Super Angel 5500 Juicer Review 2017

Top-of-the-line Stainless Steel Juicer

When it comes to expensive juicers, you won’t get much pricier than the Super Angel range. Super Angel is a brand that’s known for making premium twin-gear juicers. The brand recently made some changes by renaming and upgrading their machines, which now range from Plus to Premium Deluxe.

The Premium Deluxe, the updated version of the Super Angel 5500, is the most expensive juicer in the range. But is it worth the hefty price tag? I couldn’t wait to try it out, although it’s a big machine and finding space on my counter wasn’t easy. Luckily, I managed to squeeze this Super Angel in among my other test juicers and put it through its paces. I’m writing this review to show you what it’s like to use the Super Angel and to give you a detailed overview of its pros and cons.

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With this machine, you can just wipe the exterior with a damp cloth and it’ll look good as new. The stainless steel body also makes this a very stable machine. I’ve found that it stays steady on the counter even when juicing hard fruits and veggies.

The Premium Deluxe is a dual-auger juicer. Its twin gears are made from surgical steel, so you can expect durability and high performance. They rotate at 82 RPM and grind ingredients into a fine powder, which allows the juicer to process any fruit or vegetable that’s put into it.

I’ve found that this juicer produces very little foam from most ingredients. but if you’re juicing wheatgrass and really want to minimize foam, the manufacturers recommend placing the gears, screen housing and wheatgrass into the refrigerator for two or three hours beforehand.

This juicer is the one to beat when it comes to leafy greens. The gears suck the greens in, without any need for the food pusher. They seem to squeeze every drop of juice out of ingredients like kale, spinach and fresh herbs. It’s also great with dense fruits and veggies, and it copes very well with fibrous stalks, like celery.

Although this juicer is easy to use, it only has a small, 1.7-inch circular feed chute. This is standard for horizontal masticating juicers, but it means you’ll have to chop up your fruits and veggies before juicing them. You also need to go slowly with this juicer, as putting too much into the feed chute at once can cause it to jam. If you the time and money to spare, however, the Super Angel could be a worthwhile investment.

Pros and Cons





What Kind of Juicer is it?

The Super Angel is a triturating juicer. Triturating or twin gear juicers tend to come with higher price tags than single-auger masticating juicers, as they’re considered to be the most efficient juicers. Single-auger slow juicers chew or grind ingredients to a pulp. Twin gear juicers work in a similar way, except they’re equipped with two gears.

Triturating juicers operate by pressing food between the two interlocking gears and grinding ingredients into a fine powder. By doing so, they’re tearing open the membranes of the cells in fruits and veggies and this is supposed to result in richer and more nutrient-dense juice.

The Premium Deluxe has two stainless steel gears, which rotate inwardly at a speed of 86 RPM. The slow rotation speed minimizes oxidation, more nutrients are retained in the juice and there’s very little foam. The resulting juice tastes great and I’ve found that it still tastes fresh after three days of storage in the refrigerator.

Triturating juicers take some patience, so bear that in mind if time-saving is a priority for you. You’ll need to chop up ingredients before juicing and feed them into the chute slowly. But if you take juicing seriously, or if you’re juicing for healing purposes, it might be worth investing in a triturating machine.


What Can I Make with this Juicer?

As you’d expect from its price point and reputation, this is a very versatile juicer. It gets an impressive yield from lots of different fruits and vegetables. When it comes to leafy greens, the Super Angel really shines. It gets a great yield and you won’t need to to use the food pusher, as the gears suck ingredients like kale, spinach, and romaine lettuce in.

When juicing hard produce, like carrots, apples and beets, you’ll need to use a bit more strength to push them down the feed chute. However, once you do that, you’ll find that you get lots of juice and very dry pulp. If you need some ideas, you’ll find hundreds of juice recipes on BestJuicer.net.

Can I juice soft fruits and veggies, such as tomatoes and berries?

Can I juice celery?

Yes, you can. The Premium Deluxe handles fibrous ingredients really well and doesn’t seem to clog. Just cut your celery stalks into pieces first.

How about wheatgrass?

The Premium Deluxe juices wheatgrass like a champ. It gets a great yield and ejects very dry pulp. Just remember that wheatgrass has a very strong tasting-juice so you might need try out some recipes to discover what you like.

Can I make nut butter with this juicer?

Yes, but first you’ll need to buy the nut butter screen to attach to your juicer. Then follow these steps to make your very own creamy nut butter:

  1. Replace your normal juicing screen with a blank (or nut butter screen).
  2. Place a bowl under the ejection chute to catch the butter and another one under the juice spout.
  3. Pour in about a half a cup of nuts and turn on the juicer
  4. Add one to two tablespoons of a neutral flavored oil on top. This will help it to get creamy, so add oil until it reaches your preferred consistency.
  5. Pour in the rest of the nuts and push through the juicer. If you want chunkier butter, push the nuts through quickly. If you push them through slowly, the butter will be creamier.
  6. It’s best to clean your juicer immediately afterwards, before the nut butter dries in.

