Hurom HU-100 Masticating Slow Juicer Review 2017

For those looking for a quality juicer at a reasonable price, Hurom is one of the best brands worth considering. Not only does Hurom produce high quality juicers, but they are known for their reliability and efficiency. In my years of juicing, I’ve tested a number of juicers by Hurom and found that the HU-100 is a juicer worth the price. It may not be quite on par with my favorite juicer, the Omega J8006 and Omega J8004, but it’s a good second choice if you’ve had bad luck with Omega juicers.

Hurom HU100 Juicer
My experience with the Hurom HU-100

For over 40 years, Hurom has been manufacturing high quality juicers. The HU-100 slow juicer is one of their top-rated products, but they offer a wide range of masticating juicers to choose from. I’ve found that the HU-100 is one of my personal favorite juicers, thanks to its durable components, efficient design and reliability. While it’s not the cheapest model on the market, the HU-100 masticating slow juicer delivers what I want in an appliance.

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I’ve found the HU-100 is great when it comes to crushing fruits, veggies, and most leafy greens to make fresh juices. It may struggle a bit with certain foods (see below), but all in all it’s a very reliable and efficient juicer that churns out more juice than most of its masticating juicer counterparts. The price isn’t much higher than the Omega J8006, and you’ll find it’s a good second option if you want a juicer that delivers.

Hurom HU-100 Nutrition Center – Weighing Up the Pros and Cons





Juicer Type: Slow/Masticating Juicer

The Hurom HU-100 is a slow masticating juicer, which means it uses an auger to crush the produce instead of chopping it (like a centrifugal juicer does). The crushing process takes longer, but there is less heat/friction produced, meaning less degradation of the nutrients in the juice.

The single-auger design doesn’t reduce the efficiency of the juicing process. The GE Ultem auger is highly durable, and is able to crush most hard and soft produce. The two-stage juicing ensures maximum extraction of the juice. You’ll find the pulp collected in the waste bin is surprisingly dry — the HU-100 has a better yield than most juicers, including the Omega juicers.


Hurom HU-100 Specs and Features


CategorySpec
Juicer StyleSlow/masticating juicer
Weight14 pounds
Motor Power150W
Auger RPMs80
2-Stage JuicingYes
Size9.8 x 6.8 x 15.8 inches
Warranty10 Year (Motor); 1 Year (Parts)
Voltage120V
UL- and cUL approvedYes

What’s in the box? – Hurom Juicer Parts

The HU-100 isn’t designed to be a complete “nutrition center” like many other juicers. Instead, it focuses solely on producing high quality juice. There are no fancy attachments for making breadsticks, pasta, or minced meat. The HU-100 is simply focused on producing high quality juice.

The Hurom HU-100 parts all come in the box. Take a look at the Hurom HU-100 slow juicer manual, and you’ll find the HU 100 parts include:

  • Motorized base, with handle
  • Bowl (complete with juice and pulp outlet), spinning brush and strainer
  • Squeezing screw
  • Hopper with pusher
  • Two containers with measuring scales and handles
  • Cleaning brush

Note: There are no Hurom HU-100 spare parts in the box. If the auger or strainer are damaged, you can order them on Amazon. If any of the other parts are damaged, you will need to order them from the manufacturer directly.

The assembly process is surprisingly simple. The machine is compact and efficiently designed, with user safety in mind. There are multiple safety locks that prevent the juicer from running unless it is assembled correctly. This means you’ll never have to worry about the machine vibrating or rattling — it will sit solid and secure because it’s always put together the way it’s supposed to.

Hurom HU-100 Assembly

  • Step 1:
  • Insert the strainer into the spinning brush and place both parts inside the bowl. Make sure the red dots are aligned, locking all the parts in place.
  • Step 2:
  • Insert the squeezing screw into the strainer. Twist it until it settles securely into place.
  • Step 3:
  • Place the hopper on top of the juicing bowl. Make sure the red dots are aligned, press the hopper firmly in place, and twist to close it. The arrow should point to the “closed” position.
  • Step 4:
  • Place the “top set” (strainer, brush, screw, bowl and hopper) onto the motorized base. The arrow should point to the “open” position, then twist it to lock it securely into place at the “closed” position.
  • Step 5:
  • Place the containers beneath the juice and pulp spouts, plug in the machine, and start juicing.

Note: The extraction packing (a yellow rubber pad built into the base, beneath the bowl) must be fully plugged in before juicing. The pad is intended to prevent the juicer from leaking.

