Tools For Juicing

Hand Juicer

For the simplest juices this is all that you will need. A small stainless steel manual juicer or a plastic one with collection cup can be found for $15 or less. Combined with a good knife and cutting board, this tool will be all you need for occasional juicing.

Optional Utensils

A citrus squeezer is handy for quickly juicing lemons and limes. A wheat grass juicer is a hand cranked extractor for recipes using wheat grass and other soft leaves. A mango corer is a handy tool to have when using fresh mango in your juices. Oxo makes one that sells in many grocery stores for about $12.

Electric Juice Extractor

When you want to make juicing part of your lifestyle or go on a juice diet, you will more successful if you have an electric juice extractor. Breville, Black & Decker, Hamilton Beach and Jack Lalanne are some of the most popular brands. The heavy duty juicers have a feed tube, much like a food processor, and a mesh filter that separates the pulp from the juice. Most fruits can be fed whole into the extractor, making juice preparation quick and easy. These units yield much more juice than a manual juicer, and the pulp can be composted or used in many recipes.

Blender

A high quality blender is a nice addition because it allows you to expand your recipes to frozen fruit juices, smoothies and blended soups. Black & Decker, Hamilton Beach, Cuisinart, KitchenAid and Oster are the most common brands. Always purchase a professional series blender with the most power you can afford. You really only need two-speeds and preferably a glass or durable polycarbonate container. Vitamix makes one of the best high performance blenders available. They cost more but last much longer than other brands, and they are so powerful you can actually make steaming hot soup in them in just minutes. It’s a good investment if you will be using your blender daily.



Source by Maruko Ito

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