There are hundreds of juicing machines out there. Which type is right for you?

Electric Citrus ReamerCentrifugal Juice ExtractorMasticating Juice ExtractorTriturating Juice ExtractorHigh-Performance Blender

Can juice:

Orange, Lemon, Lime, GrapefruitMost fruits, Most non-leafy vegetablesAll fruits and vegetables, Leafy greens, Wheatgrass, HerbsAll fruits and vegetables, Leafy greens, Wheatgrass, HerbsAll fruits and vegetables, Leafy greens, Wheatgrass, Herbs

How it works:

You press a half-piece of fruit over a ridged cone that spins to squeeze the juice out of the flesh. A filter catches bits of pulp and seeds, while juice drips through to a catch cup or basin.You place peeled and cut pieces of produce through a top-loading spout. A high-speed rotating disk grates the produce, and the centrifugal force separates the pulp from the liquid, which drains into a catch basin.You place cut or small whole pieces of produce through a top-loading spout. A single-speed motor slowly turns an auger-like gear that squeezes or wrings liquid out of the produce.These work like masticating extractors, but they have two augers placed close together so almost every bit of juice can be extracted from the produce.Unlike juicers that separate the juice from the pulp, highperformance blenders have a single rotating blade that pulverizes the entire piece of produce into smaller and smaller pieces. The higher the speed of the blade and the longer it runs, the more it will liquefy the produce.

Pros:

• Inexpensive • Easy to operate • Usually easy to clean• Fast • Easy to operate • Affordable• Very quiet • Preserves more nutrients than centrifugal extractors • Will not heat the produce during extraction• Quiet • Creates the least oxidation of any system, so juice stays fresh longer (up to three days)• Easy to clean and operate • Retains the fiber content of produce

Cons:

Doesn’t work with non-citrus fruits or vegetables• Noisy • The high-speed motor creates heat that can destroy some of the nutrients • Can be messy and difficult to clean• Expensive • Slow • Can be difficult to clean• Very expensive • Difficult to clean • Slow• Does not separate the juice from the pulp

Cost:

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