If you have started to look at Juicing you will have realised by now that there are LOADS on the market! ranging from £30 to £3000+ There are also a range of different types of juicers out there!
Your budget? – to begin with decide how much you want to spend. I know that when I first started I was unsure to spend £200 on a juicer only to let it sit there and not be used, as it turns out I use it everyday!
What type of Juicer?
Masticating Juicers – These juicers chew up the food and squeeze out all the juice, they are paticularly good at getting the juice out of leafy veg like Kale, wheatgrass & watercress etc..One of the best makers of these juicer is called ‘Champion’ and they will literally last a liftime!
Centrifugal Juicers – These work in a completly different way. These grate up the fruit and veg so fast and then spin the pulp so all the juice gets exstracted leaving the pulp behind. This is the sort that I use. The machine I would recomend would be a Philips HR1871/00 Avance Juicer. They are good with the veg that has a high water content like celery, carrot, beetroot and apple, but I do juice spinach & kale in mine as well.
My Juicer – My Juicer cost £30, it is a Cookworks Whole Fruit Juicer (with a 3 year warranty that cost £6.99, from Argos) Why do you need to know about that? Well obiously you can see that, yes I bought the cheapy one! But heres the trick, juicers, be they expensive or cheap, have a hard life, paticularly the centrifugal type. So I took out a warranty and as I predicted, within 10 months regular use, one day it stopped working, and because i took the warranty out, I just took it and swapped it for a brand new juicer with a new 3 year warranty!! This is the juicer I use today
So I think I have kind of covered everything there, but I am going to be posting soon about some tips for juicing as there are some useful things to know about that can halp your juicing become easier and more enjoyable.