The jargon used in the juicing world can be confusing to starters. You will hear people say twin gear, centrifugal juicers etc. All this can be overwhelming and you are left wondering which juicer to get.

But in reality, it is not as complicated as it sounds. In this article, we will look at some of the ways you can avoid costly mistakes and get a juicer that is right for you by looking at the most popular types of juicers.

Centrifugal Juicers

Centrifugal JuicersThese are the speed monsters in the juicing world. They are readily available and are usually the cheapest.

When juicing, they use their blades to chop food into smaller pieces. This happens while the food is being rotated at very high speeds, usually 6500 – 1400 rpm, on a filter disk. These two actions combined separate juice from pulp. The disk has small holes where the juice goes through leaving the pulp.

Some of the centrifugal juicers have automatic pulp ejection which is handy if you have a lot to juice.

Why Buy These

  • If you do not want to spend much time juicing
  • If you want something easy to use and clean
  • If you will be making juice regularly
  • If you will be juicing hard fruits and vegetables

Stay Away If

  • You will be juicing leafy vegetables (a centrifugal juicer will fail miserably)
  • You want high-quality juice that can be stored
  • You want high yield from your foods (most centrifugal juicers produce wet pulp)

Masticating juicers

Masticating juicersAlthough they are expensive than centrifugal juicers, they make great juice. Running at speeds of 80rpm or even less, there is not heat production and oxidation which can degrade the juice.

Masticating juicers have a gear that rotates thereby crushing the food. This forces the juice out of the pulp. And talking about pulp, it is drier than that from centrifugal juicers.

But since masticating juicers are slow, they take long to finish producing the juice.

Why Get These

  • If you are looking for quality juice that can be stored (up to three days)
  • If you want to juice leafy vegetables
  • If you want high yield from your foods

Why Stay Away

  • Not as fast as centrifugal juicers and have smaller feeding chute leading to longer juicing times

Twin Gear Juicers

Twin Gear JuicersThe only difference with masticating juicers is that these have two interlocked gears. Food is crushed between the two gears to release juice. By far, these are the best and can juice just about anything and the pulp is very dry.

They are relatively new in the juicing world and are very expensive.

 

Who Should Get These

  • Those who have been juicing for some time and want to take it to another level
  • Those with the money to own this type of a juicer
  • Those who want to juice almost any food on earth

Why Stay Away

  • Very slow so not ideal for anyone who does not have time just for juicing

For many, a centrifugal juicer will be fine. If you think it will not fulfill your needs, then you can look at the masticating juicers. Twin gear juicers should be the last place to look for answers.

Juicer Reviews

While there is a gigantic volume of juicers on the market, finding the good ones is not so easy. Some are from companies that only love themselves and simply want to swindle us of our hard earned money. But that will not happen because you are about to discover some of the best juicers on the planet. I am confident you will not be disappointed with these.

  1. Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor

For those on a tight budget who can’t help but fancy owning a great juicer, stop dreaming and get the Breville BJE200XL. It is the best budget juicer you can get at the moment. As a matter of fact, it is the best selling centrifugal juicer on Amazon.

Breville BJE200XL

Features

  • 700 watt motor that spins at 14000rpm
  • Titanium cutting disc
  • Stainless steel micro mesh filter
  • 3 inch circular feed chute
  • Dishwasher safe

 

Starting with its design, the BJE200XL is compact than most juicers. You can tell that is is durable even by just looking at it. And it is solid when you hold it. Unlike other machines that slide on the table when in operation, the BJE200XL stays in one place.

Coming to assembly, this is one of the easiest to assemble. Even your kid will be able to do it. And I can extend that saying for cleaning as well.

The only flaw with this is that it runs at a single speed of 14000rpm, so not ideal for leafy vegetables. But considering its price, it is totally hard to beat.

  1. Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor

If you have some extra money to spend on durability and more power, then let me introduce you to the Breville 800JEXL. This is a top of the line juicer that has a premium feel. Breville 800JEXL

Features

  • 1000 watt motor capable of running at two speeds (6500 and 13000)
  • Die-cast steel housing
  • Stainless steel micro mesh filter
  • Circular 3 inch feeding chute
  • Large pulp container

 

The Breville 800JEXL is the one of the few centrifugal juicers that do a fairly good job in juicing leafy vegetables. But when it comes to hard fruits and vegetables, the challengers are far and wide.

With its stainless steel exterior, cleaning is such a breeze. And it looks good too. Assembling is also simple with just three parts.

Perhaps the one thing to moan about is the size, the Breville 800JEXL is big.

 

  1. Cuisinart CJE-1000Cuisinart CJE-1000 -Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor

In case you are wondering if this is all about Breville, then meet the Cuisinart CJE-1000. If you have used other juicers before, you will realize that this juicer stands in the same range with those costing two times as much.

Features

1000-watt motor that runs at five speeds

  • 3 inch feeding chute
  • Control dial with blue LED light ring
  • Anti-drip adjustable flow spout
  • Die-cast and stainless steel housing
  • Dishwasher safe

You will not find many juicers like the Cuisinart CJE-1000 in this price range. It is simple to use, clean and assemble. In addition, it operates quietly compared to other juicers.

It comes with a number of exclusive features from Cuisinart. These include a foam management filter disk, an anti-drip adjustable flow spout and unlock and lift system.

This juicer is the true definition of good value for money.

So there it is, I hope you found this list helpful. Happy juicing!