Available on Amazon, Aicok slow masticating juicer (AMR521) was the number one selling masticating juicer for 2020, beating leading brands such as Omega, Breville and Philips. In September 2020, a new version of the Aicok juicer was released. Fast forward to 2021 and the Aicok slow masticating juice extractor is still the number 1 best seller on Amazon. Let’s take a look at it and see how it compares to the previous best selling version and other juicers under $200 on the market.
The Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer is a great choice for those who are looking to get the most out of their produce. With its low price point you can have all the benefits without feeling like your wallet took too much damage in return. It comes with a simplistic design and an ergonomic shape, making it fit your kitchen without a hassle. It extracts juice from leafy greens as well if not better than some other juicing machines, making it a versatile kitchen appliance that won’t take up any more room on your countertop then necessary!
The Aicok slow masticating juicer is a Chinese made juice extractor. An upgraded model from the AMR519, Aicok promote this juicer will yield 90% of juice from the fruit or vegetable.
The main difference with the upgraded model from the AMR519 is the AMR521 juicer has a longer auger to squeeze more healthy juice from your food. There is no change to the auger in 2021.
A Good Juicer for Celery, Leafy Greens & Ginger
This masticating juicer can juice celery and fresh ginger with ease. It performs well when juicing leafy greens.
When juicing leafy greens such as kale, spinach and swiss chard, it is recommended to bunch up the greens all together and push through in a bunch.
This helps the greens to be pushed against the auger and maximize the juice output. Follow with a juicier, firmer fruit or vegetable such as apple or carrot. This helps to clean out the auger area and avoid clogging the juicer.
Juicier fruits such as berries and stone fruits may not juice as well first time around in the Aicok masticating juicer. It is suggested to run the pulp through the machine again to extract more juice.
When juicing celery and wheatgrass, cut the pieces into 2 to 3 inch lengths. This helps to avoid celery strings and wheatgrass being wrapped around the auger during juicing.
Aicok Slow Juicer Technical Specifications
|Warranty||Upgraded to 3 years for 2021 (from 2 yrs)|
|Size||16″ x 8″ x 12″|
Is the Aicok Slow Juicer Dishwasher Safe?
Aicok have advised all removable parts from the slow masticating juicer are dishwasher safe.
We recommend placing the individual parts on the top rack of the dishwasher only.
Alternatively, the removable parts of the Aicok masticating juicer can be cleaned under running water, with the cleaning brush provided by Aicok.
To clean the motor housing of the Aicok juicer, simply wipe with a damp cloth. It should take no longer than 5 minutes to clean the juicer and parts by hand.
Aicok Juicer Cleaning Tip: Soak the filter in food grade hydrogen peroxide for 10 minutes before scrubbing. This helps to remove any build up.
Aicok Masticating Juicer Replacement Parts
Should you need to replace a part on your Aicok slow masticating juice extractor, it is best to contact the manufacturer directly first. Aicok contact details are down further in this post.
It depends on the part that is worn or broken, as to whether or not it can be replaced, and whether other parts should be replaced as well.
Unfortunately, there are no Aicok juicer spare parts available to purchase via the Aicok manufacturer website, however, you can purchase a replacement auger on Amazon.
You can also purchase a replacement filter screen and juice collection jug. Notice the change in colour from the 2020 version of the AMR521 juicer (the green filter and end cap, as pictured in the image above) to the black filter in the 2021 version (on the new colored versions). Here is the product:
Aicok have also released a replacement juicer feed chute for these cold press juicers. When I first reviewed the Aicok slow masticating machine, the only replacement part available was the auger. I’m pleased to see that in 2021 more replacement parts are readily available on Amazon:
Having replacement parts readily available is a selling feature of this juicer. However, as an affordable juicer to begin with, by the time you replace the auger, screen and feed chute you could have bought yourself a brand new juicer.
How to Contact Aicok Customer Service
The options to contact Aicok are via email to [email protected] or via social media.
Contacting customer service via Amazon or Facebook seems the best way to get an efficient response, rather than emailing.
Biggest Consumer Complaints about the Aicok Masticating Juicer
Here are the most complained about features of the Aicok slow masticating juicer:
The cup has numbers on it, but no mention of the volume of juice it holds
The cup that collects the juice underneath the juicer has the numbers 100-600 on it. This is measuring the juice in milliliters. 600ml is approximately 20 ounces of juice.
The juicer wobbles when in use
Numerous reports about increased wobbling and noise after using for a longer period of time. There are various questions about the longevity of the unit giving it is mostly plastic.
There is also a short video on Amazon where someone complains the juicer has a “head shaking phenomenon”. Picture it wobbling slowly like a bobble head. This is simply the movement of the auger within the housing and nothing to be concerned about.
There’s also a couple of photos customers have sent in where the plastic housing feed chute has broken where it connecting in to the juicer itself. It is important to remember that when disconnecting the washable parts of the machine, you push the button and turn the piece to the right. Completely the opposite of opening a jar!
Water gets trapped in the green cap end
There were several reports of water being trapped in the green cap end, and mold build up underneath the rubber seal.
Small feed chute
Larger fruits and vegetables will need to be cut into smaller pieces to fit in the feed chute.
Would we buy the Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer AMR521?
The Aicok masticating juicer was not my first choice for a budget slow juicing machine in 2020 and sadly, it isn’t my first choice for 2021 either.
I would highly recommend you read these two posts before you buy:
I’m pleased to see that Aicok have increased their warranty from 2 years to 3 years. The 2021 version of the Aicok masticating juicer is available in 5 color options.
The design and colors are lovely, but it seems that Aicok have not made any upgrades to the juicing machine itself, aside from changing the color of the screen and end cap, everything else is still the same.
I’m drawn to a beautifully designed juicing machine as much as the next person, but at the end of the day, the most stylish juice extractor is no good to you if it wears out quickly and stops working.
Aicok Juicer Comparison
There are newer models of juicers that came into the market in 2020 and 2021 that have ceramic augers. Ceramic is much tougher than plastic and a better choice for longevity of the auger. If you regularly juice harder fruits and vegetables that could eventually wear down the auger, consider buying a juicing machine that has a ceramic auger.
I’m happy to see the warranty increase for the Aicok slow masticating juicer, but there are other juice extractors around the same price range that offer a similar or better warranty. Take a look a my review on the Jocuu juicers, which offer 4 years warranty on one juice extractor and 10 years on the other.
Another top choice in affordable juicers is Koios. Read the full Koios review here. The Koios juice extractors offer two speeds, reverse function and a 10 year motor warranty for around the same price as the Aicok. I’d consider this before the Aicok slow masticating juice extractor.
Don’t forget you can also add 3 and 4 year protection plans on Amazon, which I highly recommend.
If you have any questions or comments about the Aicok masticating slow juicers, please don’t hesitate to reach out!