2014 Juicers Review

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Juicers are specifically intended to make a clear, pulp free juice. While juicers won’t make a smoothie, blenders won’t make a clear juice, so it’s best to have both in a household that consumes a lot of juice. Whether you love juice, are into healthy food, or simply trying to counterbalance holiday weight gain, juicers are a great kitchen tool because you can make an amazing variety of juices full of nutrients.

Types of Juicers

Triturating (Twin Gear) Juicers

Considered the best on the market, triturating juicers press the juice out of your fruits and vegetables, which retains the maximum nutrients.  Fruits and vegetables contain massive amounts of enzymes, anti-oxidants, and other valuable nutrients. Triturating juicers are basically masticating juicers with twin gears. Two interlocking roller gears slowly grind, crush and chew the produce, clearing separating pulp and juice, reaching the deepest membranes of the flesh, hence providing the most nutrients out of the ingredient, and more juice. They can deal with tough produce like carrots or turnips, hard herbs like wheatgrass, or soft leaves like basil or other soft herbs, which centifrugal juicer blades tend to spit out. They prevent oxidation by operating at a very low speed, allowing you to store your juice more than 12 hours. They also do the work of a blender for such things as nut butters. They are the most expensive. If all you do is juice citrus fruit, a cheaper kind of juicer would work for you.

Pros:

  • Works with virtually all produce, leafy vegetables and fine herbs
  • Extract the maximum amount of juice and nutrients

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Less effective on citrus fruit than centifrugal juicers
  • Some force is required to use with turnips, carrots etc.

Recommended:

Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer- 5500Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer- 5500

Features & Specifications

Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer – 5500 Super Angel is the most advanced living juice extractor with all stainless steel construction in the world. Super Angel Living Juice Extractor will juice almost anything from carrot and apples to wheatgrass and spinach. It is not limited to just regular juicing but you can enjoy soy milk and delicious tofu. The revolutionary, all stainless steel design incorporates a twin gear impeller press system that powerfully rotates at a low 86 rpm (the most ideal speed), that can keep all enzymes and nutrients alive in the juice. Super Angel Juicer is perfect for wheat grass, barley grass, leafy greens, herbs and sprouts.

Features

  • Twin Gear – Two Stage Juicer
  • Surgical Stainless Steel Parts
  • Easy to Clean
  • 10 years Warranty on both motors and parts (excluding “Wear & Tear” items)
  • 3 HP – 86 RPM

Green Power KPE1304 Twin Gear Juicer Wheatgrass, Vegetable & Fruit Juicer - BlackGreen Power KPE1304 Twin Gear Juicer Wheatgrass, Vegetable & Fruit Juicer – Black

Multi-purpose functions allow greater versatility, from juice extraction to soy milk production to making perfect pasta (with optional Accessory Kit). Juices wheatgrass, barley grass, and herbs. Magnetized, bio-ceramic juicing jug keeps juice fresh with no loss of nutrition or oxidation for up to 72 hours. Easy to use, easy to clean. Cleans in just three minutes! Constructed mainly of recyclable materials. The quietest machine on the market (60 bB)! Collection jug prevents excessive build-up of froth. Makes nutritious ice cream, nut butters, jams, and baby food. Grinds coffee, grains, and nuts. Comes with: Three screens – normal-hole (for vegetables and wheat grass), large-hole (for pulpy fruit), and crush screen (for soaked grains and beans); Two Tampers (plastic and wooden); Magnetized 1-liter jug; Extra end cap, and One cleaning brush. The multi-purpose kit is Optional and not included with this offering For information purposes Functions of Mulit-Purpose Kit (Optional Feature): * Produces less pulp in juice. * Separates seeds when juicing grapes, without crushing the seeds * Produces less foam with wheat grass and barley grass juice. * Extrudes Pastas, Nut Butters, Baby Foods, Frozen Fruit Sorbet, Soy drink. * Grinding Hot Peppers, Coffee Beans, Sesame Seeds.

