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Mooka Slow Masticating Review

While this model is relatively inexpensive for a masticating juicer, there are other options out there that offer a far better value
Mooka Slow Masticating
Credit: Jenna Ammerman
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Price:   $158 List | $99.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Easy to clean, decent juice quality
Cons:  Less than average yield with hard produce
Manufacturer:   Mooka
By David Wise and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Jan 29, 2022
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OVERALL
SCORE
  • Juice Quality - 25% 6.0
  • Soft Produce - 20% 6.0
  • Hard Produce - 20% 4.0
  • Leafy Greens - 20% 5.0
  • Cleaning - 15% 8.0

Our Verdict

While the Mooka Slow Masticating Juicer isn't our favorite juicer, it does an acceptable job for its price. It 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 this kitchen appliance over others.

Mooka vs. KOIOS
As far as we can tell, there are identical versions of this juicer offered by both Mooka and KOIOS. The Mooka manufacturer website redirects you to a KOIOS listing on Amazon, and a customer service representative informed us that Mooka and KOIOS have a business collaboration, so it seems safe to treat these two products as interchangeable.

Editor's Note: This gear review was updated on January 28, 2022, to provide more information to help you make an informed buying decision.

Our Analysis and Test Results

We put a lot of juicers head-to-head to suss out the best models. The Mooka ended up in the middle of the pack. It wasn't the lowest-performing masticating model, but there are quite a few we prefer over this one.

Performance Comparison


Mooka Slow Masticating juicer - the mooka delivered a mediocre set of results in our tests.
The Mooka delivered a mediocre set of results in our tests.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Juice Quality


We used the Mooka Slow Juicer to make a primarily beet-based juice cocktail that also included apples and carrots. It did about average, creating a drink with decent amounts of pulp, but tasted quite a bit more bland than the same drink made by other juicers.

Mooka Slow Masticating juicer - the texture of the beverage made by the mooka was good but the...
The texture of the beverage made by the Mooka was good but the flavor was so-so compared to the top products.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Our second drink, a blend of romaine lettuce, orange, and apple juice, did a little better. It didn't have a ton of pulp, but a few chunks did make it through. Our judges rated the taste as above average, with the oranges coming across a bit stronger than the rest of the ingredients.

Mooka Slow Masticating juicer - the performance of the mooka improved with the rao juice cocktail.
The performance of the Mooka improved with the RAO juice cocktail.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

The Mooka Slow finished out this metric with a strong showing in our "sunset blend" tests, which consisted of carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, beets, and oranges, making 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.

Mooka Slow Masticating juicer - the mooka performed fairly well in our juice quality tests.
The Mooka performed fairly well in our juice quality tests.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Soft Produce


Following our juice quality evaluations, we scored how the Mooka handled soft produce. For this metric, we based the score on how much cucumber, celery, orange, and apple juice this juicer produced compared to other products when using the same amount of produce.

Mooka Slow Masticating juicer - we usually got an above-average amount of juice with the mooka when...
We usually got an above-average amount of juice with the Mooka when juicing soft produce.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Unfortunately, the Mooka got off to a bit of a rough start in our cucumber test, producing well below the average yield. It redeemed 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 group.

Mooka Slow Masticating juicer - the mooka didn't impress us too much when it came to juicing...
The Mooka didn't impress us too much when it came to juicing cucumbers but did alright with celery.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Hard Produce


Our next series of tests was based on how much juice each model yielded with carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes. The Mooka struggled the most in this category. Its performance with carrots produced an average yield 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 expected amount of juice with a moderate amount of pulp.

Mooka Slow Masticating juicer - the hard produce juice yield was a bit below average with the mooka.
The hard produce juice yield was a bit below average with the Mooka.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Leafy Greens


For this category, we performed the same testing procedure as our last two metrics but used wheatgrass, kale, and spinach as our sample type of leafy greens. This juicer delivered another middle-of-the-road performance.

Mooka Slow Masticating juicer - we were solidly disappointed with this product's juicing performance...
We were solidly disappointed with this product's juicing performance with spinach.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

The Mooka did very well with the wheatgrass, having one of the highest yields of the group. Unfortunately, it couldn't carry this performance into the kale test, producing a smaller yield 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.

Mooka Slow Masticating juicer - the mooka gave us a middling performance when it came to juicing...
The Mooka gave us a middling performance when it came to juicing leafy greens.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Cleaning


We focused on how easy it is to clean each juicer and all its components for our last set of tests. The Mooka Slow Juicer finished out with a strong showing, but, unfortunately, its parts aren't safe for the dishwasher. However, the included cleaning brush works quite well, and the overall cleaning process is easy. The only minor drawback we found is the few nooks and crannies on the lid that can trap produce bits, requiring more effort to clean.

Mooka Slow Masticating juicer - this model is easy to clean by hand but isn't dishwasher safe.
This model is easy to clean by hand but isn't dishwasher safe.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Should You Buy the Mooka Slow Masticating Juicer?


Overall, the Mooka Slow Masticating Juicer is a good juicer for its price. It's not particularly compelling, but it isn't bad either. The Mooka is a decent value for a masticating juicer, but other options give you far more bang for your buck if you aren't set on getting a masticating model.

What Other Juicer Should You Consider?


If masticating is your priority, the absolute best of this type in our review is the Omega Nutrition Center. This top-ranking juicer provides excellent juice quality and works well on soft produce and leafy greens. It does have a higher price than most of the competition and could be a no-go, depending on your budget. If your budget is smaller and leans to the range of the Mooka, we like the Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer which offered better soft produce juicing but slightly less impressive leafy juicing compared to the Mooka. Which you choose may largely be influenced by your juice of choice.

David Wise and Austin Palmer
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