Which juicer is best for you?
Looking for a new juicer? We have put together this simple juicer guide to give you the facts you need to choose the right juicer and the best juicer for you.
Questions to ask yourself before you purchase your juicer
- What will you be juicing and will the juicer be able to juice what you want?
- It is easy to use?
- Is it easy to clean?
- How effective is the juicer at juicing – will this be effective enough for you?
- How effective is it at preserving nutrients when it juices?
- Will the motor and parts last?
- How much do you want to spend?
- What juicers does Jason recommend?
There are a few different types of juicer available today, and often juicers are referred to as one of the following 'Centrifugal', 'Masticating / Slow Juicers', 'Twin Gear' juicers or the NEW 'Fusion Juicing'
On the opposite page we will try and explain the differences between each type of juicer and their advantages and disadvantages.
Watch Jason explain how and why you should juice.
New 'Fusion Juicing'
See how to get the most from your Fusion Juicer
For more recipes visit our free juice recipes section here
The first thing to note 'The Perfect Juicer is yet to Be Invented'
A juicer that juices everything, is quick and efficient, and cleans itself up is yet to be invented. In the meantime you need to pick one that suits your lifestyle, juicing pattern and the kind of things you want to juice regularly.
"whisper quiet - superb juice"
This NEW style of juicing is a 'fusion' of both the technologies from centrifugal and masticating. If you wish to have a whisper quite juicer at a low price, with easy, fast cleaning - a Fusion Juicer is for you.
* Less heat means better quality juice than centrifugal
* Super quiet, easy to use.
* Quick to clean.
* Take whole fruit or veg
* Low Prices
* Dishwasher safe
* Not as fast at juicing as a centrifugal
* Have to take more skin off some fruit and veg
* Do not juice wheatgrass
Owned by 90% of "juicy people"
The higher end centrifugal juicers are owned by most people because of their speed and efficiency. You can juice fast, clean it up fast and the good ones extract A LOT of juice from the produce. These high speed juicers work with centrifugal force to extract the juice. The fruits and vegetables are pushed down a feed tube (mostly whole so no chopping is required) on to a serrated cutting blade on the bottom of a rapidly spinning basket at around 12000 RPM. This spinning cutter, slices the veg and fruit, and the pulp is flung into the pulp extractor. Perfect for people that are time poor but want to make juice every day.
Perfect for people that are time poor but want to make juice every day. In the USA the popular Philips Avance is not available, as an alternative we recomend the Breville Fountain Elite and Breville Fountain Plus
* Fast and easy to use.
* Quick to clean.
* Most higher end models take whole fruit or veg with ease, so no pre slicing
* Lower Prices
* The heat and air generated can reduce the time you can leave your juice before drinking, meaning juice stays fresh (if in a flask) for 5-7 hours max.
* Not as effective at juice extracting as masticating and twin gear machines
* Slightly noisy as the the motor needs to run at a high speed
* Do not juice wheatgrass
Masticating 'Slow' Juicers:
"For People seeking Quality Juice"
Known as slow speed juicers, these are an excellent choice for juicing a wide ranges of veg, fruit and in most cases wheatgrass. With a RPM of only 70RPM to 160RPM it reduces the oxidation of the juice and allows juice to be made and then kept for anything up to 48 hours. Although a more expensive option, they usually come with extras allowing the user to make smoothies, purees, salsas, sorbets and ice creams. Cleaning is still reasonably quick and easy like a centrifugal juicer and on most occassions just requires rinsing. The quality of the juice from a masticating juicer is known to be of better quality (due to the slower process) and generally produces a higher yeild over centrifugal juicers. A perfect choice for those looking for a excellent quality juice. Popular models include Samson 6-in-1 and the NEW Kurvings Whole Fruit Juicer
* Excellent juice quality
* Can store juice up to 48 hours with minimal loss of nutritional benefit
* Extras allow the user to make nut butter, smoothies etc.
* All (except Champion) juice Wheatgrass
* Usually more expensive over centrifugal juicers
* Can be slow to produce juice as the feeding chutes are smaller
Masticating 'twin-gear' Juicers:
"For Serious Juice Professionals"
These are the most efficient juicers available. They produce juice by squeezing produce between two stainless steel cylindrical rollers that sit side by side. The produce is pulverised by sharp teeth as its fed through the machine. The produce is pressed, squeezed and extracted more effectively than any other type of juicer and at a much lower temperature. These really are the best you can get. They make light work of even the most stubbon veg and an excellent choice for any serious juicer. Popular models include Green Star 2000 and Green Star Elite
* The best juice quality
* Can store juice up to 48 hours with minimal loss of appearance and nutritional benefit
* Extras allow the user to produce other food types
* Superior build quality
* Juices wheatgrass
* Usually more expensive over masticating juicers
* Can be slow and timely to produce juice
* Not good at juicing pineapple