Kuving's Revo830 in-depth review
When we compared the Kuvings Revo830 to other leading cold press juicers, we were surprised that it actually produced more juice under controlled conditions. We thought masticating juicers had their limits in efficiency, but we were wrong.
In single-auger juicers like the one in the Kuvings REVO830, the juice is pressed against a metal screen by a rotating crushing force. The auger breaks the ingredients down into smaller and smaller pieces by pulling the ingredients further and further along the auger until you finally get a paste that is pressed at high pressure against the fine end of the sieve in the next pressing stage. This crushing and squeezing of the plant matter releases the cellular nutrients for better cold pressing of a more nutrient-dense juice. As you can imagine, there are great forces involved, which is why the juicer has to be very robust.
To design a juicer that works like this, you always have to find a compromise between a number of factors to get it exactly what you need it to be. The material of the auger and screen must be strong enough, but also flexible enough to handle the crushing forces. The motor must have adequate torque to push the fruit into the ever-shrinking space where the juice is extracted. And the whole thing has to work under extreme pressure inside the device without damaging the juicer itself. Not an easy task.
How we test juicers
This is a sensitive issue for us. Some of the tests published in videos, where so-called "experts" might prefer one juicer over another, rather than being as objective as possible, upset us. Sometimes what we see looks like an obvious deception, and sometimes the manipulation of what we see is too subtle to the untrained eye for people to accept in good faith.
We test under controlled conditions using only one ingredient from the same batch, weighed to the nearest gram. We sieve the juice to objectively assess how much pulp went through the juice outlet rather than the pulp outlet. Then we not only measure the volume of the juice, but also weigh it to the nearest gram to eliminate errors that can occur when calibrating different measuring cups.
Kuving's REVO830 Juice Test Results
Using the same batch of ingredients, in this case a consistent batch of carrots, we tested the Kuvings REVO830 against its three closest competitors in premium slow juicer technology, using our rigorous testing criteria. We strained each juice, measured the volume and weighed the juice to confirm. The Revo received 2.9%, 3.5% and 4.1% more juice than its three closest competitors. That means the Revo is likely to offer better value for money on the juicing ingredients over time.
If you value a very high juice yield - who doesn't? - then the Kuvings REVO830 is, in our opinion, the most powerful vertical slow juicer to date. But he has more than pure performance as a winning trait...
The Kuvings Revo830 offers two incremental but real improvements that set it apart from other vertical slow juicers. It saves a lot of time normally spent preparing ingredients and has a higher juice yield.
It's expensive, but you get what you pay for. With inflation ramping up in 2023, we expect our juicers to continue to increase in price, so it's perhaps a good thing that the less-used accessories are optional rather than included. The REVO will eventually pay for itself with its reliability and reduced wastage of ingredients. And when you compare the contribution it can make to a healthy lifestyle to that of a coffee maker, it's actually not that expensive.
Which design will the slow juicers come in next? While it's a close race at the moment, we think the Kuvings REVO830 has the edge.
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