Aicook Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer
Are you looking for a healthier lifestyle putting more fruits and vegetables in your diet? Juicing is a tasty, easy way to do that and the Aicook Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer will help you. Also,being a slow masticating juicer, it ensures higher juice yield and drier pulp than a centrifugal juicer thus saving you money in the long term. Click the image or “Continue Reading” button to learn more in my detailed review of this quiet, easy to use cold press juicer.
The US food guide recommends plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grain foods in your daily diet balanced with protein. The new Canadian food guide increases emphasis on fruits and vegetables over whole grains. Here is a link to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.
How do you get more vegetables and fruit into your diet?
One way that many people have found helpful is to turn to juicing.
Why juice at home?
The healthiest juice is homemade because packaged juice has additional ingredients that you don’t want in your healthy diet. Things like sugar and chemicals that enhance the color, increase the shelf life, and homogenize the juice.
Read the label on your store-bought juice sometime and see if you can pronounce some of the added ingredients. If you don’t know what they are do you really want to drink them?
What is the healthiest way to make juice at home?
Centrifugal juicers are faster than masticating juicers. However, the rapidly spinning blades of centrifugal juicers introduce oxygen and heat into the juice. The oxygen reacts with and breaks down enzymes and vitamins. And heat speeds up this chemical reaction. The result is that the nutritional value of the juice starts to decay almost immediately.
Slow masticating cold press juicers are much healthier because the slow speed avoids oxidation and heat. Juice made this way stays fresh longer, tastes better, and keeps its nutritional value even when stored for several days.
Is juicing good for you?
Juicing does have a couple of concerns among health experts.
Although no sugar is added to your homemade juice, pure fruit juice is naturally high in sugar. If you are diabetic or obese, drinking fruit juice is not good for you. Drink vegetable juice, with some fruit to sweeten it, if you like, to avoid the high sugar drinks.
The other concern is that separating the pulp from the juice takes fiber out of your diet. As long as you include fiber in your meals this isn’t a major problem. Just be aware that you aren’t getting all the entire benefit of the fruit or veggie by juicing. Eating the whole apple, carrot or whatever is healthier for you in many ways.
Aicook Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer – Overview
The Aicook Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer rotates at a very slow speed. The slow, chewing action of the auger produces the highest nutritional value of the juice.
More juice is made and the pulp is drier. There is very little froth and almost no heat so enzymes and vitamins are not lost.
All kinds of fruits and vegetables can be juiced. Leafy greens, wheatgrass, celery, ginger, carrot, apples, oranges, and more are no problem.
Dry pulp left over from the juicing process is a good indication that the most juice is being extracted from the produce. The Aicook Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer makes very dry pulp.
Don’t waste the pulp, it is great in salads, soups, tea, veggie burgers, mixed in baked goods, dehydrated for snacks, and can be also be composted into excellent fertilizer.
You will love this Aicook Juicer. It is quiet and easy to clean. Assembly and disassembly is quick and all parts, except the motor base, can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
Aicook Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer – Features
- 60 dB noise level is much quieter than the 80-95 dB produced by centrifugal juicers and blenders.
- 2″ feeder chute allows larger chunks to be juiced for less prep work. However, this is smaller than many of the 3″ wide chutes available on some centrifugal juicers.
- 7-stage worm spiral system – cuts, then breaks, squeezes, mills, separates, grinds, and finally extracts juice from pulp.
- One button disassembly makes it easy to take the juicer body off the motor base.
- The disassembled parts are:
- easily rinsed in water
- BPA-free or food grade stainless steel
- A small brush is included for cleaning the filter
- Handles all types of fruits and vegetables – leafy greens, fibrous fruit and veggies, soft citrus, hard root veggies, wheatgrass, and others.
- It can also be used to make baby food.
- Reverse function allows you to clear clogging without disassembling the juicer.
- The modern black and silver design looks good in any kitchen.
The Aicook Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer comes with:
- 150-watt motor base
- Juicing body
- Seven-stage auger
- Fine filter
- Juicing body cap
- Tray & food propeller
|Capacity:||Juice: 2.5 Cups (600 ml)|
Pulp: ~4 Cups (900 ml) – no markings on container
Food Grade Stainless Steel
|Voltage:||120VAC, 60 Hz.|
|Dimensions:||11.8″ (30 cm) x 6.5″ (16.5 cm) x 13.7″ (34.8 cm)|
|Weight:||7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg.)|
Aicook Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer – Pros & Cons
- Makes healthy juice that stays fresh longer
- Efficient – more juice, drier pulp
- Easy to assemble/disassemble
- Easy to clean
- Handles all types of fruit and vegetables
- Attractive design
- 30-day money back guarantee
- 24-month warranty
- No instruction manual
- Little known manufacturer
Note about Aicook: There is some confusion about Aicook vs Aicok. They are different companies both owned by the same parent company, Changchun Chengji Technology CO., LTD., based in Shenzhen, China. They are not knock-offs of each other but their products are very similar so I’m not sure why there are two companies making the same things.
Aicook Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer – My Final Opinion
For those of you who want to make healthy, long-lasting juice at home the Aicook Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer is a good choice. Reasonably priced with the most desirable features in a cold press juicer I give it a rating of 8.6 out of 10 and a recommended Buy.
Not interested in this juicer? There are lots more to choose from on my post, The Best Juicers For 2018.
Your comments, questions or opinion would be much appreciated especially if you own this wonderful appliance. Please leave it in the comment box.