Whatever problem you had with juicers before the krups solved it and made it better. Everything we didn’t like about juicers before seems to have been the focus of the design. First, more juice, less waste. This was the thing we noticed the most, you really get a lot more juice. We were always throwing out a lot of waste for a little juice. Second, quiet, you can actually have a conversation while making juice. Third, while it looked like it would be intimidating set up is quick and easy, especially after the first time and clean up is a breeze. Minor negative is i wish the holes where you put the fruits and vegetables in were just a little larger but i like that there are three. Solidly built, highly recommended juicer.
When juicing citrus, like lemons and oranges, the amco enameled aluminum squeezer, orange is by far the easiest to use, the easiest to clean and gets the most juice out of the fruit. I would never consider trying to use a sophisticated extractor like the krups to juice citrus (unless it just one of the components of a drink with numerous items in it). An extractor and a juicer are two different tools. For extracting juice from hard fruit like apples and vegetables there are numerous brands and styles of juicer available. I own one of the older high-speed centrifugal designs from about 15 years ago and it is a pain to use, does not extract much juice and is a nightmare to clean. When i opened the krups my heart sank. So many little pieces and parts. I imagined the cleanup process would not be worth the effort. While any extractor, just because of what it has to do, will need cleanup, the krups is logical and most cleanable areas are easy to reach and all removable parts are dishwasher safe.
First of all i must say i love this juicer and recommend it. It came well packed in a very pretty box. It comes with a very nice recipe book and picture type instructions for putting the juicer together. At first i thought it was weird to have only pictures to put it together, but i had no problems at all. It is fairly intuitive to put it together. The juicer is very sturdy and extremely well built. It looks great on my counter. Two months ago i bought my daughter the hamilton beach big mouth juice extractor 67650 for her birthday. This was the second centrifugal type juicer i have had. They have both been loud, messy, and hard to clean.
I found it for a steal at homegoods, but was kind of disappointed when i opened the package, i realized it wasn’t brand new, a return, maybe?. But oh well, but i still wanted to give it a try, and boy am i glad that i did. This juicer is sooooo quiet, and juices soooo much juice out of the fruit or veggie, and it has three feeding tubes, so you can alternate your goodies in each slot and make it quick. You don’t have to cut up the long veggies like carrot, cucumber etc, just feed it in the tube and it juices it. The pulp that comes out is pretty dry. Also, the setup takes about a min and the cleanup takes about 3mins or so, it is not messy at all. I am keeping this juicer 🙂 it is a tad taller though, but not bulky looks good enough to be left out on the counter.
If you’ve had experience with standard juicers in the past – the ones that use noisy, high speed to fling the juice out of the strainer and into your waiting container – then you’ll be surprised at the krups infinity slow juice extractor. The name pretty much describes what the product does, it slowly extracts juice. It’s much, much quieter than standard juicers and uses a totally different method for juicing. A large, very hard plastic corkscrew-like device shreds and squeezes the juice from the portions of whatever vegetable or fruit you’ve pushed into the device. Most of the pulp is then pushed out the back through a portal and into a container while the juice comes out the front through a spout and into another container. It’s really cool watching this thing work. The corkscrew thingy takes bites off of whatever you’re sticking into it instead of shredding it up like most juicers. Most juicers have issues surrounding the pulp, where it goes, how wet it might be (meaning: juice waste) and how much they can take before you have to stop production. This juicer has 2 of those issues beat, but not the last. It comes with 2 vessels to hold juice or pulp and a handy foam blocker so you can pour your juice without all the foam you normally get.
We thoroughly enjoy our easy to assemble smoothies and use that on a daily basis. After using a contraption that typically rewards you with instant gratification, it’s almost a daunting task to go the krups juicer. This machine is pretty sexy. It looks good on the counter – very modern and contemporary and unlike any other style of juicer i have seen. Assembly was not as intuitive as i thought it would be when i opened the box, but that’s nothing that cannot be accomplished after reading the instructions (which you’re supposed to do anyway). As the name of the product suggests, it’s a slow juicer. But i suppose it’s meant to do that to really get the food processed correctly. Clean-up is a cinch for the most part.
