Among the first class masticating juicer is the Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer. In a glance, the design resembles most of the parts of the Omega’s vertical low speed juicer, only a tad smaller. Some of their features are somehow similar too such as the auto cleaning system as well as dual step juicing. Still, I think Omega’s unit is more superior then the Hurom 100. While Omega’s juicer does a great job dealing with leafy greens, this machine seems difficult to carry on the same task. On the other hand, it performs great with small fruits and beans, such as grapes and almonds. If this Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer has been attracting your attention, the following in depth review I make below might help you make up your mind.
- It has acrylic auger that pulls your produce in; no more pushing
- It does well with pulpy fruits and beans as well as nuts
- The machine is very quiet and the juice does not spout like crazy
- Pulp is reasonably dry
- This thing is slow
- You need to cut your produce before getting it in, especially leafy greens
- It still gives my juice some unnecessary foam
While I know I cannot expect the same high speed on the Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer, I never thought that the machine would turn out very slow. In fact, I think it’s much slower than the 800 line juicers by Omega. Worse, you can’t just throw in your produce to the chute. I did experience a clog-up upon trying to juice some pieces of kale. So, yes, if you like to have this one, you should be ready to go through the hassle of cutting your produce to pieces. My last concern is that it still gives a layer of foam atop my juice. I know it’s not a bummer given that Omega’s best masticating juicer still produces foam too but if it had been fixed, I may have given it five stars.
Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer Strong Points
Luckily, its lousiness dealing with solid produce is helped by its acrylic auger capable of pulling in any ingredients you toss in. You never have to push the produce anymore because the machine does that for you. In fact, you must avoid, at all cost, pushing the produce as I found it can clog the Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer auger.
I was a little surprised to figure out that this Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer performs pretty well when dealing with pulpy fruits and beans. A second before I decided to juice some grapes, I thought the pulp would be incredibly wet given that it contains lots of water. But I was wrong; the pulp was still as dry as other produce. And if you enjoy drinking soybean or almond milk, you can use this juicer to serve you a glass of it. Just make sure you soak them the night before and add about 1 glass of water upon juicing them.
As expected from a masticating juicer, the motor is almost soundless. You can definitely find the difference between this with common power juicer. Also, since produce is processed at slow pace, the juice does not come out from the spout splashy, meaning no more mess-ups. All in all, Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer is a fine machine but I believe some aspects of it can be improved for better user experience.