Saturday, June 27, 2015

Kitchen Corner: Investing on a Hurom Slow Juicer

One of our most recent investments was a Hurom Slow Juicer. Investment you may ask? It's because to most it might sound as an expense, to us, it is investment to having better health. 

My husband, being a fan of drinking juice, should always have a glass or two during mealtimes. He usually buys fruit juice from supermarkets (concentrated) or purchase fruit shakes from restaurants. Apart from the big amount spent on these, sugar is definitely one of their key ingredients (or syrup) and as we grow older, sugar will be one of the things we should be avoiding.

Our son, young as he may seem, prefers juice more than water. This is one of the major reasons why I finally decided to buy a slow juicer. It is better to drink fresh juice than those concentrates that we buy from the grocery.

Last June 12, when we went to Shangri-La, we immediately proceeded to Rustan's to check the different kinds of slow juicers that Hurom offers. To tell you the truth, I have been drinking slow-juiced vegetables prior to getting married and have really missed it. At my parents, we were using a Matstone horizontal slow juicer (around Php13,500.00 when my parents purchased it years back). Because of the limited space we have at home, my husband and I decided that we should be purchasing a vertical one instead.

There were 2 kinds of Hurom juicers that caught out attention, the first generation HA-Series (costs around Php14,995.00 and the second generation HH-Series (costs around Php 19,995.00). I have actually read reviews online before going - why? Sales agents would usually talk you out on choosing the ones that they had to sell, so it's always good to do a little bit of research so you won't regret your purchase.
Photo taken from Hurom Philippines FB Page: Photo above: Hurom Horizontal Juicer and HH Series, Photo below: HA Series

The major difference between the first gen and the second one are the following:
Motor Speed:
First Generation: 80 rpm
Second Generation: 45 rpm
 * Second Generation is slower so fruits are pressed more, resulting to more juice

Size of Juicing Bowl:
First Generation: 300 ml
Second Generation: 500 ml
 * If you are juicing for 3 or more, this is a better option

Pulp Lever:
First Generation: doesn't have one
Second Generation: has one
 * This is not very major to most people but being able to control the pulp that will go to your drink is a good option

Another thing that I've read in online reviews, the first generation is having a difficult time juicing vegetables at sometimes the ingredients get stuck. This was actually my biggest concern that's why we decided to purchase the second generation. At that time, there was a promo from Rustan's that we get Php 1,000.00 off and can defer payments upto 3 months. 24-months installment is also available but the Php 1,000.00 discount is forfeited.

Will be posting my detailed review/usage of the Hurom HH Series in another blog.

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