The Hurom HU-100 slow juicer is intended to be user-friendly. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes of work to have it all assembled and ready to use.


Which Hurom to buy?

The HU-100 is one of the top-rated Hurom models, but it’s not the only one. Hurom has a wide range of juicers to consider:

Hurom HU-100 vs HU-200

The Hurom-100 is the Hurom juicer model available in the U.S., but the HU-200 is available in the UK. It’s also sold under the name brand “Juiceproducer KT100.” It looks identical to the 100, but in lighter colors (yellow, blue, white, etc.)

Hurom HU-100 vs HU-300

Just as the HU-200 is sold only in the UK, the HU-300 is only sold in Australia. It’s also identical to the HU-100, but made for the antipodean market.

Hurom HU-100 vs HU-400

The HU-400 is the version of the HU-100 sold in Singapore, China and Japan. The components and design are identical, but it’s built for overseas use and only sold in East Asia.

Hurom HU-100 vs HU-500

The HU-500 is a colored version of the HU-100, a juicer that usually comes in white and black. This version is slightly fancier and more elegant with an upgraded design, but the internal components are the same.

 

 

Hurom HU-100 vs HU-600

The HU-600, also known as the Premium HF-SBF06 Stainless Steel (sold under Hurom’s Premium HF line of juicers) features the same upgraded design as the HU-500. The stainless steel housing of the HU-600 is more durable than the HU-100’s plastic shell. It’s intended for sale in Europe.

Hurom HU-100 vs HU-700

The HU-700 is sold as the HH-DBG06, and it comes in a silver finish for the plastic shell. The juicing parts remain the same, though the motor and the overall design are identical to the HU-600 and HU-500. It’s designed for quicker, more efficient juicing and cleaning.

Hurom HU-100 vs Hurom Elite Slow Juicer HH-SBB11

The Hurom Elite Slow Juicer HH-SBB11 is one of the latest Hurom models, and it features the second-generation Slow Squeezing Technology that has made Hurom one of the top-rated juicers on the market. The upgraded design and efficiency makes it a very high quality juicer, but one that sells for anywhere from $15 to $100 more than the HU-100.


Hurom Juicer Assembly and Getting Started

As we saw above, assembling the Hurom HU-100 is fairly easy. The instructions are simple and straightforward, and you’ll find that everything locks into place without struggle or difficulty. If you’re looking for a user-friendly juicer, the HU-100 is an appliance for you.
My first time using the HU-100, I spent about 5 minutes reading the manual and learning the process of set-up. After that, it took less than 10 minutes to unpack the juicer, assemble all the components, and start juicing. Within 20 minutes of first opening the box, I had my first cup of delicious fresh juice.

Definitely a juicer I’ve enjoyed using.

Is Cleaning the Hurom HU-100 Easy?

One of my favorite things about this particular juicer is the fact that it’s intended to be self-cleaning. All you have to do is pour water into the feeder chute and let the juicer run for about a minute. The spinning brush inside the bowl will help to clean out the bowl and strainer, leaving the juicer fairly clean. If you’re in a hurry, you can run this cleaning cycle while you’re drinking your juice.

However, for those who prefer a truly clean juicer, I recommend taking the juicer apart and washing it by hand. I’ve found the HU-100 is a bit tricky to take apart. Though putting it together is easy, I’ve spent more time struggling to disassemble the juicer than I’d care to admit.

Once it’s taken apart, however, the juicer can be left to soak in hot water and soap, or given a good rinsing to get rid of food residue. The parts are all dishwasher-safe, and the juicers are BPA-free, so no chemicals will get into your juices.

I still prefer to hand-wash the juicer’s plastic parts. It’s the best way to ensure all food residue is eliminated before I make my next juice.

Hurom HU-100 Noise level

In using the Hurom HU-100, I’ve found that it’s one of the quietest juicers on the market. I can listen to a podcast, watch TV, or talk with friends as I juice, thanks to the quiet operation. It doesn’t disturb my friends next door or sleeping in another room.

Where to Buy the Hurom HU-100

If you’re looking to get your hands on the Hurom HU-100, you’d do well to check out Amazon. I’ve found that Amazon offers the best prices — anywhere from 10 to 25 percent lower than what you’d pay on the manufacturer’s website, Best Buy, or Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Note: If you’re looking for Hurom slow juicer HU-100 replacement parts, you can find both the strainer and the auger on Amazon. However, you’ll have to shop on the Hurom website for replacements for the bowl, pulp containers, or hopper.

