How to Use a Juicer

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How to Use a Juicer

Juicers allow you to get maximum health benefits from consuming fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables provide you with plenty of vitamins and minerals, since their juice is raw and not heated. Fresh fruit juices taste excellent even without adding sugar. With only natural sugars, vitamins, and minerals, fruit juice curbs hunger and energises your body. It is easy to see why investing in a juicer is really investing in your health. Still, it is important to get to know a few different kinds of juicers and understand how they work in order to make an informed purchasing decision.

Choosing the Right Juicer

There are several types of juicers to choose from. Considering how each juicer works can help you decide which type is right for your household.

Type of Juicer

Description

Relative Cost

Centrifugal

High-speed spinning motion grinds up fruits and vegetables and then separates the juice from the pulp

Over time creates oxidation that can degrade nutrients

Reasonably priced, makes juice fast, and is easy to clean

$

Hydraulic Press

Works in a two-step process

The machine first grinds vegetables and fruits into very small pieces and collects them in a cloth filter bag

Slowly, the machine applies an extreme amount of pressure to the cloth filter bag, releasing all of the juice with no foam, froth, or oxidation

Very expensive but yields much more juice than both centrifugal and masticating juicers

$$$$

Masticating

Slow-speed juicer that produces less oxidation and slightly higher juice yield than centrifugal juicers by masticating or squishing the fruits and vegetables

$$

As a consumer, you do well to consider how important the oxidation factor, juice yield, and price of a juicer are to you before purchasing.

Choosing and Preparing Fruits and Vegetables

The number of different juices and juice combinations you can make with a juicer are endless. The following vegetables are ideal for juicing: carrots, celery, turnips, beets, parsnips, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and asparagus. Several fruits also work well for juicing, including pears, apples, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, grapefruits, tangerines, oranges, lemons, and limes, as well as mangos, pineapples, kiwis, strawberries, blueberries, honeydew melons, pomegranate, and cherries.

Once you choose your fruits, vegetables, or combination, gently wash and rinse them, removing any stems or stickers. Next, remove inedible skins, like orange peels or kiwi skin. Chop the fruits into medium chunks and you are ready to begin juicing.

Using Your Juicer

Each brand, make, and model of juicer functions differently, so it is important to familiarise yourself with the instruction manual before using the unit. For example, some juicing units may require chopping fruits and vegetables to specific sizes before juicing them.

Regardless of brand, make, or model, there are a few things you should keep in mind. For example, if you have children in your household, remember to keep the juicer stored out of reach and unplugged when not in use. Before starting the juicer, make sure it is stable and planted firmly on a flat surface. This reduces vibration and lengthens the life of the juicer. Lastly, make sure all parts fit back together snugly and nothing is missing after cleaning.

Making Juices with Nuts and More

Juicers also make delicious almond milk, oat milk, and pistachio milk. Simply soak the almonds, pistachios, or oats in water overnight, covered. The following day, drain and then add fresh water. Three cups of water to each cup of solid is usually ideal. Ladle the new mixture into the juicer and enjoy delicious almond, oat, or pistachio milk. Herbs also do well in a juicer for creating delicious sauces and soups. Cilantro, fennel, and dill are all excellent choices for adding a burst of liquid flavour to any recipe.

Cleaning Up

Be sure to wash and clean your juicer as soon as possible after use. This prevents pulps and sugars from drying and sticking to vital parts of the juicer, making them difficult to clean. Begin by cleaning the blades of the juicer under running water. A vegetable brush helps you get any stubborn pieces of fruit or vegetable out of the juicer basket holes. Avoid placing juicer components in the dishwasher unless the juicer's manual specifically approves it.

How to Buy Juicers on eBay

eBay is a great place to purchase any kind of juicer. You can begin shopping by typing " juicer" into the eBay search bar. Then browse through search results and filter by condition, shipping options, and price. Juicers are the perfect way to enjoy refreshing drinks with many health benefits. Not only do juicers create healthy drinks, they make nut-based milks and herb-based juices ideal for cooking purposes. Juicers are certainly a worthwhile investment for any consumer's collection of kitchen supplies.


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