The more affordable B1700 Whole Slow Juicer from Kuvings is a slightly pared down offering that lacks some of the bells and whistles seen on their flagship models but this by no means impedes the performance of this excellent juicer. They've saved on a few areas without any loss of quality, so what is it that you get and what's missing?
The first obvious difference is the style of feed chute on top of the juicer. It's a slightly smaller opening than their flip gate lid models but it's still able to accommodate smaller apples and even large carrots without the need for chopping. What you lose with this feed chute is some of the 'self feeding' property of the other type - this means you will need to use the food pusher to guide ingredients into the path of the slowly rotating juicing screw. With whole apples this requires a little bit of a push past a divider at the bottom of the tube which is there for safety purposes to prevent small hands getting near the rotating screw. Other ingredients will simply slip either side if this divide with no need to push. Given that the vast majority of juicers on the market require the use of a food pusher, this is no major hardship in our opinion.
They've gone for a simpler, slimline body for the main part of the juicer which tales up a little less space and it's got just a plain gloss finish, rather than having the leather texture or the matt finish seen on other models. It retains all the functionality of making juices, smoothies, sorbets, nut butters and milks etc, but the homogenising blank is an optional extra sold separately - if like most of us you will just be using it for juicing, there's no need for the homogenising blank. The other option is the citrus attachment which simply sits on the motor top with a rotating reamer like a traditional citrus juicer - this is an option we do recommend if you don't have a separate citrus juicer.
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