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!
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 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.