SKG New Generation Slow Masticating Juicer
The 2015 model new generation SKG is the vertical masticating cold press “Large Caliber Slow Juicer” with a 240 watt motor and 60rpm speed that generates just the right amount of force in just the right amount of time. It helps extract quite a bit of juice from even a single fruit and without any or with minimal oxidation or loss in nutrients unlike with fast centrifugal juicers (better taste and longer shelf life), has a large 3 inch chute so you can fit in larger ingredients and with less risk of clogging. What happens with the much higher speed centrifugal juicers is they grind and crush and the juice is heated due to the very quick moving blades, causing loss of taste and nutrients and much more oxidation than slow masticating juicers. You can fit in larger ingredients through the 3 inch feeder, so you don’t have to chop or prepare as much and this not only saves you on time and effort but is also healthier as there will be less oxidation with larger ingredients.
The yield is quite high as you will get up to a yield of up to 75% of apples, 83% of pears, 47% of carrots, 70% of celery and up to 90% of oranges (with minimum yiield around 5% less than these amounts). It is best if you close the valve properly (drip-free smart cap) and your juice will be protected from oxidation if it is sealed by the valve and the strainer base. SKG is easy on the eyes, has a sleek and modern design and piano varnish and will look good on any kitchen bench (sent in a great quality gift box), as a heavy duty high quality juicer made of Tritan food grade stainless steel and other materials and weighs 23 pounds, measures 22 x 13.8 x 10.3 inches, and includes a solid handle. It is both safe to use as it comes with necessary security features to comply with security standards and anything that comes in touch with food is BPA-free or food grade- is certified by UL, FDA, CE, ROHS, GS and ETL. SKG Masticating Juicer is sent with everything nicely packaged and 2 year warranty is quite good as it covers all parts of the unit and includes a 1 month free trial as well as a 10 year extended warranty for the main body and motor.
It is great for juicing a variety of ingredients and also lets you make things like tofu and sorbet. You need to choose your ingredients a little carefully though, because you don’t want it too hard- you may break the juicer and not too soft as they will be harder to juice (you can use softer version of fruits for making sorbet or smoothie). Just like with other masticating juicers you will have some pulp left in the juice and as dietary fiber it is good for health too. If you see any clogging you will simply press the REV button for reverse rotation for a couple of seconds and in cases of overheating, improper assembly or power supply issues the overload protection system gets activated and this stops the juicer from operating for an hour or so. It gives you a glass of juice in a couple of minutes on average and it can function for ten to twenty minutes non-stop and if you rest it for 2-3 minutes after each cup of juice then you can go non-stop for several hours and it will last a long time if you look after it well. You can compare it easily to commercial grade juicers in terms of durability, low speed operation, functionality and with the way the juices it produces are so natural and healthy. Very good value for money!