I have just realised, I didn’t give you proper information in my previous post. I am looking to buy a new juicer and have been researching brands and prices for the last few months, so the following information may be useful to you too:
Centrifugal juicers are the most common and affordable type. A rotating blade cuts vegetables & fruit and this is then pushed against a strainer at very high speeds. They seem to range in price from $50 - $250 and can be brought at most High Street retail stores.
Non-centrifugal juicers can be either a masticating (chewing) or a cold-press style. This style retains more vitamins, minerals and enzymes in the juice than the centrifugal juicers. They are a more specialised product and tend to cost from $500 upwards.
Most juicers are single gear. Twin gear juicers are top of the range and the most expensive. From my understanding, you only really need twin gear if you are using it in a café in a high capacity setting.
Although the non-centrifugal types are more expensive, they have a number of advantages:
Juice can be stored for 24 – 74 hours depending on the brand of juicer. You can’t store juice from centrifugal juicers, as it spoils within hours.
Some of the brands can also be used for food processing (i.e.) mincing, grinding coffee beans, making sausages, pasta & noodles, seasonings, nut butter, soy milk, baby food and ice cream. The cold-press ones can also juice wheatgrass and herbs.
They are quite to use and normally come with really good warranties of 10 or 20 years.
I can’t decide between the following two non-centrifugal juicers: Oscar Vital Max 900 Living Juicer $499 or the Green Power Greenstar 2000 Twin Gear Juicer $995. Obviously the Oscar Vital Max is a lot cheaper but the Green Power Greenstar is meant to be one of the best in the world and people rave about it.
I plan to use the juicer twice a day, everyday, that is why I want one that will last for years.
I juicer I currently own is a centrifugal juicers. I paid about $120 for it and it is terrible. It is always over-heating and it is very loud. It seriously struggles when I try to juice hard carrots or delicate things like spinach. And it is a pain-in-the-you-know-where to clean.
Anyway I hope my research assists you in some way.
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Post Edited (MoonShadow) : 1/1/2008 5:27:57 PM (GMT-7)