- Product is good, pretty good but the only thing I don’t
- Great Buy!
- I am not in live with this machine.
I have used it to juice 5+ times now, and my only complaint is that it seems to jam pretty easily – especially with carrots. In order to fix it you need to take out the entire basket + take off the top. However, what it does do is make a great juice, and it is super easy to clean. I like the way it looks on my counter tooupdate 9/9/2014 -i have used this juicer almost daily for months. The juice i make regularly is fairly specific but there is some flaws in this product. You have to alternate between ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ veggies/fruits or it will simply jam. I have taken it as sort of an on going challenge to see if i can finish juicing without jamming at least once. Celery is a serious challenge for this juicer because of the long fibrous threads and this juicers tiny refuse hole.
Working well and provides excellent juice.
I have the omega vrt330 dual-stage vertical single-auger low-speed juicer, white, which is considered one of the best juicers on the market. The omega is seldom used because it is ‘hard’ to dissemble it, clean it, and put it back together. I didn’t realize what the words hard and inconvenient meant until i used this juicer. General clean up time takes about 5 minutes or so. The juice came out thick and rich, but the cleanup was a bit too much fun. I wish there was a way to just press a button that cleans everything (a la vitamix’s pour water and turn it on to wash it) strategy. How does the juice compare to the omega vert 330?. It’s meatier and thicker in krups, and that’s a good thing. I also like the strainer that’s in the krups to remove the bubbles / frothiness at the top.
This is my first masticating juicer. In the past, i have purchased centrifugal juicers and never been too happy with the results. For those who don’t know the difference, a centrifugal juicer has a rapidly spinning basket/blade with lots of small holes in it. Turn it on and it will often sound like a jet engine taking off as the basket must essentially chop up the food very small and fling the juice out towards the walls. The heavier pulp stays in the basket and goes out a different spout. Centrifugal juicers have the advantage of speed – they juice quite quickly. You can also put it whole apples and hard parts like pineapple cores to some of the juicers. But they don’t get as much juice out as masticating juicers. Often the pulp is still wet, and the juice itself can have a surprising amount of ‘fiber’ from the fruit. Masticating juicers are quite different.
Breakfast in my home has not been the same since my family has taken to making smoothies. They juice fresh carrots, spinach, celery, apples; blend in frozen blueberries, mango and cherries; and add wheat germ, flaxseeds, nut butters and yogurt. So, it should come as no surprise that the krups infinity slow juice extractor sits on our kitchen counter like a stainless-steel buddha, treasured and revered by the breakfast crowd. To be fair, the krupps juicer isn’t much larger than other juicing models (perhaps, a tad taller). Although, the stainless-steel finish is attractive enough to justify leaving it out on your counter if you have the space to spare. As for the juicer’s performance, it does what it claims and it does it well. Clean up is still about five minutes, standard for counter-top juicers, to disassemble, wash and brush out the last bits of pulp from the basket. The krupps juicer comes with two stainless steel baskets, a fine and coarser grid to accommodate everything from juice to sauces and smoothies. Additional instructions are on the company’s website.
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- Breakthrough design
- Continuous slow juice extraction (80 rounds per minute)
- Super silent motor (70 decibels)
- 3-compartment feeding tube (1,5-ounce diameter each); external jug to collect compacted pulp
- Anti-drip pouring spout; includes: 2 stainless steel baskets, cleaning brush, 2 plastic jugs, 1 foam separator and recipe book; made in France; 2-year worldwide warranty
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To really know the difference between a masticating juicer and centrifugal – try this out. Take a couple of oranges, peel them out and juice them in a centrifugal juice and a couple of them on the masticating juicer. Pour the juice in a bottle and keep it the fridge. Wait for 12 hours and try each of the juice – you will notice that that the juice from the centrifugal juice would have turned bad because of excessive oxidization since the juice is spinned at 12,000 rpm a lot of air mixes into it. I have had my share of both kinds of juicers and ideally would prefer to have both of them 🙂 centrifugal juicers are very quick, literally do not need any vegetable/fruit cutting, while the masticating juicers require cutting them into smaller chunks and cleaning is a bit difficult on the masticating juicers. I have had the breville centrifugal juicer for over 4 years now and loving it. I also tried the breville masticating juicer, but never liked it since the juice extraction was not very good. With the krups, i am liking the juice extraction – the quantity and the fact that it is made in france. I am planning to make this my primary juicer and see how this is going to work out – so far i am really liking it.
