Looking to buy a juicer? The following 10 tips will help you to get the best juicer that meets all your needs.
1. The very first suggestion is to decide what it will be used for. Not all juicers are suitable to extract juice from everything. If citrus fruit is all which will be used in the juicer, purchase a citrus juicer. If various fruits and veggies will be used, a multi-purpose juicer is an excellent option.
2. There are two types of juicers. First one is masticating juicer and second is centrifugal juicer. Centrifugal juicers are fast and generally cheaper than masticating juicers. The only problem with centrifugal juicers is their inability to juice greens. If you are not planning to juice lot of greens, then you should consider buying a centrifugal juicer. Centrifugal juicers costs between $50 to $300. If you plan to juice lot of greens, then buy a masticating juicer. Masticating juicers rotate slowly and they produce nutrient rich juices with high yield. They can juice greens efficiently. Masticating juicers also offer extra features, such as accessories you might use to mince, grind, and blend, to make pasta, homemade baby food, etc. But a masticating juicer costs higher than a centrifugal juicer. It usually costs between $200 to $300. Currently, Omega vrt350hd is the best masticating juicer in the market. Omega vrt350hd costs around $370.
3. Another tip on choosing the right juicer is finding out how much noise it will make. Plenty of people use a juicer first thing in the morning. A very noisy motor would not be appreciated by everyone in the household. The more powerful a motor is, the noisier it’s likely to be.
4. Check out the size of feed tube. With a wide feed tube, no cutting would be required. You can just pop whole fruit inside feed chute. No preparation needed before juicing.
5. Check if the juicer components are dishwasher safe. The easier clean-up is, the more you will utilize it.
6. Determine what type of warranty is offered. A good juicer is generally secured with warranties of 6 to 12 yrs. Low-priced juicers aren’t built for everyday use and they are usually warranted 90 days to 1 year. The cutting blade typically wears out after 2 to 4 months of use, and the motor burns up shortly after your warranty runs out.
7. Read Juicer Reviews and ratings before purchasing a juicer. Amazon is the best place to read non biased customer reviews. Look for the models that had been around in the market for a time. It’s not an easy task to find customer reviews of new model.
8. Have a look at voltage usage; the higher the better, since the juicing will be more efficient with the motor’s raw power.
9. Obtain a juicer whose brand name is well known. Breville, Omega, Green Star, Super Angel, Champion, Kuvings, Hurom are some of the well known juicer brands. Finding replacement parts for less popular brands can be difficult if not impossible. You don’t want to be juiceless for a long period waiting for delivery of replacement parts.
10. Last but far from least is the kind of yield juicer has. A juicer that leaves the pulp feeling very wet is leaving behind too much juice in fruits or vegetables. The pulp need to be on the dry side to make sure that appliance is getting as much of the juice as possible out of the produce. In case you get the opportunity to try a juicer before you buy, i suggest you to grab some of the pulp in your hands and try to squeeze some liquid from it. If you can’t then your juicer is working quite well. If you can actually squeeze liquid out from the pulp then that juicer is junk and you should avoid it.
John is certified clinical nutritionist from Portland, Oregon. He is a health nut and juicing is a big part of his everyday life.