Do you have children that won’t eat their vegetables or fruit? Are you worried about getting proper nutrition from processed items purchased from the grocery store?
Juicing is one of the best ways to give yourself and your family the vitamins and minerals that it needs fresh, naturally.
Processed foods often have greatly reduced health benefits or the nutritious part of the has been killed in the food we purchase. Pasteurizing uses heat that will destroy delicate enzymes and vitamins in the juices and other types of food offered in the store.
The only way to be sure we are getting the true benefits the food has to offer is to juice at home with fresh fruit and vegetables. You will be delighted at the taste of fresh carrot or mango juice. Try a fruit and veggie cocktail.
|#1. Breville 800JEXL|
Our Best Pick
|#2. Cuisinart CCJ-500|
|#3. Kuvings |
|#4. SKG |
|18.4x16.6 x14.6"||22.6 lb|
|#5. Hamilton Beach |
Is There More Than One Kind Of Juicer?
The answer is yes. There are two types of ways to extract juice. There are masticating and extracting juicers.
Masticating Juicers are also known as cold press extractors. By using an auger, the produce is pressed through a screen. This process may take more time, but it can produce more juice and preserve more of the nutrients.
If you are interested in producing nut kinds of milk, such as almond or cashew, the masticating cold press extractors are the type needed for this kind of process. This type of juicer is also best for leafy greens that require more effort to extract their juices.
The extracting type of juicer has a way of grating the produce and releasing the juice through a spout and sending the pulp into a separate mesh basket. This is a quicker method of juicing but may produce less liquid.
This extracting type of juicer is best used to using products that are already holding a lot of juice such as citrus fruits, apples, pears, and grapes.
The next questions are what juicer will work well in a small kitchen? Can I get good quality in a compact appliance? What about clean-up?
Whats Out There
1. Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer, Brushed Stainless
*3 pulp control settings-low to high
*Adjustable auto-reversing reamer
*Extra-long Snap-Up spout for ease of pouring
*Easy to clean
*Brushed stainless steel case
2. Kuvings BPA-Free Whole Slow Juicer Silver B6000S
*Low speed juicing
*3″ wide feeding tube
*Preserves more nutrients
*Can fit whole produce which cuts prep time
*Juices fruits, vegetables, leafy greens
*Makes nut kinds of milk
*Makes frozen desserts
*Comes with cleaning tool
*Drip-free Smart Cap
*Blank Strainer for sorbet
*10-year limited warranty
3. SKG Wide Chute Anti-Oxidation Slow Masticating Juicer
*Minimal Oxidation – Juices last longer and taste better
*Can juice large produce
*Sealed juicing space
*High juice yield
*Easier cleanup time
*Makes tofu and sorbet
4. Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor
*1000 watt motor with dual speed control
*Can juice soft and hard produce
*3″ feed chute
*Nutri Disc with titanium reinforced cutting blades
*stainless steel mesh filter basket for pulp
*1-liter juice jug (34 fl. oz.)
*Safety Locking Arm
*Comes with cleaning brush
*Some parts are dishwasher safe
5. Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth 800 Watt Juice Extractor
*High juice extraction from produce
*1.1 horsepower (Hp) motor
*Stainless steel cutter/strainer
*High juice spout
*20-oz. juice container
*Extra-large pulp bin
*Die-cast metal locking clips
*ON/OFF toggle switch
How Do I Choose?
In small kitchens, counter space is a consideration. Take into account how often you will be using the machine, your budget, and the types of juice you wish to make.
I like the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractorbecause of it’s versatility. It is pricey, but I want to juice greens and beets as a part of my daily diet. I also enjoy a bowl of fresh sorbet in the summertime as a refresher.
It may be an added benefit to purchasing a small citrus juicer for the kids that they can use if countertop space allows it. Fresh fruit juice is so beneficial, (so much better than processed), and the kids can freeze the juice for popsicles in warm weather.
No matter which of the juicers you choose, you will enjoy the benefits of drinking fresh juice. Having this option will allow you extra energy, better health, and give you peace of mind.