Table of Contents
- 1 Are you ready to upgrade your juicing experience?
- 1.1 (3.8 / 5) The Strong Silent Type
- 1.2 What is JMCS?
- 1.3 What is it Made Of?
- 1.4 What About Cleaning?
- 1.5 Is it Safe?
- 1.6 Will Leafy Greens Clog Up the Juicer?
- 1.7 What Kind of Warranty is There?
- 1.8 Any Negative Aspects?
- 1.9 What Causes So Much Pulp to Get Into the Juice?
- 1.10 What Else Can This Slow Juicer Do?
- 1.11 In Summary:
Are you ready to upgrade your juicing experience?
Then the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000S might be what you’re looking for. I have to admit, this is a very attractive professional-looking masticating slow juicer that you can get in either silver, red or white.
It’s pretty compact at 9″ x 8.2″ for the circumference and 17.6″ tall. It should fit on your counter under most overhanging cabinets. The fact that it weighs about 14 lbs. means you might just want to leave it out on your counter instead of putting it away in a cupboard after each use. Find out the current price by clicking the button below.
The 330 watt powerful yet quiet motor is actually developed and manufactured by Kuvings. It runs at between 40 and 50 decibels of sound, compared to some of the high speed juicers that run at 80 to 95 db.
Just a little trivia about decibels – a normal conversation is rated at about 60db, while a lawnmower runs at about 90db. And if you listen to something over 85db for a prolonged length of time without ear protection, you can actually lose some of your hearing gradually over time. So, this slow juicer is quieter than a normal conversation – probably one of the quietest juicers on the market.
What is JMCS?
Kuvings has a patent in 50 countries on what is called the Juicer Module Comprising System (J.M.C.S.). This is a slow squeezing technology which produces nearly twice the amount of juice a traditional faster juicer would produce. In squeezing the fruit and vegetables slowly and being able to put nearly all whole fruits and vegetables in the 3 inch wide chute, you will get a pure nutrient filled juice that has not been damaged by the heat and oxidation that centrifugal juicers can create.
What is it Made Of?
All parts on this whole slow juicer that come into contact with the ingredients or juice are free of BPA, which stands for bisphenol A. This is a chemical that has been used in plastics and resins since the 1960s. It’s used in some storage plastics, such as water bottles and food storage such as canned foods.
The worry is that some of the chemical can seep out into the water or food from the container and may cause ill effects on the brain, prostate and behavior of infants and small children and even fetuses.
Being free of this chemical is, of course, a benefit of using this juicing machine. In fact, all the parts that come into contact with the food or juice are made of either TritanTM or Ultem plastic. They are both environmentally friendly, strong plastics, safe for children as well as adults.
The strong Ultem screw is longer than in other masticating juicers. It’s also uniquely designed to squeeze the produce at optimal angles with great force. That, along with the powerful motor that is the equivalent of 3HP, means the fruit and vegetables will get the ultimate squeezing experience to extract every drop of juice available.
What About Cleaning?
Cleaning this juicer is easy. The parts are easily removed to wash by hand, which is preferable to putting them in the dishwasher. It’s thought that the heat from the dishwasher could wear the parts prematurely.
Between juicing cycles, such as if you were going to juice fruit and then vegetables in the same session, but apart from each other, you can just pour water through the juicer between those cycles and it will self-clean. As with all juicers, though, you’ll want to disassemble after your juicing session and hand wash right away to avoid dried on produce and stains.
There are also 2 cleaning brushes included with the juicer, one that fits over the strainer and you can kind of rotate it back and forth to brush off the food particles on the outside of the screen. Then there’s another brush to clean inside the screen.
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Is it Safe?
The two-step safety feature prevents any accidental running of the juicer because not only do the parts all have to be assembled properly, but the locking lever has to be in place before the machine will run. If you have little kids that could reach the juicer on the counter, just be sure it’s unplugged, the parts are not tightly in place and the locking lever is not in place and you will have no worries that someone might turn it on and be injured in some way.
There is also a safety overload switch to keep it from becoming overheated.
Will Leafy Greens Clog Up the Juicer?
This juicer is great for juicing leafy greens and wheatgrass. However, when juicing vegetables such as celery, the strings could cause some clogging, so to fix that, just cut the celery into smaller pieces instead of trying to juice the entire stalk. With other greens, try alternating between fruit and other firmer vegetables to get the most juice and keep from clogging.
Also, don’t try to cram too many apples or mangos or other fruit with peels into the chute at once or it may jam up.
What Kind of Warranty is There?
Kuvings prides itself in good customer service and offers a 10 yr. warranty on the whole juicer if anything happens to it that is not caused by user carelessness or accidental dropping, etc. However, I did see that a few users were not happy with the customer service they received when they called in about problems they were having with their machines. Amazon, on the other hand, does have excellent customer service and will honor any warranty without any problems. That’s why I, myself, prefer to purchase all my online products through Amazon.
Any Negative Aspects?
As happens with most masticating juicers, some pulp does get into the juice during the process. If you’re in a hurry and you don’t want pulp in your juice, this could be a problem. But if you have the time, just run the juice through a strainer to get out the rest of the pulp. The pulp is actually good for you because of the fiber, but not everyone likes pulpy juice.
There were some complaints from consumers that pieces of plastic were breaking off during the juicing process. I’m not sure what would cause this. If it was just one complaint, I would think it was a defective machine. But when you read that it has happened to several users, it can be a concern.
What Causes So Much Pulp to Get Into the Juice?
The baskets in masticating juicers actually have two screens – a fine screen at the bottom where most of the juice comes through and then a screen above that with slightly larger holes.
If you try to put too much produce into the chute at a time, the pulp will get backed up in the strainer basket, causing some of it to leak out through the top screen because the holes are large enough for pulp to come through.
The best way to minimize the pulp in the juice is to listen to the juicer and let it process each ingredient before adding another. It’s inevitable that some pulp will get into the juice because of the squeezing process.
Some pulp you might not mind drinking, such as with oranges. But some pulp, such as beet pulp, may irritate your throat, so you would want to simply run any juice with beets in it through a strainer after you’re done juicing.
What Else Can This Slow Juicer Do?
This juicer comes with a solid basket that you can use to make sorbet with, rather than the filter screen basket. You just want to take some frozen fruit, maybe let it thaw a little and put it through the chute. There’s a recipe book that comes with the juicer that has some good sorbet recipes in it.
My decision is that if you have a few hundred dollars to spend on a juicer, then it would be worth the investment. The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000S
- is a quiet machine
- will juice most produce without having to cut it up
- is easy to clean
- makes sorbet
- squeezes at a slow speed in order to produce the best tasting, most nutritional juice.
However, on the other hand, if you’re worried about running into the problems some of the consumers have mentioned, such as too much pulp or pieces of plastic breaking off, then I would say go with a less expensive machine such as the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Masticating Juicer that will do much the same with less risk to your budget.
Kuvings contact info – Tel (888)682-5559 – 2707 Coyle Ave. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007