Choosing a juicer is not the easiest task in the world, especially if you are an over thinker like me. My final decision on what juicer to buy came after months of research, finally prompted by a late night infomercial and a nudge from my brother who purchased the Jack Lallane Juicer to keep his ninja company in the kitchen.
I could sit here and tell you about all about my juicer, my likes and dislikes but this is not about me, if you are having problems picking the perfect juicer for you go ahead and keep reading.There are a couple things you should absolutely know before you buy a juicer* that just might help make the decision of what to buy a whole lot easier.
There are three major categories of juicers, Centrifugal Juicers, Masticating Juicers and Triturating Juicers. In addition to these you might find a juicer dedicated to just citrus fruits or juicing grasses. Either way there is something out there for everybody so lets get right into it shall we.
These bad boys are also called twin gear juicers* and are very similar to the masticating juicers. Some might say these are the best juicers* on the market, and considering the technology they are probably right.
The juicers do way more than just juice. They are able to make nut butters*, baby food, sauces, sorbet and pasta. Make sure you do a few bicep curls before using this juicer though, because it requires quite a bit of force to push vegetables like carrots through the gears.
Do not get discouraged by this though because the motor is made to move so slow that you are guaranteed the driest pulp of them all, which means more good stuff for you.
They are not the cheapest boys on the block as you can imagine. They are considered high end so they come with an appropriate price tag too. Again it just depends on what you are looking for and what you want to use your juicer* for, the investment might be well worth it for you.
Example of a triturating juicer:
Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor – If you are a serious juicer, this might be your best bet. The prices start at around $530.00, but the juice is the most nutrient rich you will find.