Features

  • Twin Gear Masticating Juicer with Magnetic and Bio–Cermmic Technolody – Preserves Juice Longer
  • Juices Wheatgrass, Fruits Vegetables & More – Most up to date of all twin gear machines
  • Low speed rotation (160 rpm); powerful twin gear impeller; generates virtually no heat
  • Operations Manual and DVD included –
  • Warranty – Limited Manufacturers Warranty – 10 Years on Motor, 5 Years on Operational Parts

Masticating Juicers

Masticating Juicers use a screw type auger to grind, crush and chew the produce with a slow-spinning drill bit, and are very effective. The pressing gear rotates at 80-110 rpm (revolutions per minute). They normally have one gear, and work slower than centifrugal juicers but are more efficient. In addition to fruits and vegetables, they will handle leafy vegetables. They will also make nut butters, baby food, sorbet, etc.

Pros:

  • Works with leafy vegetables and most produce
  • Often last longer than centifrugal juicers, with consequent longer warranties

Cons:

  • Removes some valuable nutrients
  • Won’t work with fine herbs
  • Smaller mouths than centifrugal, so produce must be chopped smaller
  • A bit more cleanup than centifrugal juicers

Recommended:

Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer - Black and ChromeOmega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer – Black and Chrome

This appears to be very close to a triturating model. The Omega J8006 Nutrition Center is a masticating style juicer. Sometimes referred to as a low speed juicer, the Nutrition Center processes at 80rpm, whereas most other juicers process at a speed of 1,650 to 15,000rpm. The low speed protects and maintains healthy enzymes, prevents oxidation and allows juice to be stored up to 72 hours without degradation. The GE Ultem Auger is 8x stronger than most other plastics and the powerful gear reduction is equivalent to a 2HP Motor. The dual stage juice processing system extracts the maximum amount of juice from fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, even wheatgrass! You can also use the nutrition center to turn nuts into nut butters (an all-natural peanut butter), make baby food from natural, fresh ingredients, whip up soy milk, extrude pasta, grind coffee and spices, and mince herbs and garlic. Make delicious and nutritious drinks and snacks that everyone will love. Measuring 7in wide, 15.5in deep and 8.5in tall.

Product Features

  • Low speed, masticating style juicing system
  • Omega’s Nutrition Center does more than just juice. You can turn nuts into nut butters (an all-natural peanut butter), make baby food from natural, fresh ingredients, whip up soy milk, extrude pasta, grind coffee and spices, and mince herbs and garlic.
  • Includes a GE Ultem Auger which is 8x stronger than most other plastics.
  • Powerful gear reduction is equivalent to a 2HP Motor.
  • Juicer processes at 80rpm’s. Low speed or masticating style juicer squeezes, instead of grinding, which allows the juice to maintain its pure color, natural taste, vitamins and nutrients.
  • Dual stage juicer. First, juice is extracted by crushing the fruit or vegetable. Then, before the pulp is ejected, the pulp is squeezed during the second pressed stage. This results in a higher yield of juice and a very dry pulp.
  • Extracts the maximum amount of nutrients, vitamins, taste and juice from minimum amounts of fruits, vegetables, leafy greens such as spinach and kale, even wheatgrass.
  • Economical. Since the juicer is so efficient and productive, you’ll get the greatest amount of juice from the least amount of produce.
  • The low speed system does not mean a longer time to juice. It means a more efficient juicer. More nutrients and antioxidants, plus better flavored juice and freshness.
  • Engineered for quiet operation and longer life.
  • The low speed system limits froth and foam, preventing oxidation.
  • Juice can be stored for up to 72 hours without degradation or the juice separation that occurs with other juicers.

Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer, WhiteOmega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer, White

The Omega J8004 Nutrition Center, sometimes referred to as a low speed juicer, processes at 80rpm, whereas most other juicers process at a speed of 1,650 to 15,000rpm. The low speed protects and maintains healthy enzymes, prevents oxidation and allows juice to be stored up to 72 hours without degradation. The GE Ultem Auger is 8x stronger than most other plastics and the powerful gear reduction is equivalent to a 2HP Motor. The dual stage juice processing system extracts the maximum amount of juice from fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, even wheatgrass! You can also use the nutrition center to turn nuts into nut butters (an all-natural peanut butter), make baby food from natural, fresh ingredients, whip up soy milk, extrude pasta, grind coffee and spices, and mince herbs and garlic. Make delicious and nutritious drinks and snacks that everyone will love. Measuring 7in wide, 15.5in deep and 8.5in tall.

