On a hot summer day, you come out of the sun, and into the kitchen, grab a glass, fill it with water. You remember you have fruits in your freezer. Now, if only you had a juicer...
Juicing is a cheap, easy, fun way to keep healthy and young. The fresh juice squeezed out of that tasty, ripened apple or that sweet banana is chock full of revitalizing vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants.
These nutrients, full of such health-giving beneficence, are destroyed in cooked food and in processed products. This makes the masticating juicer (also known as the cold-press juicer) a great boon to households everywhere. However, choosing an appropriate juicer can be a hassle, and buyers need an informative guide to help them navigate the intricacies of juicing products.
This review will make that task less daunting. The multinational company Kuvings has been making quality juicers since 1978. This review will examine their ten best cold press juicers, weighing the pros and cons, to get you started on purchasing that juicer you want.
Why a Kuvings Juicer?
The manufacturing company Kuvings has its footprint in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. A leader in the specialized kitchen appliances industry, Kuvings has been innovating and producing quality products since 1978, when the company was established. These products include its masticating juicers, which have won awards multiple times in trade expos such as the World Expo-Shanghai and the INPEX international Awards. Kuvings has two key strengths:
- Specialization. This enables the company to dedicate its considerable resources to research, innovation, and product development. Because of specialising, they are imbued with a craftsman-like sensibility, which drives them to pursue perfection. Any wonder then that the company has received so many accolades?
- Variety. In innovation circles, it is unanimously agreed that quantity leads to quality. In this review alone, ten Kuvings juicers are examined. Variety also enables customers to get the product that most satisfies their unique need.
In 2014 alone, Kuvings was ranked the best Professional Juicer in Denmark in the juice market sector; the best juicer in Australia by Choice, an Australian consumer magazine; won the Silver Prize for its juicer in the Seoul International Fair; won the Gold Prize for its juicer at the Seoul International Invention Fair; and its Whole Slow Juicer was a finalist in the Spark Product Design Awards.
These few examples (a tip of the iceberg, mark you) are a testament to the company’s excellence in product design, innovation, and manufacturing, as well as the utility and popularity of its cold press juicers.
Kuvings’ Patented Screw
The Kuvings’ patented screw, a unique technology, enables Kuvings to improve on the squeezing process. In contrast with the traditional juicer system, which functions juice at high speeds, the Kuvings patented screw slows down the squeezing process, and extracts 100% pure juice from fruits. It extracts juice without breaking down the nutrients, which preserves the nutrition level.
Ten Best Kuving's Juicers
For variety, Kuvings has several juicers models. They include: Kuvings Centrifugal Juicers, Kuvings Masticating Slow Juicers, Kuvings Slow Juicers, and Kuvings Silent Juicer Sc Series. Types of juicers, based on technique, speed, and dimension, include centrifugal, pulp ejecting, masticating, horizontal, and vertical juicers.
This review will review the ten best Kuvings masticating/cold press juicers in the market. They are:
- KUVINGS WHOLE SLOW JUICER B6000S
- KUVINGS NJE-3580U MASTICATING SLOW JUICER
- KUVINGS NJ-9700U CENTRIFUGAL JUICE EXTRACTOR
- KUVINGS NJ-9310U CENTRIFUGAL JUICER
- KUVINGS C7000S WHOLE ELITE SLOW JUICER
- KUVINGS SILENT JUICER SC SERIES
- KUVINGS NS-950 SILENT UPRIGHT MASTICATING JUICER
- KUVINGS NS-940 SILENT UPRIGHT MASTICATING JUICER
- KUVINGS WHOLE SLOW JUICER B6000SR
- KUVINGS NS-750 SILENT UPRIGHT MASTICATING JUICER
1. KUVINGS WHOLE SLOW JUICER B6000S
Kuving's B6000S will please you if you crave convenience. The feed chute is extra wide (3 inches), which eliminates the need to excessively chop the ingredients.
With preparation time drastically reduced, you save your precious time. Assembly and disassembly are straightforward, and cleaning it is a relative walk in the park. Many customers have raved about its ease of use.
