Tribest Slowstar Vertical Slow Juicer and Mincer SW-2000
The Tribest Slowstar Juicer is a slow masticating juicer which, as the name subtly implies, comes with mincing capabilities.
This Tribest juicer is said to produce superior quality juice and in less time than some other rival models. The Tribest Slowstar is also considered one of the best in its class — Let’s find out if these claims are true.
ABOUT THE JUICER
Tribest has been manufacturing the Slowstar juicer for a good few years now, and the model has enjoyed some upgrades since it was first launched.
The design of the Slowstar is pretty stylish and modern, although not too minimal. The vertical design is nice and compact, so its modest footprint won’t take too much counter space.
I love the deep red colour, but if you’re not as adventurous, or red does not match your kitchen, the Slowstar also comes in a more conservative silver (model SW-2020).
- Slow 47 rpm motor — for slow juice extraction that helps reduce oxidation.
- Powerful 200 WATT motor — with 3-stage reduction gears produces torque 2-3 times greater than other slow juicers,
- Duoblade™ double-edged auger — for faster and easier juicing.
- Mincing attachment — turns the Slowstar into a food homogeniser for making sorbets, purees, salsas and more.
- Convenient juice cap — to stop spillage and quickly switch between containers
- 100% BPA-free housing and casing.
- 10-Year Warranty — Industry leading warranty with a dedicated customer service team.
Like other good masticating juicers, the Slowstar doesn’t have too many bits, so you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to put it together.
Assembling the five parts (juicing bowl, wiping blade, juicing screen, auger and top) is pretty straightforward, and after a couple of times, it will only take you a few seconds.
OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE
The Tribest Slowstar works smoothly and is nice and quiet. I cannot stress how important buying a quiet juicer is. Once you start juicing every day, and sometimes during the small hours, the last thing you want is an annoyingly noisy juicer that shakes the whole kitchen.
Sure, it’s all fun and games at first, but trust me, having the police knocking on your door at 5 am for ‘loud juicing’, can be a bit embarrassing.
JUICE YIELD AND QUALITY
The slow rotation speed of 47 rpm reduces heat build-up and friction, which minimises oxidation and preserves the live enzymes, nutrients and essential vitamins. The juice tastes better and stays fresher for longer compared to inferior quality slow juicers, and of course fast centrifugal juicers.
The juicing screen of the Tribest Slowstar has holes which are large enough to let some pulp pass through. This is not necessarily a bad thing, in fact, the pulp contains solid fibre, which is good for you. However, if you like your juice smooth, then you’ll have to filter it through the provided staineless steel strainer.
The juice from the Tribest Slowstar can be a bit foamy at the top, compared to some of its competition. This foam is simply ‘frothed up’ (or oxygenated) juice. Although it’s not very aesthetically pleasing, it is otherwise fine and normal for most juicers. If you prefer, you can skim it off with a spoon, and you’re good to go.
The Tribest Slowstar juicer is a two-in-one. The mincing attachment allows you to make sorbets, nut butter, baby food, sauces, and other homogenised food. To be perfectly honest, I always end up using my blender to make these, but if you don’t have a blender, then the mincing attachment is a plus.
The frozen sorbets are pretty cool though — Take some of your favourite frozen fruit, like pineapple, mangos, banana or strawberries, out of the freezer, and let them slightly thaw so they are not too hard.
Feed the semi-frozen ingredients through the Slowstar with the mincing attachment on, and you get soft and sweet frozen fruit sorbet, which taste great without having to add any sugar or flavourings.
The Mincing Attachment turns the Slowstar into a multi-purpose tool to create your favorite sorbets, nut butters, pâté, and sauces.
Well, what can I say — no matter how much the manufacturers try to sugarcoat it, cleaning your juicer sucks. Some juicers are perhaps easier to clean than others, and the Slowstar falls under this category.
In an attempt to make the process less annoying, Tribest has included a specially-designed cleaning brush. Oh, Tribest.
Moaning aside, cleaning the juicer becomes quicker and easier with practice. Also, I always suggest you clean your juicer parts immediately after use, and the whole process will only take you a few minutes.
Priced at around $370, the Tribest Slowstar Juicer does not come cheap, but it surely is one of the best in its class. It’s unquestionably good value for money especially if you’re going to be juicing daily and long-term.
The price is further justified with the Tribest 10-year warranty. However, make sure to buy it from an authorized dealer.
“Makes way more juice than we expected!”
VERY HAPPY WITH THIS JUICER!
“I researched many juicers before purchasing this. I love that it has a 10 year warranty.
Sturdy, quiet and efficient machine.”
BEST JUICER I'VE EVER OWNED!
“This was not cheap but it’s worth every penny.
Has an amazing warranty and the juice is so delicious I’ve convinced 3 ppl to buy it!”
So, are you ready to start juicing and regain your health?
Do you think this juicer is the right juicer for you?
Tribest Slowstar Juicer
- Slow 47RPM motor for low oxidation during extraction.
- Duo-blade Auger for fast juicing.
- Powerful 200W Motor with 3-gear reduction for less jamming.
- Mincing attachment for purees, salsas and sorbets.
- Industry-leading 10-Year Warranty.
- Available in red or silver.
Price from $379.95
- Double-edged auger
- Quiet and efficient
- High-quality and high-yield juice
- 10-year warranty
- Does not get jammed easily
- Foamy and pulpy juice
- Small chute
- A bit expensive