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How to Choose a Good Juicer (My Recommended Juicers Below)

JuicerJuicing has gotten extremely popular over the past couple of years and for good reason!  Juicing is a great way to detox the body while also replenishing the body with high levels of nutrients.

I truly hope that juicing isn’t just a “fad” because drinking fresh juice daily can do wonders for your health, vitality, and longevity, especially in a world where many of the foods we eat are highly processed, calorie dense, and nutrient deficient.

I know one thing – I’ll be juicing for the rest of my life!  I know, firsthand, what juicing can do for one’s health.

So, how do you choose a good juicer?

First off, you must understand the different types of juicers available and their benefits.

High Speed Juicers: Also known as Centrifugal Juice Extractors.  High speed juicers use their high speed spinning blades to quickly pulverize the fruits and vegetables. The blades spin twenty to thirty thousand times per minute, crushing and juicing very quickly.  As a result, the juice can become oxidized, which may cause you to lose some of the nutrients very quickly from the juice.  With this type of juicer, it is best to drink the juice immediately after making it.  These juicers are the more common juicers that you see in many major retail stores.

Slow Speed Juicers: Also known as Masticating Juicers. These juicers use a slow masticating or “chewing” technique to extract juice out of fruits and vegetables. The ingredients are first crushed and then pressed further to yield more juice. This process yields quality juice without losing the nutrients.  With this type of juicer, you can make juice ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for a few days without losing much of the nutrient value.

Pros & Cons: The biggest pro of high speed juicers is the low pricing.  While the con of high speed juicers is the fact that you must drink the juice right after making it due to the continual loss of nutrients (oxidation).

Side Tip:  You can add lemon to your juices to preserve the nutrients for a longer period (if using a high speed juicer).

The biggest pro of slow speed juicers is that they don’t oxidize the juice, which allows you to prep/store juice for a few days without losing much of the nutrient value.  While the con of slow speed juicers is the high pricing.

What type of juicer do I have?

I have a high speed juicer – a Breville Elite.  I chose this juicer MANY years ago before I even knew the difference between high and slow speed juicers.  I can, personally, attest to the fact that this juicer did wonders for my health even though it’s high speed.  Now, I will say that I work from home on many days and am able to drink the drink within an hour of making it.  I do intend on purchasing a slow speed juicer, especially for extracting juice for my green drinks.

What type of juicer do I recommend?

If I could only choose one type of juicer, I would go with a slow speed juicer.  But, it really depends on your finances and lifestyle.  If you can’t afford a slow speed juicer, then by all means, definitely start with a high speed juicer that’s within your price range because you will still get dramatic results (as I did and still am with my Breville).  I‘ve seen many people bashing the high speed juicers as though they don’t provide any results at all – that’s absolutely untrue.  I’ve never used a slow speed juicer and my health has taken a 180 degree turn thanks, in most part, to juicing daily – YES, with a high speed juicer.  However, I do plan on upgrading to a slow speed juicer soon to take my health to the next level.

Here are a few juicers I recommend based on experience and/or reviews…

Remember, just like with any product you buy, you get what you pay for – But, I have researched the best juicers in each price range based on experience and/or reviews.

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17 Responses to How to Choose a Good Juicer (My Recommended Juicers Below)

  1. How could one tell if a juicer is high speed or low speed? I appreciate your recommendations but wondering if possibly there are other juicers that you might not have listed that are just as great. Hoping I could possibly get a great deal on one this upcoming holiday. Thank you I enjoy all your posts.

    • Hi JLynn! A high speed juicer is also called a centrifugal juicer while a slow speed juicer is called a masticating juicer. Good luck on finding a great deal! 🙂

  2. Hey! Super excited to be starting this cleanse.. i hope i can make it all the way to day 7 ahah!
    So if i dont have a juicer would i just be blending both of the juices in my blender and drinking right away??
    And if i do end up buying a juicer, do i put everything into it whole ?? like the lemon, apples etc.

    • Hi Sammy! If you don’t have a juicer, you can blend both recipes. Or, for the juice recipes, you can blend with water then strain through a nut milk bag or triple-layered cheesecloth. If you do end up getting a juicer, then you can put the apples, lemons, etc. in whole as long as they are organic. If they’re not organic, you’ll won’t to peel them before juicing in order to avoid ingesting high amounts of pesticides.

  3. Thank you for the amazing response time!!! Okay, I have one more question. During this 7 day cleanse are you allowed any snacks or protein or coffee? I’m starving here ;). Thanks Kayla!!

    • You’re welcome 🙂 In order to not slow down the detox process, I recommend snacking on fruits and veggies. If you’re really hungry, try having another Fat Flush Smoothie or even double the size of your salad. If it’s a day where you drink liquids all day (no salad), have the salad recipe for dinner instead of the liquid. This won’t interfere much with the detox process. However, caffeine (coffee) and protein will definitely slow down the detox process. As a side note, you may be interested in doing my 8-Day Mini Cleanse first as a way to ease into the 7-Day Detox (which is a little more intense as you can see). Many are seeing great results by doing the 8-Day Mini Cleanse first and then going straight into the 7-Day Detox… here’s the link to the mini cleanse: http://www.kaylachandler.com/downloads/8-day-mini-cleanse-ebook/ Hope this helps!! 🙂

  4. Hi Kayla! First… thank you for all of this useful information!!! I am about to attempt your 7 day cleanse, but I have a question: if I do not have a juicer, will this affect my results or do I need to run out and buy one? Thank you so much Kayla!

    • Hi Cora!.. You’re very welcome 🙂 Having a juicer definitely makes the process of extracting the juice a lot easier and less messy. However, you can always blend the ingredients (with added water) and strain the juice through a nut milk bag, a very fine mesh strainer, or (several layers of) cheese cloth. This is time consuming and messy, but many have done it this way successfully. So, ultimately, it’s up to you. Investing in a good juicer is something I would recommend any way for long term benefits. So, if the finances are available, I’d definitely suggest buying a juicer… hope this info helps 🙂 and Good Luck!

  5. Thank you for that info. I always hear about the nutri bullet and I was wondering if that is a good option for jucing or not, please advise.

    • Hi Wendy!.. Actually, the nutri bullet is a blender, not a juicer. With a nutri bullet, you’re still ingesting all of the fiber, etc. With a juicer, the juice is being extracted from the fiber. If you’re looking for a good high speed blender for smoothies, the nutri bullet is a great choice! But, it’ll only make smoothies, not juices. If you don’t have a juicer and can’t buy one right now, you can always blend the ingredients in the nutri bullet (or any other high speed blender) and strain the juice through a nut milk bag or very fine mesh strainer.

      • Hi Kayla, Thank you for your reply. I was actually curious to know the difference. I appreciate you clarifying that for me. I am looking to start you 7 day detox recipes and will be picking up a juicer for that. Thanks again for your help.

  6. Even with all the info available online, it can be so confusing to figure out what kind of juicer to get. Unfortunately, I didn’t see your post until after I made my purchase, but I was happy to see my choice was on your list. I’m excited to use my “better” juicer and start my 7 day detox! Thank you for being so informative!!

  7. I want to thank you for writing this blog it has great info. You are the only one out there that will take the time to answer any question quickly. Great info thank you again.

    • You’re very welcome Kim! I really enjoy helping others when it comes to health.. I’m glad this info was helpful to you 🙂

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