Containing all of the newer 2nd Generation designs, the Hurom HK Slow Juicer contains a larger chamber than 1st Generation models, holding up to 60% more liquid. It is compact, weighing only 14.3 pounds, and will accentuate any countertop with its beautiful design. This vertical slow juicer is constructed with sturdy, impact-resistant ABS plastic and comes in wine or ivory.
It has been designed to extract delicious juice packed with antioxidants and vitamins using Hurom’s patented Slow Squeezing Technology (SST). The sturdy Ultem auger only rotates at 43 RPM effectively crushing and pressing the juice against a coarse or fine mesh screen in a dual juicing process for optimal juice extraction.
It is pleasurable to look at and quietly operates using 150 watts and 120 watts of power and you can operate it early in the morning while the family is still sleeping. Both strainers are composed of stainless steel and Ultem plastic. Ultem is BPA-free and eight times stronger than other plastics. It conveniently comes with a tofu press and a drying rack. The hopper comes equipped with a lid. With the spinning brush, which sits in between the bowl and strainer, you can juice easily without worrying about the build-up of pulp as it wipes it away with continuous spinning.
- Compact design
- Comes in two elegant colors
- 43 RPM minimize oxidation and produce higher juice yield
- Fine and coarse juicing screen is included
- 16.9 oz (500 ml) juicing chamber with juice cap
- Self-cleaning system
- Quiet operation
- Can process wide varieties of produce
- Can process wheatgrass more efficiently than its first generation counterpart
- Twin-winged Ultem auger (new)
- 72 hours juice shelf life
- Plastic parts that come in contact with food are BPA free
- Continuous juicing with external pulp ejection
- Can make soy and almond milk
- A little bit expensive
- Narrow feeding chute requires extra preparation time, but the juice quality is a good compromise
- You need to cut your produce into small pieces, otherwise, it can get clogged
- Masticating juicers are generally slow, and the 43 RPM made it even slower
Hurom HK Features & Product Details
Is it Easy to Use?
This juice extractor might take a few tries to line everything up correctly, but it simple to operate. The dual safety sensors do not allow the machine to turn on until the components are secure. The built-in cooling system prevents overheating with its incorporated heat vents and a slowly operating motor. If you’re looking to cut down juicing time, prep everything before you begin. Items like carrots, celery, and other dense, fibrous produce need to be chopped into smaller pieces, which allows for easier juicing. Celery and wheatgrass can be juiced, but will only juice optimally if you cut everything into small pieces that are less than an inch in length. Always switch the hard produce with the soft produce to get the most juice out of your ingredients. Plus, it moves the leafy greens and softer items right through the juice maker bowl.
Do not use force to push an item through the juicing machine. If something seems like it does not want to catch on the twin-winged auger blades, then gently place firm pressure on the item with the pusher. Otherwise, this cold press juicer uses the assistance of gravity to pull everything right into it for juicing. If you want to avoid stopping up the electric juicer, only put a small portion in at a time. If it gets jammed, turn it off, and flip the switch to reverse.
Once the juicer is free of blockage, turn it back on in the normal operating direction. It has a juice cap that prevents drips from the spout and allows you to easily mix your favorite juices inside of the machine. The auto pulp control lever allows you to control the amount of pulp in your juice and puts pressure on the pulp so you can extract as much juice as possible.
Is it Easy to Clean?
As with all Hurom juicers, the parts of this juicer are not dishwasher safe and must be washed by hand. However, the advanced self-cleaning feature is especially handy when you finish juicing. It’s really simple. Close the juice cap, move the auto pulp lever to the “clean” function. Fill it with water and turn it on to begin pre-rinsing and removing the majority of the leftover pulp. Turn it off and allow it to drain into the sink
Remove the parts, immerse in hot, soapy water. Use the large and small brushes to thoroughly scrub the juicer components, especially the mesh screen and hard-to-reach crevices. Once you have finished, place everything on the drying rack. You can assemble everything once the parts have finished drying. Keep in mind that if you allow sediment and pulp to dry on the pieces, then it will be difficult to remove, and eventually the build-up will pile on. Keep your juicer free of build up by cleaning it immediately and rigorously.
By developing Hurom’s patented Slow Squeezing Technology, this dual-step upright masticating juicer crushes produce at 43 RPM and then extracts juice from the pulp that is pressed against a mesh juicing screen. The remaining juice contains higher levels of enzymes and vitamins than all store-bought juices. Additionally, you can taste the difference in every full-bodied, natural sip. It is high-quality juice that can be stored for up to 72 hours in the refrigerator.
However, you really want to drink it prior to that in order to take advantage of the nutrients and antioxidants that naturally degrade as time passes. Feel free to put it into a glass, stainless steel, or plastic container, but a glass is the preferred type. Make sure to fill it up all the way to the top to push out any air left and put a tight lid on it. Finally, if you are the kind of person who does not like pulp or foam, go out and purchase a sieve to strain it from your juice.
What Kinds of Produce Can Hurom HK Series Juice?
This juice press can process all types of produce—soft & hard produce, citrus fruits, leafy greens, and some beans and nuts.
Hard produce includes celery, broccoli, turmeric, pear, garlic, carrots, ginger, beets, asparagus, bitter gourd, fennel, pineapple, yakon, apple, sweet potato, pumpkin, cilantro, pepper, watermelon, coconut, cucumber ,and cauliflower.
Using the complimentary coarse Ultem strainer you can turn peach, pomegranate, grapes, tomato, cranberries, mango, strawberry, kiwifruit, blackberry, melon, papaya, and avocado into a puree.
Leafy greens include moringa, spring onion, lettuce, spinach, collard greens, brussels sprout, dandelion greens, kale, wheatgrass, basil, peppermint, beet greens, pine tree needles, parsley, and cabbage.
Citrus fruits include orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, mandarin, and lime.
You can also make soy and almond milk with this machine.
|Juice Shelf Life||72 Hours|
|Chute Size||2.25 inch (crescent)|
|Build||BPA Free Plastic|
|Warranty||10 Years Motor Warranty|
2 Year on parts
|Best for Juicing||Soft & Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits, Leafy Greens, Beans & Nuts|
|Application||Home & Personal Use|
The Hurom HK Slow Juicer is capable of juicing just about anything. You can make juices, nut milk, baby food, smoothies, and a variety of other things. It’s easy to switch from one set of juicing ingredients to something different because all you need to do is fill it with water and rinse it at the sink. Then, voilà, you’re ready to keep going! It makes juicing easy when you don’t have to stop and pull all the components apart to simply rinse them. Masticating juicers extract high quantities of juice with up to 60% more nutrients and four times the absorption rate than if you were to simply eat your fruits and vegetables.
Hurom HK is a high quality, durable juicer that comes with an extensive warranty of 10 years on the motor and two years on the parts. That is worth a look at if you’re in the market for an upgrade or even a new juicer.