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Slow juicer guide

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 15 April, 2014, 10:25am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 15 April, 2014, 2:31pm
 

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
 

Slowstar

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
 

Solo Star 3

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

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