A juicer is a device used to easily squeeze the juice from soft centered fruits. These appliances are designed in such a way so that the user simply has to push the fruit down on the rigid piece in the center and turn the fruit back and forth. This back and forth motion forces the juice out and it is collected in a container. While most juicers are hand-held, there are various electric models on the market today.
A juicer has also been called a juice extractor. These are electric devices rather than being hand-held and they work at various speeds. This type of juicer separates the juice and the pulp, both are collected separately and the juice is discarded if necessary.
What to look for when buying a juicer:
- A powerful motor – while most people want to buy kitchen appliances are that small and cost less, in the case of a juicer you will want to spend the extra money to buy something that has a powerful motor. Research has shown that people who bought less powerful, cheap juicers found them to be quite noisy and they didn’t do the job that well. You will want to find something that will stand up to heavy- duty use.
- Capabilities – just like with any other appliance, you want your juicer to be able to do many things. Look for something that has the capability to juice a variety of fruits and vegetables.
- Easy to clean – For most people, if the appliance is difficult to use and clean they will avoid making the purchase. Even if it looks complicated, it can be taken apart quite easily. These appliances are also safe to put in the dishwasher. You also need to look for a juicer that is easy to hold and does not require a great deal of effort to