For those wanting to buy the Hurom overseas, there are Hurom HU 100 UK models available, but they are sold as the Hurom HU-200.

Should I buy the HU-100 Refurbished?

A lot of my friends ask if they should buy their juicers and other appliances refurbished. While many of them have had good experiences with refurbished appliances, I’ve found that most refurbished products have a shorter lifespan than brand new ones.

New juicers, on the other hand, are a long-term investment. The Hurom juicer may cost a bit more new, but it will last longer and work more efficiently than the refurbished juicers — at least it has in my experience.


Hurom HU-100 Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tricks and tips I’ve learned that will make your use of the Hurom HU-100 more efficient:

  • Cut the produce. It may take a bit more time, but slicing and dicing the produce into smaller pieces (2 inches in size) will make it easier for the juicer to extract the maximum amount of liquid with the least amount of effort. The feeder chute can handle larger pieces, but it’s worth cutting them smaller.
  • Ride the reverse button to prevent clogs. If you hear the motor whirring loudly, it’s usually a sign of a clog or jam. Turn the juicer off first, and once it’s fully off, set it to reverse. A few seconds of running in reverse will help to clear up the clogs, seriously reducing the risk of breaking the juicer.
  • Let gravity do its thing. The vertical design of the juicer means that gravity will pull the produce into the auger to be crushed and pressed. If you push it down with the plunger, you run the risk of overworking the motor. Give the auger time to crush the fruits and veggies, and go slow with the juicing.
  • Mix soft, hard and leafy. If you try to juice wheatgrass, kale and other leafy greens alone, you’ll end up jamming the juicer. Too many soft fruits and veggies (like berries) can clog up the spout or lead to a buildup of pressure in the juicer. Make sure to mix hard, high-juice produce (like apples and carrots) with your soft and leafy produce.
  • Soak nuts and seeds before juicing. The juicer is capable of churning out soy milk, almond milk, cashew milk and even coconut milk. However, it’s vital that you take the time to soak the nuts and seeds before running them through the juicer. The softer the nuts and seeds, the easier it will be for the juicer’s plastic auger to crush them.

Alternatives to the Hurom HU-100

Not sure the Hurom-100 is the juicer for you? While it does offer a lot of pros, there are still a few cons to consider (as mentioned above). Thankfully, the high demand for juicers has led many brands to produce quality appliances that present a wide range of alternatives. Here are a few options to consider if you’re not totally sold on the Hurom HU-100:

Omega VRT350

This vertical juicer is among the best of the Omega appliances, a brand famous for high quality and efficiency. The vertical design is similar to the HU-100, but the feeder chute is far wider and the motor more powerful. This is a highly versatile juicer, one that will deliver excellent juice at a price tag on par with Hurom’s juicers.

Read my review here…

 

Omega J8006

Omega J8006
The Omega J8006 is my personal favorite juicer, and one that combines excellent power with a user-friendly design and maximum potency. The high-powered motor can crush through pretty much anything, and you’ll love the ease of assembly and cleaning. The price tag is also noticeably lower than the HU-100, but without sacrificing durability and reliability.
Read my review here…

 

Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Pro

Jacklalanne Juicer
For those who want to save money on a juicer, this is the one for you to consider. It will run you around $100 — about a third of what you’d pay for the Hurom juicer — but be warned: it’s a centrifugal juicer. The juice produced doesn’t last as long, and there is far more degradation of nutrients. Still, it’s a budget buy that gets the job done.
Read my review here…

 

Super Angel 5500 Juicer

If you’ve got cash to burn and want a top of the line juicer that can blast through just about any type of produce, the Super Angel 5500 is your best pick. This is a professional-grade juicer that will turn hard, soft, and leafy greens into juice like a boss. It’s a cold-press machine, so there is no degradation of nutrients — meaning a much longer lifespan for the juice. It’s pricey at just $2,000, but a great choice.
Read my review here…

 

Breville 800JEXL Fountain Elite

This is the Breville Juicer Juice Fountain Elite
If you’re looking for a high quality centrifugal juicer, this Breville is the one for you. The juicer doesn’t sacrifice elegance, durability and excellent function despite its lower price tag. The shell is entirely made of stainless steel, meaning it will last for years to come. The motor can slice and dice through just about anything you put in it.
Read my review here…

 

Green Star GS-3000 Deluxe

The Green Star GS-3000 Deluxe is a juicer that lives up to the name Deluxe. It’s designed to churn through not only fruits, veggies, and leafy greens, but also nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains. It’s a tad pricey (about 30 percent more expensive than the HU-100),  yet it’s worth the cost. It is a highly reliable juicer that’s built to last.
Read my review here…

Are there any problems with the Hurom HU-100?

