Back to Basics N12 Stainless Steel Juicer Review

Back-to-Basics-N12The Back to Basics Stainless-Steel Juicer/Cooker (N12) set is made of 18/8 gauge polished stainless steel complete with aluminum pan bottom for even heating. At just twelve pounds this combination juicer, cooker, colander, soup pot, and roaster is a lightweight versatile kitchen tool.

This juicer/cooker set comes with, lid, steamer/colander, juice kettle, water pan/stock pot, drain tube and clamp. A recipe book is also included to get you started with delicious ideas for juice and other foods.

Features and Specification

  • Even heat distribution with 18/8 gauge polished stainless steel with clad aluminum pan bottom
  • Lid, steamer/colander, juice kettle, water pan/stock pot, drain tube and clamp included
  • Recipes included
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 12.9 x 14.9 inches
  • Product Weight: 10.5 pounds

Customer Reviews

While researching the Back to Basics Stainless-Steel Juicer/Cooker (N12) set online we were able to find fourteen reviews awarding this juicer five out of five stars. The reviews were almost entirely positive, however, even the most satisfied reviewer had a few petty negatives to bring up.

The majority of reviewers reported this juicer/cooker was very easy to use. Several stated they only had to use the directions once, and a few even stated they never needed to consult them. Reviewers loved the easy use as it cut down on time and headaches, and made them feel confident in their abilities; no matter how new to juicing they were.

Time was another factor brought up many times. Almost half of the reviewers stated that this juicer/cooker cut their juicing time in half, when compared to more traditional juicing methods. These reviewers found that not only was this machine faster with juicing, it also allowed them to put the produce in and go about their business. Meaning it also cut down on the amount of effort they had to put into creating the juice.

This juicer/cooker was also reported to create tasty juices, and to work exceptionally well for juicing grapes. Juicers who wanted to make their own grape juice reported that only did this juicer simply the process for them, it produced yummy juice that everyone in their family loved. A few reviewers even reported that this juicer created nice wine, though it was not as popular as juice.

The stainless-steel construction of this juicer also made it easy to clean. Several reviewers reported that all they had to do was wipe it down with a damp cloth; as the pulp and juice just slipped off the metal. The aluminum bottom was also reported to be easy to clean, along with the hose. One reviewer reported that even when juicing elderberries, which stain just about everything, the juicing tube was not stained and the body of the juicer easily wiped clean.

One reviewer was concerned that the use of heat would reduce the health benefits of the juice created from this machine. However they did not seem too perplexed by this, because they said the juice tasted so good. We are inclined to think that the steam and use of heat would kill off any more nutrients than a very fast revving juicer.

Another reviewer reported that this machine was sometimes hard to separate when it was time to add more water. We feel that this probably has more to do with a height issue and leverage than actual issues with sticking. This reviewer also stated that they were stretching a bit to list this as an issue but they felt that had to list at least one negative to produce an unbiased review.

Overall we feel confident with suggesting the Back to Basics N12 Stainless-Steel Juicer/Cooker set to consumers. The reported ease of use, and cleaning along with the tasty juice, and wine makes us confident that this juicer will perform up to consumers’ expectations. If you are looking for a versatile, easy to use and clean, juicer/cooker, this is the juicer/cooker for you.

Where to Buy

You can buy the Back to Basics N12 from many big retailers offline or online like Amazon, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart etc. But which one is the best deal? We have done work for you. We found Amazon.com to have the best prices on all juicer machines including the N12.