Juicer Buying Guide
Juicing can be a blast of fun and health! Buying juicers, on the other hand, can be pretty intimidating. It’s easy to get lost in the jargon and technicalities of juicer parts and specs. This guide will help you through that language and hopefully guide you toward juicer that will fit your needs.
For people who are on the go, have hurried mornings or just want something fast and easy, a centrifugal juicer may suit you best. These are powerful juicers that juice at high speeds and require little maintenance. They will juice most produce, are easy to use and clean. Consider getting an automatic ejection type which spits out the pulp as it juices. This will prove very convenient when cleaning or juicing in large amounts. For those who absolutely love the idea of juicing and want more from the juicer than speed and power, the masticating type is recommended. These are slow juicers, with refined engineering for extracting large amounts of nutrients from the produce. These juicers also give you a larger range of foods to juice (like wheatgrass and nuts) because they juice slowly with augers instead of blades. These juicers make juicing a hobby.
There are some additional features to look for in juicers that might suit your needs. Some juicers have a reverse setting that prevents clogging, this is helpful when juicing large amounts at once. Another feature that may help prevent clogging is the switch between lower and higher speeds for juicing softer or denser fruits and vegetables. Some juicers have an automatic cleaning system where you can just pour in some water and it automatically flushes through to clean the inside. Juicer parts are mostly dishwasher safe, but some parts on some juicers need to be hand-cleaned. On the high speed juicers, you should definitely look some sort of overheating prevention system that warns you when the juicer is producing too much heat. This will keep your juice fresher and less foamy. The centrifugal, upright juicers will often come equipped with a locking arm which ensures safety while juicing, to the juicer as well as the user. Most juicers will include warranties, from 1 year to 15 year warranties that provide some peace of mind.
Use this guide to know what to look for when browsing for juicers. During your own research, make sure to read all about the juicers’ specifications and reviews to find out if it’s the right juicer for you.