While travelling last year in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam we stumbled upon a Hurom Juice Café. Which was really cool to have a refreshing masticated juice in Asia!
A good juicer can give you substantial health benefits, ranging from immune system strengthening to significant boosts to your energy levels, all from the comfort of your own kitchen. You don’t even need to make major lifestyle changes to get high value out of juicing, either; all you need is a juicing machine and some fresh fruit.
It’s important to make sure that you buy a good juicer to get the best out of your favorite fruits, so we’ve tested a range of juicers to help you find the best choice on the market. We’ve done all the research and put the juicers through their paces, so you don’t have to, in order to simplify your life and help you to make decisions more quickly and easily.
Here is our Hurom juicer review, exploring the advantages and disadvantages of the new Hurom Hu-AA slow masticating juicer to determine whether or not it’s a good choice for you.
Overview of the Hurom HU-AA Slow Juicer – available in 3 colors
The Hurom H-AA Alpha 3rd Generation Slow Juicer is the current flagship model of masticating juicer from Hurom. It’s a flashy, futuristic looking piece of technology available in a range of attractive colors to ensure it fits well into any kitchen, no matter your interior decorating style. The Hurom juicer parts inside that do the actual juicing are also flashy and futuristic, offering a range of clever design quirks to optimize the juicing process of the Hurom hz slow juicer and give a smoother, more effective juicing method.
The Hurom hp slow juicer is one of the absolute slowest juicers on the market, operating at a spectacular 43 RPM, compared to the standard 80 RPM for most masticating juicers or 1000 RPM for centrifugal juicing machines. This gives it an incredibly quiet operating volume that’s almost unnoticeable. It also features a separate mechanism in the juice bowl assembly, which rotates at an even smaller 17 RPM, slower than any previous model of Hurom cold press juicer.
This is a slick, modern, well-designed juicer with a number of great features. The Hurom H-AA cold press juicer is ergonomically shaped and intuitive to use, and far more lightweight than you might expect from such a large object. As such, the Hurom masticating juicer is remarkably easy to pick up and move around if needed.
The Hurom H-AA Alpha 3rd Generation Cold Press Slow Juicer is a versatile device, coming with an enormous range of extra features and optional accessories to enable it to complete a wide selection of kitchen tasks, ranging from frozen sorbet homogenization to hummus blending to tofu pressing to extracting nut milks. It’s one of the most versatile juicing machines on the market in 2019, and none of these features make it compromise on its well optimized juicing design.
Masticating juicer design
The hurom premium slow juicer is a masticating juicer, as opposed to the more common centrifugal design of juicing machine. Masticating juicers run at low speeds and low temperatures, keeping far more of the health advantages of raw fruits intact than faster, hotter centrifugal juicers. This low temperature and speed ensures that the fruits stay at a low temperature, preventing valuable enzymes and nutrients from being damaged and ensuring that the resulting juice tastes as fresh as possible and brings the maximum nutritional benefit possible. Masticating juicers are generally a better choice, especially if you’re interested in juicing for its health benefits.
The Hurom premium slow juicer runs at an incredibly low 43 RPM, almost half the speed of most other masticating juicer machines and under 5% of the speed of most high-speed centrifugal juicers. This ensures that the Hurom slow juicer 3rd generation extracts juice from your chosen fruit ingredients with a high level of care, getting as much juice as possible out without filling the juice with unpleasant pulpy bits. This slow speed maximizes the nutritional advantages and health benefits of your fresh fruit juice, although it means that the Hurom elite juicer struggles somewhat with juicing harder fruits and vegetables such as carrots.
The incredibly low speed of the Hurom commercial juicer, running at a mere 43 RPM, keeps its operating volume incredibly quiet. This means that even an early morning juicing session is not going to disturb sleeping family members and that you can easily have a conversation without its motor sounds interrupting you and breaking the flow of your discussion. Premium juicing machines don’t come much more quiet than this, and the cold pressed juicer Hurom promises to effectively juice your fruit without ever getting in the way and interfering with your living environment at all.
