Credit: https://www.juicingjournal.com By Brooke Shoupe
Full Aobosi Juicer Review
After testing my Aobosi Slow Juicer for three weeks, I am ready to share my thoughts on this highly affordable machine. Note: Keep scrolling to see how the Aobosi performed with apples, oranges, and carrots. The Aobosi Slow Juicer (Model: 1507) is a basic but capable masticating juicer. The unit has practically no bells or whistles, but it does the job.
The Aobosi Juicer (Model: 1507) is a new and improved version of the Aobasi 520. The Aobosi 1507 is available for approximately $100 on Amazon, but I purchased mine with a coupon for $80.
I did not have high hopes for such an affordable juicer. I have reviewed plenty of juicers over the years, and you usually get what you pay for. The Aobosi Slow Juicer was a delightful surprise.
You can juice dense and fibrous produce with it, leafy greens, and citruses. But, if you’re just looking for a juicer, this Aobosi product is good enough.
- A highly affordable horizontal masticating juicer
- It can juice a wide variety of fruits and vegetables
- High juice yield and nutrient retention
- BPA free components
- Quiet operation (I think that this is one of the quietest juicers I have used)
- Dishwasher safe parts
- Small chute opening requires prep time to cut up produce
- Not designed for processing soft mushy fruits like mangoes, bananas, and the like
- No extra food processing functions like what Omega offers
- The pulp ejection chute is not long enough
Aobosi Juicer Features
Is it easy to use?
I found that using the Aobosi Slow juicer was incredibly easy to use. I appreciate that most masticating juicers are simple, and this unit is no different. However, the simplistic design of the juicer ensures that it is foolproof to use.
The Aobosi’s controls are very easy to understand and use.
I like that the unit only has three settings: On, Off, and Reverse. It does not get much easier than that. When the switch is turned to “On,” the machine runs until it is switched back to “Off.
Reverse is necessary for when the juicer gets clogged. Most horizontal masticating juicers will get clogged at one time or another and Reverse allows you to back up the produce to clear the jam.
One of the most significant issues that make the machine a little difficult to use is that the chute and intake parts are small. The chute is 1.77 inches (4.5cm) wide. That means you’ll need to chop your produce into fairly small pieces.
For example, I like to juice apples for breakfast. And I found that I had to cut the fruit into smaller pieces than with other juicers. The plunger helps to get larger amounts of fruit into the auger, but more prep time is needed.
I did find that I had more food get stuck in the Aobosi juicer than other juicers I have tested.
Ease of Use: 7 out of 10
Is the Aobosi Juicer Easy to Assemble?
I found that the Aobosi Juicer is extremely simple to use. After unboxing the unit, I assembled the juicer in under two minutes. In fact, after using it a time or two I could assemble it in 33 seconds.
The design is like every other basic masticating juicer that I have used. If this is the first time you have assembled a masticating juicer, you should still be able to figure it out in under 5 minutes.
Assembling the Aobosi Slow Juicer
- Attach the main juicing arm/juice spout to the motor housing. Simply line up the notches of the connector to the notches in the housing. Rotate the juicing arm ¼ of a turn to the left to lock the arm in place.
- Insert the auger into the housing with the metal post pointing to the back. The auger arm should be firmly held in place and should not have any wiggle room.
- Place the metal strainer basket over the end of the auger. The wide end of the strainer basket should face the motor housing.
- Attach the juice spout to the end of the juicer arm. The juice spout must be rotated ¼ turn to lock into place.
- Place the feed chute and pusher attachment onto the top of the juicer arm. The feed chute should securely slide into the juicer arm.
- Place the included juice cup and pulp cup under the spout and pulp ejection cap found at the end of the juicing arm.
You will notice that the pulp cup does not fit under the pulp ejection opening. This flaw is one thing that I do not like about the unit. It’s not a fatal flaw, but I’ll cover this more in the review.
Ease of Assembly: 9 out of 10
Is it easy to clean?
I hate cleaning up after juicing, but the Aobosi is not hard to clean. All the components, except the motor base, are dishwasher safe. I found that hand washing the unit was easy, quicker, and safer for the machine. All the pieces can be disassembled as quickly as they were put together.
I like that the juicer came with a cleaning brush for smaller nooks and crevasses that fill up with pulp. You can’t miss the brush; it looks like a giant toothbrush!
