The Tribest Slowstar upright juicer is designed to help the user get nutrition from fruits and vegetables without overwhelming their digestive systems. Its juice is sometimes referred to as “liquid gold” since it contains all the enzymes, phytochemicals and nutrients that will nourish your body and help you improve your diet. As opposed to centrifugal juicer, which oxidizes juice very quickly due to high-speed, this masticating juicing machine only spins at 47 rpm protecting the juice from heat. The fact that it is one of the slowest juicers on the market today makes it produce better tasting juice with longer storage times.
If you have been looking to buy a new juicer and treat yourself to a healthier routine, the Slowstar is an excellent option. We went through some of the reviews by the juicing experts and noticed how well that this juice extractor stands up to similar machines in its class. The added benefit of being an vertical juicer means that it will also take up less room on your kitchen counter. Tribest made a bold statement with the Slowstar, let’s see how it measures up.
- Dimensions: 7.5 inches wide by 18 inches high by 8.9 inches deep
- Weight: 20 pounds
- Feed Chute Size: 2.5 inches by 1.5 inches
- Feed Chute shape: Oval or Crescent
- Type: Vertical Auger Juicer
- Package: Juice container with handle, 32 ounce pulp catcher, 32 ounce juice catcher, Mincing/Blank plate attachment, Motor base, Screen wiper blade, Ultem strainer, Double blade Ultem auger, Cleaning brush, Pusher, and Fine sieve/ strainer.
The juicer’s 200-watt motor operates at a lower speed of 47 revolutions per minute, which is contrary to most masticating juicers (most of their motors operate at 80 revolutions per minute). However, this is a plus given that the slower speed helps it keep the nutrients in juice from air and heat; thereby, resulting in a better tasting and healthier end product. Moreover, less air means less oxidation, and this enables the juice to last longer without spoiling.
Normally in a masticating juicer, the auger is what does all of the work. As such, it is one of the most important features in this model. Tribest Slowstar has a dual-edged auger to increase its efficiency. Manufacturers introduced this feature to ensure the model produces a lot of juice. According to them, the feature increases juicing efficiency, and helps get the most juice out of whatever is dropped down the feed chute. The juicer’s feed chute is large enough and can store plenty of juicing materials at the same time.
Juice tap is a feature, which was not on this masticating juicer when it was first introduced. However, newer stocks now have it. The fact that it helps the user keeps juice inside the juicer when desired makes it an equally important feature. In addition to helping the user prevent unwanted dripping, juice tap aids in the cleanup process, especially after juicing.
Mincing Attachment is an add-on feature that would help you make fresh sorbet or natural peanut butter. It adds versatility, which is uncommon in most upright masticating juicers.
Homogenizing Blank Plate
The model comes with homogenizing blank plate for making nut butter, baby food and sorbets, among others.
Makes Nut Butter and Sorbets Easily
The mincing attachment or blank plate are contained in a separate bowl, and this allows the model to make fresh sorbets and healthy peanut butter at home using fresh, natural ingredients without adding any artificial sweeteners. Only a handful of vertical slow juicers have this benefit with the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer being one of them.
Can store Juice for a long time without spoiling
While there may be some debate on the advantages of cold-press juicers and oxidation, you can reduce spoilage of your juice. Because its motor rotates at a lower rpm when compared to most other vertical slow juicers, it can literally store juice longer than 72 hours. Nevertheless, I would not recommend that. For desirable outcome, pour the juice in a mason jar, and if possible, overfill so there are no air packets inside. Finally, store the juice in a refrigerator.
Produces a lot of Juice
Although the Slowstar is not as self-feeding as other vertical slow juicers, the double blade auger yields nearly 10% more than many of these juicers. The fact that it produces less pulp and less foam also makes it a plus. However, you will need to use the pusher more for it to produce more juice. It is the best bet for those who want more yields and do not mind putting extra effort in using the pusher to push the produce into the juicer.
Has a Powerful Motor
This model uses a 200-watt (3-stage gear reduction) motor, which is equivalent in terms of torque to a 9hp motor. This means only one thing; the juicer has a lot of crushing power.
- 10-year warranty
- It is BPA-free
- Higher juice extraction (produces a lot of juice)
- Has a juice tap to prevent the juice from dripping all over the counter
- Its vertical design takes up very little countertop space
- Very quiet
- Color options: Not available in chrome, white and silver; colors many people prefer.
- Pulpy juice: The model typically struggles when it comes to keeping pulp out of the juice
This model is a definite contender in the vertical masticating juicer market. Current reviews of the Tribest Slowstar indicate how well it is received by users. The manufacturer has introduced some features, which may make it a better option for those looking to save some countertop space. Although it used to have some early issues, Tribest seemed to rectify them.
A unique look, a nice set of features and very good juicing performance make it hard to ignore. There is no one perfect juicer for everyone, but Tribest Slowstar is a notable candidate, especially for those in search of an upright masticating juicers.