Health enthusiasts will love this model. Employing low speed masticating technology, it crushes and squeezes fruits and vegetables at the reduced speed of 60 RPM (Revolutions per Minute). As a result, the juice retains loads of enzymes that would have been destroyed by oxidation. This means apple juice is more healthful squeezed with the B6000S.
Its powerful AC brushless motor enables you to crush whole ingredients for a more wholesome drink.
Delightfully, the juicer operates quietly. The loud noise and vibration of high speed juicers can be distracting. For customers who lack ample space in their living quarters, for whom the same room can function as kitchen, living room, and study, a quiet juicer is a god-sent. You need not suspend your life just because you are making juice!
As a bonus, the juicer is attractive, with many customers admiring its design. Your kitchen will undergo a substantial aesthetic improvement simply having it on the cabinet.
If you are craving dessert, this juicer comes with a sorbet maker. Other useful accessories include a cleaning tool set and a smart cap.
It has a ten year warranty.
You will have to cut up celery before putting it in the juicer to avoid clogging.
2. KUVINGS NJE-3580U MASTICATING SLOW JUICER
A huge chunk of nutritional goodness is wasted when using traditional high speed masticating technology. The NJE-358OU model minimizes oxidation of enzymes in the fruit or veggie, providing a much higher nutritional yield.
If foam in your juice irritates you, this juicer will make your irritation history. Its single gear juicing screw produces less foam than traditional double gears to make a cleaner, clearer drink.
You need not purchase different juicers for different food types. In addition to its juicing nozzle, the Kuvings NJE-3580U Masticating Slow Juicer has six more: a rice cake nozzle, a mincing nozzle, and three different pasta nozzles.
Perhaps its most amazing benefit is its ability to automatically separate the pulp from the juice. Yes, you don’t have to do that yourself. You can simply leave it on for 30 minutes, go about your activities, and when you are back, you will find your cold, sweet juice ready.
This juicer may have been designed with the newbie in mind. Its user-friendly design, especially its handle, gives you convenience in using, lifting, and moving. Because fewer parts require cleaning, doing so is a relative breeze.
To save you time, it has an improved auto-feeding design which pulls down ingredients without the help of a pusher, then cuts the ingredients in a way that ensures efficient squeezing. This reduces the time you spend pre-cutting ingredients.
It has a five year warranty.
Its plastic can break, so handle with care for long use.
3. KUVINGS NJ-9700U CENTRIFUGAL JUICE EXTRACTOR
Its extra-large feeding tube will save you time. This is because it can accommodate whole fruits and vegetables. In simple terms, this means that you need not cut the ingredients before juicing.
Different food types require different juicing speeds. This model comes with a dual speed function, that is it can juice at a lower speed (9500 RPM) as well as a higher some (11000 RPM). Vegetables rich in fiber are tougher to juicer. This is in contrast with fruits like oranges. This dual speed feature will enable you to adjust juicing speed, depending on the hardness or softness of ingredients.
This model is designed with your safety in mind. It has a safety locking arm system which prevents usage if all the parts are not securely in place. This makes it safe for use even by children.
It has a five year warranty.
It can be rather loud. Consider an alternative if quietness is a high priority for you.
4. KUVINGS NJ-9310U CENTRIFUGAL JUICER
This model has a centrifugal juice extractor, and is good with both hard and soft food types. Its powerful motor can cut, crush, and slice strong fiber contained in vegetable and grain foods.
This juicer is perfect for customers who wish to protect the environment. It does this by conserving energy with its 350 watt motor. An additional benefit: it saves you money, allowing you to kill two birds with a single stone.
Its cylindrical feeding tube is built to accommodate a large capacity. You can insert whole fruits and vegetables into it, which reduces preparation time as you need not pre-cut the ingredients.
With its stainless steel blade and basket, this juice can continuously produce 30 to 50 cups.
Its warranty lasts five years.
Centrifugal extractors have a higher level of oxidation than masticating extractors. Oxidation causes the breakdown of important enzymes. This means it makes less nutritious juice than masticating juicers.
