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What is an Electric Juicer?

An electric juicer is a device designed to extract juice from fruits and vegetables with ease and efficiency. It uses electric power to spin a blade or press the produce, separating the juice from the pulp. This kitchen gadget is a game-changer for health enthusiasts seeking fresh, nutrient-rich drinks. Curious about how an electric juicer can transform your daily routine? Read on to discover more.
Tricia Christensen
Tricia Christensen
Tricia Christensen
Tricia Christensen

An electric juicer uses a power source to operate machinery that will cut up, grind and mash fruit and/or vegetables to create juice. Juice from an electric juicer can be a revelation for those who’ve always purchased concentrated juice because flavors can be fresh and intense. Not all electric juicers are created equally, and they can range in price from under $100 US Dollars (USD) to well over this amount. Mostly, price reflects the different types of juicers available.

Some types of the electric juicer are single purpose only. Popularity of wheat grass has led to folks buying juicers that are designed simply to produce wheat grass juice. Another common single-purpose electric juicer extracts citrus juice only. Many people prefer using juicers that can juice a variety of fruit and vegetables instead, and these may be called multi-purpose juicers.

Many different vegetables can be used in a juicer.
Many different vegetables can be used in a juicer.

These handy machines are also classified by the way that they work. There are three common types of juicers, which are called centrifugal, masticating, and triturating. Knowing how each type's juicing system works can help inform people’s choices on what to purchase.

Centrifugal juicers are usually the least expensive. They feature a spinning basket that grinds up the fruit, creating pulp. They may produce some pulp with the juice or this may remain in the juicing unit, and require cleaning. Juice made with this type can be slightly foamy, which might be a concern. Centrifugal juicers also do not tend to work with certain types of green vegetables.

Juicers can often be used to extract the liquid from plants, like wheatgrass.
Juicers can often be used to extract the liquid from plants, like wheatgrass.

Masticating juicers run slower, and actually in juicing, a slower running machine is more desirable because it produces less foamy juice. These juicers work by grinding the food into a pulp. They may be more effective at getting juice out of foods than centrifugal types, but like centrifugal juicers they also don’t work with certain leafy green veggies.

Electric juicers are kitchen appliances that extract juice from vegetables and fruits.
Electric juicers are kitchen appliances that extract juice from vegetables and fruits.

Lastly, twin gear or triturating juicers work the slowest and grind food between two gears. They are the best multipurpose electric juicers but also usually the most expensive. People who use their juicers all the time for a lot of different fruit and veggie juices may want to seriously consider the twin gear electric juicer because they are generally considered superior to other types.

Six ounces of pure fruit juice counts as one serving of fruit.
Six ounces of pure fruit juice counts as one serving of fruit.

There are many brands of electric juicers available, but before purchasing any of them, people may want to figure out how they want to use their juicer. A centrifugal type may be great for making juice a couple of days a week with softer fruits. It is possible to find some of the pricier electric juicer types used. Many people stop using juicers after a few months and sell them. Check local papers, places like craigslist, and possibly ebay for used juicers.

Tricia Christensen
Tricia Christensen

Tricia has a Literature degree from Sonoma State University and has been a frequent DelightedCooking contributor for many years. She is especially passionate about reading and writing, although her other interests include medicine, art, film, history, politics, ethics, and religion. Tricia lives in Northern California and is currently working on her first novel.

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Tricia Christensen
Tricia Christensen

Tricia has a Literature degree from Sonoma State University and has been a frequent DelightedCooking contributor for many years. She is especially passionate about reading and writing, although her other interests include medicine, art, film, history, politics, ethics, and religion. Tricia lives in Northern California and is currently working on her first novel.

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    • Many different vegetables can be used in a juicer.
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      Many different vegetables can be used in a juicer.
    • Juicers can often be used to extract the liquid from plants, like wheatgrass.
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      Juicers can often be used to extract the liquid from plants, like wheatgrass.
    • Electric juicers are kitchen appliances that extract juice from vegetables and fruits.
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      Electric juicers are kitchen appliances that extract juice from vegetables and fruits.
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      Six ounces of pure fruit juice counts as one serving of fruit.