You have decided that it is time to purchase a juicer. Maybe this is because you would like to occasionally go on a juice fast to cleanse your body of all its impurities, to drop a few pounds, or both. Perhaps you intend to add juices to your regular diet on a daily basis. I suppose that you have made your way to this particular web page in hopes of learning more about the different types of juicers before purchasing one. Maybe you have already purchased a juicer or two and are baffled as to why they are unable to meet your needs. Whatever it is that brought you here, my goal is to help you find answers to your juicer questions.
It is important to not only know how different juicers work, but also what it is you want from your juicer. To learn more about the different types of juicers available on the market and how they work, visit our information page about centrifugal, masticating, and citrus juicers. I will summarize some of that information here as we move forward, but remember that more in-depth information is available in those articles.
This article will focus on helping you select not only the right type of juicer but also the juicer with the correct features necessary to meet your needs. As we move forward, I will ask you to ask yourself a series of questions. When you have finished reading this article, you should be able to go through your answers to these questions and determine the key qualities your juicer should have.
Will You be Juicing More Than Just Citrus Fruits?
Citrus fruits include those such as lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits. They have soft peels and no pits, and are extremely juicy fruits. Since all citruses have these qualities, juicers have been made which optimally extract juice from them with little or no hassle.
Many people purchase citrus juicers to create lemonade and orange juice, or to add flavor to water or other beverages. If this will be your primary use for your juicer you should focus your attention mostly on citrus juicers – there’s no sense spending two to four times as much money on a centrifugal juicer or four to eight times as much money on a masticating juicer. Low-cost citrus juicers may not seem like the best option in the world if you believe the adage, “You get what you pay for,” but sometimes what you pay for is just enough to fit your needs. The extra money you would spend on a centrifugal or masticating juicer would simply be buying you functions you will never use.
However, if you foresee yourself using your juicer to extract juices from a wider range of foods, a citrus juicer may not be the best choice for you after all.