Whenever we getting into conversations with people eager to learn more about juicing, this is the most common question that we get. There are countless great ideas about different recipes that you can use with one of these machines, but for those who do not have one and are thinking about joining the ever growing number of health conscious individuals who have gotten into juicing, getting a top juicer is a crucial step. But with some many wonderful choices and different types of juicers available it is hard to know which juicer is going to be best for you.
Below are just a few ways that you can narrow down your choice to find a juicing machine that you will enjoy using on a daily basis. What’s the point of having a juicer, or any kitchen appliance, if it is just going to sit in the back of the cabinet collecting dust? So finding something that you like to use everyday should be the primary goal.
Centrifugal Juicer or Masticating Juicer
When shopping for a new juicer, this is one of the first things that you will surely come across. There are two main types of juicers and each as their positives and negatives. So first we should determine which of these will best suit our needs.
Centrifugal juicers are generally exceptionally fast at juicing. They chop and spin whatever is dropped into the machine at a very high rate of speed. These juicers are great with hard vegetables and fruits like carrots, apples and cucumbers. So if you envision juicing these types of foods regularly then this type of juicer is for you. Keep in mind that centrifugal juicers are also very loud.
Masticating juicers on the other hand are a little bit slower in how they juice produce. The slower method also means they are a lot quieter to operate. These types of machines are wonderful for cabbage, kale, lettuce, spinach, wheatgrass and other leafy organic vegetables. If you want to juice a lot of these kinds of foods then you will be better off with this type of machine.
Clean up is also another important factor to consider, and today’s high quality models of both types of these juicers should be rather easy to clean. Neither has any distinct advantage in this area.
Reading Online Juicer Reviews
There are two brands that we particularly like when it comes to juicers. For centrifugal juicers, you just can’t go wrong with a Breville juicer. They are extremely well made and customer ratings for these juicers are impressively high. If you decide that a masticating juicer would best fit your needs, then getting an Omega juicer is something that we recommend. We use these machines and love them. You can read more on the different Omega juice extracting machines at http://www.veggiefiles.com/omega-juicer-reviews/. The Omega NC800 HDS is one of their newest masticating juicers that has raised the bar to another level as far as juice extraction and convenience.
I always find that sorting through various customer reviews from actual customers is always a tremendous help. I want to hear how those who have the product in their home like or dislike it. If you search through different online stores you will soon discover that juicers being sold today are very high quality and you have will have several great options to choose from.
How Much Should I Spend on a Juicer?
Of course, this is always a chief concern for most of us that are looking to buy something. Don’t skimp when it comes to getting a juicer because cheap ones usually are a disappointment. Get yourself a good juicer if you can. Top rated juicers are going to run you somewhere between $100 – $300 and if you can afford it then I would stay somewhere in that price range. Juicers below $100 are typically not worth the hassle, and juicers above $300 usually don’t offer anything significantly better to justify spending more in our opinion.
So shop around online and you should have no problem finding a good deal on a machine that is easy to use, and can provide you years of juicing goodness. It is never too late to get healthy and eat and drink better. Changing your diet can be simple with the help of great tools in the kitchen. This is why we are so zealous in our love for juicing and how it can truly have a positive impact on how you look and feel. While there is some debate on whether juicing organic fruits and vegetables is the only way to go, the benefits of having one of these machines in your kitchen is well documented. So get juicing and don’t look back.
If you want to see the Omega juicer that we use in our kitchen check out the video below. This is not our vid, but it is a great demonstration on what this model can do. We love using it.