5. KUVINGS C7000S WHOLE ELITE SLOW JUICER
Many people desire a modicum of peace and quiet in their homes. For them noisy appliances are irritants of the highest order. This juicer, with its lows speed gear reduction motor, is a quiet operator, keeping vibration at a minimum level.
Masticating juicers are more efficient in extracting nutrients from food ingredients than centrifugal juicers. With the Kuvings patented low speed masticating technology used in this model, oxidation of crucial enzymes is significantly reduced. This juicer will help make healthier smoothies.
If you have a hankering for something sweet and cold, this juicer is just the thing for you. It comes with a blank strainer for making frozen dessert (sorbet).
This juicer will please both cleanliness enthusiasts and customers who favour convenience. Not only is it easy to assemble and disassemble its various component parts for cleaning, the model comes with three special cleaning tools to enable easy cleaning.
It does not include a smoothie strainer. Fortunately, however, it comes with a sorbet strainer, which means you can make frozen dessert.
6. KUVINGS SILENT JUICER SC SERIES
As with all Kuvings juicers that incorporate the Kuvings patented low speed mastication technology, health enthusiasts will appreciate the Kuvings Juicer SC series.
As pointed out elsewhere in this review, low speed mastication greatly minimizes oxidation, and as a result preserves large helpings of health-giving nutrients.
At 240 watts, the motor is pleasingly quiet, and operates at a speed of 80 RPM, which cuts noise even further. These qualities also prevent the motor from overheating.
This is the second juicer mentioned in this review that puts safety first. It incorporates a two-step start system that is intended to ensure the customer’s safety while using the appliance. It has a magnetic safety sensor which prevents the juicer from operating when parts are incorrectly assembled. And if that is not enough to sell you on its safety credentials, the juicer automatically powers out if it is disassembled during operation. Its hopper has a long feeding tube, a deliberate design feature which prevents insertion of hands into the juicer during operation. These features make it one of the safest juicers currently in the market.
In addition, it also caters to cleanliness enthusiasts. The juicer comes with a patented cleaning tool designed to make clean-up a speedier and easier process.
With its appeal to the health-minded, the safety-minded, and to enthusiasts of cleaning products, along with its quiet operation, is may be one of the most attractive juicers in the market.
It has a ten year warranty.
It clogs. You may need to cut up your fruits or vegetable into finer pieces before it can juice them smoothly.
7. KUVINGS NS-950 SILENT UPRIGHT MASTICATING JUICER
This Kuvings NS-950 Silent Upright Masticating Juicer incorporates the Kuvings patented low-speed masticating technology which enables it to extract nutrients efficiently from fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens. In contrast with the shredding done by high speed juicers, this efficient technology breaks down the cellular structure of the fruits or vegetables, enabling release of the inherent nutrients and minerals.
Like the SC series juice, the Kuvings NS-950 Silent Upright Masticating Juicer has a watt motor operating at a slow speed of 80 RPM, making it one of the quietest models in the market.
It also shares all the safety features found in the SC series, which is the model discussed 6th in this review.
Perhaps you have noted the similarities between this model and the SC series, and are wondering what unique features, if any, it brings to the table. Well, it has a continuous juicing system. Pulp is automatically separated from the juice, eliminating the need for you to do this manually. This helps you to save time, and work on other things as the juicer makes your mango-pineapple smoothie.
However, remember to pour water into the juicer after each juicing recipe and before you insert the next one. This enables you to rinse the juicer without disassembly when conducting an extended juicing session of up to 30 minutes.
GE Ultem is a durable plastic which is eight times stronger than other plastics. The NS-950 model’s juicing screw and strainer are made of this strong material, which means that this model is strong enough to withstand heavy-duty juicing.
The Eastman Chemical Company developed in 2007 a new plastic known as Tritan. In addition to being a tough, clear, high temperature, chemical-resistant, and dishwasher-resistant material, Eastman Tritan’s most attractive quality is that it does not contain BPA, a chemical that causes hormone-related problems in both humans and animals.
The Kuvings NS-950 Silent Upright Masticating Juicer is unique in valuing the health of its users. Its juicing bowl and juice cup are both made with Eastman Tritan, which makes it the right choice for a health conscious customer.
