Juicing in today’s world has become an obsession with some and a necessity to others. So whether you are a seasoned juicing veteran or thinking about getting started. I implore you to shop around and find a juicer that suits your needs. The best juicer should be easy to assemble, use, and clean. Other factors to consider of course are everything from efficiency, noise level, affordability, ease of cleaning, and warranty.

There are many juicers on the market that provide an exceptionally good product. Some will squeeze every drop of juice with a little pulp while others will have more pulp content, so do your due diligence and research reviews before making your decision.

Types

There are many types of juicing machines available today. The two most common types of juicers are the centrifugal and cold press. There are others in the market such as blenders, manual juicers, and citrus juicers but I would consider getting one of these two types over the others. A centrifugal juicer will shred produce and spin it rapidly to extract the juice. Cold-press juicers or masticating juicers will crush the juice out by twisting the produce against a screen. Cold-press juicers take longer but will extract slightly more juice.

Efficiency and Noise Level

The most efficient juicing machines should squeeze your fruits and veggies dry. The centrifugal juicers are faster, but they are noisier and can be quite messy. The cold-press juicers are generally quieter and neater during juicing, resulting in a much cleaner countertop area. The cold-press juicer does take longer to fill a glass.

Cleaning

All juicers require cleaning so you should pick a juicer that is as simple to clean as possible. Try to find one that is free of nooks and crannies, places where pulp could collect. Cold-press models have a reputation of being hard to clean, especially the screens. My experience is the cold-press juicers are just slightly more difficult to clean than the centrifugal juicers. You should also look at juicers that have removable parts that are dishwasher-safe and BPA-free.

Affordability

There are a lot of different models and as many price ranges to pick from. So, pick a model that will produce the product you want and is within your budget. If you do not need all the bells and whistles don’t get them. Just because you pay more does not mean your juice will taste better.

Warranty

Most juicers will come with a manufacturer limited warranty. Some are 1-year others have 3-year warranties. Retailers also offer an extended warranty at a cost.

My Recommendations

Centrifugal Juicer – Hamilton Beach Juicing Machine

If you are not in a hurry, I think The Hamilton-Beach 67601A Big Mouth Juice Extractor, Black is one of the best and most affordable juicers on the market. This cost-efficient juicer is a centrifugal machine. It has a feed chute which is 3” wide allowing you to put large chunks of vegetables and fruit into the blender, meaning less prep time cutting things up.  The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juicer Machine has removable parts that are dishwasher safe and BPA-free. It makes cleaning extremely easy and convenient. Uses 800 watts of power, chopping the produce into mulch so the juice can be extracted easily. One thing to note is that it does not come with a juice cup.

Cold Press Juicer – Ventray Juicing Machine

The Ventray Masticating Juicer – Slow Juicer with Wide Chute Big Mouth Feeding – Cold Press Juice Maker – Black (renewed) is another affordable juicer on the market today. Ventray masticating juicer is a cold press juicer that squeezes the ingredients to extract the juice while preserving the taste, texture, and nutrients. Comes with a 3″ angled feeding chute, you can feed larger pieces to the machine easily. The Ventray produces a high yield, thanks to the precisely crafted mesh filter and the powerful Ultem auger. The pulp is completely separated from juice to ensure high yields. You can add some pulp back to the juice at your choice for the desired texture. There is a 12-month original manufacturer warranty and 5-year warranty on the powerful motor.

Blender – Nutri-Ninja BL481C

For those of you who are in a hurry and looking for a blender that is quick to use and dependable I recommend the Ninja BL481C Nutri-Ninja Auto-iQ Blender, Silver. This remarkably priced blender takes the guesswork out of drink making. Combined with the Nutri-Ninja Pro Extractor Blades, Auto-iQ breaks whole fruits, vegetables, ice, and seeds for maximum nutrient and vitamin extraction. Small. Regular and Jumbo Muti-Serve Nutri-Ninja Cups with Sip and Seal Lids allow you to make Super Juices take on-the-go.

Last Thoughts

Having a smoothie or juice is a great way to get those fruits and/or vegetables you require every day. Making one should not be messy or take up a lot of time. It is a great way to start your busy day. I have been making smoothies for the past eight years. I have at least one a day.

So, do your research and decide which one you want. I hope you enjoy your smoothie or juice as much as I do.

If you are interested here are a few links for smoothie recipes.

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6 Healthy Super-food Recipes

Ultimate Healthy Breakfast Smoothie