Most juicers fall into one of two categories: centrifugal or cold-press. Centrifugal juicers rapidly spin produce against tiny blades. Cold-press juicers crush using 1,000 pounds of pressure. Check out the pros and cons for each.
CENTRIFUGAL JUICERS PROS: • Works very quickly. • Easy to clean. • Works well with hard produce like broccoli and beets. • Affordable options available.
CONS: • The rapid spinning heats up juice slightly, which speeds oxidation, so juice is best consumed right away. • Any inedible peels must be removed, and nuts and leafy greens won't process. • Most fiber and some juice is lost with leftover pulp.
Recommended: Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL ($300)
COLD-PRESS JUICERS PROS: • Juice output is high with little leftover pulp (more fiber). • No friction, so juice does not heat up and stays fresh longer (about 3 days). • Can process a wide range of produce, including leafy greens. Softer produce works especially well. • Nuts can be milked (after soaking).
CONS: • Can be very expensive, although more affordable models are entering the market. • Juicing process is slow.
Recommended: Hurom Juicer ($399)
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