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Best Juicer – Introduction

Hello guys! How’s life? My name is Janavi and I’m just your average guy on the street. I’m living with my girlfriend and she’s pretty much a health freak. Recently she really got into making her own health food stuff, and juice was one of them.
She really got into juicing and as a result, I got into it too. We have a great juicer (a Breville Elite!) at home and spend lots of time concocting new juice varieties with greater health benefits than your run-of-the-mill supermarket juice.
I think we’re both a lot healthier now, because the benefits of making your own juice at home are just enormous. I love making my own juice combinations in the comfort of my own kitchen and I love how positively it has affected my lifestyle. I have more energy now, I don’t crave for sugary, unhealthy food, and I’ve lost weight to boot! Even my skin is thanking me for the change in my diet because I don’t have adult acne anymore. At my age, it used to be pretty embarrassing to always have a new zit somewhere or other on my face.
Anyway, I’m so convinced about the benefits of making your own juice at home that I want you guys to share my excitement, so I’ve written a few articles to tell you all you need to know to start juicing at home!
Juicer Types
I also wrote something about the different types of juicers out there, because Breville, Black & Decker and Omega all come out with their own types of juicers which might get confusing to somebody looking to buy a juicer at a store, or even online. Not to mention all the other types of juicers out there. And trust me, there are quite a few of them around!
Did you know there are 5 varieties in total?
  1. Citrus Juicers
  2. Centrifugal Juicers
  3. Single Gear Masticating Juicers
  4. Twin Gear Triturating Juicers
  5. Wheatgrass Juicers
That’s a lot of juicers to go through. Seriously. But my guide might help you make that decision, because I’ve explained what type of juicer costs how much, is used particularly to make what kind of juice and you can be your own judge as to the efficacy of any of the juicer types that I’ve mentioned!
The Stuff You Need to Know
Besides reviews and initial information, I’ve also written some stuff about juicer that I think no would-be juicer should miss out on.
For instance, I’ve written a short history about how the juicer came into fruition (pun intended!) when it was created by a guy named Norman Walker who lived to a healthy old age mainly because of his juicing habit.
Other than that, I think you need to know how to wash you juicer properly to keep it running in tip top shape, which is why I’ve written up a little something to help you clean your juicer once you bring it home from the store and start juicing regularly.
What with the amount of talk we hear nowadays about the importance of nutrition and balance in our daily diets, I’ve also written up a little something about my experiences of juicing vegetables for the uninitiated among us who’d like to try their hands at juicing vegetables instead of the usual fruit. It really is becoming common to add carrots, celery, watercress, beet, parsley, ginger and other types of vegetables into your fruit juice concoctions.
Strange Stuff
Speaking of vegetables and other strange things to make juice out of, I’ve also looked for strange and exotic fruit to make my morning juice fixes more interesting. Orange juice can only get you so far every day, right? :)
If you want to know about what you can add to give your juice that tropical kick, go ahead and read about strange fruits that I’m sure you’ll definitely want to try after this. :)
Tips. Shhh.
You know you want to know. Secrets of the trade. Or rather, secrets of the juicer. I’ve made many a glass of juice in my day, so of course I picked up some tips to make my life easier and my juice tastier, without compromising on nutritional content.
It’s really amazing to find out so many things about juicing when you actually start, so I’m passing on my hard-earned knowledge to you specially because I want more people to lead a healthier, “juicier” lifestyle (my girlfriend cringed when I typed that but I’m definitely not removing it. It’s true!).
Juicers. Love ‘em, hate ‘em, they’re here to stay.
I love juicing, and it’s brought me so many wonderful memories. Images of my girlfriend’s face splattered with banana puree because she forgot to close the top of the juicer come to mind. :)
But jokes aside, juicing is amazingly healthy and really delicious, so I feel absolutely compelled to share what little knowledge I have with anybody who cares to read it. Enjoy! :)

How to Choose Your Juicer

There are tons of juicers out there on the market. Really, to know what you want to buy is easier said than done. There’s just so much choice. There are some things you can look for when buying your juicer that will help you in making a decision however. :) Let me tell you.
The Price of Juicing
What are you willing to spend? Price really makes a difference because there are some great cheap juicers out there and some great expensive ones but so many mediocre ones as well. Know what you want or else you’ll be plonking down a few hundred on the counter to get a huge contraption you’re very likely not to be using very much.
Features of Your New Juicer
Weigh the pros and cons of your choice carefully before committing. Check whether it’s dishwasher safe to ensure easy clean up and the likelihood that it will actually be used regularly rather than relegated to a cupboard shelf like most kitchen appliances. Check how much juice it can make at any one time, the speed and motor and the noise level when it starts making juice. Also check the speed of the juicer because a slow speed juicer kills fewer enzymes in the juice due to less heat, which makes for more nutritional juice.
If you remember all these tips, you’re so much closer to buying your perfect juicer, completely suited to your households’ needs. :)

