Before jumping in too far, you may want to take a few quite moments to define what it is you want from your juicer. Otherwise, you could find yourself aimlessly searching around reading product reviews for juicers which aren’t designed to fit your needs. More information about each of the following topics is available in this website’s information pages, but here is a little bit to get your started.
What Benefits Are You Looking For?
Whether pursued short-term in the form of a cleanse or long-term as part of your daily routine, there are many different health benefits to juicing. Some people choose to go on juice fasts to jumpstart their immune systems and metabolisms after a period of eating poorly. Some people choose to drink fresh juices as an addition to their regular diet or as part of an overall healthier eating strategy.
No matter what your goals may be there is a juicer out there for you, designed to help you achieve those goals. Still, it can be beneficial to consider your goals before purchasing your juicer. For example, is one of your goals to increase your intake of leafy greens? If so, a citrus juicer is definitely out of the question and a centrifugal juicer may leave you disappointed.
Use the informational page about the health benefits of juicing to help define your goals, then pair that information with the information included in the section about the differences between centrifugal, masticating, and citrus juicers to help you decide which type will best fit your needs.
Know The Difference Between Juicer Types
In the informational article about the differences between centrifugal, masticating, and citrus juicers I outline the key differences between these three types of juicers in an effort to help you decide which is best for you. It is important to know the differences between these three types of juicers, because all three work in different ways and each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Centrifugal Juicers – Major advantages of centrifugal juicers include the fact that they work very quickly, they are relatively inexpensive, and they are able to break down most types of fruits and vegetables. Major disadvantages of centrifugal juicers are that they cannot break down leafy greens very well, may destroy enzymes in your food, and make a lot of noise.
Masticating Juicers – One major advantage of masticating juicers is that they protect the enzymes in your food. Also, they are able to break down leafy greens without a problem. Masticating juicers also yield much more juice than centrifugal juicers. Unfortunately, masticating juicers can take a very long time to accomplish their tasks and are often very expensive.
Citrus Juicers – Although rather inexpensive, citrus juicers are only capable of extracting juice from citrus fruits, making them a highly specialized appliance. If you predict needing to use your juicer for any other type of fruit or vegetable, you may want to consider purchasing a different type of juicer.
Are Extra Features Important?
There are a multitude of extra features available with any of the three types of juicers. For example, some centrifugal juicers feature sensors which turn off the unit’s motor if it appears to be growing too warm. Some citrus juicers feature built-in slicing mechanisms. Like most extras in life, these special features often come with a price tag. It will be your decision how much each of these features matters to you as you search for your perfect juicer.
It is always helpful to create a list of the features you desire before you begin your search, so that you may compare your list with the products you find. For more information on the types of special features available in each type of juicer, visit my page on extra features.
Do You Even Know How To Juice?
It is okay if you don’t have a clue what you are doing. This website has been designed to teach you more about the juicing process as well as juicing appliances. Many juicers come with very detailed instructions about how they are best used. Some even come with recipe booklets to get you started.
I have included a few of my favorite juice recipes on this website as well, and for even more recipes I always recommend this website or this one.