Finishing roughly in the middle of the pack of our best juicer review, the Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer is rather remarkable on the whole. It is one of the lowest-priced masticating juicers we tested, and it performed better than one of the more expensive masticating models. It is easy to clean and had decent juice quality but fell a little short in our hard and soft produce metrics. That said, this slow juicer does a fantastic job when it comes to extracting juice from leafy greens and earns a nod as a notable budget pick for this purpose. This makes it a kitchen appliance we would add to our countertop.
REASONS TO BUY
Extremely easy to clean
Great at juicing leafy greens
REASONS TO AVOID
Subpar at juicing hard and soft produce
Aicok vs. Aicook
From what we can tell, Aicok is in the process of rebranding to Aicook. Identical versions of this juicer are listed on the website for both of these very similar names, though currently it can only be purchased from the Aicook site. We have sent out inquiries regarding this issue and are waiting to hear back.
Editor's Note: We've updated this review to include more information on which juicers are our favorite. This update happened on January 28, 2022.
Our Analysis and Test Results
This budget masticating juicer has many copycats on the web, and for a good reason. The original Aicok, around longer than all the other lookalikes, is one of the cheapest masticating models you can find that also performs decently. While not the best for hard and soft produce, this is worth a gander if your main focus is juicing leafy greens.
This important metric comprised the largest part of the total score for the top-ranked juicers. We used three different juice blends for evaluation, judging the taste, texture, and thickness of the final product produced by each machine. The Aicok Slow Juicer fared decently here, earning a slightly above average score.
For our first test, we used a juice cocktail known as "Can't Beet It," which consisted of the eponymous beetroots, as well as apples, celery, cucumber, carrots, and ginger root. The Aicok Slow produced an acceptable drink with a fine taste, though the celery flavor was slightly overpowering. The texture was also a bit watery, but there was less pulp than more expensive models.
We used a juice recipe for our next assessment that included romaine lettuce, apples, oranges, celery, and cucumbers. The Aicok did much better in this test. The juice was still a little thinner, with citrus and apple flavors being much more predominant than in the drinks made by some of the other products, but overall it was a nice concoction.
For our third test, we used a recipe that included apples, beetroot, carrots, oranges, and sweet potatoes. The Aicok finished this metric with a relatively lackluster performance, with lots of pulp and an overwhelming beety taste.
Next up, our soft produce metric tested the yield and quality of juice produced from each appliance when using softer fruits and veggies. We used apples, oranges, cucumber, and celery as our representative types of soft produce. The Aicok Slow Juicer didn't do amazingly well in this metric, earning a low score.
This product did particularly poorly at juicing cucumbers, having the lowest yield of the entire group. It created about 50mL less juice than the average, though the juice was notably pulp-free. It did a little better at juicing celery, only yielding about 10mL less than the average amount. There was very little pulp or foam produced, and the juice didn't quickly separate as happened with other juicers.
From there, this juicer delivered a substandard performance at juicing oranges, creating a slightly less than average amount of juice. The juice was relatively pulp-free, but it generated about 1 inch of foam. The Aicok finished this metric with average performance at juicing apples. It had a decent juice yield and no separation, though mild pulp and foam were produced.
We evaluated each product on the same criteria as above for this category, but carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes were substituted for our representative produce types. The Aicok Slow Juicer again gave a somewhat mediocre showing.
The Aicok struggled a bit with juicing carrots with a yield well below average and mild to moderate amounts of pulp in the juice. It did a little better when juicing beets, but it still fell just shy of the average yield and created a non-trivial amount of foam and pulp.
For the final test of this metric, sweet potatoes, the Aicok Slow Juicer was again about average. It yielded a decent amount of juice, with only mild pulp and foam. Overall, we were not blown away by performance in this metric, though we had yet to discover the strong suit of this juicer.
This is the thing that the Aicok does best, so if you're a green juice fanatic who wants to stay on a budget, this may be the device for you. For these tests, we used kale, spinach, and wheatgrass.
The Aicok Slow Juicer did a good job in our first test for this metric: juicing wheatgrass. It yielded 3.5mL of juice from 12 grams of plant material, only slightly less than some of the group's top performers. Many of the lower-scoring juicers could only produce a drop or two of liquid with wheatgrass, so this is a notably good outcome.
The Aicok carried this good performance into our kale and spinach tests. It had an above-average yield of kale juice, though a decent amount of foam was created. The same holds for spinach juice, both output and foam generated.
We ranked and scored how much effort it took to clean out each product for this last group of tests. The Aicok Slow Juicer scored very well, earning one of the highest scores.
The various components of the Aicok Slow Juicer that require cleaning after use are dishwasher-safe, making it easy to clean. It is also relatively easy for those without a dishwasher to clean the various parts by hand, with only the lid having one spot that is slightly harder to clean. This product even includes a cleaning brush, but we found it a bit flimsy.
Should You Buy the Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer?
The Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer is an average juicer that wasn't our favorite, but it also didn't disappoint. It's a good budget option for those who really want a masticating juicer over a centrifugal or those who prefer juicing leafy greens. That said, some juicers perform much better, especially if you're willing to spend more money. The Aicok Slow Juicerfeels like it is priced accordingly to its performance, both middle-of-the-road. That said, masticating juicers tend to be expensive, so we appreciate a cheaper option. If you tend to heavily prioritize greens in your juice blends, you might be able to justify the price.
What Other Juicer Should You Consider?
The Aicok is the highest-ranking, cheaper masticator in our review. This makes it the shoo-in choice if you desire the style and your budget is tight. However, if you have more to spend, the Omega Nutrition Center is tough to be with better performance in almost every test metric. However, it also sports a premium price that is almost twice that of the Aicok. If you aren't sure what kind of juicer you prefer and just want to get juicing for a budget or think you might lean more towards soft produce of leafy greens, then the Breville Juice Fountain is our favorite centrifugal device with a similar price to the Aicok and a much higher overall score.