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.
• Works very quickly.
• Easy to clean.
• Works well with hard produce like broccoli and beets.
• Affordable options available.
• 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)
• 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).
• Can be very expensive, although more affordable models are entering the market.
• Juicing process is slow.
Recommended: Hurom Juicer ($399)
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