I have owned and used many juicers over the years and there has been a big leap in both the technology and design of juicers. There are two main types of juicers: centrifugal and masticating. Centrifugal juicers use extremely high speeds to grind, shred and essentially destroy the fruit or vegetable. These are the style of juicers that have been around for years. I have used more than one of these and they served me well. While these can work effectively, some say that the high speeds can heat the juice which negatively impacts the nutrients and antioxidants within the juice.
The other main type of juicers are called masticating juicers and they use a very different technology. These operate at far lower speeds (typically under 100 rpms), but use high torque and press the fruit or vegetables to release the juice. This technique often results in a higher yield of juice.
Moulinex has released the Infiny Press Revolution Juicer, which is a masticating juicer (also known as a cold press juicer). Moulinex is a French brand of small appliances and kitchen equipment. A well known name across Europe, Moulinex products are now sold in Canada through Canadian Tire. I was sent their Infiny Press Revolution Juicer to test out.
I love the sleek design of the Infiny Press! It looks great on my counter top and does not take up a lot of space. The juicer comes with two stainless steel filters, which results in two different types of juice. The one filter is smaller and produces juice that is typical of masticating juicers. The other has a mesh that is a little larger and allows some more pulp into the juice. Not only does it allow for thicker juice, it can also be used to make smoothies, coulis, sauces and more.
Masticating juicers break down and press the fruit or vegetables. This is done with a large auger that is inside the mesh filter. The auger pulls the food in and presses them through the mesh to create the juice. The auger needs to be of extremely high quality plastic to be able to handle its work load. Holding the auger of the Infiny Press, I was surprised it was much lighter than augers of other brands. I am not sure the type of plastic used, but during operation, it still seemed very durable and performed fine.
One unique feature of the Moulinex juicer is that there are three chutes. Most juicers have just one, but having the three was quite interesting. They were all going into the same place and the auger could really only handle so much food. But, I did find that placing food through the different chutes sped up the process a bit and minimized any clogging.
I tried many different types of juice recipes in the Infiny Press. The first I made was a green juice, consisting of kale, cucumber, lime and green apple. The juicing of kale and other leafy greens can vary quite a bit from different machines. Some juicers are not very good and getting much juice out of the leaves and a lot gets lost in the pulp.
The Moulinex did a fine job and the Infiny Press separated the juice and the pulp where each went into one of the two provided plastic jugs.
The pulp was extremely dry. I picked up some of the pulp and pressed it between my fingers and it resembled sawdust. There was no more liquid in this stuff.
I continued to use the juicer and tried it with many different fruits and vegetables. It did a great job with everything I made. Using the juicer mesh, it produced juice that had almost no pulp. Everything including carrot, apple, berries and more came out with excellent quality juice. The filter with larger holes did produce a thicker product and I imagine that there are a lot of possibilities that could come from this option. I tried it with tomatoes and a garlic clove to make pizza sauce. It was not too thin, but spread nicely on the pizza crust. I would also love to try this for making plum sauce with fresh fruit. It should taste great!
The machine was extremely quiet. Most low speed juicers are on the quiet side, but this is one produced the least noise that I have experienced. Cleaning the Infiny Press was also fairly easy. The juicer comes apart and everything can go in the dishwasher. The only part that needs a little extra work are the stainless steel filters. Using the cleaning brush that is provided works to get all the pulp out of the holes and a few minutes is all that is needed to get the filter clean.
The Moulinex Infiny Press Revolution Juicer is made in France and works at 80 rpms, which is typical of low speed masticating juicers. This juicer is comparable in function and performance to many other similar juicers on the market. The one aspect of this juicer that does concern me though, is the warranty. The Infiny Press Revolution Juicer has a 1 year warranty. This is quite a bit lower than other masticating juicers on the market, where most of them range from 5-10 years. The price of this model from Moulinex is attractive, coming in at 1/3- 1/2 the price cheaper than some other similar products.
This juicer worked great in all the testing I did with it. Every part of the machine seemed very well built. The juicer even came with a glossy, full colour recipe booklet. It was quite sharp and provided some good recipes to get the novice juicer started. This is an excellent juicer for the price and perfect for any individual or family wanting to add juicing to their diet.
Pick up the Infiny Press Revolution Juicer at Canadian Tire.
Disclaimer: Moulinex provided me with the Infiny Press Revolution Juicer. They did not pay me for this product review and the views expressed above are my honest reactions after trying the product.