Updated 18 Jan 2018

Optimum

700 (2nd generation) Cold Press Juicer

Snapshot: The Optimum 700 (2nd generation) Cold Press Juicer is a cold-press juicer with an external pulp container. But how well does it juice?

700 (2nd generation) Cold Press Juicer
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$729

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Test results

Overall score
71
Juicing
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good results for orange juice.
  • Excellent results for apple juice.
  • Very good results for green leafy juice.
  • Very good-sized double-feed chute.
  • OK to assemble and take apart.
  • Has detachable cap to stop juice dripping from spout.
  • Mostly self-feeding (limited use of pusher required).
  • Has cleaning brush, fine strainer, coarse strainer and pulp strainer.
  • Has puree attachment.
  • Can be used to make tofu and nut milks.

But

  • Just OK results for carrot juice.
  • Is not dishwasher-safe.
  • No cord storage.
  • Lid and chute are bulky to clean in the sink.
  • Crevices on the exterior where residue can accumulate.
  • Fiddly to assemble the filter basket 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
$729
Type
Cold-press

Specifications

Average juicing time (min:sec)
2:57
Noise level (dBA)
64
Weight (kg)
7.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
49 x 18 x 25
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, 12-year motor warranty.