Juicing is the process of turning fruits and vegetables into drinkable juice that is healthy and good for you. Who wants to eat large amounts of broccoli or carrots when you can extract the juice with a juicer and drink a glass full of nutrients each day. Juicers are popular since they are affordable and easy to use. Most are dishwasher safe which makes them easy to clean as well. Buying a juicer can be a great investment for a family or individual that wants to start eating healthy foods and having fun doing it. You can mix all sorts of things in with your fruit and vegetables to make them taste better (honey is our favorite). Keep reading to find out who came out on top after the review process.
- One thing to consider when buying a juicer is engine strength (it will need to grind/chop/process). The Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL, although expensive at close to $300, is the best on the market. It's 1000 watt motor and extra wide 3 inch feeder tube make this a breeze to use. The aluminum Breville juicer is great at extracting the most juice from your fruits/vegetables. Dishwasher safe parts make this easy to clean and the 3-year warranty on the motor means you know this workhouse will last. A less expensive competitor is the L'Equip 110.5 Mini Pulp Ejector Juicer ($100) with a smaller feed tube (means you'll need to chop things into small pieces first) than the Breville model. Both these juicers use centrifrugal force to extract juice and empty the pulp into a side area for emptying. The L'Equip juicer comes with a 6 year warranty (double that of the Breville) which makes it a good budget juice extractor. Want the most efficient model, then go with the Acme Supreme Juicerator 5001 ($180). Although it is harder to clean because it leaves more of the extracted pulp in the machine, you do get an extra 25%+ in juice due to this. More work cleaning adds up to more juice in the long run. RECOMMENDED
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Many people only want a juicer for what the name infers, making juice. If you want citrus juices like orange, grapefruit, or lemon, the BraunMPZ22 Citromatic Deluxe ($25) will do the job. Although cheap, the Braun does a good job with citrus fruits (don't try vegetables or other fruits). You can find many quality juicers online at Target.com or Amazon. Read the reviews that are posted online by actual owners and find out which brands hold up best. Sometimes the motors on juicers are weak and over time they lack power - which means they can't power through fruit and get you the juice you want.
Omega Juicer - Green Star Juicer:
Omega makes the best masticulating juice extractor
on the market with its 8005 model for $240. The single auger, masticulating juice extractor gets out every drop of juice by crushing all your produce to a pulp. Makes baby food, nut butters, wheat grass juice and lots of pasta. This versatility is why the Omega juicer a great buy if you want more than a juicer. The Green Star 3000 is a twin gear press juice extractor that handles wheatgrass and spinach and fibrous vegetables quite easily. At $400 it is on the expensive side of things, but the higher quality juice makes up for the difference.
Jack LaLanne Power Juicer:
If you are not familiar with Jack Lalanne, he is considered the modern day man of steel "superman". He has lived well into his 90's and continues to defy all aging logic. He has recently put his name by a juicer called the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer. You may have seen this on tv infomercials advertised as the secret to long life. We may not all live a healthy life into our 90's like Jack, but this juicer gets great reviews with it's sleek look and quiet functioning. It's under a $100 and has a lifetime guarantee on the motor. The infomercial might dress up the product a bit, but it truly performs well when tested by juicers. If you want to see all the details of the Jack Lalannes juicer, go to PowerJuicer.com
Juiceman Juicer - Champion Juicer:
The Juiceman II Elite Juicer is the latest product in the Juiceman series
. This juicer sells for less than $90 online and offers a large feed tube, easy clean up and fast juicing. Many users claim that since Jay "the Juiceman" was bought out, the Juiceman line has had more problems and issues. If you want a well recognized name in the juicer business, then Champion Juicer is your product. It's been family produced since 1955 and continues to have a loyal customer base. Their G5-NG-853-S is the household model and the commercial unit is the G5-PG710. You can buy directly from them at ChampionJuicer.com