For most folks, health related resolutions are a popular topic. Lose weight, quit smoking, and exercising more are often the most common. Unfortunately, before the end of January a lot of these seem to have failed. One way to improve your overall health in the new year is to juice. We love it and swear by it, but getting started was a little daunting. Having a quality juicer can be a key factor in your success in sticking with it long term, it was for us. So as we roll into the new year we thought it would be a good idea to see which models are contending to be the top choice for your ktichen. The following juicing machines are some of the top rated options for those looking to trying juicing for the first time.
Masticating Juicer Brands
This method of juicing is slower and more deliberate. The juice is pressed and squeezed out of fruits and vegetables at a more methodical pace so this type of juicer will require slightly more patience. The payoff is a higher quality juice with less exposure to oxygen or heat build up. The best masticating juicers will give you a juice that you can store for a few days so you can make a lot of it at one time. They will also have a higher juice yield with not a lot going to waste. These types of juicing machines are perfect for those that can sacrifice a little more time for better quality. For juicing leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, lettuce, cabbage, or wheatgrass, a masticating model is going to be the best juicer for the job.
Omega is another top juicer maker that gets very high ratings for their line of masticating juicers. They are not fast like the Breville models, but they do make a better quality juice. The other great thing about Omega models is that they are really quiet when juicing. If you live in a small place or you just do not like noise, then this is a better choice. Omega juicers are also great for getting a lot of juice out of leafy foods like kale. They may be a little more expensive, but if you can afford it, these can provide some extra advantages. They also come with long and extensive warranties.
Not as well known as Breville and Omega, Kuvings is a great alternative. They introduced a new upright masticating model that now has a wide feed chute, the only vertical masticator to currently have one. What does this mean? Well a large feed chute can handle larger sized foods, with less of a need to cut fruits and vegetables into sizes small enough to fit inside of the juicer. This, in turn, saves time.
This company also has a very nice line of juicers. Their masticating juicers get very good ratings from users and their new upright, the Slowstar, is quite the eye catcher. Sharp red and black that really stands out in any kitchen.
Centrifugal Juicing Brands
A centrifugal juicer is a terrific option for anyone who just does not want to spend a lot of time juicing. These machines are exceptionally fast (and loud) and will give you a nice glass of juice with little effort. Their main drawbacks are noise, leafy green juice yield, and oxidation. When using a centrifugal juice extractor you should consume the juice right away as it tends to spoil quicker. If you are constantly on the go this is the type of machine you need. There is really only one brand you should consider as well. Breville is by far the best maker of centrifugal juicers and they have a high end line of machines for just about every budget.
Having a fast and convenient juicing machine can be a key component for sticking with it for a lot of people. Breville makes some of the easiest machines to use. Their centrifugal juicers are extremely fast and powerful, are simple to use and easy to clean. They are also some of the best customer rated fast juicers on the market. Typically their one major downside is how loud they can be. But being so fast, they are only loud for a few minutes, and then you are done. They have a wide range of juicers that vary in price and features, but they are all excellent juice extractors that are well built and dependable. Great choice for beginner juicers.
What Type of Juicer Should I Choose?
Fortunately, the juicer market has a variety of high quality models to choose from. Any juicer is better than no juicer, so you really can’t go wrong with any of the makers listed above. These are generally the most popular juicers out their that get high praise from owners. Make this your best year yet and take control of your health and well being with a new juicing machine. The benefits of juicing can be dramatic and your body will thank you, you just have take the leap and try it out.