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Hurom HH Elite Vertical Slow Juicer Review

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Hurom HH Elite Vertical Slow Juicer is the Best Juice Extractor of 2018 due to several reasons. It’s highly compact, minimalist, BPA Free, efficient, optimum juice quality, able to mix juices, easy to use and clean, and durable. Lastly, it can juice all types of produce ranging from soft fruits to hard veggies, citrus fruits, leafy greens including wheatgrass. Not to mention that it can also make soy and almond milk.

Now let’s get to the details of this beautiful, yet functional juicing machine.

The recipient of the Red Dot Design Award, Hurom HH Elite, was previously sold as the Hurom HU-700 Slow Juicer. It is a vertical, masticating juice extractor that has taken slow juicing to another level. This second generation model features a contemporary design and is available in a silver finish which includes a completely redesigned BPA-free, Ultem, twin-winged auger and juicing screen, which is eight times stronger than other plastics.

The auger rotates at 43 RPM, which is half the speed of other masticating juicers on the market. As a result, the juicing power doubled, making it more efficient for processing wheatgrass. 80 RPM vertical masticating juicers fall short on processing wheatgrass and clearly, this model took care of that issue.

Another improvement is that it comes with two Ultem strainers, fine and coarse. You can use the finer one for juicing; if you want to add more pulp in your juice you can use the coarse Ultem strainer. The coarse strainer will allow you to process softer fruits for making a puree. Once you’re done making a puree out of bananas or mangoes or whatever soft fruit you prefer, just add yogurt and other ingredients then refrigerate it or put it in the freezer to make delicious frozen treats or smoothies.

It comes with a silicon juice cap that not only allows you to create and mix delicious juice smoothies but also makes cleanup a snap. You can also create almond milk, soymilk and soup with it. The auto-pulp lever allows you to adjust the amount of pulp you want in your juice-if any. It uses 150 watts and 120 volts of power. Even with all that power, it still operates more quietly than two people holding a regular conversation, it’s probably the most silent electric juicer in the market. The spinning brush automatically clears the mesh juicing screen so that you can juice continuously without having to stop and remove buildup.

Pros

  • Highly compact design, will fit any counter space, big or small
  • The depressed handle complements the compact design while allowing the user to comfortably move it around
  • 43 RPM, this machine is probably the record holder for the slowest juice extractor in the market resulting in very minimal oxidation, higher juice yield and maximum nutrient retention
  • Two juicing screen, fine and coarse
  • 16.9 oz (500 ml) juicing chamber with silicon juice cap
  • Automatic cleanup system
  • Ultra super quiet operation
  • Can process all types of produce
  • Can process wheatgrass more efficiently than first generation upright masticating juicers
  • 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

Cons

  • Slightly expensive but the features justify it
  • Narrow feeding chute requires extra preparation time, but the juice quality is a good compromise
  • Masticating juicers are generally slow

Hurom HH Elite Features & Product Details

Is it Easy to Use?

Hurom HH Elite is easy to set up once you understand where the pieces go. Cut fibrous items into pieces no larger than a half an inch. Things like celery, parsley, and kale need to be cut up before you put it down the chute. In fact, all produce will feed through the machine-with little effort-if you cut them into smaller pieces. Drop your items into the chute at a steady pace. Gravity helps the machine self-feed as the food is sucked into the drum to be crushed by the auger. Putting things in slowly will ensure that it does not clog.

If you experience a jam, simply turn it off. Wait for the auger to stop, and then push the reverse button to back it up. Turn it off again, and then press the on button. Never reverse the direction of the auger until it has completely stopped rotating. If an item does not seem to want to feed into the machine, firmly use the pusher to help it catch on the auger. When you finish juicing, close the juice cap to prevent juice from dripping onto the counter.

Is it Easy to Clean?

While it is simplistic to clean, the components are not dishwasher safe and everything should be washed by hand. It comes with a small cleaning brush and a large cleaning brush, which are perfect for cleaning the screen and reaching little nooks or crevices. Before disassembling, place it next to the sink and flip the Auto-Pulp lever to the “Clean” function. Turn it on and pour water through as the wiping blades effectively scrub the pulp from the screen. When finished, disassemble, and submerge in warm, soapy water.

