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Common misconceptions about juicers - part 2

In part two of our series, we look at 4 more misconceptions companies use to promote their juicers.

Part 2 of 2. You can see part 1 here.

Warranties

guarantee

MYTH: The longer the warranty, the better
 
 
TRUTH: Read the fine print - that "15-year" warranty probably isn't as good as it looks
 
A warranty is only as good as the parts it covers, and the availablity of service and replacement parts. Beware of terms like "limited warranty" or "some exclusions may apply." We have heard from customers whose previous juicers broke during the warranty period, and they were surprised to find out that the part they needed (often the juicing screen or auger) wasn't covered under the warranty terms. We also heard about a major manufacturer offering a 15-year warranty, but in the fine print the warranty was valid only if the customer regularly sent the juicer to the service center for preventative maintenance.
 
It's a good idea to check user reviews or forums where possible to see how well the manufacturer and retialer stand behind their products.

Prestigious European or American brands

Marka a kraj produkcji

MYTH: Juicers from American or German manufacturers are the best, because they are made in those countries.
 
 
TRUTH: Most juicers are made in China
 
Before you order a juicer, check the country of origin. That "German" juicer was probably imported from a factory Guangdong, China. Just like with most electronics and appliances, juicers are not usually made in the same country as the brand, but are typically imported from China. The only home juicer still manufactured in the USA is the Champion juicer. The best juicers in terms of performance and reliability are manufactured in South Korea, based on our testing and feedback from our service department. Juicers made in South Korea include Sana, Kuvings, Tribest, Angel, Hurom, and most Omega models.
 
We have tested many juicers from China, which are much less expensive than juicers from South Korea. However, we have been unimpressed with the quality and reliability of these machines. A big problem for us is that many models from China don't have spare parts produced as they are made in high-volume one-time production runs. Of course that is not to say that all Chinese-manufactured products are low quality. Some of the best smartphones and electronics are manufactured there. But in our experience, most juicers made in China are produced with the aim of a low price point.
 
 

Which juicer make the healthiest juice

Zawartość witamin

MYTH: Some slow juicers produce more nutritious juice than others
 
 
TRUTH: There is little difference in nutrient levels among slow juicers. 
 
 

Which juicer yields the highest level of nutrients? The answer is simple: the juicer which extracts the most juice. The level of nutrients per milliliter is generally the same among high-quality slow juicers. So the only way to get more nutirents is to get more juice from the same amount of produce. In this case, the "winner" in the Angel juicer, as it's twin-gear technology produces the highest yield. However, it is also a very expensive machine and can be a bit tricky to operate. 

Among high-quality slow juicers, "most nutrients" needn't be a factor when researching different models. Better is to focus on what you plan to juice and determine the type of juicer (single auger vertical, single auger horizontal, or twin auger) based on your needs.

Note that nutrition levels will vary between slow juicers and high speed centrifugal models, as those high rpms will cause oxidation.

Does auger and screen size really matter

Rozmiary

MYTH: A larger auger or screen will produce a higher yield of juice
 
TRUTH: There is no direct relationship between auger/screen size and juicing effectiveness
 
Sometimes a manufacturer will promote the size of the juicing screen or auger with slogans like "The largest auger makes the most juice" or "Extra-large juicing screen for even more delicious juice." For the most part it's just hype. We haven't seen a direct relationship between the size of the juicing parts and the yield. In some cases, as in the Kuvings C9500 or Omega MMV wide-mouth vertical juicers, a larger feeding tube can mean faster or more convenient juicing. But we have actually found slightly higher yields from smaller vertical juicers like the Sana 828. And horizontal single auger juicers have a far smaller juicing screen yet give similar results.

We hope you found this article useful. If you haven't yet read part 1, you can see it here

Published: 20. May 2019
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