Juice Extractor

A juice extractor, or juicer, is designed to remove the fluid from a fruit’s pulp. Many people use juicers because they offer fresher, better tasting juice than can be found in stores. Juice extractors can work on fruit and vegetables, and they can be quickly used to create juice for either a beverage or a recipe. The better juice extractors can also store the pulp very efficiently so that it can be disposed of or used in another recipe quickly ad cleanly. Most juice extractors today use electricity, although manual juicers have existed for a very long time. Electric units simply require less effort on the part of the user.

People rarely use manual juice extractors anymore, but they are occasionally still made and sold, especially for people who have little or inconsistent access to electricity. These juicers are operated by a pumping device, which squeezes the juice out of the pulp of the fruit or vegetables. This can be taxing on the user, and isn’t as effective as an electric juice extractor. The manual version can’t get all of the moisture out because it crushes the pulp from the outside of the fruit.

An electric juicer, on the other hand, usually works with access to the inside of the fruit. In most juice extractors, you can simply insert the fruit or vegetable that you want juiced into whatever bowl the juicer has. Then, you can press down slightly on whatever lid comes with the device, and the fruit will be spun over a grinder. The juice extractor’s bowl is actually a sieve, and the juice falls through it as the pulp is shredded dry. When the juice extractor is done, the pulp is left in small pieces, having been torn apart by the grinder. The juice goes through the sieve, and leaves into your cup.

When buying a juicer, it’s important to know exactly what to look for in one. In general, you’ll want a powerful motor, but anything that uses more than 600 watts needs to be well vented so that the motor heat doesn’t damage the juice. Anything less than 400 watts, however, and it can put a strain on the juicer itself. Another important factor is how much juice it gets from the pulp – juice extractors that dump the pulp out of the basket don’t get as much juice as those that keep it in the bowl. On the other hand, those that keep the pulp in the bowl can be much harder and more inconvenient to clean.

Another factor is durability and the ease at which the juice extractor can be repaired. While the durability isn’t easily determined, you can check to see which juicers have the best warranties. Typically, juice extractors that have better warranties will also cause less problem (their manufacturers are confident in its durability). A good warranty lasts somewhere between 5 and 10 years, and will cover both replacement and repairs. As for ease of repair, it’s good to get a juice extractor from a popular brand name, which is likely to have a better support structure and be more efficient in getting it repaired.

Price-wise, the last expensive juicers usually cost about $20, but these usually aren’t very good at their job – it’s typical to see a cheap juice extractor break within a couple years, and they usually won’t extract juice as well, leaving more waste and a worse taste. Good juice extractors usually start at about $50, and these will usually be easier to clean, more durable, and produce a better product. The most expensive juice extractors can cost up to $300, but these aren’t needed by most consumers, and provide more power than most fruits or vegetables need.

This Juice Extractor Review is Written/Updated on Mar 20th, 2010 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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