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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 | $129.99 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  ⋅  Oct 14, 2021
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RANKED
#7 of 12
  • Juice Quality - 25% 6
  • Soft Produce - 20% 6
  • Hard Produce - 20% 4
  • Leafy Greens - 20% 5
  • Cleaning - 15% 8

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 it.

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.

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Pros Easy to clean, decent juice qualityExcellent at juicing hard produce, easy to clean, great juice qualityExtremely easy to clean, great at juicing leafy greensInexpensive, decently easy to clean, good juice qualityDual-speed, good with soft produce, good juice quality
Cons Less than average yield with hard produceSubstandard at juicing leafy greens, lackluster soft produce performanceSubpar at juicing hard and soft produceAverage juice yieldSo-so with carrots, beets, struggles with leafy greens
Bottom Line While this model is relatively inexpensive for a masticating juicer, there are other options out there that offer a far better valueThis 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 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 Mooka Slow Masticating Breville Juice Foun... Aicok Slow Masticat... Hamilton Beach Big... Mueller Ultra-Juicer
Juice Quality (25%)
6.0
7.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
Soft Produce (20%)
6.0
5.0
4.0
5.0
7.0
Hard Produce (20%)
4.0
9.0
4.0
5.0
5.0
Leafy Greens (20%)
5.0
4.0
7.0
5.0
3.0
Cleaning (15%)
8.0
8.0
9.0
6.0
6.0
Specs Mooka Slow Masticating Breville Juice Foun... Aicok Slow Masticat... Hamilton Beach Big... Mueller Ultra-Juicer
Model # B5100 JE98XL AMR521 67601A MU-100
Type Masticating Centrifugal Masticating Centrifugal Centrifugal
Warranty 10 year motor
3 year parts
1 Year 2 Year 3 year 2 Year
Dimensions 13" x 16" x 6.5" 9" x 16" x 17" 17.1" x 13.1" x 8.9" 14.4"1 x 7.8" x 11.46" 16" x 8.1" x 16"
Reverse? Yes No Yes No No
Dishwasher Safe? No Yes, most parts Yes Yes Filter blade

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 few we prefer over this one.

Performance Comparison


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


Starting off, 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.

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

It did a little better with our second drink, a blend of romaine lettuce, orange, and apple juice. 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 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.

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 moved on to scoring 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.

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 entire group.

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.

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.

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 actually 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.

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


For our last set of tests, we focused on how easy it is to clean each juicer and all its components. The Mooka Slow Juicer finished out with a strong showing, but, unfortunately, its components 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 bits of produce, requiring a bit more effort to clean.

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

Value


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.

Conclusion


Overall, the Mooka Slow Masticating Juicer is a fine juicer for its price. It's not particularly compelling, but it isn't bad either.

David Wise and Austin Palmer

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