What kind of juicer should I purchase?

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First off, there is NO best overall juicer.  Like John from Discount Juicers likes to say “Juicers are like pairs of shoes, you don’t have just one pair, you have them for different occasions.” They each serve a purpose to give you the best possible outcome.

Each style of juicer provides positives and negatives, but it all depends on what will meet your criteria on things you will be juicing the most and your lifestyle.

There are different types of juicers out there and it can be CONFUSING! Don’t worry, I am going to provide you with the tools that will provide you with the understanding and knowledge to make a educated decision.

  • Centrifugal juicers

Centrifugal type juicers first grate the fruit or vegetable into a pulp, and then uses centrifugal force to push the pulp against a strainer screen by spinning it at a very high RPM (revolutions per min)

easy clean up, juicing hard fruits and vegetables (apples, carrots, beets etc), large feeding chute for fast efficient juicing, cheapest price
juicing greens, leaves a wetter pulp (which results in loss of juice), shelf life, high RPM (results in oxidation in which loss of nutrition occurs), short warranties
  • Masticating juicers

A single gear or auger that literally chews fruit and vegetable fibers and breaks up the plant cells, resulting in more fiber, enzymes, vitamins and trace minerals.

better extraction (juice yield), all fruits and vegetables, juicing greens, lower RPM (resulting in less oxidation which preserves more nutrients), versatile which means you can homogenize foods to make baby foods, pates, sauces, nut butters, banana ice creams and fruit sorbets.
expensive, longer clean up due to more parts, takes longer to juice due to slower RPM and smaller feed chute, more prep (cutting fruits and vegetables smaller)

 

  • Triturating (twin gear) juicers

Twin gear juicers operate by pressing food between two interlocking roller gears. This juicing process yields a larger volume of juice. The high pressure squeezing force of the twin gears breaks open tough cell walls and releases more enzymes, vitamins and trace minerals.

even slower RPM, highest yield of all juicers especially greens, long shelf life (up to 3 days in the refrigerator, all fruits and vegetables, juicing greens, versatile which means you can homogenize foods to make baby foods, pates, sauces, nut butters, banana ice creams and fruit sorbets.
most expensive, longer clean up due to more parts, takes longer to juice due to slower RPM and smaller feed chute, more prep (cutting fruits and vegetables smaller)

 

Though, I would love to tell you everything in tons of detail, there is one man who can answer all of these questions better than anybody, give you demonstrations and compare juicers by doing his famous juice offs! His name is John, he runs a website called www.discountjuicers.com and has over 340 videos on youtube completely dedicated to juicers!

If you are not in a video watching mood, click here for a great source of information to read on the differences between the above mentioned juicer types.

 

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Jeremy Matthew Wulkan, is a co-founder of Clean Livin', Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and a aspiring health coach. 9 years ago he chose to become vegetarian for ethical reasons which then he soon adopted a vegan lifestyle. Years later after becoming very ill due unknown reasons and the lack of knowledge regarding plant-based nutrition, he spent countless hours doing research and found an extreme passion towards the aspect of health in veganism.

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