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Hurom Slow Juicer Review

An overpriced vertical slow juicer that handles leafy greens well but otherwise performs only slightly above average
Hurom Slow Juicer
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Price:   $439 List | $439.00 at Amazon
Pros:  High yields for leafy greens, effective at straining pulp, well-blended juices
Cons:  Annoyingly difficult to clean, foamy juice, very expensive
Manufacturer:   Hurom
By Aaron Rice ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Oct 14, 2021
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  • Juice Quality - 25% 6
  • Soft Produce - 20% 6
  • Hard Produce - 20% 5
  • Leafy Greens - 20% 8
  • Cleaning - 15% 3

Our Verdict

The Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer is a sleek, stylish masticating juicer whose modern design and technology are reflected by the expensive price tag. The auger on this model rotates at only 43 RPM, slowly squeezing produce for maximum flavor. Multiple strainer options allow you to choose your amount of pulp, and additional options allow you to make other things like ice cream, sorbet, and nut milk. This model is built with high-quality materials that will likely improve its longevity, even with daily use. This slow juicer is one of the few in our lineup to effectively juice leafy greens, however, an otherwise average performance doesn't quite line up with its above-average price point.

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Pros High yields for leafy greens, effective at straining pulp, well-blended juicesMakes phenomenal juice drinks, fantastic at juicing leafy greens, super easy to cleanExcellent at juicing hard produce, easy to clean, great juice qualityExtremely easy to clean, great at juicing leafy greensInexpensive, decently easy to clean, good juice quality
Cons Annoyingly difficult to clean, foamy juice, very expensiveSo-so at juicing hard produce, expensiveSubstandard at juicing leafy greens, lackluster soft produce performanceSubpar at juicing hard and soft produceAverage juice yield
Bottom Line An overpriced vertical slow juicer that handles leafy greens well but otherwise performs only slightly above averageIf you want the best masticating juicer on the market, this should be your go-toThis machine earns our praise for delivering an excellent performance at juicing hard produceWhile this isn't the best product overall, it is the best option for juicing leafy greens on a budgetA solid juicer with a very reasonable price tag, this represents one of the best values in our review
Rating Categories Hurom Slow Juicer Omega J8006HDS Nutr... Breville JE98XL Jui... Aicok Slow Masticat... Hamilton Beach 6760...
Juice Quality (25%)
6.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
6.0
Soft Produce (20%)
6.0
7.0
5.0
4.0
5.0
Hard Produce (20%)
5.0
4.0
9.0
4.0
5.0
Leafy Greens (20%)
8.0
9.0
4.0
7.0
5.0
Cleaning (15%)
3.0
9.0
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Specs Hurom Slow Juicer Omega J8006HDS Nutr... Breville JE98XL Jui... Aicok Slow Masticat... Hamilton Beach 6760...
Model # H-AA J8006HDS JE98XL AMR521 67601A
Type Masticating Masticating Centrifugal Masticating Centrifugal
Warranty 10 year motor
2 year parts
15 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 year
Dimensions 8.8" x 7.8" x 16" 6.5" x 14.5" x 15.5" 9" x 16" x 17" 17.1" x 13.1" x 8.9" 14.4"1 x 7.8" x 11.46"
Reverse? Yes Yes No Yes No
Dishwasher Safe? No Yes Yes, most parts Yes Yes

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Hurom Slow Juicer is certainly not an entry-level model — if you couldn't tell from the price tag. It offers multiple strainers for maximum versatility, and its slow processing speed is not exactly convenient. This juicer also comes apart into many pieces, which complicates both cleaning and reassembly.

Performance Comparison


The Hurom Slow Juicer is a stylish, vertical slow juicer, but...
The Hurom Slow Juicer is a stylish, vertical slow juicer, but unfortunately doesn't offer performance befitting of its price tag.
Credit: Laura Casner

Juice Quality


Many masticating models highlight their own version of "slow squeeze" technology intended to minimize processing and thus oxidation, which in turn maximizes nutrient value and flavor. It's not exactly fair to judge slow juicers against the significantly faster spinning centrifugal models — which shred food with discs that spin on the order of thousands of rotations per minute (RPM). But we can justly compare masticating models side-by-side, and relative to its competition, the Hurom Slow Juicer is indeed slow processing.

Juices from this model tend to be well-blended and delicious, but...
Juices from this model tend to be well-blended and delicious, but rather foamy, especially if they contain certain types of hard produce, like beets.
Credit: Austin Palmer

While the augers on other top-performing masticating models operate around 80 RPM, this one processes your fruits and vegetables at only 43 RPM. This incredibly slow process is intended to mimic hand squeezing juice and results in a better-blended finished product. We used a variety of recipes to judge juice quality, and the texture from this model was often smooth with little pulp and light, clean flavors that allowed more subtle ingredients to shine through. Our main criticism is that the juices tended to be on the thin side and even a bit watery — a downside resulting from the slow masticating process and the effective strainers.

The Hurom H-AA does a fantastic job of straining solids, which...
The Hurom H-AA does a fantastic job of straining solids, which results in juices that allow for even the most subtle flavors to shine.
Credit: Laura Casner

Soft Produce


We all want clean, fresh-tasting juice, but we certainly don't want effective straining to come at the expense of overall juice yields. Unfortunately, that appears to be the case for the Hurom H-AA. The juice we squeezed with soft produce — including oranges, apples, cucumber, and celery — was minimally foamy and essentially pulp-free. But this slow juicer produced, on average, almost 1 ounce less than other comparably priced models.

