How to choose a juicer?
What should you know before buying a juicer?
We thoroughly test every product before offering it for sale. We compare all the pros and cons, functionality, quality of materials, and user convenience with other products on the market. So if you choose any juicer we offer, you can ‘t make a mistake.
- In case we’re not satisfied with the results of our testing, we won't sell that juicer.
- We’re unbiased – we'll add any juicer to our eshop, as long as it scores high enough in our tests.
- It’s very important to understand that more expensive does not necessarily mean better. Read on and get to know which juicer is right for you.
Guide for choosing the right juicer
It’s been a long time since we started our business in juicing and we can honestly say that it has become an important part of our lifestyle. The result of our extensive testing and experience in juicing can be found in our thorough guide to choosing the right juicer.
Before you choose a juicer, think about your requirements. Any juicer will make juice, but there are huge differences in quality, speed, and yield.
A couple of tips for the very beginning:
- There is no universal juicer suitable for processing every kind of fruit and vegetable.
- Each kind of fruit and vegetable is different (hard/soft/juicy) and lend themselves to different juicer types..
- If you know your requirements (e.g. which kind of fruits and vegetables you want to juice the most), you can make an informed choice about the best juicer for you.
And now we can proceed to the questions you should ask yourself before finalizing your choice.
What are you going to juice?
Different types of juicers are best for different types of produce.
- Commonly juiced fruits and vegetables such as carrots, beets, apples and citrus can be processed without any problems by almost every machine. But with green vegetables, berries, and stone fruits, results of juicing may vary. Moreover, there are also differences in the yield of juicing even within the same kind of fruits and vegetables. For example fresh apples will give significantly better yield of juice compared to the same apples a few weeks after harvest.
- In general, the most difficult produce to juice are tropical fruits. Pineapples, kiwis, and mangos are the most demanding in terms of the juicer's power. Also,, berry fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries are a challenge to juice. Single Auger Juicers can process both kinds of fruits without any problems.
- Green vegetables and herbs are best with Dual Gear Juicers. Single Auger Juicers are able to process them as well, but they have lower yield. On the other hand, Centrifugal Juicers aren't suited for this.
- Berry fruits such as grapes and currants can be processed with Single Auger or Dual Gear Juicers.
- Stone fruits are quite hard to juice due to their soft pulp and therefore make very dense juice. You can use them as complement to your favorite recipes, because their pulp very quickly clogs the strainer. The same applies to kiwi and mango.
- Every type of juicer is able to juice pome fruits, such as apples and pears, as long as they are fresh. If you have older ones, process them with Centrifugal Juicers.
- Root vegetables are easy to juice with every type of juicer as well. There are just slight differences in the yield and purity of their juice.
- Citrus fruit is the most suitable for juicing and you can use every type of juicer without any problem. Expect just minor differences in the yield and pulp in your juice.
To sum it up, you should consider which kinds of fruits and vegetables you are going to juice the most so that you can choose the right juicer.
Which kind of juice do you prefer?
There are 2 basic types of juicers: Low RPM and Centrifugal. Both produce different kind of juice. The main differences are the flavor of the juice and the shelf life.
Low RPM juicers
- The juice will have a more intense flavor, and may contain small pieces of pulp.
- The juice can be stored in the fridge up to 24 hours (applies to juicers with max. 200 rpm/min).
- The juice won't have foam.
- The juice will have more of a watery consistency and taste.
- This juice should be consumed right away.
- The juice will have foam on the surface.
How much juice do you want to prepare?
This is a very important question.
- If you plan to prepare a large amount of juice at once, use a Centrifugal Juicer. You can process ingredients much faster than Low RPM juicers.
- Low RPM juicers are slower and they usually shouldn't be operated for more than 30 minutes continuously. This is enough time to produce 4 liters of tasty juice, which should be enough for the average family.
How often do you plan to use your juicer?
If you wan to use your juicer on a regular basis you should keep in mind the time it takes to disassemble and clean the juicer.
If you don't have the time for frequent cleaning and want to juice very often, find a juicer with fast & easy maintenance.
What’s the price of my health?
This question may sound strange, but it's valid. Cheap juicers often end up unused, just sitting on a shelf.
Why is that? It’s mainly due to their complicated maintenance and poor juicing. The money saved on a cheap juicer isn't really "saved" if it is never or rarely used.
How does high-quality juicer help?
- Although high-quality juicers have a higher initial cost, you save a lot of money spent on ingredients thanks to their better yield.
- You can easily maintain them and their quality guarantees longer service.
- You will enjoy juicing without any troubles.
Basic overview of juicers
Now you know your preferences – what, how often, and how much you plan to juice.
You’re ready to choose a specific type of juicer.
- Centrifugal Juicer – The main benefit hereis speed. These juicers can very quickly prepare juices from hard fruits and vegetables – apples, carrots and beets. Their yield is lower, the juice has to be consumed right away, and some ingredients are very hard to juice.
- Single Auger Juicers – These are universal machines that easily process a wide range of ingredients. Their maintenance is very easy and they make great-tasting juice. Although juicing takes a bit longer, the results are worth waiting for.
- Dual Gear Juicers – These offer the best solution for juicing green and root vegetables and common ingredients like apples, citrus, and grapes. Processing of some juicy fruits (e.g. pineapples) can be very demanding with these machines because you have to use more power to feed the press. However, their yield and purity of juice are astonishing. Keep in mind that maintenance of Dual Gear Juicers takes a bit longer.
- Mechanical Juicers – These are best suited for occasional juicing. If you don’t mind the lower yield, you can get the same quality of juice as with Low RPM Juicers. Just be ready for some exercise as these juicers require some manual power.
Let’s compare types of juicers in a graphic table:
We hope that this will help you in selecting the right juicer. In case you’re still not sure which juicer is the right one for you, don’t hesitate to contact us. It would be a pleasure for us to help you.
Stay healthy with juicing!