Kuvings Silent Juicer – Full Review
The Kuvings Silent Juicer SC Series offers premium quality at an outstanding price. Designed to extract as much nutrition as possible from the fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens that you process, this masticating juicer operates at a low 80 RPMs, minimizing noise and ensuring that no heat transfers from the motor to the juice. While this juicer takes longer than a centrifugal juicer does to transform produce to beverages, it preserves healthy enzymes and nutrients, minimizing oxidation.
Many masticating juicers have horizontal designs that mean they take up more room on the countertop than the vertically designed Kuvings does. This juicer’s vertical profile means it takes up just about the same amount of space as a centrifugal juicer.
Just like many other popular juicers, the Kuvings Silent Juicer SC Series is simple to set up. Thanks to an innovative no-drip design and a patented cleaning attachment, it offers easy operation and quick cleanup.
Finally, the Kuvings Silent Juicer distinguishes itself further by being a little more than “just a juicer,” offering the ability to make coconut and almond milk. In addition, it is compatible with an optional frozen dessert attachment. It comes in three attractive color options including black, silver, or red to match you kitchen’s décor.
These are just a few of the most important things you should know about the Kuvings Silent Juicer. Read on for additional information as well as insight into the pros and cons that come with owning the this machine.
Designed As a Low-Speed Juicing System
One of the most important things to keep in mind about the Kuvings Silent Juicer is that it is designed to operate at a very low speed. If you are accustomed to centrifugal juicers that take just a short amount of time to fil up a glass or a pitcher, you are likely to find yourself wondering what’s taking so long. This prevents heat from transferring to the juice, preserving its nutrition. If you follow a raw diet and require a masticating juicer, you’ll find that this is a good choice. Operating at 80 RPMs, it runs at a slower speed than some competing masticating juicers while maintaining the pure colors and natural flavors of the produce you process. The juice that emerges stays fresh and unseparated in the refrigerator for approximately 72 hours.
Strainer Reduces Pulp
The juicer’s strainer features a fine mesh filter that reduces the amount of pulp that ends up in the juice. As with other high-quality juicers, this one leaves a small amount of pulp in the glass. I personally don’t mind it, as the pulp contains fiber and nutrients. If you dislike any pulp at all, you can use an unbleached coffee filter or a few layers of cheesecloth to strain the juice a second time before drinking it.
Safe, Durable Design
The Kuvings Silent Juicer is quite heavy for its size. It does not skip across the countertop like some of its lightweight competitors do. It does not rattle during operation, which is pretty impressive. The plastic juicing screw and strainer are made with a durable plastic called GE Ultem, which the manufacturer states is 8 times stronger than standard plastic.
Kuvings had safety in mind when manufacturing this juicer. If you are at all intimidated by the rapidly whirring blades that make centrifugal juicers work, or if you are daunted by warnings over keeping fingers out of wide produce chutes, put your fears to rest. There are a few things that make this juicer a safer choice than some others. These include:
- A Two-Step Safety Start System: FittedThe a magnetic safety sensor, this juicer will not operate at all if any of its parts are assembled incorrectly. It automatically shuts off if it is disassembled during operation.
- The hopper has a long feeding tube that prevents hands from getting into the juicer.
- The feed tube is slender, helping to add more safety to the overall design.
Innovative Juice Spout
The juice spout has a cap that closes tightly, allowing you to create flavorful blends with different vegetables, fruits, and liquids. It helps prevent any drips while making cleanup even easier.
Easy to Assemble, Break Down, and Clean
The Kuvings Silent Juicer is quick and easy to assemble. In the event you don’t want to leave it on the countertop, you’ll find that it breaks down just as quickly for easy storage.
If you’re at all familiar with juicers, you know that cleanup can be a challenge. Kuvings addressed this problem by creating a special cleaning tool that works only with this machine. Just rotate the cleaning tool and the strainer in opposite directions while holding them under running water, and you’ll have it clear of residue in just a short amount of time.
Frequently Asked Questions
“Does this juicer process greens?”
Yes, it’s ideal for greens like kale, spinach, and lettuce. You will need to soak your greens in water and cut them into pieces in order to get the maximum amount of juice from them. Celery and anything else with a fibrous stem needs to be cut into small pieces before being put into the juicer, as long fibers will wrap themselves around the auger. It is helpful to mix your greens with harder vegetables or fruits, i.e. carrots, apples, beets, etc.
“Can you juice wheatgrass with this machine?”
Yes, but like other fibrous items, you need to cut it up beforehand to prevent the auger from becoming clogged. Like greens, the wheatgrass should be soaked before being put through. Because this juicer runs at low speed, it does a good job of extracting the juice from the wheatgrass.
“Are juicing recipes included?”
This juicer comes with a small recipe book as well as reference card with quick operating instructions. You can find plenty of free recipes online as well as in books and ebooks on juicing.
“Does the dessert attachment come with the juicer?”
No, it is sold separately.
“Can I put heavy things like ginger, sweet potatoes, and beets into the Kuvings Silent Juicer?”
Yes, as long as you cut them into small pieces, you’ll find you have no trouble getting this juicer to make its way through all kinds of hard, fibrous vegetables and fruits. Taking the time to slice them up into small pieces before juicing them might seem like overkill, but you’ll get better results this way.
“Do I have to cut everything up?”
Yes, unless you are juicing small items such as berries, you need to cut things down to size. The chute is about 3 inches wide by 1 inch across, and all items need to be smaller than the opening. Larger items will cause clogs.
“Are the plastic parts BPA free?”
According to the manufacturer, the plastic parts contain no BPA.
“Does the Kuvings Silent Juicer come with a warranty?”
Yes. Kuvings offers a 10 year warranty on the silent juicer. You will need to fill out the warranty card that comes in the box in order to register your juicer and take advantage of the warranty if needed.
The Kuvings Silent Juicer is a very nice home juicing machine that provides reliable performance. While its price is a bit higher than that of some other juicers, it is very well made, and it comes with a 10-year warranty, meaning if anything goes wrong, you are likely to be covered as long as you have taken a few moments to fill out that warranty card. There are very few reviewer complaints concerning this machine, and the ones that I have seen have to do with the slow speed of the machine and the fact that it will clog if you put large items into the feed chute. Both of these complaints demonstrate a lack of familiarity with the machine, i.e. it is a masticating juicer that intentionally operates at a slow speed, and the small pieces allow the machine to extract the maximum amount of juice possible from the items that it processes. If you are not in a hurry and you are looking for a masticating juicer, this is a good one.
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