Types of Juicers

There are actually quite a few types of juicers out there, so you have to know which kind you need to buy. When we were shopping for our Breville, we were so overcome by the fact that there were so many types of juicers that my girlfriend and I had to ask the sales person to repeat everything twice or thrice to ensure we got it all. Here’s a quick guide to help you get started!
Citrus Juicers
Citrus Juicer
Citrus Juicer
These are the most basic juicers. Citrus juicers are also really cheap, especially the manual ones that require you to use good ol’ arm power to get your juice done. All you have to do is to ream the citrus fruit against the cone to squeeze out the juice. However, this type of juicer only works with citrus fruit like limes, lemons, oranges and grapefruit.
Buy this type if:
  • You only want to juice citrus fruits.
  • You have pretty good arm power, or you don’t mind wasting a bit of juice.
  • You only want a really cheap and basic juicer.
I recommend: Black & Decker CJ525 CitrusMate Plus Citrus Juicer (Review)
Read more about Citrus Juicers here:
Citrus Juicer Reviews
Centrifugal Juicers
Centrifugal Juicer
Centrifugal Juicer
Centrifugal juicers are the most common and affordable type of juicer. They work by using blades to cut up fruit and vegetable into tiny pieces before spinning the bits against a fine mesh to strain juice out using…you guessed it, centrifugal force! They don’t work very well with leafy vegetables however because centrifugal force is just not enough to squeeze out what little moisture there is in leaves.

Juicer Recipes

Juicer Recipes
Having chose and bought the best juicer out there, one must utilize it to the maximum and I personally found a few very interesting recipes for smoothies, fruits juices, and such to share it out with you guys out here! First off, let us ventures onto the smoothies recipes:

Smoothies Recipes

Smoothies are excellent refreshment especially on hot weathered countries. As a matter of fact, a homemade smoothie is not only delicious and yummy to taste but also packed with nutrients which is just the thing to help boost your immune system. Here are a few recipes I found that I bet you will enjoy it to bits!
Red Soda and Pop Smoothie Mix
  • 1 cup freezing raspberries
  • 1 cup perfectly chilled lemonade
  • 1 cup low-fat peach yogurt
Place the freezing raspberry into the juicer. Then pour the juice into a large glass and combine the rest of the ingredients inside and mix till it until it gets to the actual regularity you prefer. Tadah! And you’re done!

Vegetable Juicer Recipes

Some people may find vegetable juice to be a tad bit yucky and disgusting because of the odd colors and such, but this time you have just got to trust me when I said that the recipes given below are just amazing! The rich flavors are just incredible and not to mention that it is really good for the digestive system in your body.
Pineapple Carrot Juice
  • 3-4 large carrots
  • 4-6 rounds of pineapple
First you need to make sure the carrots are thoroughly cleaned and peeled. Then put the carrots into the juicer, followed by the pineapple. Serve over ice for best results!
Carrot Glow
  • Four carrots
  • One beet with greens
  • Five or Six leaves of Romaine or other leafy lettuce
  • Three or Four leaves of spinach
Again the carrots are washed and peeled. Then clean it and cut the beet into small sections. After that, wash and dry the lettuce and also spinach leaves. You can first juice 1/2 of the carrots ( and the beet together ), followed by the spinach and lettuce into the juicer. Serve with ice.

Fruit Juicer Recipes

Next stop would be the fruit juice recipe. Here I put in a few of my grandmother’s recipe as well. Hope that you guys would enjoy and have fun making it with your kids in the kitchen over the weekends!
Sparkling Tropical Fruit Juice
  • 1 kiwi, cleaned and peeled
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 mango, sliced and peeled
  • Sparkling mineral water
Place all of the fruits into the juicer. Then pour the juice into a large glass and fill it with freezing cold sparkling water before it is being served.
Gingered Apple Cider Juice
  • 1 inch of cut ginger
  • 3 apples or 1 cup of apple cider which you could easily get it at the local mart
All you need to do is to place both the ingredients into the juicer and later serve with ice cubes for best results.
Peach Pear Apple Juice Recipe
  • 1 apple, you need to cored and sliced it into smaller chunks
  • 2 peaches with the seed removed
  • 1 pear, sliced
Place all of the fruits into a juicer and serve with ice for best results.
Without a doubt, drinking on these healthy homemade fruit juices is actually part of a detoxification process for the body. Vegetables and fruits provide all the natural sugar which is essential in the daily recommended nutrient intake. Fresh fruits also flush your system of unwanted waste, gives you a feeling of fullness longer and helps boost your metabolism. A glass of fruit juice a day is scientifically proven to keep diseases at bay!
Hopefully everyone had fun trying out on all the recipes over here and stay tunes for more interesting and best recipes that might be shared in times to come.

Breville JE900 Juice Fountain Professional Juice Extractor

Breville JE900 Juice Fountain Professional Juice Extractor has been tested to successfully churn out an 8-ounce glass of juice in just 5 seconds with its blazing 600 watt motor. The entire package comes with an extra-wide feed tube, large capacity slide-out pulp container and a stainless-steel strainer. Promoted as one of the easiest juicers to clean thanks to the structured removable parts, you just have to use it to find out!