Product Features

  • Low speed, masticating style juicing system
  • Omega’s Nutrition Center does more than just juice. You can turn nuts into nut butters (an all-natural peanut butter), make baby food from natural, fresh ingredients, whip up soy milk, extrude pasta, grind coffee and spices, and mince herbs and garlic.
  • Juicer processes at 80rpm’s. Low speed or masticating style juicer squeezes, instead of grinding, which allows the juice to maintain its pure color, natural taste, vitamins and nutrients.
  • Powerful gear reduction is equivalent to a 2HP Motor.
  • Includes a GE Ultem Auger which is 8x stronger than most other plastics.
  • Dual stage juicer. First, juice is extracted by crushing the fruit or vegetable. Then, before the pulp is ejected, the pulp is squeezed during the second pressed stage. This results in a higher yield of juice and a very dry pulp.
  • Extracts the maximum amount of nutrients, vitamins, taste and juice from minimum amounts of fruits, vegetables, leafy greens such as spinach and kale, even wheatgrass.
  • The low speed system does not mean a longer time to juice. It means a more efficient juicer. More nutrients and antioxidants, plus better flavored juice and freshness.
  • The low speed system limits froth and foam preventing oxidation.
  • Juice can be stored for up to 72 hours without degradation or the juice separation that occurs with other juicers.

Centifrugal Juicers

Centrifrugal juicers grind the produce using a fast spinning blade. High temperatures and frothing result from the grating disks spinning as much as 6,500-15,000 rpm, possibly removing valuable enzymes from the juice. They are highly effective with citrus fruits, and will grind most whole vegetables, but won’t juice leafy vegetables. They are the most common and the least expensive.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Fast
  • Large mouths for ease in feeding
  • Very effective if all you want to juice is citrus fruit

Cons:

  • Won’t work with leafy vegetables or fine herbs
  • Removes valuable nutrients
  • More pulp and foam means faster oxidization

Recommended:

Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice ExtractorBreville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor

Die-cast juicer with soft fruit attachment and variable speed capability. Quick and easy to clean because there are only 4 parts: the food pusher, feed chute / pulp collection lid, pulp collection container and steel micro mesh filter. Compact size makes it easy to leave on the counter to encourage frequent, if not daily, use. The pulp collection container measures 9 inches in diameter.  It is powerful, has a feed tube large enough to take large whole carrots, beets and small apples.

Features

  • Heavy-duty compact juice fountain with centered knife blade assembly
  • 700-watt motor operates at 14,000 RPM for maximum extraction
  • Extra-large 3-inch centered feed tube; stainless-steel micro-mesh filter
  • Dishwasher-safe parts;
  • Custom cleaning brush included
  • Measures 9-1/2 by 8-3/4 by 16 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Black & Decker JE2200B 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor with Custom Juice CupBlack & Decker JE2200B 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor with Custom Juice Cup

Skip the juice bar and get all your favorite fresh juices right from your counter. With 400 watts of power and a stainless steel cutter and strainer, you can juice all your favorite fruits and vegetables. The large, integrated pulp container takes up less counter space, while a custom juice cup mades serving easy. All this, plus slip-resistant feet and dishwasher-safe parts that made cleanup a snap.

Features

  • 400 watts of power plus a stainless steel cutter and strainer juices all your favorite fruits and vegetables with ease
  • Large, integrated pulp container reduces space taken on counter
  • Custom juice cup makes measuring, pouring and serving easy
  • Dishwasher-safe parts make cleanup a breeze
  • Measures 13 by 9 by 9-inch; 2-year limited warranty

Features to watch for in juicers

  • Different speed settings for different types of produce
  • Detachable pitcher that you can use for serving the juice (very convenient)
  • Onboard spigot or measuring cup for dispensing juice
  • High quality strainer to catch the pulp, important if you want low pulp juice
  • Dishwasher safe parts
  • Cord storage area on the bottom of the unit for easy storage
  • Easy to assemble/disassemble

Juice Recipes

Juicing is all about experimenting. If you want to improve your health, try adding a handful of spinach along with an apple and a few strawberries. Or have a look at the recipes in the following links and get some idea of proportions to use.

Please share your favorite juice recipes by commenting!

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