Juice diets and detoxes may seem like a Hollywood fad but there are actually some surprising benefits to juicing, like sneaking more fruits and veggies into a picky eater's diet. Enter the Hurom Slow Juicer, a pricy, powerhouse machine with technology that “truly considers and benefits people.”
What you need to know about juicing
There are several ways to get your juice on, including picking up a carton of oj at the grocery store. But, according to some, the best method – whether at home or store-bought - is cold-pressed.
The problem with traditional centrifugal juicing is heat, which is damaging. They also expose the delicate ingredients to air (remember talking about 'oxidation' in science class?). Both will have detrimental effects on any vitamins and nutrients present in the finished product.
Horizontal cold press juicers, like the Hurom, masticate or crush fruits and veggies together without adding heat (hence the term), and then the pulp is subjected to tremendous pressure to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. (Traditional juicers work by feeding produce into a chute where blades will tear it apart and a centrifuge presses the pulp against a metal sieve.)
What's so special?
Aside from the fact that Hurom are global leaders in slow juicers, they're also happen to be the original creators of the vertical cold press juicing technology.
Hurom machines are no-nonsense. They have a durable motor with a 10-year warranty, are practically silent, and heavy enough that they don't “walk” around the counter when they're in operation. The parts are made of non-toxic, sturdy material, and they feature heavy duty Ultem® strainers and augers, which are eight times stronger than traditional models. We would be remiss if we didn't mention the self-cleaning feature, which saves time and makes clean up that much easier.
Is it worth it?
We have to admit. The price tag is intimidating. $480 for the machine and recipe book? This is the kind of decision you and your wallet don't want to take lightly.
Considering cold-pressed juicers are known to yield 35% more juice than traditional juicers, your savings start at the beginning. Compared to other machines, the Hurom is super verstaile, and will make quick work of fruits, vegetables, greens, wheatgrass, soy and nuts – a huge bonus for those who want to make their own nut milks.
Another thing to mull over, Hurom juicers really only function as juicers. Seeing as there are machines on the market that can do more and cost less, this could be a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it. Quite frankly, however, we think, at least in this instance, this is a great investment. A top quality product that produces top quality results? This is your health we're talking about, and that's totally worth it.