Juicing seems to be more popular than ever these days and having had an excellent Philips juicer for 5 years now we can understand why.
But it is yet another appliance to spend your money on. So is it worth getting a juicer?
If you know you’ll be using it regularly then it’s definitely worth considering.
Below we are going to take a look at some of the pros and cons of getting a juicer to help you decide whether it makes sense for you.
Is It Worth Getting A Juicer?
Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of getting a juicer.
Is It Worth Getting A Juicer: Pros
Great Way To Get More Fruit and Vegetables
The first major advantage of getting a juicer machine is that juicing is an excellent way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet. As you can combine pretty much whatever fruit and vegetables your juicer will take into a juice, you are able to get a wide range of fruits and veg quickly and easily.
For those who try to get their 5 fruit and veg a day this represents a great way to cut to the chase and get that done first thing in the morning or as a snack during the day.
Juice hard and soft Fruit And Veg
Unlike most blenders and smoothie makers, typically juicers can take hard as well as soft fruit and vegetables. This gives you the option of turning vegetables such as carrots, beetroot and ginger into ingredients for your juice.
Lots of Choice of Machines
A major plus for juicers in general is the wide range of choice you have when selecting a model.
There are three main types of juicers (centrifugal, masticating and citrus) as well as those that come with a number of added features and technology.
Good Way To Get Kids Drinking Healthy Juice
One of the best things we’ve found with juicing is that it is a great way to introduce tasty yet healthy beverages to our young children. They enjoy the fresh taste of a carrot and apple juice as well as being fascinated with the actual process of making the juice.
It also means from a very young age they now know what high quality, fresh and healthy juice looks and tastes like hopefully showing them what a good alternative it is to the processed options available elsewhere.
Is It Worth Getting A Juicer: Cons
Some Can Waste Fruit and Vegetables
One of the drawbacks of juicing is that it typically takes a lot of fruit and vegetables to get a decent amount of juice. This is primarily because the juicer has to extract the liquid from the produce and so how much juice is squeezed out will depend on its efficiency. It also depends on how easy it is to actually extract from a given fruit or vegetable.
With our juicer, we like using carrots and apples as a base because we know the juicer does quite well with getting a lot of liquid out of those.
This is in contrast to a blender or smoothie maker which can take whole fruits and turn them into liquid form.
Lots of Parts and Can Be Tricky To Clean
One of the main drawbacks of a juicer, especially when compared to blenders, is the fact they can be tricky to clean. They typically have lots of different parts that combine to carry out the function of the juicer and cleaning these can be bothersome. This is especially the case for the main extractor section of the juicer which can end up with bits of pulp.
Keep a look-out for juicers that offer machine washable parts to make things a bit easier for yourself.
Now that we have an idea of some of the pros and cons of getting a juicer, let’s take a brief look at some of the best available.
Sage BJE520 Nutri Juicer Plus Centrifugal Juicer
If you want a truly high end juicer that will juice first and ask questions later, then the Sage BJE520 Nutri Juicer Plus centrifugal juicer is worth looking at. The extra wide 84mm chute means there’s less need to go chopping up your fruit and vegetables before you get started.
Philips HR1836/01 Viva Collection Compact Juicer
The Philips HR1836/01 Viva Collection compact juicer comes highly rated by users and offers a great way into the world of juicing. Simple to operate as well as offering up to 1.5litre of juicing capacity, this juicer offers some great features from a well respected brand.
Braun J500 Juicer
The Braun J500 offers another feature packed juicer. Offering the capability to juice both hard and soft vegetables as well as a dedicated jug, the Braun J500 is certainly one to consider if you’re in the market for a new juicer.
Blender Or Smoothie Maker May Work Better
If you’re main driver is getting more whole fruit and vegetables into your diet and you don’t mind whether this is in a smooth juice form or more a smoothie then you may be best to consider getting a blender instead.
Is It Worth Getting A Juicer? Tell Us Your Thoughts.