This juicer produced some of the best tasting, and most vibrant...
This juicer produced some of the best tasting, and most vibrant orange juice. Unfortunately, it just didn't produce very much of it.
Credit: Austin Palmer

The lack of introduced solids helps improve flavor and can lead to longer shelf-life, and indeed, all of the juices we made with the Hurom H-AA were delicious. But lower yields mean that you will need to spend more on produce to get the same amount of juice compared to other models in this review. The exception here is with apples: this slow juicer produced a tall glass of apple juice, with very little foam or separation — not an easy task considering the skins and seeds that often are processed along with the rest.

Alternatively, the yields from apple juice were significantly...
Alternatively, the yields from apple juice were significantly higher, and still maintained the same rich color and flavor.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Hard Produce


We were similarly disappointed in the juice yields using hard produce. We used carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes for these tests. Although this slow juicer is marketed as being able to "squeeze every single drop of juice out of your produce," we consistently found that the Hurom H-AA produced less juice than even significantly cheaper centrifugal models. Although the system works well separating solids from juice for soft produce, the low-speed auger seems to have a particularly difficult time at this essential task when it comes to juicing hard produce.

The Hurom H-AA has a 2 inch chute, which is better suited to foods...
The Hurom H-AA has a 2 inch chute, which is better suited to foods that have been cleanly prepared and cut into more reasonable sized chunks.
Credit: Laura Casner

Many of the juices tended to be mild to moderately pulpy, which can result in faster separation and a lower shelf-life. In particular, beet juice tended to be particularly foamy, with an average of 1 inch of foam topping the juice container. Although the foam doesn't affect taste and can be strained off later, this does add an extra step to your juicing process, adding another delay to an already rather slow process.

This juicer produced relatively high yields of beet juice, but it...
This juicer produced relatively high yields of beet juice, but it was moderately pulpy (even stringy), and the introduced solids resulted in a peculiar amount of foam.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Leafy Greens


While juicing hard and soft produce was a bit of a disappointment — especially considering the price point of the Hurom H-AA — this slow juicer does much better when it comes to juicing leafy greens. The slow auger effectively compressed every last drop from the spinach, wheatgrass, and kale we juiced, with particularly high yields for the latter two.

The Hurom H-AA can accept enough wheatgrass to successfully produce...
The Hurom H-AA can accept enough wheatgrass to successfully produce a shot, albeit a small one.
Credit: Austin Palmer

In particular, the Hurom H-AA is one of the few models in our review that is actually capable of producing a shot of wheatgrass, at least to some degree. It is important to point out that at its yield ratio, this juicer will still need to process just over 4 ounces of fresh wheatgrass to get one jigger of juice, equal to 1.5 fluid ounces. And similar to hard produce, this model produced surprisingly foamy green drinks — often we found more than 1 inch of foam accumulating on the top of the juice.

It may not look like much... but this is one of the most successful...
It may not look like much... but this is one of the most successful wheatgrass juicings of any model we tested.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Cleaning


The Hurom H-AA is supposed to be designed for a clean operation, but the design characteristics don't translate very well into practice. The slow-rotating auger jammed up on multiple occasions, including when juicing soft produce like orange slices. The juicing chamber is equipped with an inner spinning brush that is supposed to sweep the strainer to reduce clogging, but the auger can easily become choked up when juicing a variety of produce.

Whole orange slices got stuck in the auger of the Hurom H-AA, and...
Whole orange slices got stuck in the auger of the Hurom H-AA, and refused to be pushed down. Fortunately for us, this model features a reversible motor, but cleaning up this mess was still a bit of a pain.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Not only can juicing be a rather messy process, but the Hurom H-AA is also difficult to disassemble, clean, and reassemble. There are a lot of nooks and crannies to scrub, particularly around the gears that rotate the spinning brush, which was nearly impossible to clean and left us wondering how long it would take for food bits in there to mold. There are also many pieces to keep track of — our testers found this model annoyingly difficult to put back together after each cleaning.

The area around the mounting shaft of the auger fills up with a ton...
The area around the mounting shaft of the auger fills up with a ton of food bits, which we would rather see directed to the pulp container.
Credit: Laura Casner

Value


Although the Hurom H-AA can produce a tasty glass of juice, its overall performance — particularly related to juice yields — is not worth the price tag attached to this flagship model. Not only is this juicer particularly slow, but cleaning and assembly can be both difficult and time-consuming. Despite its faults, this model does carry one of the best warranties of any juicer we tested.

The Hurom H-AA is, without a doubt, a high quality machine in terms...
The Hurom H-AA is, without a doubt, a high quality machine in terms of craftsmanship. Unfortunately for your average user, it is also quite complicated.
Credit: Laura Casner

Conclusion


The Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer is an overpriced, vertical masticating model. While it is well-suited to juicing leafy greens, its performance relative to both soft and hard produce is merely average, particularly related to juice yields. The particularly slow process does offer a delicious glass of juice, with clean flavors and minimal pulp. However, the overall quality of juice doesn't quite balance out the other faults or the price.

Aaron Rice