Which Super Angel Should I Buy?

Super Angel juicers were recently renamed and there are now Plus, Pro, Deluxe and Premium Deluxe models in the range. All four models are triturating juicers, which are constructed entirely from stainless steel. They do not have any plastic screws, so there’s no need to worry about parts containing BPA. All of the models operate at 82 RPM and they run on powerful, three-horsepower motors.

But there are also some differences between the juicers in the range, which I’ll outline here:

Super Angel Plus

The Plus is the base model in the range, so it’s a bit more affordable than the Pro, Deluxe and Premium Deluxe. The only difference is that the Plus does not come with an anti-jamming auto-reverse feature. You can still reverse the direction of the gears, but you’ll need to watch out for jamming and then reverse the direction manually.

Super Angel Pro

The Pro operates in the same way as the Premium Deluxe and has all of the same components. However, the Pro is made entirely from high quality food grade stainless steel. On the other hand, the Premium Deluxe has an upgraded auger and standard extracting housing — both of these parts have been made with surgical grade stainless steel.

Super Angel Deluxe

The only difference between the Pro and the Deluxe is that the Deluxe model includes an extra attachment — the Soft Fruit Extracting Housing. The Premium Deluxe does not come with this extra attachment, which is slightly confusing.


Alternatives to the Super Angel

Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000

The Tribest Green Star Elite is a powerful and efficient triturating juicer that uses a three-stage masticating process. Its equipped with extra long gears, which rotate at 110 RPM. I’ve found that the Green Star produces a very high yield from all kinds of fruits and veggies and the leftover pulp is very dry. It’s hard to beat this one when it comes to juicing leafy greens — it gets through kale, spinach and romaine lettuce with ease.

Green Star is a respected brand in the twin-gear juicing market, and the GSE-5000 is their newest, most expensive, model, but is still much cheaper than any of the Super Angel machines. It’s built to last and it comes with a 12-year warranty, so you’ll get more support with this than with the Premium Deluxe.

It also comes with a range of attachments, such a homogenizing screen, which you can use to make sorbets and purées. In comparison, the Premium Deluxe doesn’t come with any extra attachments. In my opinion the Green Star offers better value.

Omega J8006 Nutrition Center

Omega J8006
One of the highest-rated juicers on BestJuicer.net, the Omega J8006 is possibly the most impressive model in the excellent Omega range. It’s a single-auger slow juicer, so it doesn’t get quite as high a yield as the Super Angel. However, it’s a versatile machine and it’s suitable for juicing a variety of produce. It’s particularly efficient at juicing leafy greens and denser veggies, such as carrots and apples.

When juicing with the Omega, you just need to careful when using fibrous fruits and veggies, such as celery and rhubarb. These produce a lot of pulp and this can cause the Omega J8006 to clog. It’s best to chop them up into small pieces before feeding them in. You could also try juicing fibrous stalks after all other ingredients have gone through.

However, the Omega J8006 is significantly cheaper than the Super Angel and it comes with a longer warranty of 15 years. It also comes with extra noodle and breadstick nozzles. If you want an more affordable masticating juicer that’s still very high-quality, this Omega might be a good choice.

Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer

Kuvings WSJ B6000S
Getting to grips with a twin gear juicer might be daunting for someone who’s new to juicing. If that’s the case, you might want to consider a vertical masticating juicer, like Kuvings Slow Juicer. Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is very easy to assemble and quick to clean. It comes with a wide feed chute, which is large enough to feed whole, medium-sized fruits and veggies through. This cuts down significantly on prep time and it also makes cleaning up easier.

Weighing 14 pounds, Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is much lighter than the Super Angel. This means it can be stored easily in the cupboard or moved around, if needed. It also has child-safe parts and a detachable non-drip juice spout.

The Kuvings Slow Juicer also produces high-quality juice from a variety of fruits and vegetables. But when leafy greens are involved, the Premium Deluxe surpasses it in terms of yield and juice quality. Also, the Kuvings doesn’t come with all of the extra attachments that some other horizontal slow juicers do, such as the Omega J8006. But if speed and convenience are priorities, then Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is definitely worth looking at.


What’s in the Box?

Super Angel Juicer Parts and Accessories
The Super Angel Premium Deluxe comes with several components and attachments. Here’s what you’ll find in the box:

  • Motor base unit
  • Twin gear set (surgical-grade stainless steel)
  • Standard extracting housing (surgical-grade stainless steel)
  • Splash guard
  • Silicone O-ring
  • Cleaning brush
  • Scrubbing bristle
  • Screen scraper
  • Standard wooden pusher
  • Wooden pusher with silicone seal (for soft fruit juicing)
  • Plastic pulp collector
  • Glass juice collector
  • Power cord
  • Instruction manual

Assembly and Getting Started with Your First Juice

Despite being a premium slow juicer, the Super Angel is surprisingly easy to put together. The instruction manual is very clear and easy to follow, which makes the assembly process even easier. You can find a .pdf version of the manual here. To get started and make your first juice, here’s what you need to do:

