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High quality vertical juicer
If you're into efficiency, you'll find a lot to like about the Hurom HZ-Alpha (3rd generation). It takes up little space and has plenty of power, resulting in a high juice yield. Its strengths definitely is soft, water-rich fruits and vegetables rather than fibrous leafy vegetables. The vertical design uses gravity to juice, resulting in significantly less pulp.
- High juice yield: Especially with water-rich ingredients, such as tomatoes or cucumber, the HZ Alpha gets the maximum juice out of it.
- Convenient: The juice flap protects the countertop from accidental spilling juice.
- Compact & classy: Modern stainless steel elements and space-saving vertical design.
- About the manufacturer Hurom
- How good is the quality of the juice?
- Is the Hurom HZ-Alpha capable of producing celery juice?
- What other preparation possibilities are there?
- Operation & Handling
- Recommended accessories
- Technical specification
- Scope of delivery
- Hurom HZ-Alpha vs. Sana Juicer 828
- Questions and answers
About the manufacturer Hurom
Hurom is a veteran on the slow juicer market - in Europe, Hurom is best known for its vertical juicers, such as the HZ-Alpha. Hurom has established itself as the quality leader in this segment, this is why other well-known juicer brands, such as Omega or Sana have their products manufactured by Hurom in South Korea.
How good is the quality of the juice?
The Hurom HZ Alpha produces a chunk-free, full-bodied juice, as you would expect from a Hurom vertical juicer. In terms of taste, it is hardly inferior to the premium juicers with twin-augers.
Is the Hurom HZ-Alpha capable of producing celery juice?
The Hurom HZ-Alpha can juice celery stalks, but the vertical design tends to clog more often, especially if you regularly prepare larger quantities. Horizontal juicers such as the Sana Juicer 707 or the test winner Angel Juicer are much better suited for the preparation of celery juice.
Important preparation tip: The celery stalks should be cut into 1-2 cm long pieces so that the pulp can escape easily during the juicing process.
What other preparation possibilities are there?
Preparing nut milk in the Hurom HZ Alpha
You can use almonds or hazelnuts - soaked in water overnight - to produce nut milk with the Hurom HZ Alpha (process them in nut : water ratio of 1:3). The liquid that is produced at the end is filtered through a nut milk bag, depending on your preference.
Making ice cream or sorberts in the Hurom HZ-Alpha
The HZ Alpha is excellent for the preparation of sorbets, simply use the sorbet screen for this purpose. It is important to make sure that the ingredients are cut into 2 cm pieces if possible. In the case of mixed sorbets, the different ingredients are always added alternately so that the mixture is as homogeneous as possible.
Operation & handling of the Hurom HZ Alpha
The 3rd generation of Hurom vertical juicers is the easiest to assemble. There only is one switch for "ON", "OFF" and "REV". The latter is the reverse function.
Juicing with the Hurom HZ-Alpha
Before starting juicing, the pulp regulator should be set to CLOSE and the juice flap should be closed. The latter is particularly advantageous for mixed juices, as the juice is blended in the juice drum.
The control switch can then be turned ON, and the ingredients are fed into the hopper. Make sure that there are not too many ingredients in the hopper at once, otherwise the juice drum could be clogged. Fibrous ingredients such as celery stalks or parsley should be cut to 1-2 cm long pieces. Hard, elongated ingredients such as carrots or parsnips should be halved or even quartered, depending on their thickness.
Important note on pulp regulation:
- After juicing approx. 400 ml, turn the pulp control to the middle position - resulting in a reduction of the pressure in the juice drum.
- If you are juicing a lot of soft ingredients that can easily be crushed with your bare hand, you should set the pulp regulation to the middle position right from the start.
Once you are done juicing or the juice drum is full, you can open the juice flap and pour out the juice.
Use of the fine screen:
The fine screen is for juices made from soft and hard ingredients or for pure juices made from hard ingredients. "Hard" is anything that cannot be crushed with bare hands, such as carrots.
Use of the coarse screen:
The coarse screen is used for preparations made from soft ingredients only. E.g. bananas, pineapples, mangos or berries.
