Juicing, just one glass a day, is the best and easiest way to meet your daily recommendations of vegetables and fruits. Therefore, juicing at home is a good idea. However, choosing the best one is difficult because there are hundreds of them on the market and each one has its own juicing process. Let’s have a close look at tips to choose the best juicer.
The first and most important factor is your budget, or how much you want to spend on this unit. But keep in mind that most expensive juicer might not be the best one.
The second thing is the juicer type. Primarily, the juicers available these days can be categorized into: wheatgrass juicers, citrus juicers, masticating juicers (single gear), centrifugal juicers, and triturating juicers (twin gears.
Wheatgrass juicers are meant only for leafy veggies and wheatgrass and they can be automatic or manual. Best juicers for best health! Citrus juicers are most basic type, and can squeeze out juice from citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons. Masticating juicers are good for all types of veggies and fruits. They work at low speed and retain all nutrients. Centrifugal juicers are more affordable and good for veggies and fruits, but not leafy greens. They have rotating disc that shreds pulp out of fruits and vegetables for juicing. Triturating juicers can make enzyme and nutrient dense juice for you.
The next things include noise level, power and cleaning. The motor always creates some noise but you should decide whether you want a quiet one (less power), or would opt for a noisy machine (high power). Power decides the time and speed of juicing. Therefore, opt for high watt (not high RPM) for best juicing, as this will minimize heat and oxidation.
Cleaning a juicer after juicing can be cumbersome especially if you juice daily. Therefore, check the complexity of the machine because easily removable parts means easier cleaning. Also make sure its components are dishwasher safe in case you use a dishwasher.
The last and most important thing is warranty. The duration of the warranty will give you an idea about its quality. A juicer that comes with a long warranty is more reliable than one with a short warranty.