Updated 18 Jan 2018

KitchenAid

KSM1JA attachment

Snapshot: The KitchenAid KSM1JA cold-press juicer attachment is compatible with some KitchenAid stand mixers. But how well does it juice?

KSM1JA attachment
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$449

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Test results

Overall score
58
Juicing
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good results for orange juice.
  • Good results for apple juice.
  • OK results for green leafy juice.
  • Some parts dishwasher-safe.
  • Has cleaning brush.
  • Has three pulp screens for making sauces and jams.

But

  • Just OK results for carrot juice.
  • Blade is accessible.
  • Somewhat difficult to assemble and take apart.
  • Noisy.
  • Juicer stands tall when attached and mixer can be unbalanced.
  • Narrow double chute (fruit and vegetables need to be cut into small pieces).
  • Firm pressure required when juicing.
  • Fiddly to assemble the filter basket and auger.
  • Lid requires strength to lock and unlock.
  • Crevice on the exterior where residue can accumulate.
  • Pulp can get jammed around the filter and auger.

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
$449
Type
Cold-press

Specifications

Average juicing time (min:sec)
4:32
Noise level (dBA)
68
Weight (kg)
11.7
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
30 x 17 x 26
Jug capacity (ml)
1000
Pulp container (inside/outside)
External

Features

Dishwasher safe
Yes (may not be applicable to all parts).
Number of speeds
Depends on benchtop mixer used

More Info

Notes
1-year warranty. Compatible with some KitchenAid stand mixers.