Breville JE900 Juice Fountain Professional Juice Extractor
Great Features
Whether you are on the go or just taking your time to juice, the extra-wide feed tube of Breville JE900 Juice Fountain Professional Juice Extractor is very handy because it saves you chopping, peeling, slicing or dicing time. Just pop in whole tomatoes, carrots or small apples and the juicer will do the work. Even if you put in softer fruits, there is little moisture in the pulp. This is a sign of efficient juicing which makes the most out of your ingredients.
As the icing on the top, this juicer’s stunning craftsmanship is a great looker for your kitchen counter. Some meticulous users find that cleaning the juicer thoroughly only takes 5 minutes. However, a quick wash only takes up 3 minutes! It also certainly helps when this juicer comes with its own scrub brush. Furthermore, Breville is usually known for its power and durability, so this is no exception. However, take note that the powerful motor makes juicing noisier than other juicers if this is your first Breville juicer.
Touted as a reliable, durable and efficient juicer by the majority of users, Breville JE900 Juice Fountain Professional Juice Extractor certainly performs as promised.

Top Juicers – My Picks on Different Types of Juicers 2017

I’ve reviewed 5 different types of juicers, with different sets of specifications which I hope will help you make a better informed decision about what kind of juicer you would want to buy. They differ in functionality, type, price range, size, and material, but I hope I’ve done enough extensive research to help you choose a juicer that will best suit your juicing needs!

Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL – Best Juicer Overall

Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL - Best Juicer
The Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL is really the best juicer for me. I love its clean stainless steel look and the amazingly powerful motor, which produces great juice in practically no time at all. This juicer is the one my girlfriend and I own and we love it to bits. We’ve had no problems with the warranty and it’s still going strong after a year of use! Read the Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL review here.

Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact – Best Budget Juicer

Breville BJE200XL Compact=
Breville came up with another winner when it produced the Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact. It’s really an affordable Breville option and makes really good juice as well. All that differentiates it from its big brother are its plastic casing and smaller motor but essentially you still get a high quality Breville juicer for your money. Read my Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact review.

Black & Decker CJ525 – Best Citrus Juicer

Black & Decker CJ525 CitrusMate Plus Citrus Juicer
My girlfriend loved the Black & Decker CJ525 CitrusMate Plus Citrus Juicer in her university days when she didn’t have money for the expensive do-it-all juicers. All she wanted was orange juice in the morning after all! And this juicer totally did the job at a very cheap price to boot. Read the full review ofBlack & Decker CJ525 CitrusMate Plus Citrus Juicer here.

Acme Supreme Juicerator 5001 – Most Efficient Juicer

Acme Supreme Juicerator 5001
If you’re looking for a ruthless juicer which will show no mercy to vegetables and fruit you throw its way, then maybe the Acme Supreme Juicerator 5001 is the way to go for you because it produces the most juice per extraction than anything else on the market. Click here to read my review of Acme Supreme Juicerator 5001.

Omega 8005 Juicer – Best Vegetable Juicer

Omega 8003/8005 Juicer
I think that the Omega 8003/8005 Juicer is really the most versatile juice extractor because it’s a masticating type juicer. It preserves more nutritional content than most juicers because of its low operating speed and can turn solids to mush to boot. Imagine being able to make your own nut butters and pasta using your juicer?  Here is my review for Omega 8005 Juicer.

Hurricane Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer – Best Wheatgrass Juicer

Hurricane Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer
This awesome little manual juicer is just perfect for the wheatgrass juice lovers as it is made of durable stainless steel parts that are easy to operate and even easier to wash. It is even very portable for you to travel with. This wheatgrass juicer only does wheatgrass and maybe some leafy greens, so make sure you’re buying it for what it’s supposed to do. Check out my full review of the Hurricane Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer.

Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor

Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor is unique five-speed juicer equipped with a 900 watt motor and encased in sleek stainless steel. The specially built-in electronic smart chip increases power and aids the strategic position of the 3-inch circular feed for the efficient juicing of heavier loads. Thus, regardless of the ingredients you choose to juice, rest assured that your quality juice will be ready in seconds.

Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor
Just take a few minutes and you can wash the acrylic parts and basket of Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor with no sweat! Cleaning this juicer is certainly a pleasant surprise so do not judge it by its cover.
Furthermore, if you have young children in the house, the locking bar is a solid safety net to prevent any unwanted accidents. In terms of durability, this juicer outclass most juicers in the market by a far margin, unless this juicer is banged against something extraordinarily hard.
For first time users, the power requirement is a blessing because it is automatically adjusted according to the load. So, all you need to do is to choose the speed.
Most users have complimented the efficiency on this juicer for all kinds of ingredients (from hard to soft fruits and vegetables). This is really thanks to the 5 speed which allows the most optimum juicing.
Nominated for the Australian Design Award, need I say more about Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor when it comes to looks? Better yet, combine it with superior efficiency and you have the whole package!