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Juicer Buying Guide

Are you looking to get a new juicer? Here we will explore all the different types of juicers available, so you can make an informed decision for your family.

Citrus Juicer

The citrus juicer is great for juicing oranges or grapefruits for breakfast.

Advantages of the citrus juicer

  • Can make orange juice or grapefruit juice quickly and easily
  • Is inexpensive

Disadvantages of the citrus juicer

  • Can't juice anything other than citrus fruits

Centrifugal Juicer

The centrifugal juicer is the basic model of juicer. It spins the veggies and fruits around the top and typically will spit out the juice in front. Depending on the model, most centrifugal juicers have an area in the back to hold the pulp after the juice has been removed.


Advantages of the centrifugal juicer

  • Is less expensive than cold press juicers
  • Is fairly simple to operate
  • Is fast

Disadvantages of the centrifugal juicer

  • It produces less juice than cold press juicers
  • The juice gets heated, which makes it oxidize the juice and less nutritious
  • Juice won't stay fresh as long as with cold press juicers
  • Can't juice wheatgrass and doesn't juice greens well
  • Typically has a shorter warranty than cold press juicers, about one year
  • Can be harder to clean up than the cold press juicer since the pulp is moist
  • Even though the initial investment is lower, can be more expensive in the long run since more food is required to produce the same amount of juice.
  • Can't use it for anything other than juicing.

 

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Horizontal Single Gear Cold Press Juicer AKA Masticating Juicer

 

The masticating juicers use a single gear to grind up the fruit or vegetable into juice (similar to chewing). This action keeps the juice in its most natural form. These juicers typically can also make other things like almond butter or baby food.

Advantages of the horizontal single gear cold press juicer

  • Produces lots of fresh juice, which saves money on food
  • Juice stays fresh up to 24 hours
  • Can make more than just juice. It can make almond butter, baby food and more
  • Depending on model, can also juice wheatgrass
  • Juice doesn't get heated, which makes it healthier than using a centrifugal juicer
  • Typically has a longer warranty, about 10 years on average

Disadvantages of the horizontal single gear cold press juicer

  • Initial investment can be higher than the centrifugal juicer
  • Juice takes longer to make, typically about 5 minutes

Vertical Single Gear Cold Press Juicer AKA Masticating Juicer

 

 

This is a great efficient juicer with a vertical design. This produces lots of juice quickly and efficiently. However, these juicers can't be used for other functions like grinding coffee or making baby food.

Advantages of the vertical single gear cold press juicer

  • Produces lots of fresh juice, which saves money on groceries
  • Juice stays fresh up to 24 hours
  • Depending on model, can also juice wheatgrass
  • Juice doesn't get heated, which makes it healthier than using a centrifugal juicer
  • Is faster than a horizontal juicer, combining the best advantages of cold press juicers and centrifugal juicers
  • Compact design saves counter space
  • Typically has a long warranty, about 10 years

Disadvantages of the vertical single gear cold press juicer

  • Initial investment is higher than a centrifugal juicer
  • Can't make things other than juice, like almond butter or baby food

Horizontal Twin Gear Cold Press Juicer



These juicers use a twin gear design to crush the juice, offering the maximum nutrition available. It's the best juicer for people willing to pay a little more to get the highest quality product.


Advantages of the vertical single gear cold press juicer

  • Produces lots of fresh juice, which saves money on groceries
  • Juice stays fresh up to 24 hours
  • Can easily juice wheatgrass
  • Produces the highest quality juice of any juicer model
  • Highly recommended for people on special therapies, like Gerson Therapy
  • Can be used for other functions, like making almond butter and baby food
  • Typically has a long warranty, about 10 years

Disadvantages of the vertical single gear cold press juicer

  • Is the most expensive juicer type