How To Choose The Best Juicers For Making Green Juices
Let’s look at the range of juicers available to make the task of preparing your green sirtfood drink as easy as possible.
Types Of Juice Extractors
There are three main types of juicers or juice extractors suitable for your green sirtfood juice. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Centrifugal juicers are the most freely available juicers in retail outlets. They are usually upright and cylindrical in shape. They extract juice from fruits and vegetables by grating them into tiny portions, then using a sieve to extract the juice out of the pulp at high speeds.
Advantages: Centrifugal juicers are very fast when making juice so they are very convenient. They usually have larger entry points so you don’t have to cut up the greens as much which means less preparation time. They are usually easier to clean than other types of juicers and there is a huge range on the market at all different prices.
Disadvantages: Centrifugal juicers generally do not perform as well when juicing leafy greens. If you are looking at making a better green juice, then look into masticating or triturating juicers. Centrifugal juicers are not as thorough at extracting juice from the pulp and they tend to produce foam in the juice.
Examples of centrifugal juicers include the Breville Juice Fountain series and the ever-popular (and budget-friendly) Jack Lalanne Juicer.
More information about the range of centrifugal juicer products available can be viewed here.
Advantages: Masticating juicers do a much better job at juicing leafy greens and vegetables than centrifugal juicers, and produce drier pulp – which means they extract more nutrients. These types of juicers usually last much longer and come with longer warranties. Masticating juicers may also be used to make nut kinds of butter, sauces, baby food, and pasta as well as fruit sorbet.
Disadvantages: Masticating juicers have smaller access points so there is more cutting and chopping of fruits and vegetables when juicing. It takes longer to generate juices with these than it does with a centrifugal juicer. Masticating juicers have more parts and take longer to clean. They are more expensive than centrifugal juicers, although high-end centrifugal juicers are similar in cost to a mid-range masticating juicer.
Examples of masticating juicers include the Omega 8005/8006 series and the Champion brand juicers.
More detailed information about different Masticating Juicers can be found right here.
Triturating or twin-gear juicers are the most expensive juicers and are considered to be the best on the market. They work in a similar fashion to a masticating juicer but the motor runs slower, which preserves maximum nutrients and promotes efficient juicing. They also have two, interlocking screws that grind, crush, and chew produce in order to extract the juice.
Advantages: Triturating juicers are the best you can get. They are the most efficient juicers and extract the maximum amount of juice (and nutrients), which results in the driest pulp (fewer wasted nutrients). As with masticating juicers, triturating juicers can be used to make nut butter, sauces, baby food, pasta, and fruit sorbet.
Disadvantages: The most expensive. They are not as fast and easy to use and some force is required to push bulky vegetables into the gripping, twisting gears.
Examples of triturating juicers include the Green Star brand juice extractors.
Further information on the range of Triturating Juicers can be obtained from this source.
Tribest Green Star Juicers – Look at one of these juicers if juicing is a serious, daily habit for you. They are the top-of-the-range line of triturating juice extractors and will make the best, most nutrient-rich juice.
Here is the complete range of Green Star juicers at Amazon.
Omega 8005/8006 – I own the Omega 8005 masticating juicer and I’m very happy with both the juicer and the juice it makes. I chose the Omega over another popular brand, the Champion because the Omega is said to do a much better job at juicing leafy greens than the Champion brand. The Omega 8006 is the newest model now replacing the 8005, but the 8005 is less expensive.
Detailed information is available right here.
Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite – This centrifugal juicer has a ton of positive reviews on Amazon.com. While I am biased toward masticating juicers because I plan on juicing lots of greens, the Breville 800JEXL claims to handle leafy greens with ease. At just under $300, this juicer is at the same price point as the Omega 8006. However, the Breville will make juices much faster and easier than masticating juicers in the same price range, although the juice may not be extracted as efficiently.
You can read more information on this page.
Budget-Friendly Juicer – If you aren’t sure whether juicing will become a regular part of your life, then pretty much any juicer will get you started. However, if you plan on juicing with any regularity, or you are serious about the quality of your green juices it is recommended that you spend the extra money on a masticating or triturating juicer. A less expensive juicer might serve your needs now, but you will end up spending more in the long run.