Hurom Slow Juicer HF Series Masticating Slow Juicer
It can be confusing keeping up with the rate of change when a manufacturer releases several different versions of a similar product in a short space of time. At UK Juicers we like to distinguish between genuine innovation and the tendency to 'refresh' products with minor changes to increase sales from time to time. This juicer offers some genuine incremental improvements in vertical slow juicer design.
Here's a list of the features of the Hurom HF-SBF06, also known as the Hurom HU600 or HF Series, and after the list we offer an in depth look at why this model sits in a premium position in the Hurom range of slow juicers.
- New brushed stainless finish metal clad motor housing
- New silicone non-drip juice valve for less mess, portion measurement, mixing function and simpler cleaning
- Redesigned silicone wiper blades allow less pulp into the juice
- New larger juice bowl with gradations for measuring exact quantities of juice in the serving before it is dispensed
- BPA Free Juicing Parts
- New simpler locating system for the juicing parts for easier assembly
- 2 x GE Ultem juicing screens, 1 coarse for soft fruit or more pulp, 1 fine for harder fruit and vegetables
- 2 x improved cleaning brushes make clean up even quicker
- Unbeatable lifetime warranty on the powerful induction motor
- It's called a slow juicer because of nutrient friendly low RPM, but juicing is fast and painless
Stunning good looks are accompanied by some nifty innovations in this latest generation of Hurom Slow Juicer. The addition of a silicone non drip juice valve on the juice outlet offers several advantages over slow juicers without this feature. As well as eliminating drips onto the work surface, this allows the juice bowl to be filled with water at the end of a juicing session so that the silicone wiper blades can do more of the cleaning and you do less! The new larger juice bowl also has a measurement scale that allows up to half a litre of juice to be accurately gauged and then you simply open the valve to dispense the juice.
Also new for 2013 in this premium version is the introduction of a brushed stainless high sheen metal motor housing, which gives a lustrous finish to grace any kitchen and a more solid, durable feel than the all plastic versions of Hurom Juicers. This is also the most fully accessorized version in the range with both fine and coarse BPA free GE Ultem juicing screens supplied as standard. We know that none of us really enjoy cleaning up a juicer and the Hurom HF-SBF06 also comes with two new cleaning brushes that are cleverly designed to make it easier. This means that with the added advantage of being able to hold cleaning water in the juicer because of the juice valve, after you've let the silicone wipers clear most of the pulp from the screen, the amount of time you spend cleaning this model is even shorter.
Hurom have also made assembly easier because now the juicing parts don't have to be twisted and locked into place on the motor - they simply and easily slot down vertically onto two locator pegs. With the older twist and lock mechanism, the whole juicing assembly would twist to the unlocked position if the overload protection auto reverse kicked in - now they stay put. The silicone wiper blade system has also been redesigned with an extra section that sweeps pulp away from the juice outlet more effectively. The amount of pulp that vertical slow juicers allow into the juice has often been commented on in the past and now that too has been improved a little. However, the improved pulp clearing works best if you keep the juice valve open during juicing.
None of these incremental improvements amount to a great deal on their own, but put them all together and they make this latest offering the best yet in terms of performance and ease of use. It really is a pleasure to live with. The sleek design looks great on the counter top where you will want to keep it ready for regular juicing and the well thought out features mean that even for those of us who need a little motivation to use a juicer regularly, the Hurom HF series will offer all the encouragement needed to drink more health enhancing fruit and vegetable juices!