People are becoming more and more health conscious these days and they have started taking good care of their health. You will find many people showing interest inhealthy lifestyle habits like exercising and eating home-cooked food. It is also advocated nowadays that drinking fresh-pressed juices help in losing weight, boosting the immunity, preventing cancer and cleansing your internal body systems. In this case also, many of them prefer drinking home-made juices. This is why the demand for juicers has also been increasing.
There are many types of vegetable fruit juicer available in the market and people are often confused as to which one to buy. Let us discuss the different types of juicers so that you can make a judicious choice.
- Centrifugal Juicers: This is the most common type that is available in the market. Their working is similar to that of a washing machine on a spin cycle. The fast spinning metallic blade in it first chops the produce and then spins at high speed with juice passing through the holes of the strainer basket and pulp remaining behind. As it uses high speed spinning, it generates heat in the process that can destroy the various enzymes and oxidises the nutrients that are present in fruits and vegetables. This makes the juice less nutritious. But, when it comes to speed, they are really fast to churn out juices and also cost wise they are very economical.
- Cold Press Juicers or Masticating Juicers: Masticating or slow juicers, as they are called, are new entries to the juicer world. They have an auger with blades that crunches the fruit or veggies into pulp and the juice is released in the process. The juice so obtained by breaking down the hard and fibrous cell walls of the fruits and vegetables produces high juice yield and as all juice gets extracted the pulp is really dry. This type of juicer runs at a slow speed and thus no heat is generated while operating. Thus, the juice extracted is not robbed of its enzymes and also no oxidation takes place. The juices thus obtained by this cold press method are more nutritious to drink and there is no froth formation on it. These juicers are costlier than the centrifugal ones, but then if you want to make juices loaded with nutrients this is the best choice. Also, the warranties offered are for longer lengths of time, making it a safe investment.
- Hydraulic Press Juicers: These are not very common, but produce really good quality juices. Here, a two-stage process is used, which helps in extracting not only the maximum juice but also the nutrients, enzymes and other vitamins from the fruits and vegetables. In the first stage (that is trituration), the chopping, grinding and shredding of the produce take place. The second stage is extraction where the pulp obtained in the first stage is placed in linen or cheesecloth bags. The hydraulic press then exerts extreme pressure with its two steel plates clamping down on the pulp. It takes time, but the quality of juice so obtained is awesome and the juices thus obtained can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days for consumption. The hydraulic press juicer produces the best quality juice, but then you need to spend more time, energy, effort and money on it.
Every kind of juicer has its own pros and cons. Depending upon your preference, time availability and budget, you can choose the one that best suits your needs and enjoy clean and hygienic home-made juices. Now that you have got a head-start, you will not invest in a juicer that comes with unwanted features.