You want to get healthy, lose weight or both and you know that fruit juice will help you with both aims. You decide that instead of buying cartons of juice that have artifiical flavouring and colouring that you want the real deal of juice made from fresh fruit and vegetables with all of that natural goodness. The next step is to buy an extractor, but you need to check out what the options are and what is the best juicer for you.
The things that might help you to decide are which fruit and vegetables you are the most likely to want to make juice from, how many different power levels you will need and how easy a juicing machine is to clean. Some people even worry about how noisy an extractor is and to find out that kind of detail I would always check out genuine customer reviews online before I buy.
I used to think that an electronic juicer was the same as a blender or smoothie maker, but no they aren’t. Blending machines and smoothie makers blend everything whilst juicing machines separate or extract the liquid from the vegetable or fruit pulp. Originally you could just get manual citrus juicers. You cut a citrus fruit in half and held it cut side down over the sticking up spiralling central part of a round receptacle. You press and turn until the juice is all extracted.
Nowadays it’s much easier with the modern appliances that you can buy and there are even 3 different types of mechanical juicer designed with the purpose of helping you to make delicious and healthy drinks.
These are twin gear machines that squeeze the most juice out but they are also usually the most expensive type. A triturating machine like the Green Star GS2000 crushes the produce with 2 counter rotating gears which the juice passes through whilst the pulp is discharged.
The least expensive and the most popular type of extractor amongst buyers and this is a good choice unless you are using leafy vegetables. The centrifugal type has a strainer basket to hold the pulp once the shredding disc has spun the juice out at high speed. The Kenwood JE357 is a good example of a centrifugal model which has 2 speeds for soft and hard fruit.
Most recommended by nutritionists, this type crushes the fruit and vegetables between the gears and the juice then passes through a screen. With a versatile masticating machine like the Champion 2000 you can even make, smoothies, baby food, sorbets, nut butters and ice creams.
Further Considerations Defined
The price of juicing machines varies massively. Usually the more functionality a model has the more expensive it becomes. It’s better if you decide beforehand just what you want your appliance to do and then search for a model within your price range.
Some juicing machine owners complain about them being noisy, but if you want a juicer with a powerful motor that will be able to handle harder produce there isn’t much to be done, except for perhaps using some ear plugs while the motor is running!
How difficult or how long a juicing machine takes to clean usually depends upon the complexity of the machine and it’s parts. Generally, the more functionality a machine has the more difficult it is to clean. Obviously, if you intend to use a dishwasher you should make sure that your model is dishwasher safe.
Now that you know the facts all you need to do now is search for the best juicer for you or your company.