My wife and i have been anxious to get into juicing. It just seems like a nice, clean, fresh way to eat (drink) and so we have been looking for a good juicer. I can’t say that this is the best one out there, but it does its job and has provided us with some quality juice. I’m slightly on the fence here with some of the aspects of the product. The manual provided is almost of no use at all, which is sad since it would have been nice to have some clearer direction here. Also, this can be a bear to clean time after time. This juicer also likes to take its time (they don’t call it slow for nothing). Those qualms aside, this does its job, which is something to be proud of. While it takes a while, it also gets the most out of your fruits and veggies, so i’m thankful for that, and the parts are high quality and this is a very well made product. It isn’t going to break down anytime soon.
Having a small garden in the backyard, we always seem to end up with more vegetables than we know what to do with. While i had always considered buy a juicer, the idea had always been put on the back burner along with taking out the trash and restaining the deck. I had always thought that juicing the veggies we grew might be a great way to minimize wasting what we grew. I had the privilege to try and test the krups zb500e52 infinity slow juice extractor. This was the first juicer i tried. While i would not say going from the box to juicing was a difficult process, being a newbie in the world of juicing, i definitely had to read the directions on how to assemble all of the components. Once i assembled and disassembled it a few times, then it was really easy. The krups infinity comes with two screens, one that filters out most particles, and the other that lets larger particles through. The operation of the juicer is a quite simple. Simply chop the foods to be juiced up into sizes small enough to fit through the 3 holes on the top of the extractor.
I had purchased on of the highest rated juicers on amazon and i ended up giving it away. It was big, loud, messy and difficult to clean and reassemble. When i had the opportunity to try this juicer, i was intrigued. I love that it is much more compact and it is so much more quiet than the standard juicer.It does work well and, while it loses one star for being a little difficult to clean, it was still easier than some of the other juicers that i have tried. A good juicer, especially if you are looking for something a little smaller.
The only other juicer i’ve ever used is a centrifugal juicer, which is easy to use and clean when making fresh orange juice, but i noticed that it leaves behind a fair amount of juice. I’d been looking at masticating juicers for a while because i’ve read about the health benefits of juicing all sorts of fruits and vegetables i couldn’t juice with my centrifugal juicer. I was delighted to have the chance to review this krups slow juice extractor. A slow juice extractor is kind of a hybrid between a centrifugal and a masticating juicer. It’s upright and you load appropriate sized chunks of fruits and veggies into a feed tube on top. You then push the food down into a auger, using a pushing tool, which mashes the food against a cone shaped sieve an allows the juice to come out of one spout and the almost dry pulp and fiber to come out another spout. That’s a basic, non-technical description of how a slow juicer works. What i noticed right away upon unboxing is that this is a really beautiful appliance. It’s tall (17 1/2′ tall and 7′ wide) and the tripod-style, weighty, stainless steel base is extremely stable. My young son said it reminds him of the eiffel tower.
You really need to take your time juicing – particularly with crunchy vegetables and fruit. I cut up an apple into eight wedges. The machine has three small feed tubes to put your fruit down. I put one wedge into each tube and the machine stopped unable to handle the ‘load’. I had to disassemble to get the wedges out and from then on, it was one wedge at a time. You also have to be careful about how vegetables/fruit with waxy skin initially hit the blade. If it’s smooth skin side down, it’ll just kind of skim the blade and glide over the top until you mash it down forcing it to get caught in the blades and juiced down. Because of the tedious nature of the way you feed things into the juicer and having to make sure things get caught by the blade, it can get tiresome. If you are unable to accept you have to take it slow, this is not the machine for you. I am happy with the quality of the juice produced.
