Updated 22 Dec 2016

Hurom

H26 Alpha (Generation 3)

Snapshot: The Hurom H26 Alpha (Generation 3) is a cold-press juicer with 1 speed plus reverse and an external pulp container. How well does it juice and is it easy to clean?

H26 Alpha (Generation 3)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$699

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Test results

Overall score
67
Juicing
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good results for orange juice.
  • Excellent results for apple juice.
  • Good results for green leafy juice.
  • Excellent results for smoothie.
  • Small detachable parts easy to clean in the sink.
  • Has cleaning brushes.
  • Has puree attachment.
  • Has cap on juice spout to stop dripping after processing.
  • Can also be used for sorbet, baby foods, nut milks, and ice-cream.

But

  • Just OK results for carrot juice.
  • No parts dishwasher safe.
  • Very narrow chute size so produce needs to be cut into small pieces.
  • Fiddly to assemble and take apart.
  • Difficult to remove auger after processing.
  • Pulp and juice can come back up the chute when processing oranges.
  • Pulp can become jammed around filter and auger stopping processing.

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
$699
Type
Cold-press

Specifications

Average juicing time (min:sec)
3:42
Noise level (dBA)
46
Weight (kg)
5.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
40 x 23 x 17
Jug capacity (ml)
1000
Pulp container (inside/outside)
External

Features

Dishwasher safe
No
Number of speeds
1 plus reverse.

More Info

Notes
10-year motor warranty, 2-year parts warranty.