5 Things to Consider Before Buying Your Juicer
By: Ana Margarita Olar| Vigorbuddy.com
Juicing has become a health trend nowadays. Suddenly everyone wants to go natural, wants to undergo cleansing, and wants to detoxify.
One important thing you have to invest with this trend is the juicer. Here are some key factors to consider when choosing a juicer:
Being in with the latest diet craze or simply choosing to be healthy doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. Juicers can cost from $100 to $1000 depending on the brand or model.
An expensive juicer doesn’t really mean that it’s the best, so you have to set a base budget to help you narrow down your search. Decide what you can afford and stick to your budget.
THE TYPE OF JUICER
There are basically two types of juicers: Masticating or slow juicers and Centrifugal juicers which process juice much faster. Both have benefits and disadvantages.
Some people choose masticating juicers because fast juicing process destroys nutrients and enzymes. But some people opt for centrifugal juicers because they are easier to clean and least expensive.
Maybe the first thing on your mind when it comes to juicing is the “citrus juicer”. But it will only be applicable to citrus fruits. It’s not efficient to be used in vegetables and other fruits because you won’t get much juice when using it.
Large centrifugal juicers are best to use for thick and harder fruits and vegetables. If you want most of the pulp to be extracted, you have to use the masticating or slow juicer. So generally you have to consider which kind of ingredient you prefer for juicing before deciding to buy a juicer.
TIME AND EXTRA CASH
Juicing may take some of your time and cash because you have to prepare the ingredients and clean the juicer before and after. On top of that, you still have to buy vegetables are part of your meal because drinking your vegetables is very different when eating it.
Juicing takes large quantities of vegetables and turn it into a small amount of juice so you have to buy more for your regular meal. You have to be wise in doing your shopping list; you need to learn how to do budgeting correctly before considering buying a juicer.
The blades and smaller parts of a juicer are very delicate and needed to be cleaned after each use to prevent rust and accumulation of bacteria that can harm you.
Centrifugal juicers are the most convenient when it comes to cleaning up than masticating juicers. Consider your extra time for clean up before choosing the type of juicer.
Are you considering juicing as a part of your daily regimen? Make sure you have the budget to spend and time to commit and learn more how to juice properly before spending your money on buying a juicer.