The Best Juicers: A Review & Buyer’s Guide

In order to drink healthy and tasty fresh juices all year round, you need a good juicer. In our online store there are many such devices. To help you choose exactly the model that will become a truly indispensable assistant in the kitchen, we have gathered in this material all that you need to know about modern juicers.

Types of Juicers

On sale there are juicers of different types: classical versatile with trapezoidal separator (or simply universal, centrifugal), models with a cylindrical separator, screw and citrus juicers. There are also combined models (for example, universal with citruspress).

Note that nozzles for the preparation of juices are also found in the set of meat grinders and food processors.

Universal juicers

Universal juicers

The most common type. They are designed to produce juice from hard and soft vegetables and fruits, citrus fruits and berries (except for those with small bones: strawberry, gooseberry, etc.). The product in such devices passes through the loading throat and enters a high-speed rotating separator, at the bottom of which there is a disc-grater (the shape of the separator resembles a trapezoid). Grater grinds the product; thanks to the centrifugal force, the juice is separated from the pulp, passes through the filter (separator walls), and then flows through a special tray into the nozzle of the juicer, and from there to the container intended for collection. Cake in such models is usually automatically thrown into a removable container.

Universal juicers with a cylindrical separator

Less common type. In them, at the rotating centrifuge, the filter walls are located at a right angle to the disk-grater. The design of such juicers does not allow the cake to automatically fly into the container designed for this, so they should be often cleaned during operation. Such models will suit those who make juice infrequently: a glass or two in the morning, for example.

However, the efficiency of such juicers is slightly higher than that of the universal classics (depending on the model, but, on average, by 10-15%). Therefore, despite the need for frequent cleaning, they are often purchased for processing the country yield. Models with a cylindrical separator are usually produced by domestic manufacturers. Juicers with a cylindrical separator have one more plus – the motor can work almost without rest, only occasional breaks in work are necessary.

Screw Juicers

Screw Juicers

Not so long ago, the screw models became widespread: the products fall into the loading throat, and then squeezed slowly with a rotating auger. It is the crushing and “generates” the juice. Then the juice is separated from the cake, passing through the sieve-separator, and through a special channel is fed to the nozzle of the juicer, and from there to a cup or other container. The cake is taken out of the juicer by a special chute.

Unlike models of universal types, high speeds of rotation of the separator are not needed here, since the main principle of obtaining juice is different. Therefore, the power consumption of these models is always small. In addition, they work noticeably quieter.

Screw juice extractors are suitable for producing juice from a variety of products: soft and hard fruits and vegetables (including, for example, cabbage leaves), berries, citrus fruits, herbs (parsley, dill, etc.).

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