Choosing the Best Juicer For You, on a Budget!

I get many people asking me what is the best juicer they should buy. In reality there isn't one best juicer that fits everyone's needs. There are many factors including budget and what types of produce you'll be juicing most often. I am fortunate enough to have been juicing for over 8 years and I've been able to try a variety of juicers.

If you are on a budget I definitely recommend not buying a juicer and rather learning how to juice with a blender and a sprout bag. Most people already have blenders and buying a nylon sprout bag, also known as a nut milk bag or a filtering bag, is relatively inexpensive at around 12-14 dollars.

To juice without a juicer you can chop your fruits and vegetables and put them in the blender with at least a cup of water. Blend the fruits and vegetables and then pour the mixture through a sprout bag into a big bowl. Empty the bowl into a pitcher and you have fresh juice, without a juicer!

If you are ready to invest a juicer I would first figure out your budget. If your budget is around 100 dollars I recommend purchasing a centrifugal ejection style juicer. They are the types of juicers that you might see on a late night infomercial. They are fast and juice a variety of fruits and vegetables. The drawback is that they can be loud, messy, and they don't do a good job of juicing leafy greens. If you plan on juicing mostly apples, celery, beets, carrots, and soft fruits such as tomatoes you should be fine with a centrifugal ejection juicer. Warning, if you spend less than 100 dollars on a centrifugal ejection type juicer you will be disappointed because chances are the motor will burn out after a few uses.

If you have a budget of around 250-350 dollars I recommend you look into a single auger style juicer. They are quiet, powerful, and they juice a variety of produce and juice leafy greens and wheatgrass especially well. There are two types of single auger juicers. There are the horizontal single auger juicers that specialize in vegetables, leafy greens, and wheatgrass and there is the upright single auger style juicer which juices practically every type of produce available.