The TEC slow masticating juicer is lightweight, compact, and designed for the juicing enthusiast on the go. Its simple design combined with the compact blade system and quiet-running motor allows you to juice whenever you go and wherever you are. If you’re looking for a more convenient way to juice and want a model that’s low maintenance and user-friendly, then you’ll appreciate this model’s very basic design and simple operation.
Overview and Features
This model produces juice that has a higher than average nutrient content, since high powered models can cause the produce to heat up, which can kill off enzymes, vitamins, and nutrients. You’ll get a higher juice yield with a slow masticating juicer, which also means that you’ll spend less every week on fresh produce. While this is a smaller model, compared to a standard juicer, it works efficiently to get the job done. When you hear the words “portable juicer” you may picture a small, simple model that doesn’t have the type of power you need if you regularly juice leafy green veggies. But despite being designed with portability in mind, this latest model by TEC offers the type of powerful motor you need to handle kale, chard, spinach, wheatgrass and more. While it’s definitely not as powerful as a full-sized model, such as the SKG slow masticating juicer, it does offer more than enough power to handle making your daily green juice, whether you want to enjoy a cup of fresh-squeezed juice at home or at the office, or if you want an easier way to try out your favorite juicing recipes for weight loss.
The juicer weighs in at just eight and a half pounds, which may initially sound too heavy for a portable model, but when you consider that most full-sized models can weigh anywhere from twelve to twenty pounds, then you’ll realize how convenient this type of portable juicer can be, whether you want to take it with you on your next vacation, camping trip, or to the office. It’s perfect for both home use and on the go. However, it can’t handle making the same large batch of fresh-squeezed juice that a full-sized model. But it doesn’t have to.
The fact that it’s highly portable is one of its biggest selling points and it’s what some buyers are looking for if they want to enjoy the freshest juice possible and don’t want to deal with preparing a large batch at home. Of course, there’s a difference in volume size, so you won’t be able to make a large pitcher in one shot, but if you need a model that can efficiently and quickly process your favorite fruits and veggies for a fresh glass of juice when you’re far away from home, then you’ll appreciate this model’s fairly lightweight, compact design.
This model is equipped with a forty RPM motor that’s powered by two hundred watts. This is slightly lower than some competing models, however, it does have a solid reputation in terms of performance and power. However, when you’re juicing certain types of veggies, such as root veggies or leafy greens, you’ll want to be careful in terms of how quickly you feed the produce down the chute. If you do so too quickly then you may run into issues with the blades, which can easily become clogged if you’re feeding the machine more produce than it can handle at one time.
Unlike a traditional juicer, learning how to clean this juicer is a cinch. It takes only a minute or two to disassemble, wash the parts by hand, and clean the blade system. The juicer must be taken apart and thoroughly cleaned with each use since veggie and fruit particles can easily stick in the blades. Allow the parts to air dry before you reassemble the juicer, in order to prevent mold growth. You can easily clean out the interior of the juicer using the included cleaning brush.
This is one of the best cold press juicers since it’s low maintenance, easy to clean and works by slowly processing fruits and veggies in order to prevent nutrient loss. The small forty RPM motor will work to efficiently extract the juice, so you’ll enjoy a higher juice yield compared to traditional juicers. The efficient motor and blade system will leave nothing to waste, which is obvious once you take a look at the dry pulp it produces. This will help to cut down on food costs since a juicer that’s not efficient can cause you to use more fruit and veggies to get a comparable juice yield.
Considered one of the quietest models on the market, this model operates at just sixty decibels, which is significantly quieter than competing juicers and other kitchen appliances. Now, you won’t have to worry about disturbing your co-workers or members of the family, so you can juice any time of the day or night.
This model doesn’t come with much, in terms of bells and whistles, but it does come with its own dedicated cleaning brush, which allows you to remove any clogged produce and clean out the blade system efficiently. It also comes with a couple of stainless steel straws, which is a nice extra. You’ll also get a small personal strainer, which will allow you to remove any remaining pulp the juicer was unable to remove.
No Pulp, No Problem
If you’re someone who can’t stand a lot of pulp in your juice, then you’ll be impressed by how efficient this model is. The machine does an excellent job of removing over ninety-nine percent of the pulp content in your freshly squeezed juice. What’s even more impressive is how dry the pulp that’s extracted is. This is a clear indication of how strong the blade system is and how good of a job it does expressing the juice from the fruit and veggies and removing a high volume of pulp. If you want to get rid of the remaining one percent of pulp in your juice then you can use the included bonus strainer, pouring the freshly squeezed juice through it as you pour the juice in your awaiting glass.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Compact design
- Highly portable
- Easy to clean
- Free extras
- Cannot handle a high volume of greens at one time
- Cannot make a large batch of juice
- Blades can clog if you don’t feed fruits and veggies down the chute slowly
TEC Versus SKG Slow Masticating Juicer
This model by TEC is perfect for home and on the go use, however, it’s a better choice if you’re juicing for one or two people. If you need a model that can handle a higher volume of fruits and veggies then you’ll need to opt for a full-sized model, such as the SKG slow masticating juicer. This model is designed to produce a higher volume of juice and even features a larger chute, so you can process more fruits and veggies at a time, unlike the TEC, which can easily become clogged if you aren’t patient and end up shoving too much produce down the chute at once. The competing model also comes with three strainers, offers a comparably quiet operation, and comes with a larger than average juice container so you can quickly juice a large pitcher of freshly squeezed juice that the whole family will love.
Conclusion and Rating
Despite its smaller size, this model offers an impressive performance and can handle the types of fruits and veggies that other juicers of this size just can’t. The TEC slow masticating juicer may be small, but it offers the right amount of power that you need to process your favorite fruits and veggies. It can’t handle a high volume of produce at once, which means the juicing process may take slightly longer than what a traditional sized juicer offers, but the fact that this model is highly portable is definitely a fair tradeoff. If you’re looking for a juicer you can take with you on your next family vacation, the office, or a model that won’t hog up your available counter space, then you’ll love what this model has to offer. I gave this juicer a rating of four out of five stars.