VonShef Digital Slow Masticating Juicer Review
A few years ago, I was in a rough spot. For months on end, I would just pig out, as I didn’t care what I ate or how I looked. Then, cut to eight months later, and I had gained a whopping thirty pounds. After that, I knew that I had to get out of that slump and back into shape.
When I told my friend about my plan to get back on track, she said that juicing is what helps her stay on target and motivated. I had never really been into juicing before, so she loaned me her device so I could see what the fuss was about. The juicer that she gave me was the VonShef Digital Slow Masticating Juicer, and I was instantly hooked.
If you are like me and have no idea what juicing is all about or how to even get started, then read on. I quickly learned how to master this device, and I have become so much more healthy as a result.
Part of it is the fact that I’m paying more attention to what I eat, but a lot of it is the fact that juicing with the VonShef is so much fun.
VonShef Digital Slow Masticating Juicer
When it comes to juicing, you may be thinking that it’s a lot like blending a smoothie or something. That’s what I figured at first, which is why I was confused by the VonShef the first time I used it. However, I quickly learned that this was a masticating juicer, which means that it processes the food in the same way that we do (by chewing), and the results are better juice and less waste. If you want to improve the output of your juice, then I would highly recommend getting a masticating model.
Energy-Efficient 150-Watt Motor
Part of what makes the VonShef so efficient is the motor. This powerful machine can process food so well that you don’t even have to worry about squeezing out extra drops once you’re finished. The motor is also energy efficient, meaning that having this device in your kitchen isn’t going to add to your utility bill by any significant amount.
One thing that I like about the VonShef (and masticating juicers in general) is that they are specifically designed to go slow. Unlike a blender which is built to just process food as fast as possible, the VonShef only operates at 80 rpm. While this does mean that it takes a little longer to make a full glass, you ultimately get more juice for less work. This particular model also has two speeds to choose from so that you can get the best results no matter what.
Stainless Steel Construction
Finally, the best part about this juicer is that it is built solid. If you’re like me, juicing is now a way of life, which means that you spend a good chunk of time each week making and processing new juice. With so much time dedicated to this machine, you need something that will not break down easily, and that can take a beating. The VonShef’s stainless steel construction makes it a durable and reliable addition to any kitchen.
- Durable and robust
- Slow operation for better results
- Masticating juicer
- Compact design
- Wide mouth opening
- Two speeds for your convenience
- Reversible process for unclogging machine
- Easy to use digital control panel
- Extracts pulp automatically
- Dishwasher safe
- Scrubbing brush included
- Need to cut your foods down to size beforehand
- Certain foods will not be broken down very well
- Pulp can be wet in some cases
- Juicing screen can clog quickly
Is there pulp in the juice?
It depends on what you put in, but some materials can have more pulp than others. Fibrous foods usually don’t have too much.
Does it produce a lot of foam?
The juicing screen is excellent at removing foam from your juice, although it does take a little rinse to get the excess juice out of it.
Can I make nut butter with this machine?
Unfortunately, no. It is not built for making butter and such.
While I wouldn’t say that the VonShef single-handedly brought me out of my funk, I will say that having such a versatile machine at my disposal certainly helped me more than if I didn’t have it. Even if you aren’t going through a rough patch, I would still recommend the VonShef Juicer if you want to get healthier and have a more nutritious diet.