This seems to be a very good juicer. I haven’t had any other to compare it to but this seems to work very well. The pieces go together very easily and i love that it has three drop down compartments(even though they all go to the same place). The juicer seems to be a little on the pricey side for me but it is a very high quality machine. It comes with two different strainers to make juices and one with a little bigger slots to make thicker things such as salsa. The juicer does put out quite a good amount of juice and discards the pulp into a pitcher that sits under a spout in the back of the juicer. My kids really liked the juice that we made from our fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruit and veggies can get expensive but for the quality of juice you get it is worth paying a little more. The juicer seemed to be okay to clean up. It did get some pulp in quite a few places but really not any problem to get out and wash the parts.
We meaning myself, my 9 year old daughter, and my 7 year old daughter. Six years ago i gave up my juicer because i never used it. So, when i packed up my family to move, i gave it away. Fast forward 6 years ago, and juicing is so much funwe’ve juiced apples, oranges, and herbal extracts. We washed them, cut them up into slices, and started juicing. What was interesting – and, unfortunately, i didn’t even know – is that juice from freshly juiced apples looks nothing like the apple juice you see at the store. Instead, it looks like apple cider.
We love juicing and have owned several different models over the years including old-fashioned juicer/fruit squeezers, juicer steamers, omega continuous pulp ejection juicer and a waring pro juice extractor. We also have blenders, food processors etc. So, when this came up for review it was a no brainer to try it out. This very quickly became our favorite juicer ever. First, it’s so quiet especially compared to the waring pro which sounds like a jet engine taking off in the kitchen. This is more like a quiet hum and can be easily used without waking the entire household. In fact, it is the most quiet electric juicer we’ve used. Next, assembly and clean-up is within a tolerable limit.
Product is good, pretty good but the only thing i don’t like is that when you put too much fruits, it gets to the point that you have to clean the machine because it won’t squeeze the juice as much, so you have to clean the machine if you make a lot of juice. Other than that, it actually does pretty good if you don’t mind cleaning in the middle of the juicing.
There are three ways to turn fruit and other products into juice: a good blender, a high speed juicer, and a slow juicer like this one. The blender is, in my opinion, the best option of the three, as it retains all the vitamins and fiber that are part of the original food. It’s perfect for things like banana, berries, or melon. The high speed juicer is better when it comes to material that is more firm to begin with, such as beets or carrots, but there is an enormous amount of waste in the process. For every glass of carrot juice, you end up with a large pitcher full of carrot mush. As others have said, the pulp can be used in other recipes such as carrot cake, but there’s only so much carrot cake you can make. This is my first experience with a slow juicer. I’ve tried carrot juice – which worked, and then tried juicing spinach so that i’d have a base for a salmon dish i was prepping. I ended up with a lot of sludge in the machine that didn’t end up going into the waste pitcher, and very little spinach juice.
The krups infinity slow juicer zb500e is the first juicer i’ve owned. If you’ve used a food processor or a food mill before, you’ll find the prep work, running the juicer, and cleaning up to be similar. I’ve been processing several types of fruit individually to make juices for drinking and for use as recipe ingredients: citrus, firm fleshed with thin skin, and soft fleshed with thin skin (such as lime, mango, and tomato respectively). The total amount of work varies quite a bit, depending on the fruit you’re juicing. Citrus needs to be peeled and cut before juicing but debris does not accumulate in the machine that quickly. Soft fleshed fruits with thin skins are the easiest to deal with; just wash, cut, and juice. The high liquid content also keeps things flowing through the juicer easily. On the other hand, fruits with firm flesh generate a lot of sludge that requires stopping and cleaning out the juicer periodically. These fruits don’t need to be peeled beforehand though. After you’re done processing the last batch of fruit, the machine is easy to break down.