Its innovative design comprises two advantages: the convenience of use and movement provided by its easy lift handle; and the sheer style and beauty of its design, which makes it an exquisite ornament to place on your kitchen counter.
It has a ten year warranty.
It may jam, necessitating you to take more time in preparation, that is cutting up the fruits and veggies.
8. KUVINGS NS-940 SILENT UPRIGHT MASTICATING JUICER
This juicer shares in common with many Kuvings juicer models the patented low-speed masticating technology which reduces oxidation and nutrient loss.
It does not create a racket. This is because of its 240 watt motor which operates quietly at a low speed of 80 RPM, extracting juice from fruits and vegetables without overheating.
Other qualities it has in common with the NS-940 model (discussed in 8 above) include: the safety features, the continuous juicing system, the BPA free Eastman Tritan juicing bowl and juicing cup, the GE Ultem screw and strainer, and the innovative design features.
It also comes with a Kuvings patented cleaning tool which was created to make the clean-up process easier.
It has a ten year warranty.
It may be prone to clogging, so ensure you cut fruits or veggies properly before putting them in the juicer.
9. KUVINGS WHOLE SLOW JUICER B6000SR
Like most Kuvings juicers already examined in this review, the B6000SR model incorporates the Kuvings patented low-speed masticating technology which helps preserve the vitality of nutrients in your juice.
To cut on preparation time, this model’s 3 inch wide feeding tube can accommodate whole fruits and vegetables. You need not waste a second cutting up the ingredients into finer pieces. Insert that carrot its entirety, and wait for the juicer to do the rest.
This juicer has a powerful 240 watt, brushless AC motor that has the highest torque in the industry. This powerful beast of a machine crushes ingredients whole.
If you crave quiet, this model suits you. It operates almost noiselessly, with a low vibration.
To literally sweeten the deal, this Kuvings juicer is highly appropriate for dessert lovers. This is because it has two strainers: one for making frozen fruit sorbet, and the other for making smoothies.
Other features include a cleaning tool and a drip-free smart cup.
The warranty will last ten years.
Some customers have pointed out that it leaves a high quantity of residue pulp. Ensure you clean the juicer properly after use.
10. KUVINGS NS-750 SILENT UPRIGHT MASTICATING JUICER
This Kuvings Silent Juicer is the quietest juicer you will find. Most juicers operate at between 80 and 95 db (decibels), which is rather loud. The Kuvings NS-750 model, however, operates at a heavenly 40 to 50 db. You will absolutely love this juicer if you find the noisy vibration of most juicers distractingly annoying.
If the matter of health is keeping you up at night, especially if you have children, this juicer is a god-sent. It is the first upright juicer to offer all BPA-free juicing components, including juicing bowl and juice cups. BPA is an industrial chemical commonly found in plastics which has been inducing nightmares in parents of small children since its possible health risks hit the headlines in 2008. BPA exposure can cause hormone-related problems in humans and their pets.
Its juice quality is of high yield, having a smoothness and consistency significantly better than that of other upright juicers.
It has a ten year warranty.
It is not the best juicer for highly fibrous veggies. You will have to spend more time in preparation, chopping the vegetables into finer pieces to ensure smooth juicing.
One Last Piece of Advice
If after reading this review, your mind still reels with confusion, take this simple advice. Buy the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000S or the Kuvings Ns-950 Silent Upright Masticating Juicer. These two models contain most of the generic features shared by other juices; but in addition to these, they each have unique qualities which make them attractive and useful.
To conclude this, some advice for you. Many people will read this review, and go off, buy a juicer, then proceed to abuse it, trusting that the features outlined in the review will magically conserve it. They are gravely mistaken. Juicing is a subtle art and a science; but above all, it is a discipline. Please keep these two rules in mind:
- Don’t fail to chop the veggies prior to juicing just because the juicer can accommodate whole produce. Whole produce juicers clog too.
- Prioritize cleanup to maximise the efficiency of your juicer.
If you abide by these simple rules, your juice will behave, and you will automatically give it five star reviews. If you do not, there will be consequences.