Once upon a time, fresh juice on the morning table was considered almost a sign of wealth, because not every family had the opportunity to cook it quickly and efficiently, and the necessary electrical appliances were extremely expensive, but now that the Kitfort auger juice extractor appeared on the market, everything has changed.
A completely new generation of equipment for the kitchen allows you to prepare juice from natural products quickly, without spending a lot of effort and electricity, as was the case with centrifugal combines, which also turned out to be capricious in maintenance.
Consider the presented line of devices in more detail.
Advantages and disadvantages
Modern juicer models have much more advantages than disadvantages, which the manufacturer claims, and these are:
- Low power consumption - 150 W;
- Wide range;
- High-quality assembly of sturdy plastic and metal;
- Sophisticated design;
- Relatively low price;
- More efficient spin compared to the centrifugal counterpart;
- Easy to use and maintain;
- Noise at work is minimal;
- Existence of a reverse for self-cleaning;
- Fully Russian development.
The negative sides of such a kitchen assistant are also present, but for most owners they are purely subjective:
- Strong vibration during acceleration;
- The need for washing immediately after spinning;
- At one time you can not make a lot of juice on a large company;
- Unrefined accessories for cleaning.
The overall impression of Kitfort products is a solidly manufactured and reliably assembled equipment with a versatile and practical appearance. The same can be said about the internal component of juicers.
The standard package includes the following:
- Mesh filter with holder;
- Two dimensional containers - under juice and pulp;
- Cleaning accessories - brush and spoon;
- User's manual;
- The book is an exemplary recipe for cocktails based on juices.
Everything is simple here, because there is only one button, and it has three positions:
R is a reverse mode that performs two functions — pre-cleaning before disassembling and scrolling in case of a tight piece that does not roll in the filter badly.
The budget option, it is also the most popular product line screw auger juicers. A constant power of 150 W and a rotation speed of 80 revolutions per minute provide high-quality three-stage spin at low speeds, which is beneficial for preparing a small amount of the product. In this case, the bulk of the time will be spent on preparation and subsequent washing.
The specifics of the engine operation limits the model in continuous operation to half an hour, but for the declared dimensions this is more than enough. A liter of apple juice is obtained in less than 5 minutes, taking into account the fresh source product.
The main disadvantage of the model is the narrow neck of the lid. All raw materials will have to be cut into thin slices and gently give a pusher, so as not to damage anything.
Comes in three colors: gray, white and burgundy.
A modified version of the previous model. The main and only difference of the constructive is a wider throat, which allows reducing the preparatory stage and not spending much time on cutting. The power is similar to the KT-1101, which means that the spin speed will not differ in principle.
The appearance is slightly modified - the “deuce” has an improved ergonomics, an extended handle, and the designers have decided to make that extended pipe even transparent so that the process of grinding the raw materials with a screw can be seen.
The color scheme is complemented by a bright orange case, the choice of the buyer.
Today it is the flagship model, combining all the advantages of previous devices. Enlarged body, more voracious engine 240 W and reduced rotation speed up to 60 revolutions per minute - everything is aimed at increasing productivity and reducing vibration and noise levels during operation.
Low speeds affect the quality of the juice - it heats and oxidizes even less, and its beneficial properties, vitamins and trace elements are better preserved. The cake remains dry even when working with tomatoes or fresh herbs.
The color solutions of the flagship are only two: white and black.
As the manufacturer claims, even a child can handle Kitfort juicers, and for the most part it's true. With the only proviso that the process is still controlled by adults.
Before making manipulations with the preparation of juice from everything that only comes to hand, the unit must be assembled. It is recommended to do this strictly according to the attached instruction, in order to avoid not only damage, but also to ensure elementary correct operation.
According to the first paragraphs of the manual, before assembling each removable part must be thoroughly cleaned using gentle cleaning agents that exclude abrasive compound - fragile plastic is easy to scratch, which will lead to a “non-essential” appearance, or even a sudden breakdown during operation.
Important: The manufacturer admits the presence of not only dust and light pollution, but also residues of industrial lubricants on the product. They are washed off easily, but the task of the owner is to carefully inspect each element for their presence.
Next you need to securely, until the mechanism clicks, fix the bowl, filter and auger, after which you can proceed directly to squeezing the juice.
All recommended products are subject to mandatory pre-treatment, namely the removal of bones, seeds, peduncles and other hard parts that can damage moving parts. Apple peel is not necessary to remove, as it is advised for centrifugal juicers, the auger ideally separates it into the cake compartment.
As soon as you process all the fruits or vegetables into juice, it is necessary to wash the device. You should not strongly trust the declared self-cleaning of the auger and filter using the reverse function, you still have to work with your hands.
Carefully ensure that there is nothing left in the pipe for the exit of the cake - the dried product is subsequently very difficult to wash off plastic. Next, start washing the filter mesh, especially if you squeeze citruses - the pulp has the ability to get into the grooves, and this is not going anywhere, even with the most expensive models.
Do not dry the washed parts in direct sunlight - this adversely affects the structure of the plastic and can lead to unpredictable malfunction.
Use only brushes and spoons supplied for cleaning. If for some reason they are inefficient, do not use metal devices - they are guaranteed to damage fragile elements.
After pressing, oil cake is not worth throwing out - it comes out through a similar system as the final product, and is suitable for frying, toppings and other culinary tricks.
Despite its youth, Kitfort has already acquired both opponents and supporters, including in the case of juicers. From the numerous opinions of the owners, which they share on various resources, we can draw the following conclusions:
- The most vulnerable part is the gear that drives the auger. If there are signs of uneven scrolling, you can safely carry on warranty repair.
- With long-term activation, you should carefully watch the tightness of the cover against the cover - due to vibration, it can move away, which leads to auto-shutdown.
- It is better to cut large fruits and vegetables; the smaller, the more efficient they will be ground.
- Carrots can not be served with pressure - due to the high density the plastic entrance may burst.
- Silicone plugs inside the bowl can shrink over time, because of which excess moisture gets into the cake