There is no better way to a healthy body than getting a large portion of your daily nutrition from fruits and vegetables. To make it even easier, juicing is a great way to get all the nutrients your body needs without having to eat lots of food.
Juice is a great way to keep your kids healthy too. I know my kids didn’t care much for vegetables but when I added it along with fruit to some yummy juice recipes, they loved it. And it did seem to make a difference in their health. They didn’t come down with colds and viruses as much as their friends did. And all three grew into tall, healthy, strong adults.
Although I know my way around a juicer and have drank fresh squeezed juice for years, I don’t claim to be a juicing expert. I will share my knowledge of juicing, and help you find the best juicer in India for your needs.
Basic Features You Must Consider
Design: The simplest machine can be the best machine, with no complicated features to make it irksome to use. If your juicer is compact and only has a few simple parts, it will be easier to assemble and also, motivate you to use it more often.
Juicing Yield: You obviously want a juicer that extracts a good amount from fruits and vegetables. Note- Wet pulp is an indication that the machine is not effective in extracting a high yield of juice.
Speeds: Centrifugal juicers come with variable speeds so you can select a slow speed for soft fruits like berries and fast speed for harder fruits and vegetables like carrots. The slower the basket spins, the more juice is extracted from the fruit or vegetable, which makes this a definite advantage of these types of juicers.
Cleaning Time: There are many plus points for juicing, but cleaning a juicer is definitely not one of them. When purchasing a juicer, consider the cleaning method and the amount of time it would take to clean the gunk off after juicing.
Juice Level Indicator:
A see-through container is great, but nothing beats visible markings to indicate the amount of fruit or greens that has been juiced. A feature which is not universal amongst the products we have tested, it is one that you must look out for.
Feeding Tube: The larger the size of the feeding tube, the larger pieces of produce that can be juiced. This feature makes the preparation easy because the food doesn’t require cutting and chopping. A good size for the spout of a centrifugal juicer feeding tube is 3 inches or wider.
Pulp Container: Look out for a juicer with a large pulp container because you don’t need to stop and empty it if you want to juice large amounts.
Safety Switch: Almost all juicers have a safety lock lid. This means the juicer won’t work unless the lid is clicked into place securely.
Drip-Stop Pout: An added feature, but very useful. This prevents any remaining juice inside the machine from dripping out onto your kitchen counter, when you’ve removed your glass or jug from underneath the spout.
Noise: Before buying a juicer, get a demo and make sure it isn’t noisy.
Storability: A juicer that is compact and takes limited space is ideal, so you can store it in your kitchen cabinet easily or even display it on the counter.
Customer Service: It is best to choose a juicer which offers you aspects like a long-term warranty, or exchange or return of the item in case it is faulty.
Since there are a dizzying array of juicers to choose from – we picked the basic and latest model of various brands available in the market based on user preferences and popularity. All juicers were physically tested to make carrot juice, keeping in mind the above factors. The price range varies from Rs. 4000 to Rs. 8000, depending on the power consumption that went up to 700 W.
The best Juicers on the Market
These are short reviews of the best rated juicers on the market.
The Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer
The Omega J8006 Nutrition Center juicer is a masticating type of juicer which works at slow speeds (only 80 RPM) to efficiently extract juice from all kinds of produce without generating heat and foam. The juice yield is high, is of superior quality and boasts of a shelf life of up to 72 hours. This juicer works quietly and is backed up with a 15-year warranty for your peace of mind. What’s more, it performs multiple functions as a nut butter and pasta making machine. The price may be limiting but its efficiency lets you save on produce over time. If your after high-quality juice, we rate this as the best masticating juicer on the market.
The Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000 Watt Juice Extractor
This juicer (which is one of Breville’s top juicers) is a hardworking high-powered centrifugal-type juicer which features 2 speed controls — the fast 13,500 RPM and the slow 6,500 RPM to extract juice from both softer fruits and tougher greens. Its major selling point is the measly amount of heat generated — only 1.8 degrees F — to give you juice that is live and teeming with enzymes and antioxidants. Convenience is another good feature as it has a patented large feed tube which can accommodate whole fruits and vegetables so you don’t have to spend time and energy prepping your produce. Its so much more than a good juicer, we rate it as one of the best best centrifugal juicers you can get your hands on.
The Breville Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor
Not all of the top rated juicers have to be flashy, large, high-tech machines, do they? The Breville compact juice fountain (read our review here) is a compact, yet hardworking juicer, with a very attractive price tag.
When it comes to super convenient juicer, you’re looking for something that is easy to use, juices fast, and can be tucked away without any effort. Most importantly, it needs to be an easy to clean juicer, so you can juice in a hurry. These are all features that you’ll find in this juicer, and maybe that’s why its been consistently rated as one of the top rated juicers in 2013 and 2014
It may not have some of the features you’d find in the dearer models, but when it comes to juicing convenience and value, this juicer is hard to surpass.
The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
If the Breville juice fountain elite is a little too high end for you, but you still want a quality juicer, the Breville juice fountain plus is a great option. This juicer has a great balance of all features- speed, efficiency, simplicity, durability and price, meaning its a great all round centrifugal juicer. Read our review here, and see if you agree with us- its extremely easy to use (and to clean!) while still providing beautiful quality juice at record time. A strong contender…
The Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer
Do you enjoy the finer things in life? Are you looking for the ‘Rolls Royce’ of juicers? If so, look no further than the Super angel all stainless steel twin gear juicer. As its name suggests, its made from 100% stainless steel metal, which puts it into a class of its own. Stainless steel has awesome benefits apart from the fact that its super sexy looking – its also extremely durable and very easy to maintain. We also believe that juice tastes better when its come from stainless steel (as opposed to plastics). This juicer is also the number one performer when it comes to juicing leafy greens.
Ultimately, the right juicer for you is one which you want to use again and again – one which meets your demands and fits in with your lifestyle. Once you’re happy with your choice, read our guide on getting the most out of your new juicer. What works for some may not be enough for you while the ones you prefer may seem too complicated for others. Juicing advocates advise that you start with a basic, centrifugal juicer-only model so you can get the hang out of juicing. You can then move on to the multitasking masticating and triturating ones as soon as you become adept at juice extraction.