People who are familiar with juicers tend to have two common complaints about them. The first complaint is that they are noisy. Granted, there is a lot of horsepower being used to turn fruits and veggies into juice, but sometimes the noise is overwhelming. The second complaint is that the juice is extracted so quickly, there is a lot of foam (unwanted) and a lot of heat (unneeded). That’s why we like this slow masticating juicer by Aicok.
All of us want things done now. Quick is better, really fast is best. That isn’t always good. When it comes to juicing, sometimes slower is better. By slowing down the juicing, or masticating, process, this juicer does a much better job of getting all of the available juice out of your fruits or veggies. You also end up with far less foam, which is something that no one is fond of. Some foam is inevitable, but some high speed juicers spew out large amounts of it, and not as much juice as you think should be.
There are also studies that have shown that slower masticating helps keep more nutrients and vitamins in the juice. Excess heat can lessen or even kill off some vitamins. Heat is created by friction in juicers and by using a lower speed, Aicok’s juicer produces far less heat and far less damage to the juice.
By slowing down the entire juicing process, this unit helps you to enjoy healthier and tastier juices. The nutritional value of the vegetables and fruits that you are using is maintained, and you have the benefit of far less pulp. While the filters and screens on most juicer can trap the majority of pulp, some bits of it can be forced through the screen by high speed motors. Slowing down the motor, while still keeping it strong enough to handle the densest of ingredients, gives you a cleaner glass of juice.
While no one likes to clean a juicer, this unit is truly user friendly when it comes to washing up. Most of the removable parts go right into the dishwasher. Removing the parts to be cleaned is a one-button process. All of the parts to be cleaned are easy to access and a handy cleaning brush is included.
The whole unit is sturdy and well made. The marketing pieces and instructions are a bit unusual, there seems to be some problems in the translation. However, this won’t cause any problems in actually using this juicer. It’s an intuitive appliance and is very easy to use.
From a value stand point, this juicer is a very good bargain. It is lower in price than some of the more well known juicers and has the benefit of a much quieter motor and slower masticating. You won’t have any problems if you were to purchase this well made juicer.