Choosing The Best Juicer For Your Lifestyle

Choosing The Best Juicer For Your Lifestyle

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Whether you’re new to the world of juicing or are a juicing guru, it’s safe to assume that you’ve been doing a lot of reading about the benefits of different vegetable, fruit, and herb combinations that create the healthiest, most cleansing, and tasty juices possible. It’s also safe to assume that, during your recipe foraging, you’ve read a lot of comments like, “…make sure you have a good juicer…” and “…get a good juicer…” or “…a good juicer is important to get ALL of the nutrients…”

Fruits, Veggies, and Juices

If you’re like us, reading all the comments about needing a good juicer, a great juicer, or the best juicer, led you to change your Google Search from “great juicing recipes” to “how to find a great juicer machine“. Then, after looking over dozens of juicer reviews, chances are, like us, you felt as though you’d actually managed to know less about what a “great” juicer is than when you started.

Many of the juicer reviews are focused on only one type of juicer: the preferred (or loathed) juicer of the reviewing author. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with this in and of itself. However, for someone who’s looking for their first juicer machine or trying to upgrade from a juicer they’ve had for a few years, there are so many juicers, with so many unique features and specialties available, you will definitely be missing out if you limit yourself to researching only one type.

The Best Juicer!

At Select Juicers, our goal is to make choosing the best juicer machine as simple as possible. The first way we’ve done this is by limiting our inventory to only the highest quality juicers from the most trusted brands in the industry. The second way we’ve done this is by giving you access to as much information, generalized and specific, as we can. This way, when you’re ready to buy your new juicer, you can be confident you aren’t just getting “the best” juicer available but that you’re getting the best juicer for YOUR needs and health goals.

What good is having “the best” of something if it’s just going to sit on your counter, bright, shiny, and unused, because it doesn’t do what you need it to?

Getting to Know Your Juicer Categories

Centrifugal Juicers

Centrifugal Juicers are almost always vertically oriented and top loading with a medium foot print. Smaller or larger models are also available.

These juicers extract juice via rapid spinning (centrifuge) after produce is pushed down into a mesh chamber and finely minced to a pulp by the sharp teeth on the bottom of the chamber. The juice is then funneled through a spigot while the depleted pulp is typically forced into a segregated collection compartment.

Breville Juicer Fountain PlusCentrifugal Juicers at a Glance

  • A truly powerful & fast performing juicer machine.
  • Centrifuge extraction results in a frothier juice, often with a head similar to beer.
  • Centrifuge extraction increases oxidation rates.
  • Juice should be consumed shortly after extraction to receive full nutritional benefits.
  • Ideal for both soft and hard fruits and vegetables.
  • Some difficulty with leafy greens and herbs (spinach, kale, parsley).
  • Not recommended for wheatgrass, nuts, or sprouts.

Cold Press Juicers

Cold Press Juicers are most commonly seen as being horizontally oriented, however, vertically oriented cold press juicers are becoming increasingly more popular due to the much smaller footprint.

These juicers extract juice by first crushing the produce and then slowly pressing the pulp to free the juice. The name “cold press” (also known as “slow”) is derived from the fact the juicer itself produces significantly less heat when operating than other power operated juicers. Cold press juicers produce a “dry” pulp and often have an easy self-cleaning feature.

Omega Juicer 8005Cold Press Juicers at a Glance

  • One of the highest yield juicers (up to 30% more than other juicers).
  • Cold pressed extraction results in a smooth juice with little to no foam.
  • Cold pressed extraction decreases oxidation rates.
  • Juice may be stored for up to 72 hours with minimal loss of nutritional benefits.
  • Ideal for soft to hard fruits, soft to medium vegetables, and leafy greens.
  • May have difficulty with hard vegetables (carrots, beets).
  • Prepping by dicing hard vegetables is helpful. Always follow owner’s manual guidelines.
  • May have difficulty with nuts, wheatgrass, and herbs (parsley, basil).
  • Processing abilities can vary significantly between models.
  • Some models may have food processing attachment options.

Commercial Juicers

Commercial Juicers are only different from other categories insomuch as they have higher power and increased size; 10 — 20lbs.

