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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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