Three Things to Look for in a Juicer
Brighten your mornings with a freshly squeezed juice.
Juicing is a great way to get lots of nutrients in one punch—get a kick of vitamin C with a freshly squeezed orange juice, eat your leafy greens with a spinach, kale, green apple and pineapple blend or cleanse your palette with a boost of ginger, carrot and turmeric. Here’s what to look for in your new kitchen staple.
A centrifugal juicer separates the pulp and juice from fruits and veggies pushed through the top into two different sides. These work best for hard ingredients like apples, oranges, watermelon and cucumber because of their high water content. However, they generally can’t get enough juice out of leafy greens.
Unlike a centrifugal juicer, a masticating juicer has a rotating blade that squeezes all the extra juice from the fruits and veggies it crushes. That means it can eke out juice from foods with low water content, like spinach and kale. They generally take a little longer to juice than centrifugal models, but you can juice almost anything with them.
Centrifugal juicers are generally less expensive than masticating models, but that doesn’t mean they skimp on quality. This model has a 3-inch chute, so you can fit an entire apple, carrot or beet at once, and quickly get a glass of fresh juice.