Maybe you dream of waking up to fresh squeezed juice every morning. Or you’re looking to start a new health kick and want to add super nutrient veg juices to your diet. Either way, might be in the market for a new juice extractor. First, though, you’ll have to wade through the masses to find the machine that’s perfect for your needs and lifestyle.
What Will You Juice?
Knowing what kind of fruits and veggies you’re going to be juicing plays a big role in finding the juicer that’s best for your diet and lifestyle. For example, it’s more difficult to juice leafy greens and berries, which means you have to purchase a juicer that’s specifically for these foods. On the same note, not every juicer is able to handle herbs and wheat grass. Also, do you like your juice to be thin and smooth? Or do you like pulpy, thick juice that tastes more like a smoothie?
Types of Juicers
Centrifugal juicers are the cheapest, fastest and loudest juice extractors out there. If you want fresh apple juice every day and you’re not too concerned with reaping every single health benefit you can, this is the most budget-friendly choice. Centrifugal juicers, such as the Acme Supreme Juicerator or the budget friendly Breville Juice Fountain, work quickly, they don’t retain as many nutrients and antioxidants as other extractors do. This is also the best type of juicer to choose if you like thin juice that’s water-based.
If you want to make juice out of leafy green veggies, like spinach, opt for either a masticating or triturating juicer, such as the Omega Nutrition Center Juicer, has high yield, quiet motor, and efficient action.You’ll get more nutritious content in your juice than you would with a centrifugal juicer. These juicers are on the pricier side, but they’re the best option for the truly health conscious.
Single and Dual Auger Juicers
These types of juicers are ideal for juicing very small, wispy foods, like herbs and wheatgrass.
Low RPM Juicers
If you like your juice to be thicker or have bits of fruits and veggies in it, opt for a low RPM juicer. This type of juicer is also best to use if you want to keep your juice fresh for longer instead of drinking it right away.
How Often Will You Juice?
Some people like to make fresh juice every morning, while others use their blender most days and only juice when absolutely necessary. No matter how often you use your juicer, it should be cleaned after every use. Take this into consideration when buying your juicer, since you want the purchase to be practical for your lifestyle. Will you want to wash a hard-to-clean low RPM juicer every morning? Would you rather juice less and have better quality juice? Is an easy-to-clean centrifugal juicer the right choice because you need to have fresh juice every day?
When comparing juicers, you should definitely read several reviews of each one. While you can’t know for sure what type of experience you’ll have with the juicer you buy, reviews can give you insight when making a decision. Pay attention to repeat complaints or praise. If several people experienced something either positive or negative, chances are good that you’ll have the same experience.