What is the best juicer to buy?
Many issues must be considered when shopping for the best juice extractor.
We want to guide you through the countless number of choices, and help you find the best juicer on the market so you can decide what is the right one for you.
Health Benefits Of Juicing
Our busy lifestyle today must be balanced by a healthy daily intake of fruits and vegetables. The following benefits of juicing offer compelling reasons to buy your own juicer:
- Juicing allows you to take in a lot more fruits and vegetables than you could actually eat directly.
- The concentrated juice is packed full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
- More nutrients get into your body drinking a glass of juice as it goes into your system immediately.
- It also cleanses the system and helps rid of toxins in your body.
As more and more people discover the health benefits of juicing, the demand for juice extractors has led to some impressive juicer design.
Here is a list of juicer types to help you find the best juicer for your needs.
There are three main types of juicers:
- Centrifugal Juicers
- Masticating (Single Gear) Juicers
- Triturating (Twin Gear) Juicers
Centrifugal Juicers are the most popular and generally the most affordable type of juicers. Typically, it has a tube feeding the fruits and vegetables into the spinning basket which quickly extracts juice using high speed centrifugal force. Centrifugal type juicers are great at juicing most fruits and vegetables except leafy greens and wheatgrass. The high speed required to extract the juice, however, creates a great deal of oxygen bubbles which causes the juice to oxidize quickly, so the juice must be consumed immediately before nutrients are lost due to oxidation.
Masticating Juicers are also called Single Gear Juicers. Juice from fruits and vegetables are slowly extracted using a single rotating grinder resulting in more fiber, vitamins and minerals. The slower speed also results in less oxygen bubbles and the juice is less foamy. You can store juice using this juicing method for a little longer. Masticating juicers are capable of juicing any fruit and vegetable including leafy greens and wheatgrass.
Triturating Juicers are Twin Gear Juicers which use two interlocking grinders to press fruits and vegetables to extract high volume of juice. The speed is even slower than masticating juicers. They work great with any fruit and vegetable and can also be used to make sorbet and baby food. The triturating juicers are the most efficient type of juicers in terms of extracting the most nutrients, but they are also some of the most expensive juicers on the market.
There is a fourth type of juicer which is less conventional.
- Hydraulic Press Juicers
Hydraulic Press Juicers use high downward pressure to squeeze out the juice. The slow mechanic process results in high nutritional value and long shelf life for the juice. However, it is less common and can be quite expensive.
Other Juicer Types
- Citrus Juicers
Citrus Juicers are designed for all types of citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes.
- Commercial Juicers
Commercial Juicers are heavy duty juice extractors designed for use in any commercial environment such as Juice Bars, Cafés, Restaurants, Hotels, Cafeteria and Health Clubs. These heavy duty juicers have powerful motors that can produce high volume of juice in seconds. They are high quality and very durable.