Value for Money
Amount of Juice Extracted
Summary : Very good juice yield with nice dry pulp. Operates quietly and clean up is a breeze. Price is just right for what you're getting. You will have to chop some ingredients in order for them to fit, but that's the case with most juicers.
The Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer is a very popular juicer amongst health enthusiasts, and in our opinion is right up there with our other favorite juicers: Omega and Green Star. In this review, we hope to give you a very in-depth look at the Hurom Slow Juicer and help you to make the decision if you should purchase one or not. So let’s get started!
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Features of the Hurom Slow Juicer
- Dual-stage extraction of fruits and vegetables, which allows for maximum output of juice. The first stage crushes the ingredients, followed by the second stage pressing them all together to extract even more juice.
- Revolutionary design. (In fact, several other companies have actually copied the design of the Hurom with their new models :P)
- Great for everything including fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, and grasses.
- Very quiet operation.
- Self-cleaning. Just pour some water in the juicer when you’re done, turn it on, and it will clean itself.
- Slow juicer means that it preserves all of the nutrients and enzymes in your juice and you will be left with less oxidation and foam.
What All Comes in Your Hurom HU-100 Juicer Package?
- The juicer itself which includes the motor base, bowl, lid, hopper, and auger.
- 10-year warranty.
- 2 screens: 1 for juicing fine ingredients and another for coarse ingredients.
- Pulp extraction plugs.
- Self-cleaning screen holders.
- Tamper to push the ingredients down into the juicer.
- Silicone cleaning brush.
- Two BPA-free 50 ounce juicing cups – One for the juice and the other for the pulp.
- Instruction manual.
One of the many great things about the Hurom is that it doesn’t take up too much counter space due to it’s vertical design. It measures only 9-3/4 inches long, 6-3/4 inches wide, and 15-3/4 inches tall. As for the weight, it comes in around 14 pounds, which isn’t too heavy.
The motor on the Hurom Slow juicer is 150 watts and operates at a slow 80-RPM which is what keeps it quiet and keeps the juice fresh without any oxidation or foam. Due to the low wattage, it also uses less electricity in your home which is another great benefit.
The feed chute for this juicer measures 2.25 inches by 1.25 inches, so you will need to chop some of your ingredients before putting them in. This is the standard size for most other similar juicers on the market as well.
You will be able to fit things like carrots, celery, berries, grapes, and cherry tomatoes in without cutting them down, but for bigger ingredients like apples, oranges, beets, and so on, you will need to cut them in smaller pieces. The feed chute also features a hopper to help you easily pour your ingredients down the chute.
As we’ve alluded to a few times already, another great thing about the Hurom HU-100 is how quiet it is. Due to the low RPM motor, you don’t have to worry about disturbing others in your household or waking them up at night when you’re using this juicer.
When you purchase a Hurom, you will be able to choose from 3 different color options, each one named respectively:
- White – Hurom HU-100W
- Black – Hurom HU-100B
- Silver – Hurom HU-100S
Hurom juicers come with a great warranty. They offer 10 years on the motor, and 1 year on the parts. I do wish the warranty on the parts was a bit longer, but you shouldn’t have any issues with them anyway. The motor is what you really want to protect and 10 years is a very generous amount of time in our opinion.
What Can You Use the Hurom Slow Juicer For?
- Leafy greens
- Wheatgrass and other grasses
- Nut milk/Soy milk – Make sure you soak them first!
What Can You NOT Make or Put in This Juicer?
- Anything frozen – You can still make fruit sorbets by juicing the ingredients first and then freezing them, but Hurom recommends not putting anything frozen directly through the juicer.
- Nut butters – While you technically can make nut butters with this, it’s a bit of a hassle and probably not worth it. It doesn’t come with a “blank” screen attachment like some other juicers do which is what you need for nut butters. (If making nut butters is something you really want in a juicer, check out the Omega J8006 here.)
