Sunday, October 30, 2011

Juicer That Fits Your Lifestyle

By Mike Walker


A juicer has been around for a long time. A juicer is a compact kitchen ware that is used to extract juices from fruits, vegetable and herbs. There are two types of juicer in market, which is a juice extractor and citrus juicer. In juice extractor category, there are three main types that are popular in market, triturating, masticating and centrifugal juicer.

A citrus juicer specialized in extracting juices from citrus fruits like lime, lemon and oranges. This manual juice extractor has been around in many household for its simplicity. To use a reamer, a second name for citrus juicer, one just need to press cut side of the half cut oranges down over the reamer leaving the seeds and pulp behind.

The mechanism of a citrus juicer doesn't work on other fruits and vegetables; this is where the juice extracting device comes in. the juice are mechanically separated from the solid parts of the fruits, vegetables and herbs. The remains are usually used in muffins, cakes or compost. In the juice extractor category, there are three main types; centrifugal, masticating and triturating juicers. These three juicers are designed to suit different types of fruits and vegetable.

A centrifugal juicer has a simple mechanism that shortens the cleaning and the preparing time. This juicer will grind the fruits and then being pushed through the strainer at a high rpm, almost at the speed of spin function on a washing machine. The oxidation rate is fairly high but the quality of the juice produced is not jeopardized when being drank straight after juicing.

Triturating juicer spins at slower rpm, thus conserving the quality of the juice, but lengthen the time of preparing the juice. If time is your main concern, this juicer is not feasible as preparing and cleaning time takes longer than the other two juicers. But if health challenge is faced, such as cancer, drinking a good quality juice is very important despite the time taken to prepare. This juicer also capable of making baby food, sauces, nut butter and even fruit sorbets.

Masticating juicer is very much alike to triturating juicer, only it operates with only one gear, while tricurating juicer is using twin gear. This juicer produces high quality juice with minimal oxidation due to the slower juicing process. Like the triturating juicer, this single gear juicer is able to produce sauces, nut butter, banana ice cream and fruit sorbets.

Juicing is very easy and can be done by anyone but can be very dangerous if mishandled. It is advisable to keep a juicer out of a children's reach for its sharp blades. Juicing recipes are easily found on the internet categorized in fruits, vegetables and combination of both. Keep the device clean after each use to ensure that it is ready to be used all the time.

Juicer has gone through many improvements with one being better at another. Different household may have different needs, but with various choices around, anyone will found one that compliments them. So, what are you waiting for, lets get juicing!




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