Looking at all the different juicers on the market today can make it a little overwhelming to pick the right one for your needs. What is the best juicer for the money? You need to ask yourself a few questions first to help you narrow down what features you expect from the juicer you purchase.
- What do you want to juice?
- Do you want to make fresh nut milks, nut butters or fresh sorbets?
- How much are you willing to spend?
These 3 questions will help you narrow your search down and make finding the right juicer for the money much simpler.
What do You Want to Juice?
If you’re looking to make simple fruit juices like, orange, apple or tomato juices then you’ll want to look into the centrifugal juicers. The centrifugal juicers are the less expensive juicers on the market today.
You will have the ability of adding harder varieties of produce and even leafy greens to your juices as well, but, they don’t get as much of the fresh juice from these varieties of produce like a masticating juicer will. The centrifugal juicers also loose some of the nutrients from your produce due to the fast motor which causes your juice to become heated, unlike a masticating juicer that gets your juice from produce at a slower speed.
Are you looking to use all varieties of produce, hard, soft and leafy greens to make your juice? If you are a serious juicer enthusiast looking to gain all the benefits from juicing then you’ll want to look at the masticating juicers.
The masticating juicers give you the ability to use everything your heart desires to make your juice from soft fruits like oranges and tomatoes, to harder produce such as ginger root and carrots. You will find that the masticating juicers remove the juice from your leafy greens, kale, spinach and even wheat grass, with ease.
The nutrients and enzymes that are in your fresh produce are preserved when juicing with the masticating slow juicers. They run at a much slower speed, typically 80 rpm’s, so the motor stays cooler compared to the centrifugal juicers which run at about 10,000 rpm’s. The cooler motor keeps your juice from becoming heated which reduces the loss of nutrients in your fresh juice.
When juicing with a centrifugal juicer you will find a higher foam in your finished juice compared to the masticating juicers as well. Since the centrifugal juicers run at a higher speed they produce your juice quickly but the separation of your juice is also fast. You will need to drink your juice from a centrifugal juicer quickly to gain the benefits of the nutrients compared to the masticating juicer which allows you to store your fresh juice up to 72 hours without the loss of nutrients or worry of separation.
Do You Want to Make Fresh Nut Milks, Nut Butters or Sorbets?
If you are looking to add more than just fresh juices to your healthy routine such as, fresh preservative free nut butters and milks or sweet wholesome fresh fruit sorbets, you should invest in a masticating slow juicer.
Although some centrifugal juicers could make these, they’re not as durable as a masticating juicer to handle creating butters and milks from nuts or creating fresh sorbets with frozen fruits like a masticating juicer can. Nuts are not broken down well with a centrifugal juicer so you will find yourself having to put your nuts through multiple times and frozen produce gets stuck very easily inside the machines.
Many of the masticating slow juicers will also make fresh baby foods, pastas and even grind meats. So if you are a total health nut like myself and prefer to have more control over the foods that go into your body, then investing in a masticating juicer is the best choice for you.
How Much Are You Willing to Spend?
There is a decent price difference between the centrifugal and slow masticating juicers. The centrifugal juicers start at about $100 and can be as much as $400 or more. The masticating juicers start around $250 and can go up to $1000.
As you can see there is a huge price range for both types of juicers but to get the benefits from the juicer of your choice, you can easily find a juicer in the middle ground, $200 for the centrifugal and $300-$500 for the masticating juicers, that will give you all the capabilities you’re looking for.
What is The Best Juicer For The Money?
As you’ve read, there are 3 main factors to consider before investing in a juicer:
- What you need your juicer to be capable of making
- How much nutrients you expect from your fresh juice
- Your price range
After answering these 3 questions, you’re ready to start your search for the perfect juicer. You can learn more about the centrifugal juicers and the masticating juicers below. Compare the top juicers for 2019 in both categories and find the best juicer for you.
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