(Ketchikan, Alaska USA)
Q: I am just starting my journey juicing adventure/detox lifestyle change. I have not bought a machine yet. So you ask me what is my question? "I don't know what jucing machine is the correct one for me." I have researched the literature, blogs, reviews and enormous amounts of websites and found that I am now so overwhelmed with all the information I read. I am more confused now than when I started. I don't know which one to buy, any suggestions?
I want to juice vegetables (from carrots, to kale, to tomatoes), fruits (all fruits including citrus) and wheat/ lemon grasses.
I have read about centrifugal, single gear and twin gear. Read the pro's and cons of each one. I just know that other than juicing I would want something that is not going to be a pain to clean. I don't know which one would be best for me.
The machine has to be ready for me to juice a large quantity Monday-Friday I want to be able to juice in the morning so I can consume the juice during the day. Otherwise I am the type of person will eat in the morning then head out the door to work, I don't consume anything until dinner time. By then I am so starving with the worst headache and grumpy that I consume everything in the fridge and cupboards. Which is not good for your body.
A: Vanessa, So glad you are starting your juicing journey. Once you get started, you'll never look back!
Well, you're right, there is a lot of information out there and a lot of juicers to choose from. I struggle with this myself as I have to give recommendations to people all of the time about which juicer to buy. I have a few favorites, but in the end, it's all about your budget, your lifestyle and your preference.
If you are going to get serious about juicing (i.e., do juice fasts, juice everyday to improve health) I'd recommend setting aside a budget of $200-$300 dollars to get a juicer to last you a lifetime. While it's expensive at first, it will be worth it later when you make a good quality, highly nutritious juice that doesn't have loads of pulp in it.
The best juicers are the single and twin gears juicers. Take a look at the Green Star twin gear, and the Omega Vert single gear. These are two solid, good juicers that make great juice that does not compromise the nutrition. The Champion is also good. I would choose from one of those three.
If these are out of your price range, you'll have to get a centrifugal. These are not as good, but still make decent juice. A good one would be the Jack Lalanne's or the Jay Kordich models.
Just the fact that you are going to start juicing is enough. You could always get a juicer now, and then if you find you want to get another model later when you are a more experienced juicer, then maybe get one then? That's what I did :)
Good luck on your journey! Come back and visit!