While the Mooka B5100 isn't our favorite juicer by far, it does an acceptable job for its price. This masticating juicer struggles a little with harder produce, like beets or sweet potatoes, but it does make solid juice cocktails and yields an above average amount of juice from soft produce. It's about average at juicing leafy greens, but it is one of the easier to clean models. All in all, the Mooka might be worth considering if you are set on getting a masticating juicer and shopping on a budget, but otherwise, we wouldn't really recommend it.
Mooka B5100 Review
Pros: Easy to clean, decent juice quality
Cons: Less than average hard produce juice yield
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Our Analysis and Test Results
The Mooka finished right behind the Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer and ahead of the Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth. Overall, the Mooka and the Aicok score very similarly overall, with the Mooka having a slight edge at soft produce while the Aicok is a bit better at leafy greens. The Mooka has a list price that is a bit less than the Aicok, but we have found the Aicok regularly offered at a discounted price less than the Mooka, so we would recommend you go with whatever is cheaper. The Hamilton Beach did about average across the board and costs a lot less than either the Mooka or the Aicok, making it a much better budget buy.
To find out which juicer is the best of them all, we bought all the best and then compared them head-to-head. We ranked and scored their performance in five weighted rating metrics, with the Mooka's mediocre results discussed below.
Comprising one-fourth of the total score, our juice quality metric is the most significant of our testing process. For this metric, we made three different juice cocktails and had a panel of judges rate the quality of each beverage. The Mooka did fairly well, earning a 6 out of 10.
Starting off, we used the Mooka to make a primarily beet juice based cocktail that also included apples and carrots. It did about average, creating a cocktail that had decent amounts of pulp, but tasted quite a bit more bland than the same drink made by other juicers.
It did a little better with our second drink, a blend of romaine lettuce, orange, and apple juice. The Mooka's version didn't have a ton of pulp, but a few chunks did make it though. Our judges rated the taste as above average, with the oranges coming across a bit stronger than the rest of the ingredients.
The Mooka finished out this metric with a strong showing in our "sunset blend" tests, which consisted of carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, beets, and oranges. It made one of the better beverages of the group. The final drink was a little watery, but it tasted great, with all of the flavors of the different produce coming through and blending nicely.
Following our juice quality evaluations, we moved on to scoring how the Mooka handled soft produce. For this metric, we based the score on how much cucumber, celery, orange, and apple juice the Mooka produced compared to the other products when using the same amount of produce. This group of tests is responsible for 20% of the final score for the B5100, which earned a 6 out of 10 for its alright performance.
Unfortunately, the Mooka got off to a bit of a rough start in our cucumber test, producing well below the average yield. It did redeem itself a bit in our celery test, yielding an average amount of juice.
However, it did far better when it came to juicing apples and oranges, having some of the highest juice yields of the entire group.
Our next series of tests also account for 20% of the total score for the Mooka and is based on how much juice it yielded with carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes. It didn't do the best, earning a 4 out of 10 overall.
The Mooka did about average at juicing the carrots, yielding an average amount of juice with only mild to moderate amounts of pulp. Unfortunately, it did very poorly when it came to juicing beets, having one of the lowest yields of the group.
It finished out with another average performance when it came to sweet potatoes, yielding an average amount of juice that had a moderate amount of pulp.
Our last juicing metric also is responsible for 20% of the Mooka's final score. We performed the same testing procedure as our last two metrics, but used wheatgrass, kale, and spinach as our sample type of leafy greens. The Mooka delivered another middle-of-the-road performance, earning a 5 out of 10.
This juicer actually did very well the wheat grass, having one of the highest yields of the group. Unfortunately, it couldn't carry this performance into our kale test, producing a less than average amount of juice that was a bit foamy.
It did even worse when it came to spinach, having one of the lowest juice yields of the group and creating quite a bit of foam in the process.
For our last set of tests, we focused on how easy it is to clean each juicer, which constitutes the remaining 15% of the final score. The Mooka actually finished out with a strong showing, earning an 8 out of 10.
Unfortunately, the Mooka's components aren't safe for the dishwasher. However, the included cleaning brush works quite well and the overall cleaning process is quite easy. The only minor drawback we found is the few nooks and crannies on the lid that can trap bits of produce and require a bit more effort to clean.
The Mooka is an alright value when it comes to masticating juicers, but there are other options that give you far more bang for your buck if you aren't set on getting a masticating model.
Overall, the Mooka B5100 is a fine juicer for its price. It's not particularly compelling, but it isn't bad either.
— David Wise and Austin Palmer