  • Step 1
  • Make sure the power cord is unplugged before starting. The manufacturer recommends putting a soft towel under the extracting housing to avoid damaging the twin gears if they drop.
  • Step 2
  • Insert the driving gear into the driving gear shaft.
  • Step 3
  • Wiggle the gear to align the shaft teeth and when it’s aligned between the gear teeth, push it fully into the slot.
  • Step 4
  • Insert the free wheel gear into the other shaft. Make sure that both gears are fully seated before operating.
  • Step 5
  • Carefully slide the extracting housing over the twin gears and push it backwards until it touches the motor base unit.
  • Step 6
  • Push the locking clamp down to lock the extracted housing tightly to the base unit.
  • Step 7
  • Place the splash guard on top of the extracting housing.
  • Step 8
  • Slide the juice collector under the juice guide and the pulp collector under the pulp ejection spout.

What are the Specs?


CategorySpec
Motor Power180W
RPM82
Dimensions19.5 (l) x 7.3 (w) x 10.5 (h) (inches)
Grinding Force3 HP
Weight20.8 lbs
Warranty10 years on motor, gears, switch panel, PC Board, scraper, fan, power cord, splash guard. One year on wearable parts.

The dimensions of this juicer are approximately 19.5” (l) x 7.3” (w) x 10.5” (h) and it weighs 20.8 pounds. The juicer has an all stainless steel construction and the gears are made from surgical grade stainless steel. When your juicer arrives, you’ll find an instruction manual in the box.

Cleaning Your Juicer

Once you get used to it, cleaning your twin-gear juicer will be relatively quick and easy. First, you should take it apart according to the instructions in the manual. To keep the exterior of your juicer clean and shiny, clean it with a soft sponge and then dry with a soft towel.

To clean the inside of the extracting housing, insert the cleaning brush into the housing under warm, running water. Then, pull the brush out slowly while turning it clockwise and repeat this step two or three times. Be careful not to pull the brush straight out of the housing or it might break.

You can clean this part by spraying it with water. While spraying, gently lift up the back of the juicer a little so that water doesn’t get inside the white bushing. Afterward, you can dab the excess water with a towel.

Noise Level

In comparison to other juicers, this machine operates very quietly. The slow rotation speed means you can get away with using this in the mornings and not worry about waking your neighbors up. It still makes some noise, of course, but it doesn’t operate with the roar of a centrifugal juicer.

Tips and Tricks

  • If the holes of the extracting screen housing become clogged, try soaking it in water with some lemon juice. The acid from the lemon juice should help to remove any pulp. Later, clean the screen with your brush under running water and it should be much easier to clean.
  • When you’re juicing wheatgrass, use very small amounts of it and don’t use the food pusher for best results. It’s also helpful to spray some water onto the wheatgrass or pour half a teaspoon of flaxseed oil down the chute before juicing.
  • If your juicer jams, press and hold the ‘reverse’ button for 2-3 seconds. Then, press the ‘start’ button to continue juicing. You might need to repeat this, depending on how bad the jam is.

Problems with the Premium Deluxe

My main issue with the Super Angel is the poor warranty support. Considering the very high price tag, the warranty isn’t as extensive as it should be. The motor, gears and some of the other components are covered by a 10-year warranty within the U.S. But the screen housing is only covered for five years and some customers have complained about having difficulties getting help from customer support.

Other customers have complained about their screens breaking and leaks from their juicers. However, I have not experienced any of this issues with my model.

Where Can I Buy This Juicer?

  • In the U.S., the best place to buy a Super Angel is Amazon.
  • If you’re living in Europe, you can buy it from Amazon UK.

Final Verdict and Recommendation

The Super Angel Deluxe is a premium juicer and in terms of functionality and juice quality, it’s one of the best you can buy. The twin gears extract a very high yield from all kinds of fruits and veggies. Leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, are sucked into the gears and the leftover pulp is very dry.

There’s no need to run pulp through a second time and I’ve found that this reduces waste significantly. It also works extremely well on squishy produce, like tomatoes and oranges, and the resulting juice tastes great.

For harder produce, it takes a bit more time to juice with the Super Angel. For example, if you’re juicing carrots, you should make sure that the first carrot has gone through before feeding in the next. You’ll also need to push denser ingredients through with the food pusher. The feed chute is relatively small, so you’ll need to chop up most items first. So, if time-saving is a necessity for you, this mightn’t be ideal. But if taste and quality are your priorities, the Super Angel could be worth considering.

The stainless steel construction means this juicer is easy to clean and it stays looking good over time. The instruction manual is very clear, so if you follow it initially, you’ll learn to quickly and correctly assemble, clean and disassemble your juicer.

However, if you have the money to spend and you aren’t worried about the shorter warranty, the Super Angel could still be a worthwhile investment. It’s an excellent juicer that produces high-quality juice, and its durable build means it should function well for many years.

Super Angel 5500 Juicer

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