What juicer should I buy?

by Polly N on November 25, 2013

Juicing has been something that has never left my routine ever since I first started eight years ago. It’s the fastest and easiest way to flood your body with essential enzymes and nutrients that enter your bloodstream in just a few minutes.

There are a number of juicers on the market which can make things a little confusing so let’s break it down here.

 

Centrifugal Juicers

Centrifugal juicers have a metal blade which makes juice quickly. The process of juicing is made even faster with the large spout which allows you to put in some whole fruits without chopping them which makes it a great time saver, especially if you have a family you are also juicing for but be aware of the cons.

Philips-HR1861-whole-fruit-juicer

Cost: approx £40 – £150

Cons: Due to the fast spinning action of the centrifugal juicer, the nutrients are compromised as the juice is exposed to oxygen and slight heat meaning that the enzymes and nutrients are diminished considerably. I find that centrifugals never juice leafy greens like chard and kale very well.

 

Masticating Juicers

Masticating juicers work by grinding the produce into a dry pulp. While it’s a slightly slower process than using a centrifugal juicer, the nutrient quality is considerably higher. Typically, they come with varying blades which allow you to put frozen fruit through it so you can make nut butters and “ice-cream” which is always a bonus!

matstone Green-Star-Elite-500x500

Cost: approx £150 – £500

Cons: There’s really very little I don’t like about my Matstone but obviously the price does jump up considerably when you choose for better quality.

My Picks: The Matstone and the Green Star

 

Norwalk Hydraulic Press

There is no question that the Norwalk delivers juice of a much superior quality (as much as 3-5 times the vitamins and minerals) and produces over half more juice than other juicers. It works by grinding the vegetables into a pulp which is then put into a cheesecloth bag and then pressed. This is the only juicer patients on the Gerson Therapy use.

norwalk

Cost: approx £2000 – 3000

Cons: It’s a beast of a machine that weighs a tonne, it’s incredibly expensive and you can only buy them from America. Shipping costs whack the price up considerably too. Mine cost me somewhere between £2-3k!

 

Do you have a juicer or are you looking to buy one? I hope this post has been helpful in assisting you choose!

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Ashleigh November 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

My centrifugal is the one you have pictured and is on its last legs (and isn’t juicing that well anymore). It was good as a starter juicer but now that I’m taking it more seriously, it’s not going to do the job! I am considering the masticating juicer next as I have heard of the benefits of cold pressing! I love the red matstone and think it’s going to be my next purchase (definitely can’t afford the Norwalk!!).

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Kezia November 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Thanks for all the info , I have been a juicing fan or a few years now but had never heard of the norwalk model – its a beast! But worth it for the therapy I imagine and a juicer in general would be great christmas present!

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Landon Wesley November 29, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Hi Polly,
I have a nice L’Equip centrifugal juicer. We really enjoy it but those green leafy veggies don’t do so well when we run them through.
I’ve never tried a masticating juicer yet. Do you prefer them even with the slowness?

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polly December 9, 2013 at 11:37 am

definitely!

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Juicers December 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Masticating juicers works great that centrifugal juicer as you can get highest yield of nutrients and enzymes than any centrifugal juicer.

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