There are many different kinds of juicers on the market today, one of which may not be intrinsically better than another. The juicer you choose will depend on the kind of juicing you want to do. Therefore, you need to understand the kind of juicing your next electric juicer is capable of doing before you choose one or another. Then, of course, there are certain factors that affect your choice like the ease of cleaning, how quickly the juicing process can be completed, the noise level and warranty. If you want juice that is delicious and as healthy for you as the fruit or vegetable you are juicing, the following juicers are ones to consider.
First is the Toastess Silhouette Citrus Juicer. This is made with stainless steel casing to give it a beautiful finish and appearance in your kitchen. The electric juicer has two different sized reamers for the juicing of both large and small citrus fruits. The benefit of an electric appliance like this is that it stops and starts automatically. The four suction cup feet keep it from sliding around as it juices, and the sealable spout makes it easy to stop the flow of juice when you are done pouring the contents into your cup. The included dust cover and built-in cord storage means you can store your juicer conveniently.
Another option is the Nesco 2-in-1 Juicer and Blender. This combination is possible thanks to a 50-ounce, removable glass pitcher that can be inserted at the top of the juicer. The suction cup feet are useful in keeping the juicer in place and the safety lock system adds even greater stability. There is a pulp collector and juice cup so you can get the perfect juice without too much pulp. All the parts are dishwasher safe, making cleaning this electric juicer easy and fast.
The Hamilton Beach Health Smart Juicer is the final option explored here. There are two speeds for juicing plus a pulse action. It runs on 350 watts of power to provide the healthiest, freshest taking fruit and vegetable juices possible. Your juicer will be appreciated most if you drink your juices within about 15 minutes of making them. The last thing you want is fresh juice allowed to sit out and oxidize, thus defeating the purpose of being fresh. This electric juicer, along with the other options, will certainly deliver what you want in a juicing machine.
When deciding on what type of juicing machine to purchase, you must be aware of your juicing expectations and habits, in order to make the most appropriate decision. You should probably ask yourself what aspects are most important to you, like speed or complete nutrient value, price or quality, noise level or ease of cleaning. You should also be aware of what types of foods you will be processing, as certain types of machines are developed to juice leafy and fibrous vegetables, and some can only juice whole fruits and vegetables. And although there is not a “perfect juicer,” understanding the two most common types of juicing machines will definitely help one make a wise decision during purchase time. Think of all the health benefits of juicing, and the increased weight loss success you will get from juicing fresh.
For a person always on the go and juicing mostly fruits and whole vegetables, a centrifugal juicer would be a decent choice, and it is the most common machine available. Adding fruits and vegetables through a chute, centrifugal juicing machines include a high-speed spinning disk blade that grinds and grates the foods and turns them into a pulp. It then uses a centrifugal force to push the pulp against a strainer screen and releases the juice at the bottom of the machine. Centrifugal juices tend to be cheaper than other types of juicers (generally between $90-$220) for multiple reasons.
As the first type created, they tend to be very noisy and because the blades spin and grind at a high speed, experts say this decreases the nutritional value in the foods. It is said that the high-speed motion forces the juice in contact with lots of air, producing rapid oxidation of vitamins and enzymes. So while this damage could remove the nutritional value of the juice, it gets the job done fast and efficiently.
Most centrifugal juicing machines are easy to use and easy to wash, but they are not designed to puree leafy vegetables like wheatgrass, collard greens or spinach. If you are looking for a machine that will juice leafy foods, you should look for a masticating juicer. Masticate means to chew or grind, and that is exactly what a masticating juicer does to foods. For a little more money, it grinds the juice out with an auger with blades, but requires no spinning action. Unlike a centrifugal one, a masticating juicing machine simply crushes the vegetables and fruit fibers with tremendous power, but slowly breaks up the cells to purify the foods. This slow process of extraction results in more vitamins, enzymes and mineral traces in the juice. The rate and rotation of the auger blades in a masticating type verses the spinning blades in a centrifugal juicing machine, provides little damage to the nutrients of the foods, during this purification process. Pick up a copy of one of my books on juicing here.
This slow process also allows for less noise during use. So while a masticating juicer may take longer to process a juice, it is more effective nutritionally and is far less noisy. This makes it a great type of juicing machine for someone looking for nutritional value and more options, over speed and price range.