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Review – Tribest Slowstar Vertical Juicer
Slow juicing is the order of the day with this versatile machine. If you are interested in juicing fruit and vegetables then the Tribest Slowstar Vertical Juicer that you should shortlist. If you have been researching the best juicer on the market for you then you probably already know that slow juicers are better for preserving the natural goodness in the juice. They do this exceptionally well due to there being little heating effect and with the slow speed (in this model only 47 RPM) the amount of foam is also kept to a minimum, reducing oxidation, and improving the storage time if you are making up a batch. ‘
Stylish, low footprint juicer that will adorn any kitchen and produce high quality juice’
Leafy greens, celery, carrots, apples, hard vegetables and fruits are juiced with ease. Some juicers, notably the horizontal masticating types are better at juicing greens than the Slowstar, for instance the NC900HD, but are not so good with softer fruits. The Tribest Slowstar Vertical Juicer is a good all round choice if you enjoy a juice that is a mix of fruit and vegetables. That being said some preparation of hard fibrous vegetables such as celery is necessary to prevent clogging of the pulp outlet and ejector. A little extra time will ensure proper feeding and no pulp back up in the juice. This machine has a generous feed chute which means larger pieces can be fed than with the horizontal type machines.
Another single auger machine but with a twin blade, ensuring the crushing and squeezing process is efficient. The Tribest Slowstar Vertical Juicer uses the Ultem material that is a feature of many machines. It is one of the hardest plastics on the market and should give long service. Twin blade machines require a little more effort in using the pusher to feed produce in, but a gently push ensure the feed works well without clogging.
The separate mincing attachment is a welcome add-on for those that love making natural butters and milks from nuts and produces delicious fruit sorbets. The Slowstar performs well in this respect and users have praised it for its versatility. Another juicer that is a favourite for this 2 in 1 functionality is the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer which has a very large feed chute.
User have reported that the juicer performs very well with celery, sweet potato, pineapple, bitter gourd, carrots, pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, pear, cucumber, asparagus, ginger, garlic, coconut, apple, fennel, watermelon, beets. Leafy greens including peppermint, dandelion stalks, wheatgrass, basil, parsley, lettuce, beets, spring onion, brussels sprout, spinach and kale all feed nicely through the machine.back to menu ↑
Juice Quality and Yield
A high quality juice is produced by this popular juicer and the yield is second only to the horizontal types. To get the best from any fresh juice you should drink it as soon as possible after juicing, however the juice from this machine can be kept for a couple of days by storing in sealed jars and refrigerated soon after juicing.back to menu ↑
Masticating juicers are by design much quieter that their centrifugal counterparts. This vertical model is also a quiet machine due mostly to its slow rotational speed, one of the slowest on the market. At 47 RPM it’s slow… making it a joy to use if you hate the noise of other machines such as blenders and food processors.back to menu ↑
The Tribest Slowstar Vertical Juicer has large screens and requires a thorough cleaning as there are some recessed areas under the Auger. Users have found the best way to clean is by adding a cup or two of water and running the machine for a little while with the juice tap closed. This removes much of the residual pulp and then the working parts can be cleaned by disassembling them and washing under warm running water.
Tribest offer a 10 year warranty on this model which says a lot about their confidence in the build quality! If you are comparing the relatively higher pricing of this model to others we feel that the Tribest Slowstar Vertical Juicer offers value for money in the long term if you consider the generous warranty period.
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Pros & Cons
- Continuous Juicing & pulp ejection
- High Juice Yield – Very dry pulp
- 8 Times Stronger GE Ultem Auger
- Heavy Duty Motor & build quality
- Healthy, Long Lasting Juice
- Easy to Operate & Clean
- Working parts are BPA free
- 10 year Warranty
- Harder to clean than some others juicers
- Not for fruit only juicing
- Relatively expensive
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- Juicer main body
- Ultem Auger
- Juicing and mincing screens
- Juicing strainer
- Juice container
- Pulp container
- Feed Chute assembly (2)
- Cleaning brush
- User manual
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Slowstar Demo Video
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This juicer is a top selling, all round performer, with a great reputation in the popular vertical masticating juicer market. Tribest make high quality machines and this one is no exception. It gives you the convenience of a slow masticating juicer that has a low footprint and also produces a top quality juice. Whilst not the cheapest machine in this sector of the juicing market it should give you long service and is backed by a 10 year warranty from one of the top juicer manufacturers.
Is this the Tribest Slowstar Vertical Juicer the best masticating juicer to buy for you? Only you can decide, but we believe it is one of the best vertical masticating juicers on the market. If you are looking for a budget vertical juicer then perhaps the SKG wide-chute-masticating-juicer is the best value juicer to buy.
The Tribest Slowstar may be the best juicer to buy if you want an all round performer with a low footprint that is versatile, produces a high quality product and has a long warranty from a well respected company.