There’s another contender in the whole slow juicer market, the First Generation Caynel Masticating Juice Extractor.
At first, I was skeptical about this product because of how cheap it is. How can the manufacturer squeeze in all those features without charging a premium just like its main rivals—the very first Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer and Breville Big Squeeze?
If we do the math for a second, the prices of both branded whole slow juicers are four times as much as Caynel’s. In terms of warranty coverage, they all offer 10 years.
Clearly, Caynel is winning this category, and I couldn’t emphasize it more.
One thing that I noticed, however, is it doesn’t have a wiping blade for mixing juices (thoroughly) and self-cleaning purposes. Maybe that’s why it’s cheaper, it’s missing some bells and whistles offered by established brands.
Nevertheless, it’s still a functional whole slow juice extractor without the rotating wiping blades.
It’s a decent machine capable of juicing all types of produce. Be it dense fruits and vegetables, citruses, soft fruits, or leafy greens, you can rely on this machine. It’s also great standalone celery juicer.
- Compact design
- Wider feeding chute than standard slow juicers
- Can process wide varieties of fruits and vegetables
- With extra food processing functions
- Quiet operation
- BPA Free parts
- 72 hours of juice shelf life
- Dishwasher safe
- Slow juice extraction time
- Poor design, it’s definitely not an eye-catching product
- No wiping blade for mixing juices
- The brand is relatively new and doesn’t even have a website
Features & Product Details
Is it Easy to Use?
As far as usability is concerned, the 1st Generation Caynel juice extractor gets a satisfactory rating. It’s not that difficult to use, but there are definitely some challenges along the way.
The first thing that you need to keep in mind is it’s not designed to process whole apples, whole carrots, or any other whole produce. Despite having a 3-inch feeding chute, precutting is still required. This limitation is also true even to a more expensive Kuvings whole slow juicer.
Now, that you know that it doesn’t work as advertised, you can start assembling it. This vertical masticating juicer doesn’t have a wiping blade, so you just need to put together a total of four parts, plus the detached components (food pusher, pulp bin and juice jug).
Make sure that all the markers are lined up and everything is locked in place before turning the motor on.
Is it Easy to Clean?
Thankfully, all the detachable parts of the first gen Caynel slow juicer are top-rack dishwasher safe. It’s going to take the burden of manual hand washing off your shoulder, but there’s just one part that requires thorough cleaning—the strainer.
The dishwasher won’t be able to pinpoint all those fibers which got stuck in the tiny holes of the filter basket. You’ll have to brush it off under running water. After doing that, it’s ready for a quick run in your dishwashing machine.
This Caynel juicing machine belongs to the cold press juicers kingdom, which is the gold standard of juice quality. Cold-pressed juice retains more nutrients and lasts longer. You can store it for up to three days and still enjoy almost the same health benefits.
Low RPM is the reason behind this feat. High-speed juicers revolve at thousands of cycles per minute while this product is only capped at 65 RPM. This significantly reduced speed minimizes the amount of oxygen mixed into the juice, thus delaying the oxidation process (or spoiling).
What Kinds of Produce Can it Juice?
This juice press will work best on dense produce, citruses, and leafy greens, basically all types of produce.
Fruits and veggies like cucumber, celery, watermelon, pineapple, cauliflower, turmeric, asparagus, sweet potato, pear, pumpkin, bitter gourd, apple, cilantro, yakon, garlic, broccoli, pepper, carrots, ginger, fennel, and beets will go well with this electric juicer.
It will also process citruses like limes, lemons, grapefruit, etc. with ease.
Do you love green juices? Get your spring onion, brussels sprout, basil, kale, collard greens, spinach, cabbage, moringa, parsley, lettuce, beet greens, pine tree needles, wheatgrass, peppermint, and dandelion greens ready for juicing.
You can also puree soft fruits with it using the complimentary blank strainer. It’s going to work on berries, grapes, avocados, mangoes, papaya, peach, tomato, pomegranate, etc.
The blank filter is also useful for making healthy frozen desserts, homogenize baby food, mince herbs, and garlic and whip up soy and almond milk.
|Type||Cold Press Juicer|
|Juice Shelf Life||72 Hours|
|Chute Size||3 inches (round)|
|Build||BPA Free Plastic|
|Warranty||10 years on parts and motor|
|Best for Juicing||Dense Produce, Soft Fruits, Citruses, Beans & Nuts|
|Application||Home & Personal Use|
The Caynel 1st Generation Wide Mouth Cold Press Juicer impressed me in many ways. It possesses all the features a whole slow juicer should have minus the exorbitant price tag. If you’re bargain hunting for a good slow juicer, this machine is worth considering.