Which juicer is the best?
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The best juicer is the one that you enjoy using everyday. There is not one specific juicer that suits everyone. Your ideal juicer is determined by how much you want to spend, if you want to juice wheatgrass, and if your willing to put up with a bit of noise or would rather have a quiet machine that takes a bit longer to make top quality juice.
juicers for optimum Nutrition
A masticating juicer uses a gentle crushing action, like our teeth chewing (hence the name) and is said to preserve enzymes and nutrients, creating extra healthy juice that keeps for 2-3
days in the fridge. While a masticating juicer often costs more than a centrifugal one, it will squeeze more
juice out of your fruit and vegetables so you'll save money on your weekly grocery bill.
Do you like it quiet & desire the best quality juice?
If you hate the noise of a centrifugal juicer then I heartily recommend a masticating juicer, which will gently crush the juice out of fruit, vegetables, and wheatgrass, rather than shredding and spinning them at high speed as centrifugal juicers do. A good masticulating juicer is really quiet. It purrs like a cat,
rather than screaming at you like a banshee.
The juice produced by masticating juicers is more nutritious and if stored carefully will keep for 3 days in the fridge.
Tip: You can easily tell how efficient a juicer is by the dryness of the leftover
pulp. The dryer the pulp the more efficient the juicer.
The downside with masticating juicers is that, with the exception of the newer wide mouth models you do need to
chop up your fruit and vegetables, plus they're slower at juicing so it does take longer to make your juice. They are built to last and usually
come with at least a 5 year guarantee.
Best wheatgrass juicer
Masticating Juicer for wheatgrass
The wheatgrass juicer uses an auger to crush all of the juice out.
A masticating Juicer
slower, quieter, and extracts more juice and nutrients than a
centrifugal juicer. It excels at juicing wheatgrass and leafy greens.
The wheatgrass juicer usually has a narrow feed chute which means if
your also juicing fruit and
vegetables then they need to be chopped up which increases prep time.
With this in mind there are now wide mouth slow juicers on the market
which are ideal if you create a lot of different fruit and vegetable
Wide Mouth Slow Juicer
Do you dislike loud screechy machines but love being able to feed whole apples and carrots into your juicer? Finally there are quiet juicers that can juice whole fruits and vegetables. If you want to treat yourself then a Wide Mouth Slow Juicer will give you the maximum nutrition from your fresh fruit and vegetables.
Horizontal slow juicers are still superior at juicing wheatgrass and leafy greens so if your a big green juice fan like me then I'd stick with a horizontal slow juicer like my current juicer pictured above.
Wide mouth centrifugal juicers
quick and noisy
My first juicer was one of these. It used to take me under 10 minutes to make 4 cups (1 litre) of juice using a wide mouth centrifugal juicer including vegetable prep and washing up time.
Treat yourself to a quality wide mouth centrifugal juicer if you:
- Aren't bothered by a bit of noise.
- Hate chopping.
- Don't need the juicer for wheatgrass.
- Enjoy juicing pineapple and other fruits, or make lots of carrot juice.
- Want a juicer that makes juice quickly.
You can check out the top rated wide mouth centrifugal juicer on amazon.
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