Three Things to Look for in a Juicer

Brighten your mornings with a freshly squeezed juice.

Green apple and cucumber juice.
Start your morning on a high note with a freshly squeezed green juice.Toni Cuenca, Pexels

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.

Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor

For Fruits and Veggies

Fill your glass in only 5 seconds.Breville

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.

Juicer Machines, Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor Easy to Clean, Quiet Motor & Reverse Function, BPA-Free, Cold Press Juicer with Brush, Juice Recipes for Vegetables and Fruits

Great for Greens

Get the most out of your kale concoction.AICOK

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.

BLACK+DECKER 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor

Easy to Clean

This model is dishwasher safe and comes with a scrubbing brush.BLACK+DECKER

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.