How The Kuvings B6000 Will Improve Your Juicing Efforts

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If you love fresh juice but don’t have enough time to prepare your fruits and vegetables before juicing, then you may want to try the Kuvings B6000. This vertical masticating juicer, which is available in silver, pearl red and white pearl colors, has a wide mouth that’s capable of accommodating whole fruits and vegetables, thereby reducing cutting time significantly. It comes with a slow-spinning motor that crushes, squeezes and compresses fresh produce to the last drop, enabling you to get more fresh-tasting juice. As if that’s not enough, this juicer operates quietly, is easy to assemble and clean, and comes with additional features such a recipe book with several great-looking recipes to make juicing easier and more enjoyable for you. Find out more about this unique juicer in this detailed review.

Juicer Benefits and Features

This machine offers some innovative features that are new to vertical masticating juicers that make it quite desirable and highly rated by users. The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is ranked among the top juicers on the market for 2019. Below are just some of the aspects of this juicing machine that have made it a hit with owners around the world.

Bigger Feeding Tube and Powerful Motor

The Kuvings B6000 has a 3-inch feeding tube that easily takes in whole produce such as apples, lemons, oranges, carrots and more without cutting. This reduces preparation and processing time by up to 40%. In addition, the juicer has a powerful motor (240W) that’s able to extract fresh juice from whole fruits and vegetables at once. This minimizes unwanted oxidation that usually happens when you have to chop produce into smaller pieces to fit small-mouthed juicers. Exposure of freshly-cut produce to excess oxygen not only destroys nutrients, but also reduces the shelf-life of the extracted juice.

Slow-Speed Masticating Technology

Kuvings was an international award winner in both 2010 and 2011, thanks to its Juicer Module Comprising System which is its patented slow-speed masticating technology. It presses your produce gently with a slow rotating screw (50-60 rpm), which enables it to extract juice and retains 100% pure nutrients and enzymes. Besides minimizing nutrient loss, the slow speed also reduces foam creation and ensures that your juice is fresh, tasty and all natural.

Silent Operation

The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is one of the most silent juicers available in the market today. With this juicer, you can make the best cold press juice from any fruit or vegetable, at any time without worrying about interfering with the peace of your family members. Juicing has never been easier and more enjoyable.

Easy Clean-up

The juicer screen is one of the hardest parts to clean in upright juicers. Luckily, Kuvings has included a patented rotating brush to make your cleaning easy and hygienic. Simply pour water into the juicer, place the screen in, turn on the motor, and let the brush inside self-clean it fast. For perfect juicing, pull it apart to thoroughly clean all its parts regularly. Don’t forget to dry the juicer parts after cleaning (preferably with a towel) to prevent juice residue staining. This vertical masticating juicer is perfect for you if you love juicing but is put off by the cleaning process afterwards.

Juicing Recipe Book

If you love the idea of juicing but does not know how to get started, the B6000 has a special recipe book – Clean Green Drinks: 100+ Cleansing Recipes to Renew & Restore Your Body and Mind – with lots of recipes to help you.

Pros

  • Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer has a 3-inch feeding tube that accommodates whole fruits and vegetables, reducing preparation time by up to 40%. However, produce with long fibers like celery, need to be pre-cut to prevent the auger from being clogged.
  • The juicer’s slow-speed masticating technology extracts juice gently, ensuring that you get richer juice, with wonderful aroma and 100% pure nutrients.
  • It’s is easy to clean, thanks to the supplied cleaning tools.
  • It does more than juicing i.e. it’s the only vertical slow juicer that you can use to make healthy desserts and snacks such as frozen nut butters and fruit sorbets.
  • It has a compact, simple design that’s easy to assemble.
  • This juicer gives more yield compared to other juicers. Though the juice comes out somehow pulpier, you can always put a sieve on the collection bowl to remove the pulp.
  • It also comes with a long warranty (over 10 years), to enable you enjoy a healthy lifestyle for a long time.

Cons

The only major shortcoming is that this juice is slow, meaning that it takes longer to juice. But this is the only possible way to get juice with the best preserved nutrients and highest possible yield. What’s more important to you? Speed or healthy juice?

Overall, the Kuvings B6000 masticating juicer is very effective in extracting fresh, tasty juice from whole fruits and vegetables, and preserving nutrients. If you’re looking for a vertical juicer that’s easy to clean, quiet, versatile, and fits well in small spaces, without worrying about speed, then this juicer is for you.

