Are you unsure which juicer to buy? On this page we give you information about the different types of juicer, so that you can make a better choice, as to which juicer to buy.
There are 4 main types of juicer to buy:
These are the basic juicers that basically have a fast spinning mesh dish, which juices the fruits & vegetables.
Pros: these juicers tend to be cheaper; preparation can be fast as many can juice large pieces of fruits & vegetables; they also juice fast.
Cons: you get less juice out of the fruit & vegetables; they can be a bit fiddly to clean; there are less nutrients in the juices that they make because of the high speed (& therefore heat) at which the juicing occurs which reduces the amount of enzymes & vitamins; not very good for juicing green leafy vegetables, sprouts or wheatgrass; noisy; tendency to create separation in the juices.
This is a masticating juicer which means that it has tiny teeth that rotate & shred the fruits & vegetables, to create the juice. There is only one true masticating juicer & that is the Champion Juicer.
Pros: still quite fast (time wise) but juices at a slower temperature & therefore makes better quality juices than the centrifugal juicers; really sturdy & reliable (they have a 10 year guarantee & are likely to last much longer); easy & quick to clean; you can also make frozen fruit ice cream & nut butters in them.
Cons: they are quite heavy; juicing is still faster than the cold press juicers & therefore not quite as good quality; cannot juice wheatgrass.
These juicers operate at a much slower speed & squeeze the juice out of the fruit, creating a high quality juice. They create about 35% more juice than the centrifugal juicers. They also produce juices with up to 42% more vitamin C & up to 60% more vitamin A than centrifugal juicers! The Hurom juicers which are vertical, cold press juicers are the latest rage in the juicer world, as they are small, compact & to some degree, self-clean themselves during the juicing process.
Pros: best quality juices with high nutrient content; Hurom juicers are pretty small & compact; they extract more juice & therefore create a greater volume of juice; quieter; higher juice yield; juices last longer (due to higher enzyme count); great with green leafy vegetables, sprouts, wheatgrass; little juice separation or foaming; some of them are able to do some food processing & make frozen fruit ice creams, nut milks & nut butters, etc.
Cons: slow; they can be fiddly to clean; some of them (Matstones & Samsons) are not so good with really watery fruit like melons; Green Star & Green Power are very large & bulky; higher initial cost; they can leave slightly more pulp in the juice; juicing preparation can take longer, as the fruits & vegetables need to be cut into smaller pieces.
These are the simple juices that are used for juicing different citrus fruits (& they can also be used to juice pomegranates). These are either manual or electric.