The Tribest Slowstar vertical slow juicer is on top of the list of good quality vertical cold press juicers. You might want to ask ‘why is it so?’ Check our Tribest Slowstar SW 2000 review down below and you’ll find out.
This masticating juicer has a lot of features that made it very efficient in juicing. Let’s examine them now.
The first thing I want to point out is its low operating speed; 47 revolutions per minute is one of the lowest speeds I’ve ever come across. Only one juicer has this lower speed of rotation and that’s the Omega VSJ843 which has an incredible speed of just 43 RPM. Just to compare, other typical masticating juicers have ~80-90 revolutions per minute.
What does such a low speed mean? It means three things:
- You get a minimum amount of foam in your juice (lower speed – less foam).
- All nutrients and enzymes are retained during the process as heat doesn’t build-up and this prevents juice oxidation.
- You don’t get any noise during the juicing process, so you can prepare your morning and evening juices without any concerns that someone is sleeping.
So if you’re going to make a glass of fresh juice every morning and you want to not only taste its flavor, but to boost your health and energy levels with its healthy nutrients, the Tribest Slowstar juicer is the one you need.
Apart from its low operating speed, there are a bunch of other features that make this juicer one of the best vertical slow juicing machines. One feature is a juicing gap that allows you to mix the juice inside that was extracted from the different produce. It might look like a minor feature but the very popular Omega VRT350 doesn’t have it and many customers have complained about it.
The Slowstar auger is made out of GE Ultem material which is eight times stronger than the melamine auger used with older juice extractor machines. It can easily handle fruits and veggies, not only because of its materials, but also due to design improvements. It has two blades on the top while most vertical juicers has only one blade. Two blades cut the produce faster and more efficiently as well.
Another great advantage over other vertical juicers is its easy cleaning process. You can do manual cleaning by disassembling the whole juicer and then clean part by part (5 parts in total without containers) or you can just pour some water inside, turn the power on and let it clean itself. This is a very useful option if you want to make another glass of juice after a short break and you don’t want to spend time disassembling and assembling again.
To yield as much juice as possible, this slow juicer utilizes a 3-stage juicing system that includes crushing, grinding and squeezing stages. After passing through all of these stages, the pulp coming out very dry because every last drop of juice was squeezed out of it.
Pulp comes out of a special outlet which has a unique design compared to other vertical slow juicers. For example, it’s quite wide (compared to the Hurom HU-100, for instance) so, while juicing, there’s less chance of it clogged up and the juice will flow out in the normal way.
Actually, this upright juicer is one of the easiest juice extraction machines to use. For example, the juicing bowl has a handle which is very rare, even for expensive juicers. Not to mention that its assembly is as easy as ABC – everything locks up without striking a blow.
This juicer comes with a special mincing attachment which allows you to make nut butters and sorbets.
Finally, this decent juicer has a 10-year warranty coverage on the entire unit and parts and awesome customer support.
Slowstar Juicer vs Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer
Both these juicers are vertical single auger masticating juice extractors that utilizes a cold press technology of juice extraction and they are at the same price range, yet they have a different design, speed and so on. Here are listed the differences between the Tribest Slowstar Slow Juicer SW 2000 and the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000.
The Slowstar advantages over the Kuvings:
- Has a funnel which helps you to funnel the things in and feed the juicer, so everything will be juiced
- RPM speed is slower
- A screen has more space for the juice to come out and it’s designed for easier pulp coming out
- An auger has 2 blades
- Less chances of clogging up due to an unique design
- Can make sorbets and nut butters without spending money on extra accessories
- The extracted juice contains less pulp and foam
The Kuvings advantages over the Slowstar:
- A larger feed chute means less prep work
- A wiping blade has 3 fins
- Available in more colours
- A yield is a bit higher considering the fact that the juice is pulpier. If you don’t like pulp in your juice, hence it is a disadvantage for you.
What this juicer suits for the best?
It’s an amazing choice if you want to juice hard&soft, citrus fruits&vegetables like carrots, apples, oranges, beetrots, berries, bananas, watermelon, melons, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, celery and so on. But it also can juice leafy greens and wheatgrass.
How to prevent clogging?
Actually, due to a unique design, chances of clogging are pretty slight. Yet, if you wonder how to deal with it if it happens here is my advice: while juicing leafy greens cut them into small pieces about 1.8 inches. Hence you will juice wheatgrass, kale, spinach, mint, cabbage and other leafy greens without a hitch.
But if you want to do straight leafy greens I’d recommend for you to purchase a horizontal masticating juicer or a triturating juicer.
What are the size of the feed chute?
The feed chute measures 2.25″ x 1.25″. It has a crescent shape which means you have to cut some of your food (e.g. carrots) into two.
Is housing BPA-free?
Yes, the housing is BPA-free as casing as well.
According to some reviews, this juicer had several issues (jamming, for instance) due to the design of some parts. Have they been solved so far?
Yes, Tribest did some redesign and now all these issues became a thing of the past.
The Slowstar Juicer or the Omega Vert VRT350?
Personally, I prefer this one.
Where the Slowstar juicer is manufactured?
It is made in South Korea.
The FAQ section will be updated as new and important questions come to our attention.
Pros and Cons
Can juice every sort of food
Not a large feed chute, you have to chop your food into chunks
A bit pricey
What’s in the package?
Here is a list of parts and accessories that comes with the juicer.
- Main body with motor
- Juice Container & Pulp Container
- Cleaning Brush
- Feeding Chute Assembly
- Mincer Lid
- Double Edged Duoblade Auger
- Juicing Screen
- Pulp Wiping Assembly
- Auger Housing
- Auger Housing for Mincer
- User Manual with juicing recipes
This is a top-rated juicer for a reason. It incorporates all the advantages of earlier vertical juicers (including the Omega Vert Juicers) and added a few improvements to make juices with higher nutritional value and easier than before. If you need a decent, reliable juicer that will last for years to come, the Tribest Slowstar Slow Juicer SW 2000 is a really good choice.