The Joy Of Making Your Own Homemade Ice Cream

Buying a home ice cream machineFor anyone with a severe sweet tooth, buying premium ice cream can be a rather expensive habit. On the other hand, purchasing your own ice cream machine for your home can be quite an economical alternative to feed your desire for frozen goodies. If you have never thought about getting one of these for your kitchen, then you are in for a treat…literally. Luckily, quality ice cream making units come in a wide range of prices and features that will enable you to find a capable machine no matter what your budget may be.  With simple push button operation, this is also one of the easiest machines to operate that you will own.  Getting one of these for your home is a great way to treat yourself to something delicious whenever you get a craving.

What Are the Best Ice Cream Machines?

Cuisinart makes some of the most popular units with several models that are highly rated by users. Combing through various reviews of the top ice cream makers online and it is quite apparent that you really can’t go wrong picking up anything made by Cuisinart.  Their ice cream machines continue to be among the highest ranked small kitchen appliances on the market. Breville also has a top rated maker, but it is also quite expensive. Leilo, Hamilton Beach, Nostalgia Electrics, and White Mountain are also very good options with numerous positive feedback from customers. One of the great features of most of these machines is that they are able to make more than just ice cream, they can also make other frozen treats. Gelato, sorbet, frozen drinks, and frozen yogurt can also be produces by most of these machine which helps add to their overall value.

What To Look For In A New Machine?

Most of the more affordable ice cream makers use a bowl that must be frozen before starting the ice cream making process. Some bowls are double insulated which helps speed up the process and save time, however it may take several hours to get the bowl to the right temperature. It will also require you to make room in your freezer for the bowl to fit.

Some of the more expensive models come with their own compressor which does not require you to freeze the bowl. Because of this feature you can truly make a batch whenever you feel like for the ultimate in convenience.  This is the main reason for the higher price tag for machines that contain their own compressor.  This also adds to the overall weight of the machine and will probably make it more of a hassle to move around your kitchen, but the trade off may be worth it.

Capacity is also another important factor when deciding on which model to buy. How much ice cream do you need to make? How many mouths will you need to feed? Higher capacity units may be slightly more expensive. However, in the long run, making your own ice cream will end up saving money.

Do They Produce Good Ice Cream?

I have had experience with several model ice cream makers, and they do indeed produce some great tasting results. The consistency is usually on the soft side, but once done, you can put the ice cream your freezer for an hour or two in order to firm it up if desired. These machines are also really simple to use, with most being as easy as a push of a button. The hardest part of using these home machines is the required patience need while eagerly waiting for the job to get done.

Are They Expensive?

As mentioned earlier, home ice cream makers come in a wide range of price points. From $30 all the way up to over a thousand dollars, finding a machine to fit your budget and your needs should not be to hard.

If you have cabinets full of small appliances that you never use, you may be quite hesitant to add another one to the your collection. But for anyone with a serious ice cream addiction, getting your own machine is a worthy investment.  Your kids will absolutely love you for this and it is a great way to spend time together.  Plus, with all of the different ice cream recipes to choose from, this is something that will never get old.  Indulge a little and pick one of these up for your family, you won’t regret it.

Below is a video that gives a quick look at what one of the better ice cream machines on the market can do and shows just how simple it is to use.

A Brief History of Ice Cream

history of ice creamEvery wonder what the origins of one of our favorite desserts came from?  Ice cream has been around for centuries, but who invented it?  History indicates that Emperor Nero combined ice with fruit toppings in the first century. The Chinese probably concocted the first ice-and-milk refreshments that made their way to royal courts in France and Italy. Myth claims that Marco Polo brought ice cream to Europe in the 13th century, but historical evidence credits China in the first millennium for using ice and salt to freeze milk and cream recipes. Until ice was stored in insulated underground chambers, consumption of ice cream was limited to times of the year when icy conditions prevailed.

Riches to Rags

England’s King Charles II served actual ice cream made with milk in 1672; only royalty throughout Europe indulged in this luxury because is was so difficult to make. There was no way to store ice cream, so it was made and immediately served. First lady Dolly Madison served ice cream to White House guests in 1812. During the later part of the 19th century, commoners enjoyed ice cream, when immigrants carried their ice cream recipes abroad and processes simplified.

Ice Cream Machines

The first ice cream maker was called a pot-freezer – a large ice cream bowl placed inside of a tub filled with ice and salt to reduce the temperature. Technology advanced the hand crank ice cream maker to a covered pail with a handle attached to the lid. Next came the hand-cranked churn that produced smother ice cream in a shorter amount of time, but still used ice and salt to cool.

Manual ice cream machines operated by hand crank that turned the paddle used salt and ice to cool. Today, ice cream makers are themselves inexpensive, but use of salt and ice makes them costly and messy to operate. Smaller electric ice cream machines are constructed with hollow walls filled with coolant, and operate by hand or automatically with the push of a button, making them extremely simple to use and this is what makes such a worthy appliance to own.  Making homemade ice cream has never been easier as we have surely come a long way in time.