- Seeds, grains, and legumes
- Unsoaked nuts
How the Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer Works
The Hurom is pretty simple to use. First you need to set everything up. Place the auto-cleaning brush in the bowl, then choose which strainer you want to use (depending on how much pulp you want in your juice). After putting the strainer into the bowl you want to add the auger and finally attach the lid/hopper.
See the diagram below for a visual:
Now attach all of this to your motor base and put 1 cup underneath each spout. One of the spouts is where the juice comes out and the other is where the pulp will be ejected. You’re now ready to juice. Make sure to thoroughly rinse your produce and then start chopping it so it’s small enough to fit through the chute. Some ingredients you will be able to fit through without chopping them, but others will definitely need to be made smaller.
As you’re feeding your ingredients through, it’s recommended to alternate produce. So for example, after sending a few leafy greens through, run a piece of cucumber through to help flush out some of the greens that may have gotten caught in the bowl. After the cucumber, do another ingredient like a carrot, then return to your greens. I usually like to finish off my juice with something like celery or cucumber as it helps to push out any remaining produce.
The Hurom Slow Juicer is a low-RPM (only 80 rotations-per-minute), single auger juicer with a dual-stage extraction process. In the first stage, the ingredients are crushed to extract the juice, and then the pulp that is created from the first stage is squeezed during the second stage of pressing to get an even higher juice yield. This means that you are getting the most amount of juice out of all of the fibers of the ingredients, and you are also getting very dry pulp, which means an easier clean up.
Because of this dual stage juicing process, and the auger design of the Hurom Slow Juicer, you are getting a higher quality product than you get out of most standard centrifugal juicers. The juice that is yielded from this machine are healthier and more flavorful, and you also won’t end up with any froth or foam – the juice will be nice and smooth.
Here is a video showing the Hurom Slow juicer versus a traditional juicer. You can really see how much higher quality the product is that comes out of the Hurom as opposed to the other machine:
The fact that this machine is self-cleaning is another big plus. The main situation where the self-cleaning feature comes in handy is if for example you want to make carrot juice for one person and apple juice for another. All you need to do is run some water through the juicer in between juices and there will be no overlap in taste.
However, when you’re completely done with the Hurom for the day or time being, it’s recommended to take the parts and hand wash/rinse them in the sink. While the self-cleaning feature does a good job for what it is, there are still some fibers and pulp that you will need to hand-wash to get the unit fully clean. Even when hand-washing, it doesn’t take more than 2 minutes to get everything cleaned up.
Advantages and Disadvantages
I wouldn’t be offering a quality review if I didn’t mention the good and the bad of this product. There are a ton of positives associated with this juicer, and there are just a few cons.
- Better quality and better tasting juice than a lot of other juicers on the market.
- It can juice everything from fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens to even wheat grass and soy!
- The pulp is very dry, so there’s little mess and you’re getting the most juice extracted as you can.
- Clean up is very simple.
- Operates extremely quietly, so you don’t have to worry about disturbing others with the loud noises that some juicers make.
- You do have to chop up a good amount of your produce before feeding it through the chute. While this isn’t a huge hassle to me, it will add a few minutes onto your juicing time and it’s something to keep in mind.
- Cannot be used for nut butters, pasta, seeds, grains, or legumes. If you’re looking for a juicer that can make all of these, we recommend the Omega J8006.
Where to Buy
The Hurom is available at several different retail stores and websites, but the best value we have seen it for is on Amazon.com. Not only is it the lowest price, but they also offer Free Shipping and a free recipe book. I’d recommend buying it through Amazon.
To sum it all up, we are highly satisfied with the Hurom Slow Juicer and would certainly recommend it. It makes an exceptionally healthy and tasty juice, it’s quiet and very easy to use, and clean up is extremely easy. It also comes with a nice 10-year warranty on the motor, just in case anything goes wrong.
On the other hand, we do wish that it had a blank-screen attachment that could be used for making nut butters. I know Hurom is in the process of releasing one, but at the time of this review, it’s not yet available. I don’t think this fact alone should dissuade you from purchasing the Hurom though, as you can make nut butters in other ways in the meantime and just buy the blank-screen when it’s released.
Overall, we give this juicer an A -