The 10 Best Juicers on The Market
Don’t buy your first or your next juicer without first checking out our guide, featuring a wide selection of green juicers for every price range. Juicing doesn’t have to be expensive, and despite what other gurus may tell you, I suggest starting with a moderately priced machine if this your first time. You can always upgrade after your commitment to the practice is confirmed, or like me you can opt for a more expensive model after your first one dies.
Juicing is growing tremendously popular due both to people becoming more and more interested in juice fasts as a way to cleanse the body, as well as those just looking to add a relatively low calorie nutrition-packed boost to their days. Stuck in a rut with your juicing recipes? Checkout “Green Juice Recipes To Mix Up Your Juicing Routines” from the Huffington Post.
Let’s be honest, we’re all just a bunch of children who never wanted to eat our vegetables, BUT we will drink them!
Though by far the two most popular types of juicers on the market are the centrifugal type and the masticating type, there are five basic types available on the market.
The 5 Basic Types Of Juicers
- Reamers – designed primarily for juicing citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes. The process involves first cutting the fruit in half, and then holding the half by the rind and pressing it into a ridged conical shaped center. These are great for adding fresh juice to your diet, but are not the type of machine you want if you’re looking to sample some of the top juice fast recipes.
- Centrifugal – Chops through the fruit and vegetables with sharp, flat cutting blades, and then separates the juice from the rest of the mixture by spinning at high speed. They work quite well overall, but they make juicing leafy green veggies like kale a bit more difficult.
- Masticating – Through the use of a single gear (auger) the masticating juicers crush and compact your ingredients before forcing them through a fixed screen. The pulp is expelled and collected via a separate exit. A benefit of masticating juicers is that they operate at slower speeds (RPMs) than other types, and studies have shown that this may extend the shelf life of your pre-made juice a couple of days. Some have also claimed that the slower speed at which the juice is created helps maintain a higher nutritional value by limiting oxidization, but I’ve not seen any conclusive studies on the matter.
- Triturating – More complicated, thus more expensive models that produces juice via a double interlocking auger design. These are far superior machines in many ways, and they can effortlessly juice just about anything (including leafy greens). Some of the downsides of triturating juicers is that their slower speed drags out the juicing process a bit more than other types, and they can also be a bit of a pain in the ass to clean due to their more complicated design.
- Juicing Press – Commonly used by orchards for pressing mash apples that are wrapped in a cloth, juicing presses can vary greatly in size. Not the type you’ll want to buy if your looking to make a fresh batch of green juice, but you could always start a hard cider business.
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