Wide range of accessories
The Hurom juicer features an incredibly wide range of optional accessories included in the box, rivalled only by the Omega J8006 Slow Juicer’s “Nutrition Center” bonus accessories. With this selection of extra features, the Hurom professional juicing machine becomes more than just a commercial fruit juicer, functioning more as a multi-purpose kitchen assistant. These accessories allow the Hurom H-AA alpha 3rd generation slow juicer to homogenize frozen fruit sorbets, press thick fruit smoothies, extract healthy and environmentally conscious nut milks and butters, ice-cream, blend fresh and healthy hummus, and even press tofu in preparation for cooking or eating.
While most masticating slow juicers are built with horizontal construction, the juicing mechanism poking out the front of the body and motor case, the Hurom slow cold press alpha juicer is a vertical model. This means that the motor is placed directly under the juicing assembly, meaning that the assembled cold press juicing machine is taller and narrower than most other models. This keeps its footprint relatively compact without requiring that the mechanisms be compressed and weakened. This is still a relatively large piece of kitchen equipment, but the Hurom premium slow juicer and smoothie maker has a narrower footprint than might be expected from such a complex piece of machinery.
The incredibly slow speed of the hurom citrus juicer and its low 43 RPM motor ensure that it requires a surprisingly low amount of fruit to produce a reasonable amount of juice. This is because it operates slowly and carefully enough to squeeze a maximized amount of juice from each piece of fruit. As a result, it can take a little while to finish making the juice, but it’s more economically efficient than most of the competition. The hurom slow juicer strainer can save a reasonable amount of money in the long term by reducing the amount of fresh fruit you need to buy for each juicing session, cutting costs effectively over a long period of time.
Improvements over the HU-100
The Hurom H-AA slow masticating juicer is straightforwardly the best hurom juicer model. The previous model, the hurom slow juicer hu-100, was a good quality model, but the difference between hurom juicer models is important. Earlier models such as the hurom slow juicer hu700, the hurom hh elite slow juicer, or the hurom 400 cold press juicer, have been thoroughly supplanted by both the Hurom slow juicer hu100 and the new Hurom h-aa slow juicer, but it is the difference between these two most recent models of hurom masticating juicer that is worth exploring.
The most significant difference is the secondary brush mounted inside the jug assembly. Where the older hurom slow juicer hu-100 featured a brush that rotated at 40 RPM, the newer Hurom H-AA fresh press juicer features a similar brush running at 17 RPM, under half the speed of its predecessor. This makes a major difference in the level of care taken to gently press your juice, helping to keep even more pulp out of the finished juice while extracting as much juice as possible from that pulp in the process.
The Hurom H-AA masticating juicer is also generally better built than the hurom hu100 slow juicer, offering a sturdier construction and a more attractive design. This makes it likely to have a longer lifespan, helping you to keep having fresh fruit juice for longer without requiring costly replacement. Plus, the range of helpful extra accessories that come with the Hurom haa juicer is far wider, making it a more versatile and flexible slow juicing machine with a wider range of handy kitchen uses in your regular daily life.
Build Quality and Design
The Hurom h-AA juice extractor is a flashy, futuristic looking juicer available in a choice of colors. This makes it a very premium looking object that commands respect and can be easily fitted into any aesthetic of kitchen.
The body and hopper are made from strong ABS plastic, while the masticator juicing auger is made from hard PEI Ultem plastic, offering approximately 8 times the durability and toughness of most regular plastic augers. The juice chamber is made from durable clear Tritan, promising to stay clear and scratch resistant for a long time.
The range of accessories and parts of the juicing assembly can be challenging to assemble and disassemble, owing to their number and complexity, but each individual part is well constructed; this is an issue with the design of the Hurom masticating slow juicer, but not a problem with its build quality, which is generally excellent.
Juice quality and Yield
The Hurom H-AA slow masticating cold press juicer machine offers all of the premium juice extracting elements of most masticating juicers, producing higher quality and more nutritionally beneficial, fresh tasting juices than any centrifugal juicer while offering all the health advantages of eating fresh fruit but in an easier to digest liquid form, allowing you to absorb all of the nutrients as easily as possible. This design also helps to reduce oxidation, making the resulting juice last longer than that of a centrifugal juicer and letting it last for up to about 72 hours in the fridge before any noticeable loss of quality.
