2015 Juicer Buying Guide

The most common questions that people have when it comes to juicing are “What juicer should I buy?” “What juicer is best suited for me?”. If you already have a juicer you probably have a decent enough juicer since you are using it already but maybe you’re looking to upgrade or try out something new and that’s fine too.

A juicer is always a great investment to make in your health, however, there are so many different makes and models it can get a bit confusing and overwhelming trying to pick out the one. Let’s first go over some of the key benefits of juicing and then we can go on to what kind of juicer you should buy in 2015.

There are three main reasons for you to start adding fresh juice into your daily schedule. The first reason is that it is quick, nutritious and easy. Most of us are in a rush these days, so we can’t usually keep up with the amount of nutrition we should be taking in. Fresh juice is absorbed into your bloodstream fast, giving you a daily boost of vitamins and minerals. This does not include store-bought juices; these loose most of their nutritious value due to the pasteurization process.


The second reason is that juicing allows you to add a variety of fruit and vegetables that you wouldn’t normally eat on a daily basis. This is a great way to incorporate a greater variety so you can really have a bit of everything. The third reason obviously is the health benefits. Drinking fresh juice is so much better than drinking sugary sodas; some of the benefits include increased energy, better digestion, mental clarity, clear skin and a better sense of wellbeing.

Let’s now talk about two of the most popular types of juicers, a centrifugal and a cold press juicer. Both vary in quality and price so we’ll go over the benefits and downfalls of each so you can decide which one would suit you better.

Centrifugal fruit juicers are more readily available to purchase and are cheaper than cold press fruit juicers. They feature a cutting blade that spins at extreme speeds against a metal strainer; the force of this process which is known as centrifugal force separates the juice from all the pulp. Some of the upsides of a centrifugal juicer are the fast juicing time; they are cheaper than a cold press models, really easy to use, and it can take big chunks of fruit and vegetables saving you time on preparation.

The downfalls of this juicer are that it doesn’t do leafy greens too well; you get less juice and more pulp; the heat of the blades can take away some of the enzymes and nutrients; the juice separates, and they are particularly noisy machines.

Cold press juicers have recently skyrocketed in popularity in the last couple of years and no wonder why. They work in a way known as masticating or cold press method so you can extract a superior, higher quality juice. These juicers operate at lower speeds and slowly and gently press fruit and vegetables to squeeze out the juice. They are more expensive, but the quality of the juice is unbeatable, not to mention that they make much more juice than centrifugal juicers so you save money in the long run. Some of the benefits of a cold press juicer include that it can press leafy greens exceptionally well, and gives you more juice. Moreover, you can store the juice for 72 hours, because the process doesn’t produce heat and the nutrient value is higher, the juice hardly separates or foams, and they are quiet.

The downfalls of a cold press juicer are that it is more expensive than centrifugal fruit juicers; longer preparation time and juicing time as the process is slower and the chutes are smaller, and there is more pulp in the juice which may bother some people. This is a great juicer for somebody who has the time or needs a quiet juicer who wants the most nutritious juice you can make at home.

Choosing a juicer should be based on your needs. Adding freshly squeezed juices into your diet will be sure to make you feel a whole lot more energized, revitalized, and healthier than you were before.