Probably the most common complaint I’ve heard about the HU-100 is the fact that it lets a lot of pulp into the juice. I personally like that — that’s where all the fiber is — but a lot of my friends prefer a pulp-free juice. You will find that plenty of pulp (especially from fruit) drains into the juice collector rather than the pulp container. If you’re not a fan of pulp in your juice, you’ll need to run it through a strainer.

Here are a few more issues my friends and Amazon reviews have mentioned:

  • Quality control issues. Multiple users have complained that their juicer broke down within the first few months of use. Many complaints have focused on small defects in the juicer, a sign of quality control issues. The manufacturer always replaces the juicers, but a surprising number of the appliances have design flaws.
  • Not good at self-cleaning. While the juicer is designed to self-clean (running water through the juicer), it doesn’t do a very efficient job. If you want to get rid of the fruit and veggie residue, you have to take the juicer apart. It’s the only way to properly clean it. The screen is particularly challenging to clean, and requires a good deal of scrubbing and rinsing.
  • Not the most durable. Multiple users have given the juicer negative reviews due to the fact that the strainer baskets break when they try to make nut milks. The design of the strainer and baskets do make it a less durable juicer than many of the competing masticating juicers.

What Can I Make With The Hurom HU-100 Juicer?

The Hurom HU-100 is a juicer designed to make juice. It can turn hard fruits, soft fruits, and even leafy greens into juice. At its core, it’s a simple, efficient machine that focuses entirely on juice. You’ll find that it delivers a delicious cup of fresh-squeezed juice with minimal effort. It’s not the best juicer on the market, but it definitely deserves its place among the top-rated appliances.

That being said, it’s not the most versatile of the juicers. Take the Omega J8006, for example: it can be used to make minced meat, pasta, breadsticks, sorbets and ice cream, among other foods. The Hurom HU-100 is NOT designed to be a multi-functional juicer. It’s solely intended to extract juice from fruits, veggies, and leafy greens.

Hurom HU-100 Wheatgrass Juice

Using the HU-100 for wheatgrass juice should be done with caution. As mentioned above, many users have complained that it tends to jam. If you try to feed the wheatgrass into the juicer too quickly, you could end up burning out the motor when the fibrous strands wrap around the base of the auger.

If you’re going to juice wheatgrass (or spinach, celery, kale or any other high-fiber greens), it’s best to mix them in with high-yield fruits and veggies like carrots, apples, or oranges. The more juice swishing around in the juicer, the lower the chance of clogs.

Using the HU-100 for Nut Milks

This Hurom juicer can be used for producing cashew milk and almond milk. You will need to soak the nuts for at least eight hours before juicing, though it’s recommended that you leave them soaking overnight. The water will not only help to soften the raw nuts (making it easier for the auger to crush them), but will increase the liquid content of the nuts. You’ll get more almond or cashew milk by soaking the nuts overnight.

Can I Make Nut Butters with the HU-100?

Using the Hurom HU-100 for Frozen Foods

If you want to juice frozen foods, you should take them out of the freezer well before you put them into the juicer. Foods straight out of the freezer are too hard for the plastic auger to crush. You may end up chipping, jamming or clogging the juicer if you try to juice foods that haven’t had time to thaw.

Even if you thaw the food partially, you won’t get proper sorbet or ice cream like you get with other juicers. You’ll just increase the risk of breaking the juicer. It’s best to avoid juicing frozen foods — you can use the blender to mix frozen foods with your fresh juice.


Final verdict & recommendation

The Hurom HU-100 has a lot of things that make it an excellent juicer. It’s built to last, it’s an efficient machine, and offers a user-friendly way to make high quality juice. However, there are also a few cons that make it less than the true best.

I’ve used the HU-100 and found it to be a good machine, but I’d prefer Omega or even Breville over the Hurom juicers. The high price tag and the multiple user complaints mentioned above just don’t quite match up to the higher-quality juicers, many of which retail for a lower price than Hurom’s juicers.


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