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Kuvings B6000 Series Whole Slow Juicer Review

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Kuvings B6000 Series

The Kuvings B6000 Whole Slow Juicer is the very first big mouth vertical masticating juice extractor. It features a three-inch feed chute that accommodates items such as apples, without the need to cut them into smaller slices (at least that’s how it looks). In reality, you still have to chop your produce into pieces, so the ‘big mouth innovation’ is basically a marketing ploy.

The auger operates slowly at 60 RPM, which is slower than standard masticating juice extractors on the market. The motor produces less heat during operation as a result of its slow operation. It extracts juice full of nutrients and vitamins. The slow speed removes essential enzymes without significantly damaging them as fast juicers do through increased oxidation. It features a juice cap, which allows you to premix juices and keep your counter clean.

The plastic parts that come into contact with your food are completely BPA-free. It is lightweight, weighing about 14 pounds, but doesn’t come with a handle. However, it does have a smaller footprint than horizontal masticating juicers and fits nicely in smaller kitchens. This juicing machine uses 240 watts and 120 volts of power but operates more quietly than traditional masticating juicers thanks to the slower RPMs. Early risers can relax knowing they won’t wake those sleeping as they create their healthy morning juice.

Pros

  • Three color finish
  • 3-inch wide feeding chute
  • Slow 60 RPM motor prevents heat buildup and oxidation
  • 72 hours juice shelf life
  • Higher juice yield and higher nutrient retention
  • Can process a wide assortment produce
  • Durable Ultem auger & strainer
  • Silent operation
  • All parts that come in contact with the juice are BPA free
  • Auto cleaning system
  • Juice tap for mixing juices
  • Continuous juicing with external pulp ejection

Cons

  • A little bit expensive
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Not as efficient for leafy greens compared to horizontal masticating juicers
  • Masticating juicers are typically slow compared to centrifugal juicers
  • Though it has a big chute, you still need to cut your produce into smaller chunks

Features & Product Details

Is it Easy to Use?

The Kuvings B6000 Series easier to use than many electric juicers because it can accommodate larger pieces of produce. Assembly does not take any longer than a minute after you have put it together a few times. Simply line up the red dots to properly put them together. It is equipped with a dual safety system that automatically prevents overheating. If it becomes overheated, it will turn off. Line up the dot on the pusher with the dot on the machine and gently apply pressure to help items like apples catch on the auger. Other items will slide right into the auger blades. If you prefer to keep the cap shut, you can mix your juices inside while you juice. If you jam the machine by feeding it too much at a time, then turn it off and reverse the direction of the auger to free the items.

Is it Easy to Clean?

You cannot wash the parts of this juicer in the dishwasher. Once you have cleaned it a few times, cleaning becomes a simple task. There are only about five or six parts and they need to be washed by hand. If you want to cut down on cleaning time, use the green cleaning tool that comes with it. All you have to do is slip it on over the mesh juice strainer and rotate it back and forth to brush the screen free of excess pulp.

The additional brushes are helpful when cleaning the other parts as well. Wash everything as soon as you finish making your juice, nut milk or sorbet. Place the components into a sink full of warm, soapy water. Make sure to remove the pulp completely from the screen and check the auger for any remaining pulp. If pulp dries on the parts, especially the screen, it hardens and becomes difficult to remove. Even if you have to run out of the door quickly in the morning, rinse the juicer down, and scrub the pulp out of the juicer screen.

Juice Quality

If you’re looking for high-quality juice that takes minimal time to prepare but is still extracted using the cold-press method, then Kuvings B6000 might be a good fit. With its two-step, extraction process juice from produce are extracted without damaging the essential enzymes and vitamins. Once the auger blade crushes the produce, it presses it against the juice strainer. The pulp is expelled, leaving you with tasty juice that is chock full of nutrients. Some users complain about the pulp content, but strain the juice with a sieve or pour it back through the juicer to remove the remaining pulp.

Also, operating at about 60 RPM, the slowly rotating auger extracts a high yield of juice from vegetables, fruits, and even from leafy greens. An added benefit when using a slow juicer is the juice has an extended shelf life. Sure, you should drink your juice immediately to absorb the highest amount of nutrients, but you may find it useful to know that you can store it for later consumption. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours. You can take your fresh juice on the go, but make sure to keep it cold to preserve the rich flavor of the juice. Use a glass container with a tightly sealed lid for the best results. You can use a plastic or stainless steel container instead of glass.

What Kinds of Produce Can Kuvings B6000 Series Juice?

This juice press can handle all types of produce-soft and hard produce, leafy greens, citrus fruits, beans, and nuts.

Hard produce includes pear, cauliflower, celery, carrots, apple, yakon, garlic, cilantro, beets, cucumber, sweet potato, asparagus, ginger, bitter gourd, pepper, pumpkin, watermelon, broccoli, turmeric, pineapple and fennel.

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

Though this cold press juicer can process leafy greens, a 60 RPM upright masticating juicer is not ideal for juicing wheatgrass and green leafy vegetables on its own. It should be done along with other produce to aid in juice extraction. Don’t get me wrong here, it still outperforms centrifugal juicers but it’s just not as efficient as horizontal masticating juicers. Newer vertical masticating juicers running half that speed (43 RPM) can now process leafy greens and wheatgrass at a more efficient rate.

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

You can also puree soft produce such as kiwifruit, grapes, pomegranate, avocado, peach, mango, melon, cranberries, blackberry, strawberry, tomato and papaya using this machine.

You can also use this machine for making soy and almond milk (use soaked almonds and soybeans)

Technical Specifications

TypeCold Press Juicer
Price$$$
Juice QualityHigh
Juice Shelf Life72 Hours
Dishwasher SafeNo
Pulp EjectionExternal
Motor60 RPM
Wattage240 Watts
Chute Size3 inches (round)
BuildBPA Free Plastic
DesignVertical/Upright
ColorRed – B6000PR
Silver – B6000S
White – B6000W
Noise LevelLow
Warranty10 Years
Best for JuicingSoft Fruits, Dense Produce, Citruses, Beans & Nuts
ApplicationHome & Personal Use

Verdict

The Kuvings B6000 Whole Slow Juicer is an efficient and versatile juicer that not only makes delicious juice full of phytonutrients but also comes with a blank screen to make nut butter and tasty sorbets to satisfy that sweet tooth craving. No other vertical masticating juicer released by Kuvings comes with this option. If you like to juice leafy greens on their own, then a twin gear or horizontal masticating juicer would be a better option.

Alternate the greens with dense vegetables because the greens need something hard to push them through the juice maker. The wide feed chute is an excellent addition and allows you to put larger pieces of apples, oranges, saving you time on preparation. The juice cap is also a nice feature, allowing you to mix juice inside and prevent spills or drips on the counter.

This juicer is a slower juicer, so if you’re expecting it to produce a high volume of juice in a matter of seconds, then a centrifugal juicer might be a better option. You have to consider the trade-off if you choose a fast juicer instead. A slow juicer is quiet and produces a high yield of juice with tons of nutrients. A fast juicer is very loud, produces a lower quantity and fewer nutrients. However, fresh juice straight from a juicer is better for you than store-bought juice. If you’re looking for a powerful, masticating juicer for everyday juicing, then the Kuvings B6000 may just be the one for you.

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