Wash, rinse, and place them on the all-new drying stand (included). Take the stiff cleaning brush and scrub the juicing screen to remove any remaining pulp. Check the pulp ejector tube for leftover pulp as well. If you are unable to wash the parts by hand, simply rinse everything, and set them aside to be washed later. Just know that if you do not at least wash the strainer, the pulp will become stuck in the mesh screen, making cleaning more difficult. Place the mesh screen in warm, soapy water if the leftover pulp has dried on it. Let it sit for about ten minutes before you clean it.

Juice Quality

The HH Elite series extracts juice using the patented Slow Squeezing Technology (SST) to effectively remove juice rich in flavor and nutrition by crushing and then pressing the pulp against the juicing screen at the slow speed of only 43 RPM. This process is more delicate than previous style masticating juicers operating at 80 RPM. It does not generate heat or increase the level of oxidation as consumers experience with centrifugal juicers. The juice is fresh, and not only tastes great, but is packed full of vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants to help you stay healthy.

While this juicing machine produces less pulp, you still might need to use a sieve to strain it for an entirely smooth drink or you can keep it if you happen to like extra fiber in your juice. Feel free to store it in a glass container with a tight lid in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours if you have some leftover or make extra for later in the day. By being able to store it, you can also make batches to be consumed at a later time.

What Kinds of Produce Can Hurom HH-SBB11 Elite 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 pepper, fennel, turmeric, broccoli, beets, cucumber, garlic, ginger, celery, cauliflower, pineapple, coconut, bitter gourd, pear, sweet potato, yakon, pumpkin, apple, carrots, cilantro, asparagus, and watermelon.

Using the coarse Ultem strainer you can efficiently process melon, tomato, cranberries, mango, kiwifruit, grapes, papaya, pomegranate, peach, avocado, blackberry and strawberry for making puree and smoothies.

Leafy greens include dandelion greens, cabbage, kale, spinach, wheatgrass, moringa, peppermint, basil, beet greens, pine tree needles, spring onion, brussels sprout, collard greens, parsley, and lettuce.

Citrus fruits include lime, mandarin, orange, grapefruit, lemon and tangerine.

You can also make soy and almond milk to add variety to your juicing routine.

Technical Specifications

TypeCold Press Juicer
Price$$$
Juice QualityHigh
Juice Shelf Life72 Hours
Dishwasher SafeNo
Pulp EjectionExternal
Motor43 RPM
Wattage150 Watts
Chute Size2 x 1.5 inch (crescent)
BuildBPA Free Plastic
DesignVertical/Upright
ColorNoble Silver, Red Wine
Noise LevelVery Low
Warranty10 Years on motor
2 Years on parts
Best for JuicingSoft Fruits, Dense Produce, Citruses, Leafy Greens, Beans & Nuts
ApplicationHome & Personal Use

Verdict

The Hurom HH Elite Vertical Slow Juicer performs amazingly well with the all-new redesign of multiple components. It does a better job at really squeezing and extracting the juice, resulting in higher juice yield containing less pulp. While this cold press juicer outperforms juicers at being able to juice many different types of produce, it does have its limitations. If you’re going to juice leafy greens or wheatgrass, then you are going to want to alternate them with another vegetable or fruit because they do not juice as optimally alone.

However, the quality and yield produced is still excellent, especially when combined with another item to help push it through the juice maker. In demonstrations, this juicer has extracted more juice than some of its competitors when juicing a variety of items. This is mainly a result of the all-new design of the entire juicer, especially the auger and rotating speed.

There are many complaints about clogging with vertical, masticating juicers, however, avoid this by cutting your items into smaller pieces, especially fibrous items like celery. Also, avoid putting too much in the chute at one time. It works faster than it appears, but shouldn’t be rushed. Masticating juicers have proven they extract the highest yields of juice and nutrients through a slow extraction process. With these improvements, the exceptional Hurom HH Elite Juicer has indeed earned the title of “Elite”.

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