technology is the Ultem-Screw, which is Hurom’s exclusive auger.
It is the part of the juicer that slowly tears apart the fibers of the foodstuff inside, thereby releasing its enzymes and nutrients from deep within. This is better than grinding and crushing that tend to destroy the enzymes. The slow movement of the auger also helps to avoid oxidation of the juice, which is a big problem with centrifugal juicers. Also, Hurom juicers use about 150 Watts of electric energy and rotate about 80 times per minute for older machines or 40 times per minute for the second generation Hurom juicer models. Centrifugal juicers on the other hand use an average of about 1,500 Watts of electric energy and rotate over 1,000 times per minute.
1. The Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer
The Hurom HU-100 is one of the older Hurom masticating juicers in the market. It can be used to juice almost everything like fruits, vegetables, wheatgrass, leafy greens, soy and nuts to make many different kinds of juices, sauces, milk or even baby food.
2. Hurom Elite Juicer Model HH-SBB11 with Cookbook
The Hurom elite slow juicer is the newest Hurom model currently in the market. It comes with all the standard Hurom features but includes a double-winged auger and a cookbook. This Hurom model also comes with an advanced device safety system which stops the machine from switching on until all the parts are correctly in place. And also like most Hurom machines, its motor comes with a 10 year warranty and 2 years warranty for the other parts.
3. Hurom Premium Slow Juicer and Smoothie Maker (HH Series)
Hurom HH series juicers incorporate the latest of Hurom’s technologies. Note that the Hurom elite model HH-SBB11 (our second product in this review) belongs to this series. All the newer Horum machines from HH series feature a twin-winged auger plus Hurom’s 2nd generation patented “Slow Squeezing Technology” (SST) that extracts up to 35% more fresh juice from your food than other high-speed juicers. They also feature a pulp quantity controlling lever and a juice cap. The HH series also features a reduction in speed for the motor from 80 rpm to 40 rpm (Rotations per minute).
How to Use a Hurom Juicer
It is important to first chop the fruits or vegetables into small pieces. Then feed them into the juicer’s feeding chute. For the newer, second generation machines, you can also select how much pulp you want. Hurom juicers are self feeding and will slowly pull the fruit of veggie pieces inside and slowly squeeze and shred them to release juice. After the juice is gently squeezed out, it is then filtered through the strainer and into the juice chamber and you can directly observe how much juice is being collected inside the chamber. The finished juiced can be collected from the spout in front. There is also a spout by the side from where the dry pulp drops out.
How to Clean Hurom Juicers
After a juicing session you can just run a cup of water or two through the juicer for a quick rinse. Thorough washing is also easy and takes less than 5 minutes because the parts come off easily so you can rinse them under running water. The newer juicers also have this system to ensure that you re-assemble the parts correctly by not starting to juice until all parts are correctly assembled. The washable parts for the three models are basically the same and include the feeding chute, the chute’s cover, the auger, the juice chamber, the spinning brush and the strainer.
The Contents of the Box
All Hurom juicers come with almost identical contents except for the slight differences between the first and second generation juice chambers and other slight design differences. The standard contents in a Hurom package include:
- The main Body
- A hopper or feeding chute
- A hopper lid
- An auger
- A juice chamber
- A spinning brush
- A fine strainer
- A smoothies strainer
- A juice container
- A pulp container (for the waste)
- Two cleaning brushes
- A pusher (for feeding the machine)
- A tofu frame (for making Tofu)
The three models of Hurom juicer are in truth 99% identical. There are just slight modifications in the newer models. If you feel satisfied with the quality of Hurom juicers and you have decided to buy one but you are not quite sure which, then you should choose the latest model, the number two product in this review (HH-SBB11). On the other hand you could equally choose the HU-100 which costs less money, because it is also a Hurom, just not the latest.