These juicers, cold press / slow juicers and centrifugal juicers are the most common commercial grade juicers on the market, and are often large enough to handle whole fruits and vegetables with little difficulty.

Super Angel Premium Deluxe JuicerCommercial Juicers at a Glance

  • High capacity juice yields.
  • Commercial juicers often have stainless steel components.
  • Commercial juicers often have additional features.
  • Self-cleaning, self-unjamming, anti-jamming.
  • Often have the ability to handle whole foods.
  • Many models will juice herbs and wheatgrass.
  • Always be sure to consult your owner’s manual for details.

Manual Juicers

Manual Juicers are not often considered when looking for juicers but are definitely a viable, perhaps even the most suitable, option for those who enjoy the benefits of fresh juice but don’t drink copious amounts of it.

These juicers, in many ways, are one of the best to extract juices because there is no heat (which reduces the nutritional value of the juice). Manual juicers also allow for easier “single serving” juice production which is great for those who like to start their day with a healthy drink but rarely consume more than that throughout the day.

Tribest Z-StarManual Juicers at a Glance

  • Great juice yields.
  • Manual juicer extraction results in a smooth juice with little to no foam.
  • Manual juicer extraction decreases oxidation rates.
  • Juice may be stored for up to 72 hours with minimal loss of nutritional benefits.
  • Ideal for soft to hard fruits and vegetables.
  • Ideal for leafy greens and herbs.
  • Ideal for wheatgrass.
  • May have difficulties with nuts.
  • Quick and easy use.
  • Quick and easy cleanup.
  • Great for individual servings.

Masticating Juicers

Masticating Juicers are commonly seen in both vertical and horizontal orientations and have a vast range of sizes from small to commercial footprints.

These juicers are fairly new to the juicing world. Masticating juicers are basically a sibling of cold press juicers and a cousin of centrifugal juicers. Arguably, masticating juicers are the best of both juicers. Masticating juicers grind produce, similar to centrifugal juicers, and then press the pulp to extract the juice as a cold press juicer would. “Dry” pulp indicates that the maximum volume of juice has been extracted.

Kuvings Special Edition SeriesMasticating Juicers at a Glance

  • One of the highest yield juicers (up to 30% more than other juicers).
  • Masticating juicer extraction results in a smooth juice with little to no foam.
  • Masticating juicer has more pulp content.
  • Masticating juicer extraction decreases oxidation rates.
  • Juice may be stored for up to 72 hours with minimal loss of nutritional benefits.
  • Ideal for soft to hard fruits and vegetables.
  • Ideal for leafy greens and herbs.
  • Ideal for wheatgrass.
  • May have difficulties with nuts.

A great masticating juicer to try is the Omega Juice Cube Nutrition Centre. This juicer can save you counter space compared to other models and is aesthetically pleasing to have in your home. This model has a storage compartment in the back to store extras too. The juice cube will automatically extract the pulp, which makes extracting with it a super simple process. It chews up all of your goods precisely to make sure you are getting all of the vitamins and fibers out of your fruits or veggies. This particular model is handy to have too because you can even make baby food! It’s also good at making yummy fruit sorbets or even grinding up your coffee beans – it’s a very versatile juicer!

Slow Juicers

Omega Vertical Juicing SystemSlow Juicers are technically not their own “category”. For all intents and purposes, a “slow juicer” is an umbrella term that applies to just about any juicer that doesn’t produce high amounts of friction (ie: heat) during juice extraction.

Juicers that are Considered “Slow Juicers”

Wheatgrass Juicers

Weston Wheatgrass JuicerWheatgrass Juicers are most commonly classified as hand crank or manual juicer and have a small footprint. Electric wheatgrass juicers are available for those who need to produce large volumes of wheatgrass ‘juice’.

These juicers are specifically designed for juicing wheatgrass and should not be used for any other produce unless expressly stated as being a multifunctional juicer in the owner’s manual. Due to the high cost and low juice yield of wheatgrass it’s highly recommended that a wheatgrass juicer be used for maximum extraction. Even if you’re considering a juicer that can process wheatgrass.