We here at TechWeLike have received a Coway Juicepresso to review. I have been looking for a good juicer to start my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I know we all have those New Year Resolutions. New year new you, I’m going to get healthier this year and work out… the list go on an on and on right? Well my journey started well before the New Year began. But, when you live in an area where healthy options are few and far in between, or when you go to the supermarket and can just tell the fruit and vegetables are laced with all these pesticides and other harmful chemicals your body should not be digesting; it discourages you from shopping.
When the Coway Juicepresso arrived, it got my juices flowing, and I just felt more compelled and determined to find a grocer that sold more organic options so that I can put this baby to the test. The good thing is, me and my fiance bought a new car, which gave us the option to drive to an area where the markets are known to have better grocer options. OK enough ranting lets get to the Juicepresso review.
I know you may be wondering, what is the Coway Juicpresso anyway? The juicepresso is a slow cold press juicer. Cold press juicers are pretty good juicers because they extract the juice by crushing and pressing fruits and vegetables to produce the highest yield of juice. Because it’s cold press, you have a better chance of getting the most benefit from this form of juicing.
Unpacking the Juicepresso
As I unpacked the unit, the first thing I noticed was how slim the main body was compared to most bulky juices I have come across in different stores. Although the body is small, it is a little heavy. Not too heavy where you can’t lift, but more like heavy things come in small packages lol. OK that may have been a weird joke. Along with the body of the juicer, you have the hopper, squeezing screw, and strainer; which comes already assembled inside the drum. Its great especially when you just don’t have the patience to have to put them together yourself. Additionally, the set comes with the pusher (to push in leafy greens and other items that may need some assistance making it’s way into the juicer), Juice cap, Cleansing brush, and two (2) pitchers (one to catch the juice and the other to catch the pulp). Guidelines for handling your juicer, along with the instructions manual, and mini recipe booklet are all also neatly packed to help guide you towards using the juicer.
I like that the Coway Juicepresso juicer is so compact, that it fits neatly in the corner of your counter. It’s non bulky appearance make for a very attractive conversation piece. You don’t find that in too many juicers. There are a variety that takes up a massive amount of counter space, and you have others that are just a bulky contraption sitting on your counter. No bueno!
The Quick and Healthy Daily Juicepresso Booklet:
Before I get into the actual juicing aspect of the juicer, I just wanted to take a moment to talk about the great ideas the Coway Juicepresso recipe booklet had that would make exploring this model juicer quite fun.
I love that they give you different recipes to get you started on juicing. This especially great for folks like me who want to juice, but haven’t a clue where to start. The booklet offers recipes to quench your thirst like the “Green Grapeade”, “Melon Banana Shake”, and “Kiwi Banana Juice”. They they also offer recipes for dishes such as the “Beef Fillet with Pomergranate Sauce and Potatoes”, “Brucetta”, and “Blueberry Pancakes”. And not to mention desserts from “Carrot Cakes” to “All the Berries Sherbert”. You can eat happy and healthy with just some of these healthy choices. I have not had the opportunity to try these recipes out yet. But, as I continue to explore the Coway Juicepresso, I do plan on making them very soon. They all just look so delightful, I had to mention.
Juicing with Juicepresso
I have never juiced fruits and vegetables before. I am a virgin to this whole method. But, I must say, it did feel great trying on my own for the first time. This was the perfect juicer to make my first experience enjoyable. Although I did not have the opportunity to use the recipe booklet, I found a very easy recipe online that consisted of ingredients I already had. It consisted of 2 cups of cucumbers, 2 cups of organic kale, and 2 cups of pineapples. Just a little note, the pineapples I had were frozen so I let the pineapples thaw in the refrigerator before using it in the Coway Juicepresso. You can take a look at the pictures to see how I have prepared them for the juicer.
Starting the juicer was no easy task at first. for some reason after cleaning and re-assembling the parts, the machine didn’t want to work. After pressing the on button several times, it just wouldn’t start. Later on I figured out it was just something that didn’t set right in the drum. After fiddling with the squeezing screw and strainer, the unit began to work. The on, off and reverse switch is located in the back of the unit. I like the reverse switch because it helps unclog the juicer.
My little mini wanted to join in on the juicing fun, so I decided to let her help. hubby tried to get in on the action as well as he seen the fruit and veggies getting juiced. They say too many hands spoil the bunch, but, with the many hands I had assisting, it made it fun.
My daughter was excited to see how the juice was coming out of the presser and watching the pulp get removed on the other side. She had many questions along the way. It was a good lesson in teaching her about health and why it’s better to juice your fruits and veggies.
The only issue I can say I had with the Coway Juicepresso was that fact that the pulp was getting stuck a lot in the pulp chamber. Again, using the reverse option helped with that issue, along with the brush. It may have simply been using thick chunks of Kale. I started breaking the kale down to smaller chunks as I continued on. Also, as the Juice was pouring out, I started to get a lot of froth forming on top of the drink. This may be normal or it just might have been me that fact I wasn’t putting the fruits and veggies in the press fast enough to process. But, it takes time to perfect. I do believe the more experienced person who juice often would know right away how to counteract the minor issues experienced.
In a nutshell, here are my pros and cons for the Coway Juicepresso:
Small and compact
very easy to clean
reverse button to assist in unclogging
Make sure the parts in tact so that it starts smoothly
Overall, I like the juicer, it was easy to use, and the juice we pressed turned out tasting delicious. The pulp was pretty dry which mean, the presser yielded a lot of juice from the fruit and veggie. The more I juice, the better the outcome will be. It was a great experience for me and my family.
Not to mention the clean up. I have watched friends and family who have juiced, and what a mess they had on their hands to clean. Come to think about it, that may have been another reason I was not in a rush to run out and buy a juicer. The clean up look like a task all in itself. And to have to get the out of every nook and cranny of the juicer? Eww.
You don’t have to worry about that with the Coway Juicepresso. It was really easy for me to clean. You just disassemble the parts (which were very easy to remove and not too many) and use the cleaning brush to help for the hard to reach places. Clean up was fairly quick and easy.