The juicer is definitely a must-have kitchen apparatus for those health-conscious people or for those who want a fresh juice in the morning or any time they want it. But how about other people who are just thinking of juicing or are actually starting to do such? What are the best juicers, or what are the most popular ones?
The most popular juicer which is recommended as the best juicer for beginners is the centrifugal juicer. This type of juicer is relatively inexpensive and can be found in most stores, and most of the ones available on the market cost less than $100.
The centrifugal juicer cuts and chops up the produce with a flat cutting blade which is similar to a blender’s. While the blade cuts and chops up the fruits and vegetables, it spins at the same time at a speed of 3,000 to 16,000 RPMs — fast enough to separate the juice from the pulp.
The machine’s centrifugal force helps in extracting the juice — just think of an old washing machine that wrings out the water from the wet clothes.
It has a strainer basket with tiny holes where the juice passes through, to a container at the bottom. The used pulp is left behind in the juicer. It is taken out of the juicer and then is discarded (or can be used for other purposes). Some models of the centrifugal juicer have a “pulp ejector” feature which ejects the pulp automatically when it is full. This will definitely save you time during the juicing process. This is ideal for juicing large volume of produce. However, for models without the pulp ejector you will have to empty the strainer basket often as the pulp collected in the basket may reduce the machine’s efficiency.
Centrifugal juicers are common and are widely available in most department stores, appliance shops, or electrical stores. It is probably the most user-friendly among the different types of juicers and is also easy to master. Not to mention cleanup is a breeze. Centrifugal juicers have fewer parts than other types of juicers and most of these parts are dishwasher-safe.
However, centrifugal juicers can make some grating noise due to its high-speed internal components when the juicer is running, which causes friction and vibration. A lot of people won’t mind the noise and some may even forget asking about how the machine would sound. But for some, this may be the deal-breaker. So if you want a quiet machine, then the centrifugal juicers may not be the best juicer for you.
There are definitely a lot of juicers available on the market. Nowadays, people enjoy lots of brands and there are many configurations to choose from, and some of the top rated juicers include centrifugal juicers.