I knew it had to happen eventually and now it has finally happened. My adored juicer, which I had for several years, finally died and now I am scrambling to find a replacement. Of course, I have high standards when it comes to juicers because I use them on a daily basis. For me personally, I believe that juicing just goes hand in hand with my healthy lifestyle. Granted, it is a bit more extreme than most people, but I decided a few years ago to take it to the next level and I refuse to go back.
Once I bought my first blender, it has made it quite easy for me to maintain my level of health and add the enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals I need on a daily basis to receive the benefits. I now know, after extensive research, that live nutrients are the way to go if you want to get the most from the fruits and vegetables you buy. I know that since I have added a blender to my kitchen, my health has steadily increased over the years and I cannot imagine going back.
Studies have shown that eating your way to health is ideal, but I have to also argue that juicing gives most people added doses of things their bodies otherwise would not receive, plus they’re nutritious. And let’s face it – with so much to do every day, there never seems to be enough time in the day.
With a juicer, I only need a few minutes to turn a pile of fruit into a meal replacement. Now that I have the experience with juicers, I can lend my advice to those that may be interested in adding one to their own kitchen. Start juicing today and change your life! Here are a few of the juicers I have researched lately and you can look over the finished product.
But before I get into the details of a few of these juicers, there are a few questions you should be asking yourself before you narrow down your search even more.
- What are the ultimate prerequisites for buying a juicer?
- What functions should the juicer have?
- What are the most affordable options available on the market?
- What type of juice (centrifugal or masticating) do you prefer?
Masticating juicers are primarily for cold presses, while centrifugal – which is my preference – are more affordable and the most popular. Centrifugal machines come equipped with toothed blades that separates juice from the pulp and often come with two speeds for both soft and hard fruits. What I love about centrifugal juicers is that they are usually smaller than masticating juicers and work very quickly, making them perfect for my kitchen.
Some of the centrifugal juicers I have had in the past didn’t even require me to chop up the fruit or nuts. I could just drop them in the juicer and blend away. But if you plan to use primarily berries and greens, then I suggest you use masticating juicers. Masticating juicers can crush fruit and vegetables slowly and some can even grind coffee as well. But as they are slower, I don’t always have the time for them. Read more here and after that, here are a few of my favorite juicers.
Braun Multiquick Juicer
If you’re searching for a machine that can really get the vegetables and fruits extracted properly, this is the juicer for you. I had one and found that it really cut through both hard and soft fruits with ease. And all of this was done quietly and is simply to use, complete with a wide chute. What’s even better is that it is dishwasher safe and a cinch to clean. This model even comes with recipes for health that can give you pointers on how to make the best drinks.
My absolute favorite juicer is this model, which can extract just about anything from kale to greens and everything in between. Of course, it costs a lot more, but it is well worth the investment and it lasts for years. If something is not crushed enough, you can place it back through the pulp to extract more juice.