Juicer Buying Guide

With the constant reminder from nutritionists and doctors that wee need to feed healthy and to be more physically active, the popularity of juicers is rapidly growing. Juicers are a powerful tool that can quickly transform the fresh fruit and vegetable into a smooth and tasty juice. But since there are numerous and different types of juicers, how to choose a good one? How to understand what is the difference between them? What are their pros and cons? Do not worry! We have the answers for all these questions. We made it simple for you, so you can quickly find out which of the many juicers is your juicer.

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Features To Look For

  • Easy To Use – When purchasing a juicer, find one that is easy to use and easy to clean. But wait, who are we kidding? There is no juicer that is easy to clean, but definitely some of them are easier to clean than others. If possible, choose one that has dishwasher friendly parts. Find one that is easy to assemble.
  • Value – When it comes to juicers, you get what you pay for. For example, if you opt for a cheaper version of juicer, prepare for less juice. This automatically will cost you more in the long run since you will have to buy more fruits and vegetables if you want to fill up your glass. Hence, if you don’t want to spend fortune on juicer, but want to have a good one, find something in the middle.
  • Efficient Juicer = High Juice Yield – Efficiency and functionality are the key. An efficient and functional juicer produces high juice yield and drier pulp. If the pulp is wet and heavy then the juicer is not working like it should be. You can always re-juice the pulp, but you will spending a lot of time in jucing, which can be valuable for you. A good quality juicer will save you this last step.
  • Pulp Ejection – Some juicers collect the pulp inside, in an internal basket while others eject the pulp externally into a specially designed bowl. For greater convenience, we recommend buying a juicer that ejects the pulp outside the juicer.
  • Size Of The Feeder Tube – When looking for a juicer, find one that has a wide feeder tube, in order to collect whole fruits and vegetables. This will additionally cut your juicing time.

juicers types

Centrifugal Juicers

How They Work
A spinning basket shreds the fruits and veggies with the help of sharp disc, pushing the juice through a fine strainer by centrifugal force.
It is perfect for those who are new to juicing, those who don’t want to spend a lot on juicers.

Advantages

  • Juices quickly
  • It is extremely easy to use
  • It is affordable

Disadvantages

  • Depending on brand and model, the juice may get foamy leading to quick oxidation.
  • It can’t juice well leafy greens
  • Can’t juice nuts, wheatgrass or sprouts

Masticating Juicers (Slow Juicers, Cold Press Or Single Gear Juicer)

How They Work
In simple words, masticating juicers “chew” the produce and then squeezes the juice out.

Advantages

  • Less pulp and high juice yield
  • It makes less foam
  • Can juice almost all types of fruits and vegetables including nuts, cranberries and wheatgrass

Disadvantages

  • It has more parts to clean than the Centrifugal Juicer
  • Longer preparation time. It requires cutting of the fruit and vegetables into smaller pieces
  • It is more costly than the Centrifugal Juicer

Twin-Gear Juicers ( Dual-Gear or Triturating)

How They Work

The twin-gear juicer has 2 interlocking gears press together in order to extract juice from fruits and veggies.It is perfect for those who want to spend more on juicers and people who drink a large quantity of juice daily.
Advantages

  • Low juice oxidation
  • Efficient at juicing anything

Disadvantages

  • It is expensive
  • It has a lot of parts and it is little tricky to assemble after cleaning
  • Requires strength for juicing firmer produce
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