Updated 19 Dec 2018

BioChef

Synergy Slow Juicer JU-BC-SN

Snapshot: The BioChef Synergy Slow Juicer JU-BC-SN is a cold-press juicer with an external pulp container. Does it deserve the limelight?

Synergy Slow Juicer  JU-BC-SN
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$229

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
67
Juicing
?%
Ease of use
?%

Good points

  • OK results for carrot juice.
  • Very good results for orange juice.
  • Good results for apple juice.
  • Excellent results for green leafy juice.
  • Has cleaning brush.
  • Puree attachment included.
  • OK to assemble and take apart.

But

  • Is not dishwasher safe.
  • Very narrow chute size.
  • Expensive.
  • No cord storage.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Juicing (30%)
Ease of use (70%)

We processed a kilogram each of carrots, apples and oranges — and a “green leafy” combination of spinach, kiwifruit, pear, cucumber, mint and celery. We measured the quantity of juice produced and checked its texture and consistency. If a juicer claimed to be able to make smoothies, we made a banana, pineapple, mango and strawberry smoothie. The smoothie score doesn’t contribute to the juicing score.

We assessed how easy and safe it was to “feed” the juicer, assemble and take apart, collect the juice, remove the pulp, and clean the juicer. We also checked whether juice dripped out of the spout after processing, and whether there was any splashing or leaking while juicing. We also measured how noisy the juicers are but this doesn’t contribute to the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$229
Type
Cold-press

Specifications

Average juicing time (min:sec)
2:43
Noise level (dBA)
56
Weight (kg)
6.3
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
40 x 22 x 16
Jug capacity (ml)
800
Pulp container (inside/outside)
External

Features

Dishwasher safe
No
Number of speeds
1 plus reverse

More Info

Notes
5-year parts warranty, 10-year motor warranty.