Sometimes I get frustrated cleaning off the screen of a masticating juicer, and the Aobosi is no different. So I rinse the screen from the inside first and then from the outside. I found that the oversized toothbrush cleaned the screen better than the kitchen sponge I was using.
Even though the unit is technically dishwasher safe, I suggest cleaning it by hand. I have ruined several juicers by over-cleaning parts in the dishwasher. The high heat and abrasive detergents will take their toll on plastic components over time, and the Aobosi is no exception.
Ease of Cleaning: 9 out of 10
How Does the Aobosi Slow Juicer Perform with Different Foods?
I always like to test out a new juicer by using a variety of fruits. For this review, I juiced red apples, carrots, and oranges. These three fruits should give me an idea of how the juicer can handle fibrous and pulpy foods.
I photographed the Aobosi juicing all three of my favorite foods to better understand how the machine works.
I juiced two full-size red apples with the Aobosi and was happy with the results. You can see that the unit extracted approximately 375 ml of fresh juice from the apples. The 375 ml of output is right where a juicer of this quality should be. The pulp was pretty dry, especially for an inexpensive unit!
The auger was able to break up the apple slices, and the motor did not struggle under the load. As previously mentioned, the smaller chute made me cut the apples into smaller pieces before juicing.
I had one apple slice get stuck, and I could not clear it with the plunger. I simply turned the juicer off, removed the entire chute, and was able to clear the jam.
I juiced half of a bag of baby carrots after the apples. I like to test juicers with carrots as they are very fibrous and can be difficult for weaker juicers to process. Half of a bag of baby carrots netted me 150 ml of fresh carrot juice. I am pleased with the volume of juice that the Aobosi Slow Juicer extracted.
I did not have to chop the carrots up before juicing as they were baby carrots and could be dropped into the chute. The motor could handle the carrots, and the motor did not wane at all. I did notice that the pulp chute had a little more trouble ejecting the tougher carrot remnants than it did the apple.
The chute did not clog, but it was much slower to eject.
Horizontal masticating juicers are not ideal for oranges. The pulp often clogs the metal screen of masticating juicers or gets stuck in the auger. The Aobosi Slow Juicer was able to net 200ml of orange juice from two large oranges.
The Aobosi, like all horizontal masticating juicers, didn’t do as well with the oranges as it did with the apples or carrots. Don’t get me wrong, the unit was able to juice the oranges. But I have seen other juicers handle oranges more efficiently than the Aobosi.
The orange pulp was moderately moist, indicating that some juice was still left in the pulp. While not the most efficient juicer for oranges, the $100 Aobosi juicer did a perfectly fine job.
Juicing Test Results
Pulp Dryness (1-10)
Juice Quality (1-10)
Horizontal slow juice extractors like the Aobosi Masticating Juicer are efficient at extracting juice, even from greens. You’ll get more yield out of it, so these machines are generally a better choice for juice quality.
I found that the quality of juice from the Aobosi 1507 was the same as other masticating juicers I’ve tested. But I’ve tested other masticating juicers that produced a higher yield of juice.
What kinds of produce can the Aobosi Masticating Juicer process?
This juice press can take on a wide selection of produce—dense fruits and veggies, citruses, and leafy greens.
Here is a brief list of the types of fruit the Aobosi can handle:
- Bitter Gourd
- Sweet Potato
The beauty of small chute slow juicers is that your produce doesn’t need to be cut into specific shapes or sizes. You just need to cut everything equally that will fit a 1.5-inch diameter chute. Anything that is wider than 1.5 inches will need to be chopped further!
I am a fan of most green juices, and the Aobosi is perfect for making delicious juices from:
- Dandelion Greens
- Collard Greens
- Pine Nuts
- Spring Onion
Is the Aobosi Juicer worth it?
The Aobosi Masticating Juice Extractor is a bargain. The unit is plenty capable of basic juicing and is extremely easy to use. If you are new to juicing or want to give it a try, the Aobosi Slow Juicer will be a good option for you.
Is the Aobosi Juicer perfect? No, but at its price point, it is a fairly great buy. I would not recommend the Aobosi unit if you are going to be juicing every day or making large amounts of juice at one time.
The Aobosi juicer really impressed me, especially at its price point. The combination of power, simplicity, and price point make it a contender for budget and introductory juicers.