REAL advice on which juicer is best for YOU !

I have many people asking for my opinion on the best juicer to buy and in the last few years, I have spent a great deal of time talking to people in the industry, trying juicers first hand and researching their mechanical parts to understand their structure and how they work.

What have I come up with?

Well, unfortunately, there is no one juicer that suits everyone. Sorry!

There are just too many different factors involved, from produce types to cleaning, price, primary use, size and space!

As I spent more time in the juicing maze, I found a number of people 100% dedicated to finding and sharing information on juicing and in my search for the perfect juicer, I found people like Cecilia at Raw Glow who not only cured herself from ill health over 10 years ago but now devotes her time to sharing information with others. Thank you Cecilia!

Cecilia now educates people all over the world on the benefits of living raw. She has been juicing for over 10 years and has tested and tried a variety of juicers. So I would like to share Cecilia’s knowledge with you as we talk about different juicer types.

For the sake of this article, we will assume there are 3 “main'”types of juicers that get the job done. We all know (as most of you learned first hand!) that there are a million juicers on the market all claiming to be better in one way or another. The truth is at the end of it all, it is highly likely they will all fit into one of the 3 categories below:

Centrifugal Ejection

The Centrifugal Ejection juicer is usually on the low end of the juicer price range so is good for those wanting to try juicing but don’t want to make a big investment.

It is great for produce that has a large surface area such as hard root vegetables, apples, celery, and most fruit. Because of the fast moving blades you are able to juice pretty quickly and if you put a plastic produce bag in the pulp container, clean-up can be pretty quick as well”

What are the cons?

Studies show that Centrifugal juicers create high heat with the fast shredding which reduces the nutrient value of produce and causes oxidisation. Shelf life will also be reduced dramatically. Cecilia say’s:“They are usually the type of juicer that you might see on a late night infomercial”.

* Important note for cancer patients: The ICRF suggest cleansing for healing of diseases and cancers should not be undertaken with Centrifugal juicers. They have fast rotaing blades which shred the produce and in reduce the enzyme content of the food.

What are the Pros:

Cecilia says “The Centrifugal Ejection juicer tends to be loud and it doesn’t juice leafy greens well. I have found it to be a dependable good quality juicer, with good construction, a strong motor, produces a high yield, with fairly easy clean-up and a 15 year warranty”.    

Cecilia’s best buy in this category: is the Omega 4000.

Single Auger

Single Auger juicers crush an squeeze out the juice with one rotating auger. Cecilia says “Single Auger juicers are excellent at juicingleafy greens and even wheatgrass, the crushing motion of the rotating auger gets the best yield from leafy greens and wheatgrass

What are some other pro’s?

Single Auger juicers have the mechanics to juice slowly for optimum nutrition and juicers all types of produce, even root vegetables and leafy greens. They also have the ability to create nut butters. Cecilia suggests these juicers are “more quiet than the centrifugal juicers” and are “probably the easiest.. to clean”.

Sounds good. What are the Cons?

Cecilia says “They juice more slowly than the centrifugal ejection types and because of the horizontal auger they tend to take up more counter space than other types of juicers. Although they do greens and wheatgrass wonderfully, they aren’t made to do a lot of soft fruits”.

Cecilia’s choice for the best juicer to buy in this category is theOmega 8004 or 8006. She recommends it for those focused on juicing green vegetables and grasses.

Upright Style Slow/Mastication Juicer

This is a new style of juicer that uses a single auger model except for that the auger is larger and thicker and is turned upright. While single auger juicers have an auger that lays horizontally the upright style juicer’s auger stands upright. Just like the single auger style juicer, the upright (sometimes called vertical juicer) uses an auger to crush the produce and extract the juice slowly, leaving the live nutrients in the produce. Personally, this is my choice in a juicer due to all of the above. It juices greens, hard root vegetable, soft fruits and creates nut butters, is quiet, easy to clean, small in size.

Cecelia recognises these Pros: 

“The upright style juicer has many pros of the single auger juicer and in addition is the only type of juicer that can easily juice firm vegetables, soft fruit, leafy greens, and wheatgrass! You do not need to constantly push the produce into the juicer, the upright style juicer pulls the produce in with minimal effort. It’s upright design also takes up less kitchen counter space.

And the Cons:   

Cecelia mentions that this style of juicer “does have a larger screen to clean” compared to a single auger juicer but suggests that “clean up is still pretty quick as long as you run water through the juicer before”.  

The juice from the upright juicer will contain a little pulp, which is what I personally like about it. The fibre plus the physical act of mastication (chewing) assists with enzyme control, a better breakdown and quicker absorption.

Well Cecelia agrees that the “upright style juicer is the most versatile type of juicer on the market today because there is no limit to what type of produce you can juice and is the best juicer to buy for those who are juicing a variety of produce”.

My recommendation for the best juicer to buy in this category would be the Hurom 300 slow press juicer as I have personally tried it myself and it makes nut butters and milk.

Cecilia’s best pick is the Omega Vert HD 350 which I am told is of identical structure and made in the same factory.

Omega also stock the Omega Vert 330 HD. Cecilia mentioned that “the only difference between the Omega Vert HD 350 and the Omega Vert 330 HD is that the 350 HD is black and silver and the 330 HD model is white”. Good to note!

I personally recommend Hurom as I have one at home and I just LOVE it ! It’s simple to use, easy to clean, makes nut butters and milks like a breeze and is simply my best friend in the kitchen! Check them out at http://www.hurom.com.au

 
Well I hope we have managed to assist you with future juicing dilemmas. If you need further advice on what is best for YOU, please contact us at marissa@purelifefitness.com.au. Also check out Cecilia’s link www.rawglow.com for some great recipes!Enjoy juicing for Health and Vitality.

Seek the best. Enjoy the rest!Marissa