So what exactly are juicer machines?
Firstly lets clear up a common misconception that juicers are the same as blenders or do the same job. This is not true and the two both have their benefits but have completely different functions.
Juicers mechanically separate juice from the solid part (pulp) of most fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, and herbs.
Blenders mix, chop, liquidize or puree food with it's whirling blades.
Now that we've got juicers and blenders defined lets talk about juicers and what to look for when picking one. Where do you start when it comes to choosing the type of juicer to buy? There are several styles on the market and it really just depends on your personal preference and budget.
You'll find juicers to purchase in a variety of places from department store to health food store, als.o online and most likely you've seen them for sale on infomercials on the TV.Prices vary dramatically and not all juicing machines will do the same job.
Just a few questions to ask yourself before you take the plunge and fork out your hard earned cash are:
How much am I willing to spend?
How much time do I have to prepare my juice?
How important is the quality and quantity of the juice extracted?
Is noise level going to be an important factor?
How heavy is the machine and what's the quality of the plastic?(Durability)
Does the juicing machine come with a warranty?
Is it easy to clean?
How bulky is it & will it fit nicely on my kitchen counter?
Seeing as you'll want to be using your juicer machine frequently, I'd suggest finding one that's quite easy to assemble and disassemble. This will mean it's easy to clean. And Believe it or not, that one step alone can make or break your motivation when it comes time to preparing fresh juices on a regular basis. You'll also want to be happy with the machine staying on the kitchen counter and not hidden away with all the other unused appliances. As the old saying goes "out of sight out of mind"and if it's hidden away you'll be less likely to use it.
Basically there are three main types of electrical juicers. You can also get hand operated or manual juicers. I'll go through each of the types outlining some of the benefits and disadvantages of each. Hopefully by the time you've read up you'll be one step closer to finding the juicer that's just right for you.
Centrifugal juicersMasticating juicers AKA single gear juicers
Triturating juicers AKA twin gear juicers
Manual juicers AKA wheatgrass juicers and hand-operated juicers
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