Slow juicer guide
Some machines press fibrous greens better, while others are more adept at juicing soft fruits and vegetables. Each model has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Omega J8226 Juicer
A single-gear, 80 rpm juicer that can juice almost anything.
Pros: can bleed liquid from even the stringiest greens, including pandan and lemon grass, plus fruits with high-seed content like pomegranates. It will also churn hard things like frozen pineapples into sorbet.
Cons: the narrow chute means you need to chop produce into smaller pieces. It also weighs nearly 10kg and takes up a lot of space.
Price: HK$4,488 from gopremier.com.hk
Kuvings Slow Juicer range
Blogger Erica Fong, who enjoys mixed blends, makes cold-pressed drinks from this device.
Pros: more competitively priced than other brands. It's versatile - Fong uses the device to makes nut butters and milks. For greater efficiency, get the Whole Slow Juicer which has a wider chute to process entire fruits and vegetables.
Cons: cleaning is a hassle, says Fong, as pulp and pips can get trapped in the unit's sieve compartment. The juicer also jams occasionally when stringy vegetables are used.
Price: HK$3,123 for the Slow Juicer; HK$4,988 for the Whole Slow Juicer, from gopremier.com.hk
This is the slowest juicer on the market at 47 rpm. With a mincer attachment to generate everything from crushed garlic to sorbets, this is a multipurpose kitchen tool.
Pros: less likely to get jammed thanks to a double-edged auger that's designed to cut through fibrous material. Great for beetroot, wheatgrass and kale. Comes with a 10-year warranty.
Cons: because of the slow rpm, juicing takes longer. A narrow chute means more prep.
Price: HK$3,980 from greenvitamin.hk
Great for high-cellulose greens, this has a big following among wheatgrass fans.
Pros: great for leafy greens and hard material like carrots and beetroot. Relatively more palatable price. Comes with a 10-year warranty.
Cons: it's huge. Narrow chute means more prep.
Price: HK$2,997 from greenvitamin.hk