If you enjoy fresh homemade juices or have taken up juicing for improving your health, the first step you will need is to pick a good juicer. Picking the best possible juicer isn’t so simple with all the options that are available to you when you go out shopping. The simplest of the juicers will only be able to process a limited variety of fruits. If you want the freshest juices from a range of different fruits and vegetables, you will have to pick an excellent juicer. Here are some of the things that need to be considered when selecting a juicer:
Selecting the type of juicer:
When choosing a juicer, you will come across two basic types you need to take a deeper look into: centrifugal juicers and cold press juicers. Centrifugal juicers are the traditional varieties which use high speed rotation to separate juice from the pulp and in doing so they create high heat which results in oxidation and a loss of most of the nutrients. The quantity of the juice is less and the quantity of foam is more in the juice produced through these juicers. If you go for the newer cold press juicers, you will be impressed by the quality and quantity of the juice as a result of its slow juicing mechanism which also saves most of the nutrients and prevents oxidation because of minimum heat production. Cold press juicers are definitely the better choice but come at a cost of its higher price and longer preparation time.
Pulp is discarded easily:
Cold press juicers have containers to collect the pulp either attached inside or outside the machine. An external container is usually easier to work with so that you can continuously discard the pulp without interrupting the juicing process. If the pulp ejection container is attached inside, make sure that it is large enough to make a large amount of juice in one go.
Cold press juicers with different speeds available are a better option since a slowly rotating auger will work better with soft fruits and a high speed will be efficient for harder fruits and vegetables such as apples or carrots. Other than processing a wider range of fruits and vegetables into fresh juices, if you want greater versatility you could pick a juicer which offers additional functions such as food processing. Many juicers can also be used for making baby food, nut butters, sorbets, desserts and more.
Size of the Feed Chute:
Size of the feed chute of cold press juicer is another major factor you would want to consider if you want to cut down on the preparation time required to cut the fruits and vegetables into smaller pieces before feeding them into the chute.
A simpler cleanup is always a better option since it will motivate you to use the appliance often. An appliance with many small parts which is difficult to clean up will only be used on occasions rather than regularly. Look for a cold press juicer which is dishwasher safe for an even simpler cleanup.