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Quick Review of the H400
Hurom’s H400 is an almost wholesale upgrade to its flagship juicer line. The H400 is the easiest-to-clean masticating juicer I’ve ever tested. It also features an improved “multi-screw” auger that improves yield. The hopper is large enough to place whole pieces of produce and it is self-feeding, meaning you can insert your produce, turn it on, and walk away.
- No prep required, just wash your produce
- Improved multi-screw auger produces excellent juice and very low pulp
- Highest juice yield of any Hurom juicer
- Quiet motor
- 72 hours juice shelf life
- Easy to take apart and put together
- Easy to clean, no scrubbing required
- Can make nut milk, ice cream, and sorbet
- BPA free
- Take up very little counter space
- Can't produce pulpy juice
👍 What I Like About the H400
The H400 raises the bar as far as vertical masticating juicers are concerned. Let’s take a look at the things I really like about the juicer.
It Virtually Eliminates Prep Work
My favorite thing about the H400 is that the design almost eliminates prep work. Vertical masticating juicers like those by Kuvings have wide chutes, which reduces time spent chopping produce into smaller pieces. But the H400 eliminates the chute in favor of a design self-feeding hopper that does the cutting for you.
This improved design allows you to throw whole pieces of produce into the hopper. The hopper includes a blade that continually rotates, slicing the produce and feeding into the juicing apparatus.
In my testing, all I had to do was cut longer produce like carrots and cucumbers in half so they could fit in the hopper. I also found the juicer worked faster when I sliced rounder items like apples in half. But that involved much less prep work when compared to regular masticating juicers.
I Can Turn It On & Walk Away While it Works
The rotating cutting blade at the bottom of hopper does much of the work for you. As it rotates and slices the produce into smaller pieces, it also feeds the chopped produce into the juicer.
The significance of this improvement cannot be overstated because with it, you can simply turn on the juicer and walk away while it juices. The juicer does come with a tamper. But I found myself rarely using it. And I used it less once I began slicing my apples in half before placing them into the hopper.
High Juice Yield; Very Dry Pulp
The multi-scew auger has been seen before in the H300 juicer by Hurom. But the H400 auger is larger than the one seen in the H300.
The larger auger in the H400 and resulting increase in surface area means increased contact time with the produce. The increase contact time gives the juicer more time to render additional juice from the produce.
The result: very dry pulp. The only juicer we’ve seen drier pulp with is the uber-expensive hydraulic PURE Juicer.
Very Easy to Clean
The H400 is the easiest to clean vertical masticating juicer I’ve ever tested. In fact, it’s probably the easiest to clean juicer of any type I’ve tested.
It only has two parts in its core juicing mechanism. That’s a lot fewer parts to clean versus the 4 or 5 that most juicers have. It also does not have a screen but instead uses a multi-screw auger to juice produce. Not having a screen means no scrubbing bits of produce that’s stuck in the screen. And because the multi-screw auger is easy to take apart and rinse, cleanup is a cinch.
👎 Things I Don’t Like About the H400
I had to look hard to find flaws in the H400. But here they are:
The H400 Can’t Produce High-Pulp Juice
Some Hurom Juicers have the ability to change out screens to adjust the level of pulp in the juice. For example, you can use screen with larger holes to produce a high-pulp orange juice. But you don’t have that option with the H400. With the H400, all you can produce is low-pulp juice. This is fine for most people but if you like or need high-pulp juice, the H400 isn’t the juicer for you.
The H400 Is Expensive
The Hurom H400 is a premium juicer. It’s made with premium parts and as such it comes with a premium price. If this is what you want, then this is the juicer for you. If you are just getting started in juicing or don’t plan on using a juicer extensively, you’ll likely want an more inexpensive option.
The Motor is Quiet, But the Juicer Is Not
Hurom advertises that the juicer is extremely quiet. And we will give it to them that the motor is very quiet. However, when it’s cutting and juicing produce, it can still be noisy. While it’s possible that Hurom could wrap the juicer in some kind of sound-dampening product, I think that would be overkill.
The noise level really wasn’t a big deal for me. But you should know that when it’s in operation it won’t be “whisper quiet.”
The Hurom H400 is BPA-free
This is almost a standard for all juicers today. So this really isn’t a feature that only the Hurom H400 has. Even the most inexpensive juicers are BPA-free these days. But if you are worried about it, just know that the wear-resistant plastic used in the H400 is free of BPA chemicals.
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