Continuous slow juice extraction (80 rounds per minute)
This is my fourth juicer and my second slow juicer. I juice frequently, and this slow juicer really extracts the juice. The pulp left behind is extremely dry. Which is a great way to get the most out of your juicing budget, especially if you try to juice mostly organic produce. I liked the krups quality, and i didn’t think it was especially hard to clean or disassemble. All juicers require cleaning and are a bit of a chore. I also like that this is dishwasher safe, just be sure to turn off the heat dry, just in case. Having the finer and the more course basket are great too. This juicer is also extremely quiet. Centrifugal juice users and vita-mix users will appreciate the serene morning environment when using this juicer.
This thing reminds me of an upside down garbage disposal combined with an alien spaceship. It took me about 15 minutes from unboxing it, to having the pieces i needed to wash clean, and the item put together, and it was juicing. My big flub was not knowing if i used 1 of the mesh baskets, or both of them at the same time. The instruction book is fairly useless. I did not find it user friendly at all. It looks a bit thick but it’s in several languages, and there’s really not much info in any one section. There’s pictures, but i couldn’t figure out what they were trying to tell me. Luckily, the recipe book clarified things.
I am not crazy about this machine. It gets clogged by the fibrous fruits and vegetables and is a little hard to clean.
I have an older model juiceman juicer. It has gotten a lot of use and was getting a little tired. So i thought we’d give the krups infinity slow juice extractor a try. First, this thing looks about a million times better on my counter. It is sleek and has the look of quality. It is too tall to fit under some of my cupboards so check the measurements. When krups says ‘slow’ they mean it. It really does take some time to run veggies through this. You are not going to quickly juice something on the way out the door. But it does get a lot more juice out of things.
(the video is long at about nine minutes, but there’s an outline at the very beginning that tells when different topics are discussed. The video shows off this krups and then compares it against the breville/kuvings juicer design that i recommend below. )intro——-i’ll say up front that i’m not a juicing expert. I have, however, owned a centrifugal juicer since 2007 and two other masticating juicers since 2012. So, hopefully i can help you as you make your decision on what to buy. The juicers that i’ve used are:* breville bje200xl compact juice fountain centrifugal juicer, bought in 2007, currently $100* breville bjs600xl fountain crush masticating slow juicer masticating juicer, from vine in 2012, currently $216 (but was under $200 recently)* kuvings ns-850 silent upright masticating juicer masticating juicer, from vine in 2012, currently $299* this model, from vine in 2013, currently $252personally, i greatly prefer the three masticating juicers (including this one) that i’ve used over the breville bje200xl centrifugal model that i bought in 2007. They are quieter, yield (from my experience) a bit more juice, and they don’t have sharp blades that you need to worry about while assembling and cleaning them (i really didn’t like cleaning that juicer). Don’t get me wrong, the breville bje200xl is a very well-made machine and good for the price, but i don’t like it nearly as well as the masticating models. I stopped using the bje200xl shortly after i bought it because i didn’t like it much, so it wasn’t a good buy for me. I still have the breville bjs600xl at the ready, though.
I have owned several juicers before, ranging from an inexpensive cuisinart to a somewhat pricey sharper image model. My previous juicers have all been a typical blade juicer, where you push fruit, etc. Into a tube or basket and juice is created by the rpm of the blades hitting what you push into the juicer. The pulp, of course, remains in the juicer compartment or is forced out a separate spout from the juice. Those juicers tend to work very well, and clean up varies depending on model. I don’t know of any juicer that i find a breeze to clean up, as they all require some disassembly or removal of parts, washing, etc. I don’t consider the cleaning steps on any to be such a pain that it deters me from juicing. The krups infinity slow juicer works on a somewhat different principle. Instead of a blade that chops up the solid items you put in it, krups uses an auger which compresses the solids, extracting juice and leaving a remarkably dry pulp. This may cause you to have to do some additional steps depending on your ingredients.
Super silent motor (70 decibels)
3-compartment feeding tube (1,5-ounce diameter each); external jug to collect compacted pulp