Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer

I recently had the opportunity to review the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000. I’ve juiced quite a bit over the past several years with my Cusinart 5-Speed Juicer so I was anxious to do a comparison. The product arrived in the mail and I couldn’t wait to use it!

As I assembled the juicer with ease, I could not believe how compact the machine was and the small size of the pulp cup surprised me as it was nearly half the size of the pulp cup of my current juicer. I read through the entire instruction manual before I began. There were plenty of instructions on how to optimize extraction and obtain the best juice yield (cutting fruits and vegetable down to smaller sizes, removing hard seeds and inedible skins, and soaking leafy greens before juicing them) which was all extremely helpful.

Kuving Jucier

I opened up the provided recipe book and started on my first recipe – the Tropical Mix (strawberries, lemon, orange, pineapple and coconut milk). As I turned on the machine and inserted the fruit, I could not believe how quiet the juicer was! Secondly, a “smart cap” keeps the juice spout closed so the different fruit juices can mix together inside the juicer before being released into the juice cup which I found to be a unique and useful feature! Thirdly, I loved that the juicer only had one speed. While some people might like more control over the speed at which they juice fruits and vegetables, I personally loved the simplicity of one single speed.

The machine juiced the fruits flawlessly and I added the coconut milk last. While the coconut milk could simply be whisked into the juice separately after juicing, I loved that the recipe instructed me to dump it into the juicer to extract any remaining fruit juice on its way through. Taste test for the first juice revealed an amazingly delicious creamy and flavorful juice!

The recipe book had so many amazing ideas that I couldn’t pick just one recipe to try. Next I tried the Detox Green Juice (apples, spinach, kale, ginger, cucumber, green bell pepper and lemon). The recipe book and manual suggest that you soak fibrous leafy greens in cold water 30 minutes before juicing them for maximum extraction. This was actually a new and helpful concept for me that worked beautifully. The verdict? So. darn. good.

My juicing adventure continued on to a Blueberry Mojito mix. In the past I have tried to juice blueberries and my juicer was unable to extract much juice out of them, leaving me frustrated with a lot of pulp and wasted blueberries. So I was excited to try this recipe to do a comparison. And let me tell you, I was truly amazed. The amount of pulp this juicer creates is SO minimal and the amount of juice it squeezed out of difficult ingredients like leafy greens, ginger and even blueberries was incredibly impressive. With less pulp, the resulting juice is much more highly concentrated, nutrient dense and colorful!

I also made the Pink Grapefruitade recipe (grapefruit, lemon, sparkling water and sweetener). In the past I have used several grapefruits to make one 8oz glass of juice. So when the recipe only called for one grapefruit, I was skeptical.  But sure enough, the juicer produced 8oz of juice from a single grapefruit. Like I said, the juice yield truly impressed me.

Lastly I had to try a nondairy nut milk. Per the recipe book instructions, I soaked cashews for several hours and added them with water to the juicer. This recipe was a little trickier as you have to add the equal amounts of nuts and water at the same time to the juicer for proper milk concentration. But once you get the hang of it, it produces incredibly creamy and tasty nondairy milk. Not to mention the pulp is basically a ground nut butter that you could save and spread on a sandwich!

Ok, now on to cleaning – the most griped about part of owning a juicer. My current juicer contains several parts, so the concept of cleaning a juicer wasn’t foreign to me and I wouldn’t consider cleaning this juicer to be any more labor intensive than others. The manual offers detailed instruction about how to best clean the juicer and suggests you pour warm water into the juicer with the smart cap closed to allow water to circulate and dislodge any remaining residue. I followed the instructions, disassembled the juicer, and used the provided cleaning tools (2 brushes and a strainer cleaning tool) which made cleaning the product extremely easy. I do wish the manual offered information about dishwasher safety as it would be nice to put the canisters (or any other dishwasher safe pieces) into my dishwasher.

PROS:

  • Small compact size
  • Quiet machine
  • Smart cap mixing capability
  • Versatile – capable of making nondairy milks, frozen desserts and even smoothies
  • Impressive juice yield
  • Minimal pulp byproduct
  • Recipe book full of unique ideas

CONS:

  • Cost – around $429.00
  • Cleaning – many parts to disassemble, but cleaning tools make it easy

 

All in all I absolutely LOVED the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer and couldn’t stop telling all of my foodie friends about it! I even brought my juices to a 4th of July party for friends to try and use as mixers (i.e. the Blueberry Mojito mix). The machine was easy to use, the instruction manual and recipe booklet were very useful, and the juice product produced was unbeatable!

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