Women'sHealth in the test: A juicer of the highest quality
The "Juicer of the Highest Quality" can make juices, smoothies, plant-based drinks, nut butters, sherbet and more. The Kuvings Revo 830 is a real asset to your kitchen.
When I opened the box, I almost cried. Inside was a Kuvings Revo 830, or as I would describe it, "the pinnacle of juicers".
I've been an avid juice fanatic for almost half my life and bought my first juicer when I was about 22 years old. My original love of juicing - which grew out of a desire to make refreshing strawberry daiquiris (lol) - evolved over time, replacing the fruity, gooey brews with green juices, when I developed an interest in Elle McPherson's recommended alkaline diet, and later to this day when I was making a celery juice almost daily.
In between, I dabbled in juicing whole, raw beets (great way to get rid of a hangover asap if you can stand the smell), carrots (the pomace is a treat in an incredibly moist carrot cake), and some time I even juiced broccoli and spinach for a long time to see if cold juice was comparable to soup (not recommended).
Over the years, centrifugal, masticating, and cold press juicers have made their way onto my countertop—but getting my hands on a Kuvings has always been my dream.
I've been using the Kuvings REVO830 regularly for the past six weeks. Here is my honest report...
What is so special about the Kuvings REVO830?
According to the experts at UK Juicers, it's considered the best celery juicer on the market, which I was most excited about, but it also has several attachments that elevate it beyond a simple cold press juicer.
- Smoothie strainer (The part is called "smoothie filter" in Kuvings Germany)
- Citrus press (ZITRUSPRESSE on Kuvings.de)
- The homogenizer - for 'ice cream' and sorbet (sorbet filter on Kuvings.de)
- It features two hoppers, one large enough for a whole apple and a long one ideal for carrots and celery.
The juicer is built around a central "auger" that moves the ingredients through the top of the device into the central juicing chamber. Incredibly strong, it also acts as a "shredder" that shreds fruit and vegetables into smaller pieces before pressing them, eliminating the need to pre-cut them.
It also doesn't take up much space. Unlike some other juicers that have a horizontal shape, the Kuvings REVO830 is oriented vertically. And since it can also juice grapefruit, oranges and lemons, you can get rid of any other juicer you might have, saving even more cabinet or countertop space.
Is it good for celery juice?
I've seen many juicers struggle with crunchy, fibrous stalks of celery - and almost "choke" on the random strands of fiber. I can wholeheartedly say that this has never happened to me at all when juicing celery with the Kuvings REVO830.
Can you make good smoothies out of it?
As I learned all those years ago while juicing basket after basket of strawberries during my "fresh daiquiri phase," there's not a lot of juice in berries. But when it comes to smoothies, they're ideal.
With the smoothie strainer attachment, I only had to pour in 200ml of almond milk before adding a handful of strawberries (regular red ones, not the white ones) and a chopped banana. It was delicious and made in seconds.
Is the device easy to clean?
Juicers are notoriously a hassle to clean after use, and despite my enthusiasm, the Kuvings is no different. Because some elements are made of BPA-free plastic, it's not dishwasher safe, but it comes with a handy cleaning attachment that makes it easy to scrub off any residue after use. A patented rotary brush is included for the filter, with which the filter can be cleaned.
My final conclusion?
The Kuvings REVO830 doesn't come cheap. But looking back on my life as a juice fanatic, I've spent more than double that on cheaper models that blew, cracked, or lost performance.
The additional attachments for making smoothies, nut milks and butters, and sorbets offer the opportunity to get more creative and use the device for more than just a fresh, enzyme-rich juice.
If you are serious about juicing for health and want a sturdy, reliable and powerful device that can keep up with you, then this is a great option.