Welcome once again and a question raised numerous times across the community time and time again was how do you go about buying or choosing a Juicer so please take a quick look here which will outline all the main points that you need to consider and take note of before you buy.
Extracting juice from fruit and vegetable for making a healthy drink is becoming more popular than ever. The modern electric juicer has made juice extraction an easy job. Here is a guide to help you buy the best juicers for your needs. Consider the following factors when buying a juicer:
Type Of Juicers
First you have to decide what type of juicer do you want. There are four main types available in the market.
a. Citrus Juicer
If you want to juice mainly citrus fruits such as orange, lime, lemon, and grapefruit then a simple citrus juicer is all you need. The classic is a cone with a saucer attached to it. You press and turn the half of citrus fruit on the cone and the juice collects in the saucer. There is a hand-held version called the reamer which does not have a saucer and the juice collects in a bowl. Then there are presses from hand-held devices to heavy countertop models. The cone design is also available in an electric version where the cone turns by an electric motor and you have to push the half of citrus fruit on the cone.
These are quite popular models, low in cost simple to operate and easy to clean. You cannot get a lot of juices pressed by these machines, but if your needs are one or two glasses a day do not look further. Choose one with powerful motor which is robust and simple in design.
b. Centrifugal Juicer
This is the most popular type of juicers available in the market. A Centrifugal juicer works by shredding the ingredients by the rotating teeth of a sieve spinning at high speed. Once the ingredients are shredded, pulp is forced to the sides by centrifugal forces, and the juice trickles down a cavity to a spout to fill in a jug. A centrifugal juicer can extract juices from citrus fruit, hard fruit, hard and soft vegetables. This juicer is economical, efficient but rather hard to clean. It also takes up a lot of counter space.
c. Masticating Juicer
It is also called slow juicer or cold press juicer. It works by crushing the fruits or vegetables in its slowly rotating gears and squeezing every drop of their juice. It does not generate much noise and much more nutrients are present in the juice as compared to centrifugal juicers. It can extract juice from even leafy vegetables and soft fruit very efficiently. This juicer is expensive and requires more efforts to clean.
d. Twin Gear Juicer
This is the most expensive type of juicer. The ingredients are crushed between two gears of the machine which rotate slowly extracting every bit of juice. Most of the nutrients are retained by the juice therefore this type of machine is popular among juice and health enthusiasts. The machine can produce juice from just any type of fruit and vegetable.
2. Important Features in a Juicer.
a. Noise: The centrifugal juicers are the noisiest of the lot, but the cold press and twin gear juicers generate much less noise. If noise is a big issue for you, then check out the noise level of the juicer you are going to buy.
b. Speed: The centrifugal juicers operate at high speed and mostly have only single speed. The cold press and twin gear work at much lower speed and produce better quality nutrient rich juice.
c. Size: The citrus juicers take the least countertop space so measure the space available before you buy your juicer. The hand-held or manual cone ones do not take any countertop space, as they are stored in shelves after use.
d. Cleaning: All juicers take a lot of time in cleaning. This is mainly due to production of pulp, which sticks to the blades and sieves of the juicers, and is notoriously difficult to clean.
3. Quality of Juice.
If you are health conscious and extract juice, to drink it for your health then you should purchase the juicer which produces the healthiest juices full of nutrients. These juicers are the most expensive ones. However, if you extract juice casually for pleasure and taste then a centrifugal juicer will meet your requirements easily quite economically. If you just want to squeeze a lemon or two as part of your cooking ingredients then a handheld presser will be sufficient.
In addition, why not take a closer look at Popular Juicers here that may be of interest to you by clicking on any of the images provided below…
Finally, it would be greatly appreciated by the community if you can share your own tips of buying or choosing your own Juicer by leaving a comment in the comment box below – So that other people in the community can learn also!!!