Before purchasing a juicer, there are many aspects that any individual should consider, some being:
• Noise level
• Ease of cleaning
• Speed of juicing
• Types of product you will be juicing
• Length of warranty
Of course, juicing methods that may be effective for one person may not be as effective for another. Different fruits and vegetables require different ways of extraction. When extracting juice from apples, pears, and peaches it is ok to juice them with or without their outer skin layers. Grapefruits, oranges, and tangerines are citrus fruits that have a bitter outer rind that would be too bitter to drink if they were juiced as a whole. These fruits also contain indigestible chemicals that could possibly hurt your stomach after consuming. Vegetables on the other hand have fibrous, tough cell walls, which require aggressive mechanical juicing. But in general, with the different forms of juicing it is important to make sure and purchase the right type of juicer for your everyday needs.
Below is a list of various types of juicers with brief explanations on what they can do:
These juicers have one of the oldest juicer designs. This juicer uses a shredder or grater disc and a strainer basket with straight sides to hold the pulp in the machine.
Centrifugal Ejection Juicers
Promoted by the popular "Juiceman" Infomercial, this juicer operates just about the same way as the centrifugal juice, except for the sides of the basket are slanted. This feature allows for the basket to be "self-cleaning," so there is no need to stop the juicer and empty it out during your juicing process.
These juicers combine three operations into one. The juicer first grates, then masticates or chews the pulp to further break down the cell-wall structure, and then mechanically presses or squeezes the pulp to extract the juice.
Manual Press Juicer
The press style juicer squeezes the juice out of the produce by pressure. First the produce must be shredded then it is pressed. There are two styles of juice presses; one style uses leverage to squeeze the juice, while the other type uses hydraulics.
Single Auger Juicers
This juicer produces juice by using a single auger (drill) that basically crushes the produce into the screens of the juicer, and in the process extracts the juice.
Dual Stage Single Auger Juicers
This juicer works like the single auger style juicer, but upon the initial crushing of the produce, juice is directed through the stage one juicing screen into the juice cup. The crushed produce continues its way through the machine to the second stage where there is a finer screen to further obtain more juice.
Twin Gear Press
These juicers have two gears that basically press out the juice of the produce. Basically, the produce is pushed into the two gears, which first shreds, and then squeezes the produce. These machines are best for juicing vegetables since these machines rely on the fibrous cell wall to push the pulp through the machine.
Make sure you check out the juicers we have at Sonic Electronix and make sure you pick out the one that is right for you!