Originally published February 23 2010
Hurom Slow Juicer review: Why it has become an essential appliance for a healthy kitchen
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) I've been using my Hurom Slow Juicer every day for quite some time now, and because so many NaturalNews readers have expressed interest in this new "slow juicing" technology, it's a good time to review my experience with juicer in more detail.
First off, let me repeat that this juicer is absolutely amazing. I've been juicing garden vegetables and making almond milk almost daily with it. It juices carrots just as easily as wheat grass or sprouts (yes, it juices sprouts!). It handles parsley, cucumbers, kale, beets, fruits and much more. The diversity of what it can handle is truly amazing. It even juices berries very efficiently, just spitting out the seeds while extracting the fresh juice.
Lately, I've been harvesting fresh guavas off the trees here in Ecuador, then tossing them into the Hurom Slow Juicer to make fresh guava juice! It's amazing, too, because it's so incredibly easy.
Guavas are usually a very difficult fruit to work with. Using a Vita-Mix and a nut milk bag, you have to blend it, then pour it into the nut milk bag, and then spend way too much time (it seems) squeezing the nut milk bag to get some of the juice out. But because guava juice is inherently thick and foamy, it's extremely difficult to get much juice with this process.
With the Hurom Slow Juicer, however, it's ridiculously easy: Just pop the guava fruit into the juicer, add a little water with each fruit, and you get a raw guava smoothie ready to drink! One step. Couldn't be easier.
Almond milk lasts longer, tooI have a lot of experience making almond milk with a Vita-Mix and a nut milk bag. I've done it that way for years, and one thing I've noticed about this process is that the almond milk goes bad within 48 hours.
I always thought this was just a normal part of making raw, living foods with no preservatives, but when I started making almond milk with the Hurom Slow Juicer, I noticed something quite remarkable: The almond milk lasted longer!
Yep, the same almond milk that used to last only 1-2 days was now lasting twice as long (or more) in the refrigerator. But why?
I believe the answer to this question is that the juicing process used with the Hurom Slow Juicer is essentially a "cleaner" process that introduces far less airborne bacteria into the final product. The Vita-Mix method, while it works fine, also results in more air being blended into the liquid. Plus, squeezing the nut milk bag can introduce a lot of additional bacteria that may be on your hands.
The Hurom Slow Juicer method, on the other hand, doesn't "blend" the almonds to make almond milk. It just squeezes them really, really well, releasing the juice. This juice goes right into the receiving container and you never touch it with your hands. So it stays cleaner. And that means it lasts longer in the refrigerator without going bad.
Also, if you think about it, blending foods in a blender may prematurely oxidize them by mixing them with air. (When you blend, you're stirring air into the liquid at very high speed.) By using the slow juicing method, in contrast, you are preserving the natural antioxidants in the food, and isn't that part of the reason to be drinking fresh juice in the first place?
The Hurom Slow Juicer is about to get more expensiveThe Hurom Slow Juicer is an amazing machine. We've been selling it at the NaturalNews store at the best price on the 'net: http://store.naturalnews.com/index.php?main_...
At the current price, it's a great value. But NaturalNews has been informed by the manufacturer that the price is going up on March 1. It will be raised by a mandatory additional $30 to meet the "minimum advertised price" requirements of the manufacturer.
That means right now is the best time to get the Hurom Slow Juicer -- before the price increase! Our store offers free shipping to 48 states, and this juicer comes with a solid warranty (10 years on the motor). To read the other benefits of this breakthrough juicing appliance, read the full article here: http://www.naturalnews.com/028128_Hurom_slow...
I have stopped using my Breville juicerThe most remarkable part about this Hurom Slow Juicer is that it has totally replaced the Breville juicer in my kitchen. Breville makes a fine juicer. It's an amazing machine and I still recommend it as the very best centrifugal juicing machine on the market. But I've found that the Hurom Slow Juicer has become my preferred juicing machine. It makes more juice, it's quieter, it's easier to use and it can juice a much wider assortment of fruits and vegetables.
Plus, it can make almond milk and soy milk. And that makes the Hurom Slow Juicer my current #1 top choice for an affordable, efficient countertop juicing machine for any home.
You'll seriously love this machine. We've already received heaps of positive feedback from NaturalNews readers who bought this machine after our first announcement. If you don't absolutely love it, send it back to the NN store for a full refund.
Beat the $30 price increase by ordering now, while we still have inventory at the lower price. The price goes up on March 1.
Enjoy your Hurom Slow Juicer! (And enjoy your guava juice if you can get your hands on some guavas!)
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