Prepare ice cream or fruit sorbets with the Hurom HZ Alpha:
The sorbet screen is used for sorbets made from frozen fruit. The wiper blade frame is NOT used when working with the sorbet screen. The pulp regulation is set to "CLOSE". The ingredient size should not exceed 2 cm and if there are several ingredients, it is advisable to add the ingredients alternately so that the sorbet is as homogeneous as possible.
If the juice drum is clogged, reverse the process
If there are too many ingredients in the hopper at the same time, the juice drum may be clogged. Particularly fibrous ingredients give the HZ Alpha a hard time - the HZ Alpha clogs from time to time. This is not a reason to panic - activate the REV function for a few seconds and wait until the motor comes to a standstill. Then activate the device again. If this is not enough or the device comes to a standstill again, simply repeat this procedure.
Cleaning the Hurom HZ-Alpha
All parts should be cleaned after each juicing process. Especially the screen, and the pulp outlet - This is where the delivered cleaning brush comes in handy. The pulp regulation should be in OPEN position when cleaning so that all residue comes out when rinsed. At the end, you can either let the parts air dry or wipe them with a kitchen towel and then reassemble the Hurom HZ Alpha right away. Done!
Recommended accessories for the Hurom HZ-Alpha
The cleaning brush helps to clean the juice drum and the hopper. The large cleaning brush can also be used to remove larger residues from the screen. The brush included in the scope of delivery, on the other hand, is used to remove smaller residues.
Technical specification of the Hurom HZ-Alpha
- Model: Hurom HZ-Alpha
- Color: stainless steel
- Juicing type: vertical - 1 Auger
- Dimensions (height x width x depth): 40.7 cm x 23.6 cm x 20.5 cm
- Hopper: 4,6 cm x 3,4 cm
- Juice drum capacity: 450 ml
- Weight: 5,8 kg
- Power: 150 watts; 43 revolutions per minute
- Material: BPA/BPS-free plastic
- Fuse: 250V 5A
Hurom HZ Alpha Scope of delivery:
- Motor block with power cord
- Juice drum
- Wiper blade frame incl. 2 silicone wiper blades
- 1x Auger
- Juice jug made of BPA-free plastic
- Pulp jar made of BPA-free plastic
- Fine screen
- Coarse screen
- Sorbet screen
- Citrus press
- Drying rack
- Small cleaning brush
- Instruction manual
- Recipe booklet
Warranty of the Hurom HZ Alpha
For purely private use:
- Motor & gearbox: 10 years
- All other parts: 2 years
Hurom HZ Alpha vs. Sana Juicer 828
First things first: Both devices are almost identical in terms of construction, only their design and the scope of delivery are different.
The Hurom has a modern, distinct stainless steel design, while the Sana comes in a pleasing retro look with warm curves and various color options.
The Sana 828 is equipped with glass containers for pomace and juice. Unfortunately, Hurom still relies on BPA-free plastic. In return, the Hurom comes with a drying rack that "stacks" the cleaned parts.
Even though the juice chamber looks suspiciously similar from the outside, there are a few small improvements to the 828. The auger and juice chamber of the 828 are technically more modern and are easier to clean. By the way, the same applies to the citrus press, which is optional on the 828.
As a last detail, it should be mentioned that the HZ-Alpha is equipped with LEDs. The LED always lights up as long as the device is connected to the power supply. Only a power saving plug can help.
Conclusion: If the desgin is important to you, you will probably go with the HZ Alpha. The remaining differences are too small. Those who do not care will probably go for the cheaper model.
Questions & Answers about the ProductAsk a question
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Hello, which juicers have a stainless-steel auger? Is this the case with the Hurom Alpha? The cheaper model says that stainless-steel components were omitted. What is the auger made? Does this have an impact on expected life of the device? Thank you very much!
Thank you for your message.
We currently only have two slow juicers with stainless-steel augers, one is the Greenstar Pro and the other is the Angel Juicer.
The augers of the Greenstar Elite are partly made of plastic and partly of stainless steel.
All other slow juicers have plastic auger made of Ultem.
Ultem can be produced relatively environmentally friendly and therefore finds use in various fields such as food technology or biomedicine.
The stainless-steel components on the HZ Alpha refer to design details on the outside of the engine block.
Your GrueneSmoothies.com Team
Hello, can the device also process ginger? If not, which device would you recommend for this purpose?
Thank you and greetings,