I’ve decided to make this little guide because of the one occurrence I’ve been seeing way too often nowadays.
The occurrence I’m talking about is people usually buying kitchen appliances that are way overqualified for the job they need them to do. So, they spend much more money than they really need to and end up with a product they won’t be using to its full potential; not even near it. I’ve started seeing this way too often and I’ve decided to put a stop to it, at least in my chosen field. When I say my chosen field I mean juicing, of course.
There are a lot of really fancy juicers out there that can really earn their meal inside your kitchen, but you have to figure out for yourself what it is that you want to do with it exactly. If all that you want is making a glass of orange juice than you don’t need all that super expensive machinery at all. You can buy some cheaper model and be on your way. If you own a business and you sell juices, than you might actually consider taking one of the more expensive models. It’s all about context, and people somehow seem to miss that quite frequently. If money is not an issue than by all means, go for it; but something tells me it will be, as it is with me every single time so I don’t think I’m quite that ready to burn some good cash on something I don’t really need and I don’t intend on using all that much.
Now that we got all that sorted out, we can start introducing you to the juicing world a bit. I’m about to show you some of the juicer types so you can learn a bit about them and make a fully informed decision on what type of juicer is the best juicer for you.
Centrifugal juicers are the ones we’ll kick the things off with. Why are they called centrifugal, you ask? Well, that’s because they use the centrifugal force to make your favorite beverage. They feature a blade to chop up all the produce and then they spin it the same way you washing machine spins you laundry to get the water out. That’s basically the entire principal behind this type of juicers. You can think of them as little washing machines but instead of getting the water out of your laundry, they get the juice out of your produce.
Masticating juicers (or slow juicers) are newcomers when it comes to the world of juicing. They are new in this mix, but they’ve proven to be pretty effective so far. One gear is what they have or one bladed auger, which basically crush any fruit or vegetable and reduce it to pulp releasing the juice during the process. This was proven to be one of the best ways for ending up with more juice and drier pulp.
Triturating juicers (aka twin gear juicers) are definitely what you want if you can afford it. They are top of the line among juicers on the market and have proven their superb performance over and over again. They do the juicing process very slowly, preventing air from penetrating into the juice. They yield the highest amounts oh juice and leave the pulp bone dry. They preserve the nutrients best and don’t cause the juice to form foam.