People often ask us, "Why aren't juicer feeding tubes wider?" The answer is safety regulations. By law, juicers can only have narrow feeding tubes, to keep small children from reaching into the juicer. So one of the challenges of juicing is cutting produce into pieces small enough to fit into the feeding tube. The Sana 868 solves this with a patented trap door system that prevents any curious hands from reaching into the juicer, while still being wide enough to fit large pieces of whole fruit and vegetables. Now you can fit big chunks of carrots, large handfuls of leafy greens, and even whole apples. Integrated into the trap door is a circular feeding hole for the direct feeding of celery stalks, smaller carrots. and other narrow produce.
Of course, a wide feeding tube isn't useful if the juicer gets jammed by those large pieces of produce. That's why we put our highest-watt motor in the Sana 868. With 240 watts, it has the muscle to power through big pieces of carrots, large chunks of pumpkin, even nuts for nut butter. The extra large auger and reinforced juicing chamber matches the motor for toughness and durability, ensuring consistent and smooth juicing every time.
Next generation juicing
The new juicing chamber is designed for maximum yield and easy cleaning. The powerful motor runs at a gentle 50 rpm, allowing for the most juice to be cold-pressed out of every type of produce. The wide pulp outlet is open on the top for easy cleaning, and a special cleaning brush snaps onto the juicing screen to quickly remove any bits of pulp.
Four screens for maximum versatility
Most vertical juicers include just one or two screens. The Sana 868 includes four screens, making it more than just a juicer:
- Fine juicing screen: This is what is used to get the highest juice yield on most fruits and vegetables. Hundreds of micro-perforations in a stainless steel screen ensure the optimum amount of pressure for the best juice quality.
- Coarse juicing screen: Some softer fruit like pineapple, berries, and soft apples can get clogged in a fine juicing screen. The coarse screen has larger holes for less pressure and smoother juicing of softer fruit.
- Smoothie screen: This turns the juicer into a low-speed smoothie blender. The screen juices the produce and then mixes the pulp back into the juice. Blenders operate at up to 20,000 rpm, injecting air and creating foam, separation, and loss of nutrients. The 868 runs at just 50 rpm, creating the most nutritious smoothie you've ever tasted.
- Sorbet screen: The Sana 868 becomes a frozen dessert machine with this screen. By using slightly thawed frozen fruit, a wide variety of frozen treats can be made. Make a smooth banana sorbet with frozen bananas. Process berries for a delightful frozen ice. Or make a rich "ice cream" like dessert by mixing frozen bananas with berries, mangos, tropical fruit, and more.
At Sana, we believe a premium juicer should come with premium containers for the juice and pulp. And the Sana 868 continues this tradition:
- Juice pitcher: Made from heavy-duty tempered borosilicate glass, the Sana 868 juice pitcher has an extra large 50 ounces (1500 ml) capacity. It's perfect for making large quantities of juice for later consumption, and a healthier alternative to the typical small plastic juice container.
- Pulp container: Our high-capacity pulp container is made from 100% stainless steel. Unlike plastic containers which discolor and grow brittle over time, our stainless steel pulp container will always look new. And because it is made from food-grade stainless steel, it is ideal for those who like to use the pulp for things like muffins, bread, and crackers.
- 3 1/4" (82mm) extra wide opening - minimal cutting of produce needed
- Trap door feeding tube - only produce will go into the juicer
- Powerful 240-watt motor powers through the toughest produce
- Reinforced juicing chamber designed to handle all produce
- Built-in silicon wipers keep the juicing screens clean
- Includes three cleaning brushes and a juice drum tool
- Fine and coarse juicing screens allow optimum juicing of both hard and soft produce
- Smoothie screen turns the juicer into a low-speed blender for the healthiest smoothies
- Sorbet screen lets the juicer make a wide variety of frozen desserts
- Tempered glass juice pitcher holds 50 ounces (1500 ml) of cold-pressed juice
- Extra large pulp container made of food-grade stainless steel