Update: I no longer recommend the Nutri-Squease for people who juice daily, as I do. I now recommend it only for those who do not juice regularly, as it does not seem to be very durable.
This unique juicer was released in late 2011, I’ve been using one for the last month, and I’m excited to tell you about it.
It’s called the Nutri-SquEASE Max Slow Juicer, but it’s actually not slow at all.
I’ve been juicing for 12 years and I’ve gone through a few juicers in that time, but I’ve never found one that gives you more value for money than this one.
And that’s because it produces the juice quality and volume of expensive twin gear juicers yet costs around half as much.
It is also faster and easier to use.
Ever been using an expensive twin gear juicer and had to lean almost your whole weight on the tamper in order to get hard vegetables to (slowly) go through?
I don’t know about you, but I find this a real chore!
What I love about this new juicer is that you only need to drop produce down the chute and it is – quickly – pulled in and through the machine.
This is not a traditional centrifugal juicer, even though it may look like one. It uses masticating technology similar to that of horizontal twin gear juicers, but thanks to its upright design, is much quicker and easier to use.
That’s also thanks to its double-blade auger, which bites off twice as much food per rotation as slow juicers that use single-blade augers.
However, that said, it works at the same low RPM to preserve delicate vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
According to the marketing blurb, juice made in the Nutri-SquEASE contains up to five times the nutrients of juice made in traditional centrifugal juicers.
The downsides: the juice itself is quite pulpy. Some folks don’t mind this; I do. I like my juices to be completely smooth and debris-free. And that can be achieved quickly by straining it through a nut milk bag, which takes literally one minute.
Making a litre of green juice (as I do most days) takes me ten minutes using the Nutri-SquEASE, including straining juice and cleaning juicer, whereas in any previous slow juicer I’ve owned the whole process would take at least twice that long.
This juicer also makes fantastic nut milks – simply soak nuts, rinse, then ladle through the chute with fresh water.
The Nutri-SquEASE is basically a close copy of the Hurom Slow Juicer, which has a very similar design and uses the same technology.
I have heard only good things about the Hurom. However, it is £299, so a lot more expensive than the Nutri-SquEASE. It has a larger motor and longer warranty so for those who juice daily and in large quantity, it could be the more economical choice in the long run.
But if you don’t think you’ll be using it daily, or just want to get started with juicing, there is no other juicer that costs as little as the Nutri-SquEASE but will make juice of such high quality.
I highly recommend Wholistic Research. Of all the UK online raw/health stores I’ve used, and that’s most of them, they come out top in both product range and customer service.
I haven’t been able to find the Nutri-SquEASE on sale anywhere in the US. The closest model to it is the Hurom, and Amazon.com is selling it for $335.