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Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Review

While this isn't the best product overall, it is the best option for juicing leafy greens on a budget
Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer
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Price:   $160 List
Pros:  Extremely easy to clean, great at juicing leafy greens
Cons:  Subpar at juicing hard and soft produce
Manufacturer:   Aicook
By David Wise and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Oct 14, 2021
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  • Juice Quality - 25% 6
  • Soft Produce - 20% 4
  • Hard Produce - 20% 4
  • Leafy Greens - 20% 7
  • Cleaning - 15% 9

Our Verdict

Finishing roughly in the middle of the pack, 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.

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 inquires regarding this issue and are waiting to hear back.

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Pros Extremely easy to clean, great at juicing leafy greensExcellent at juicing hard produce, easy to clean, great juice qualityStrong motor is good for juicing hard produce, large pulp container, custom scrubber eases cleaningInexpensive, decently easy to clean, good juice qualityDual-speed, good with soft produce, good juice quality
Cons Subpar at juicing hard and soft produceSubstandard at juicing leafy greens, lackluster soft produce performanceMinute yields with leafy greens, juice can be gritty and foamyAverage juice yieldSo-so with carrots, beets, struggles with leafy greens
Bottom Line While this isn't the best product overall, it is the best option for juicing leafy greens on a budgetThis machine earns our praise for delivering an excellent performance at juicing hard produceA premium model with a strong motor that is excellent at juicing hard produceA solid juicer with a very reasonable price tag, this represents one of the best values in our reviewIf you are looking for a solid all-around appliance that won't break the bank, we think this is a good option
Rating Categories Aicok Slow Masticat... Breville JE98XL Jui... Hamilton Beach Big... Hamilton Beach 6760... Mueller Ultra-Juice...
Juice Quality (25%)
6.0
7.0
5.0
6.0
6.0
Soft Produce (20%)
4.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
7.0
Hard Produce (20%)
4.0
9.0
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5.0
5.0
Leafy Greens (20%)
7.0
4.0
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5.0
3.0
Cleaning (15%)
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6.0
6.0
Specs Aicok Slow Masticat... Breville JE98XL Jui... Hamilton Beach Big... Hamilton Beach 6760... Mueller Ultra-Juice...
Model # AMR521 JE98XL 67850 67601A MU-100
Type Masticating Centrifugal Centrifugal Centrifugal Centrifugal
Warranty 2 Year 1 Year 3 year 3 year 2 Year
Dimensions 17.1" x 13.1" x 8.9" 9" x 16" x 17" 14.5" x 14.5" x 9" 14.4"1 x 7.8" x 11.46" 16" x 8.1" x 16"
Reverse? Yes No No No No
Dishwasher Safe? Yes Yes, most parts Yes Yes Filter blade

Our Analysis and Test Results

This budget masticating juicer has many copycats on the web, and for 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, if your main focus is juicing leafy greens, this is worth a gander.

Performance Comparison


The Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer.
The Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Juice Quality


This important metric comprised the largest part of the total score for each juicer we tested. 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.

The Aicok was the only juicer we had to empty and worry about over...
The Aicok was the only juicer we had to empty and worry about over flowing when making our mixed juices.
Credit: Austin Palmer

For our next assessment, we used a juice recipe 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.

The Aicok had juice that was more on the watery side rather than...
The Aicok had juice that was more on the watery side rather than thick and creamy.
Credit: Austin Palmer

For our third test, we used a recipe that included apples, beetroot, carrots, oranges, and sweet potatoes. The Aicok finished out this metric with a relatively lackluster performance, with lots of pulp and an overwhelming beety taste.

Not all juicers are created equal; some will make a thicker juice...
Not all juicers are created equal; some will make a thicker juice and others a thinner juice using the exact same ingredients.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Soft Produce


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.

The Aicok had a below average yield for celery and cucumber juice...
The Aicok had a below average yield for celery and cucumber juice with minimal pulp.
Credit: Austin Palmer

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 a decent amount of foam was still created — about 1". The Aicok finished out this metric with an average performance at juicing apples. It had a decent juice yield and no separation, though mild amounts of pulp and foam were produced.

The Aicok wouldn't be our first or last choice for juicing apples...
The Aicok wouldn't be our first or last choice for juicing apples, producing slightly above average yields with only a little bit of pulp.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Hard Produce


For this category, we evaluated each product on the same criteria as above, 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.

The Aicok got beat on beets.
The Aicok got beat on beets.
Credit: Austin Palmer

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 amounts of 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.

Only an average performance by the Aicok for sweet potatoes.
Only an average performance by the Aicok for sweet potatoes.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Leafy Greens


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 were only able to produce a drop or two of liquid with wheatgrass, so this is a notably good outcome.

The Aicok had the third highest yield of wheatgrass juice.
The Aicok had the third highest yield of wheatgrass juice.
Credit: Austin Palmer

The Aicok carried this good performance into both our kale and spinach tests. It had an above-average yield of kale juice, though a decent amount of foam was created. The same held true for spinach juice, both in terms of yield and foam generated.

Tying for second overall for leafy greens was the Aicok.
Tying for second overall for leafy greens was the Aicok.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Cleaning


For this last group of tests, we ranked and scored how much effort it took to clean out each product. 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. For those without a dishwasher, it also is quite easy 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 to be a bit flimsy.

The Aicok is extremely easy to clean by hand but is also...
The Aicok is extremely easy to clean by hand but is also dishwasher-safe.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Value


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 having an option for a cheaper one with this model. It still may not be worth its price tag, though, unless you tend to heavily prioritize greens in your juice blends.

Conclusion


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 one or those who prefer juicing leafy greens. That said, there are juicers that perform much better out there, especially if you're willing to spend more money.

David Wise and Austin Palmer