As advocates of juicing, we realize that not everyone will have the budget to jump with both feet into this form of diet improvement. There are a lot of expensive juicing machines out there, plus buying fresh fruits and vegetables can really put a dent in the pocketbook. So we have decided to put together a list of the top 3 juicers that won’t completely break the bank. Hopefully one of these extractors will fit your needs to a tee and let you save a little in the process.
Types of Juicers
There are two main types of juicers used today to handle fruits and vegetables. Masticating juicers typically produce a slightly better result with a higher quality juice, but they tend to be a little more time consuming as well as slightly more pricey. If getting one of the top juicers possible is your primary concern and price is not that important, then this is the type of juicing machine that we would recommend every time.
Centrifugal machines, on the other hand, are still going to deliver you with a nice quality juicer, at a faster speed, and they normally are a little more budget friendly. These are still very capable juicers that will give you a fast way to juice.
This is perhaps the best budget option out there as it delivers great options and features at a good starting price point of around $100. You really should avoid going below this mark if you can help it as cheap machines will usually give you what you pay for.
The BJE200XL is a one speed centrifugal machine that is pretty fast. It has a pulp catching bowl incorporated into the juicer to take up less countertop space. It is great for hard foods, but not so great at leafy foods. It is also somewhat loud. However, for the price, this is one terrific option for beginners or those who don’t want to spend that much.
This is another centrifugal juicer that takes a nice step up in features and flexibility. This can usually be found online for around $150. This model features two speeds, high and low, to let you better customize the machine for hard and soft fruits and vegetables. With a wide feed chute, which all Breville juicers have, lets you drop in big chunks which reduces the time needed for food preparation. It is reliable, powerful, and one of the most popular juicers that Breville makes. If you can afford to stretch the budget a bit, this is a worthy contender.
This is probably the top masticating juicer option for those looking to save. It has been out for years and it continues to be a solid performer for owners. This is going to run somewhere around $200 and it is perfect for anyone hoping to juice a lot of kale, spinach, wheatgrass, and other leafy vegetables. It does have a smaller feed chute which means you have to take the time to cut up your produce, and it does come in a not so modern white color. But these two minor drawbacks don’t take away from what a workhorse this model is and how good of job it will do at juicing. It is very efficient and it produces a tasty, and somewhat pulpy, glass of nutrient packed juice.
Unfortunately, getting into juicing does take some money. Both the juicer and the regular purchase of ingredients to run through the machine will leave you a little bit lighter in the wallet. However, can you really put a price on a quick and simple means to improve your diet? With an almost endless variety of recipes available, and the tremendous health benefits that it can provide, juicing is a worthwhile activity that can have a positive impact on the way that you look and feel.