We offer you to familiarize yourself with the list of important characteristics that will help you choose a high-quality and durable juicer. Firstly, you should pay attention to the surface of the juicer, it should not be any damage or other defects. Secondly, when choosing a juicer, you need to pay special attention to:
Type of juicer
Juicers are divided into several types: slow juicers, centrifugal (high speed) and citrus presses, with which you can quickly get fresh juice from citrus fruits.
The material of manufacture.
Typically, the housing of juicers is made of plastic or stainless steel. Experts recommend giving preference to high-quality stainless steel, since this material will not blacken during oxidation, in addition, the squeezed juice will not have a metallic taste.
Speed and power.
Traditionally, the power of juicers varies from 200 to 800 watts. As for rotation speed, 8000-10000 revolutions per minute are considered the best option.
Along with the juicer, the kit may include additional nozzles, containers for finished juice, a container for serving fruit, and also brushes for cleaning.
Brands of juicers.
The best brands of juicers consider the German Braun; Panasonic, Sencor (Japan); American Kenwood; Philips (Netherlands); British Russell Hobbs; Gorenje (Slovenia).
The ability to switch speeds.
When buying, you should also consider such a factor as the number of speeds. It is recommended that the juicer have at least two speeds: fast speed is suitable for obtaining juice from solid products, and slow – for soft ones.
The presence of a safe mode.
Safe mode in the juicer will help prevent damage to the kitchen tool. The principle of operation of the safe mode is that the juicer will not be able to turn on if it is not properly assembled.
Types of juicers and their differences
Food processors for pressing fruits and vegetables can be divided into three categories, depending on the purpose, mechanism and functionality.
It copes with the task of squeezing juice from lemon, orange, lime, pamelo and any other citrus fruits with pulp inside. Not suitable for firmer and more solid fruit. It has manual, mechanical and electrical versions. The main advantage compared to other juicers is portability, low cost and ease of use.
Manual Citrus Juicer
A small plastic container with a pointed plastic spire for planting is a manual citrus juicer. Disadvantage: small volumes of juice obtained and efforts made, without which juice cannot be obtained, which is more than blocked by ease of use. Press, crank and the juice flows through the channels into the container.
Suitable for any fruit, vegetables, herbs, nuts and sprouted cereals. According to the principle of operation, they are similar to a meat grinder: fruits and vegetables are crushed using a screw – a mechanism similar to a screw. Juice is formed under pressure, after which it is separated from the cake and fed into the container.
- Benefits. Make cold pressed juice. During cooking, it does not heat up and does not oxidize; it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. It is richer, sweeter and contains more pulp.
- Disadvantages. Less powerful than centrifugal and slower. They are quite difficult to disassemble and wash, the neck in most models is narrow.