The HZ is part of the latest generation of elite Hurom vertical juicers. Always striving to be ahead, Hurom have pushed this product to be the best amongst its peers. By using the latest in juicing technologies, they have achieved high yields, unparalleled build quality and quiet operation wrapped up in a sleek design. The HZ and its sibling models are also incredibly versatile, with a range of screens that will allow you to make: nut butters, sorbets/ice creams, smoothies and more. Having such a wide range of functions is rather uncommon amongst vertical juicers and this device does an excellent job, highly exceeding expectations.
- High yield capabilities with a 43 RPM motor that uses Slow Squeeze Technology
- Durable and antibacterial stainless-steel body
- New part design allows the screen and spinning brush to turn at only 17 RPM
- LED status bar to quickly show current state of operation
- Easy to clean
- Semi-Transparent hopper to watch your ingredients from start to finish
- New juice ejection plug handle design
- Highly versatile in its range of functions
- Near silent operation with the motor only using 150 watts of power
The Benefits for You
The Hurom HZ is a strong contender to be the best vertical juicer on the market. It has a motor that runs incredibly quietly, using only 150 watts of power, making it more enjoyable to use than past models. This motor also runs at a steady 43 RPM, a perfect speed for effective slow juicing, providing you with an amazing yield and bone-dry pulp. The Slow Squeeze Technology used in the HZ allows all extracted juice to have an improved natural taste and leaves it packed with more nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants.
This model is also exceptional for its build quality. The casing for the juicer body is crafted from stainless-steel, a material which is renowned for its antibacterial properties and incredible durability. The augur and strainer, while not metal, are made from heavy-duty GE Ultem. This plastic is 8 times stronger than the standard plastics you would find in other juicers. The rest of the components are made of BPA free, ABS plastics that have been durability tested, ensuring that they all have a long life-span that can match the rest of the juicer.
The HZ can also boast great versatility, a rare trait in vertical juicers. It comes with a fine & coarse screen, an ice cream strainer and a citrus squeezing attachment. These accessories provide you with all you need to produce the range of products mentioned above. This versatility also shows through in its ability to juice all kinds of produce efficiently. Typically, a vertical juicer shows much better yields with soft fruits and vegetables. However, with the HZ we’ve had great success juicing tougher vegetables such as celery, carrot and beetroot.
This juicer is also very easy to clean. Most of the work can be done simply by running a cycle of warm water through it. Then all you need to do, is disassemble the user-friendly design and use the provided cleaning brushes to make the final touches, before leaving all the parts on the provided drying rack. We’ve found that this juicer can easily be cleaned in under 2 minutes, although this could be faster, depending on how thorough you are.
For this latest juicer generation, Hurom have developed new technologies that allow improved function of the screen and spinning brush. This is achieved through a gear mechanism at the base of the juicing bowl. The gears are powered by the motor as it turns the augur, but their design allows them to slow down the rotation speed. This allows the screen and spinning brush to turn at a slower speed, of only 17 RPM. This new function will reduce the amount of foam that is produced with the juice and allows for a new design, where the augur doesn’t have wings. This is especially useful as past models were more likely to suffer damage on these wings, which would prevent the juicer from working correctly. A wingless design removes this risk and allows the augur to operate individually, without the requirement for it to also power the screen and spinning brush.
Overall, there isn’t really anything bad we can say about this juicer. It does everything you’d expect from a modern device, in a neat, well-built package. It is definitely a strong upgrade from previous generations, offering strong solutions to their weaknesses and making additional improvements to make it a worthwhile investment for previous customers.
*Please note this model does not come with the juice container lid, hopper lid, small cleaning brush and chamber rack (drying stand)