Buying a Juicer

A home juicer helps you manage your family’s diet with delicious, easy-to-prepare nutritious drinks. This guide to buying a juicer will help you find a machine that fits everyone’s needs.

Juicers 101: Improve your family's diet

Fruits and vegetables are a great source of nutrition, so it’s important to ensure your family gets enough of them. With a home juicer, you’ll have a wide variety of healthy drinks at your fingertips — enough to suit even the pickiest of palates. Multi-fruit mixtures are popular kid-favourites, and you can even sneak in a veggie or two for good measure. Preparing your ingredients is easy: just rinse off and remove the skin, seeds and cores. If it fits in the feeding chute, you can blend it to create a fresh and healthy beverage. Stock your fridge with a fresh batch every morning so foragers can find a healthy drink choice throughout the day. 

Types of Juicers

Centrifugal%20Juicer

Centrifugal Juicer

A centrifugal juicer is the most common type found on store shelves today. These appliances require little preparation of ingredients — simply feed your favourite fruits and vegetables into the opening at the top, gently push down with the provided feeder plug, and your fresh juice is ready to drink. Many models include separate pulp dispensers and dishwasher-friendly pieces for saving time. While centrifugal juicers are cost-effective, the internal spinning blades do create a little heat which slightly reduces the nutritional impact of your juice.  
Citrus%20Juicer

Citrus Juicer

If you love fresh juice with breakfast then consider a citrus juicer. It features a sloped pouring spout for easy dispensing and is specially designed to extract juice from grapefruits, oranges and other citrus fruits. Your only prep work is to choose a fruit and slice it in half. This appliance is typically activated by pressing the sliced fruit downward onto the furrowed juicing surface, which engages in a controlled turning motion.  
 

Cold Press Juicer/Masticating Juicer

This type of juicer maximizes the nutritional value of your favourite fruits and vegetables. It uses a pressing function to extract juice instead of slicing up and separating the juice from the pulp like a centrifugal juicer. There are no internal spinning blades to create heat, so all of the healthy enzymes remain intact. It also makes for a much quieter machine. Cold press juicers do leave more pulp in the finished beverage, and they also come at a slightly higher cost. 

Juicer Alternatives

Classic%20Blender

Classic Blender

The ultimate in versatility and power, classic countertop blenders have evolved with push-button technology and improved safety features. This staple appliance enhances any kitchen, whether you're blending a new juice recipe or entertaining friends with ice-blended drinks. Multiple blade speeds provide consistency control, but keep in mind that a blender retains all the pulp from each ingredient which makes for a less-concentrated drink. 
Food%20Processors

Food Processors

Food processors are excellent for preparing dinner ingredients, and can also be used to make juices. The basic function is similar to a juicer, but the chopping mechanism and container are not ideal for blending liquids. They work much better with dry or moist ingredients, and are ideal for blending soups or bread dough — less so for making a smooth juice. 

Juicer Safety Considerations:

• Use the provided pushing instrument when feeding ingredients into juicers
• Take extra caution when cleaning juicer blades 
• For classic countertop blenders, ensure the lid is secured before operation
• Unplug your juicing appliance when not in use, especially around children 

Juicer Features

Motor +

Most juicers contain an internal motor that operates on 700 to 800 watts. This gives your appliance quick-burst power to slice through almost any fruit or vegetable you put into it.

Stainless Steel Blades +

The spinning function within your juicer employs stainless steel blades that resist corrosion and are designed to remain sharp through long periods of frequent use.

Base +

Depending on the model, your juicer will likely feature suction cups or soft rubber feet on the bottom of the base. This is to ensure that the appliance does not shift during use, and it also reduces noise transference onto your countertops.

Citrus Cone +

Many products come with a citrus cone attachment for when you want to add the healthy acidity of citrus into your blended juice. On most models you simply push your halved fruit down onto the furrowed juicing surface to activate its rotation.

Pulp Container +

Juicer appliances extract the pure fruit and vegetable juice while isolating the spent pulp in a mesh filter. This is stored in a separate pulp container, which is removable for easy disposal. You can also save this nutrient-rich mixture for flavouring other kitchen creations.

Dishwasher-Safe Parts +

Juicer parts become sticky due to the high natural sugar content of most fruits. Fortunately, most juicers feature removable and dishwasher-safe parts so your appliance is ready for daily use. Follow product instructions for proper removal.

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Juicer Maintenance Tips:

• Thoroughly clean all ingredients before consumption
• Wash and dry removable parts after each use
• Save fruit and vegetable pulp for sauces, breads, or soups
• Use frozen ingredients for a chilled beverage
• Try making enough juice for multiple servings to save time
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