The incredibly slow speed of the Hurom juicer’s 43 RPM juicing motor means that it offers a remarkably high yield of juice from most types of fruit. Under test conditions, it can extract a high level of juice from citrus fruits such as oranges, beaten only by the Omega J8006 masticating juicer. Where it falls down is in juicing anything other than soft fruits, however; its mechanism struggles to cope with harder fruits and veg such as carrots, jamming easily even when they’ve been cut into very small pieces.
While the Hurom cold press juicer is capable of juicing leafy greens such as kale and spinach, it does not do so very efficiently, releasing far less juice than the Omega J8006 fresh juicing machine.
How to Operate
The Hurom H-AA masticating juicer is not one of the easier models of juicer to get up and running straight out of the box, as it comes with a wide range of components. Once you’ve worked out which you need for your first juicing session, though, it should be relatively straightforward to operate.
First, you’re going to need to prep your fruit. The Hurom slow cold press juicer requires small pieces of fruit, as its feeder tube is relatively narrow, so make sure everything is in pieces smaller than 1 inch. Harder ingredients such as carrots may need to be cut even smaller and should be monitored carefully to avoid jamming. Once everything’s cut, you’re ready to start juicing.
Assemble the juicer according to your needs. This can be a little fiddly, but the instructions in the box are good enough that it should be manageable. Then, plug it into the wall and switch it on with the ON/OFF switch mounted on the side of the juicing machine’s body.
At this point, you can start to gently feed your fruit into the feed hopper at the top. Do this carefully, one piece at a time, and be sure not to force it into the tube as this can cause the Hurom masticating juicer to overload and experience problems. Once the fruit is in, though, the machine runs pretty much on its own, though if you’re juicing something hard like carrots, it is worthwhile keeping a close eye on it to make sure that the hurom juicer does not jam.
Juice will start flowing from the spout at the front, while pulp will be pushed out of the side exit. Once the juice has stopped flowing, your juicing has finished, and you’re ready to enjoy your fresh fruit juice.
Despite its complex assembly, the Hurom fresh juicer machine is relatively easy to clean, thanks to its innovative self-cleaning mechanism. Once you’ve finished juicing, simply run this program first to simplify the cleaning process. Once that’s done, switch the juicer off and unplug it from the wall as an added safety precaution to protect your hands while disassembling it.
Then, fully disassemble the juicing mechanism and hand wash each component in warm water. None of the elements of the Hurom slow juicer can be cleaned in the dishwasher, unfortunately, so there are no shortcuts for this process, and they must be carefully hand washed. Once they’re clean, dry each component and reattach it to the juicer. This can take a while and be complex, which is one of the major shortfalls of the Hurom H-AA Juicing Press.
The Hurom H-AA cold press juicer is a solid, effective piece of kitchen equipment, but a very expensive one. It offers a high juice yield on soft fruits, but its struggles with leafy greens or hard vegetables make it a difficult juicer to recommend at such a high price. Similarly, its complex and difficult assembly process is not mitigated by dishwasher safe components, making it a bit more of a hassle to use than we’d like from such an expensive piece of kit.
In general, while the Hurom slow juicer is a reasonable piece of equipment with an impressively low RPM motor, it offers nothing that the Omega J8006 does not, and is generally outperformed by the Omega on pretty much every level for a far lower price. We’d recommend buying the Omega J8006 instead unless you’re determined to buy a vertically mounted masticating juicer rather than a horizontally constructed one, a consideration which may well reasonably affect your purchasing decisions.
It’s a high powered, heavy-duty masticating juicer with some excellent internal features and a flashy, stylish exterior design. This makes the Hurom H-AA juice press a good looking piece of equipment on paper, but its performance, while reasonably high, does not justify its high price point with any notable or essential points of innovation or user-friendliness.
Where to buy
The hurom juicer is easy to obtain from a number of major outlets internationally. If you’re looking online for your hurom juicer, Amazon is a great option that’s likely to have models in stock, while it’s also available from major retail outlets such as Costco and Bed Bath and Beyond. International distribution is also good, with hurom juicers being easy to obtain in countries such as Canada, Singapore, and Malaysia.
It may be possible to find a hurom juicer discount at smaller retail locations, making some difference to its steep price tag, but online may well be your best bet if you do not have a good small stockist of commercial masticating juicer machines easily available.
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