I love seeing all these juicers. I appreciate all the hard work you have put into this thread. I am getting excited for the citrus juicers to make their debut.
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i watched the vids. on pg. 1. i'm so amazed one can use a paint strainer instead of a nutmilk bag to juice. i never knew and am so awed!
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And to you, sweetheart. :)
Originally Posted by EternityRider
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Wow.....I know where to send people when they're wondering about juicers.....that was alot of work....thanks!
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The Next Contender (Centrifugal)
Captain America: Weighing in at 12.6 lbs, with a 1/4 HP motor.
Affectionately called "Cap" by his comrades, Captain America was a result of a WW2 era, freak steroid experiment - a super-soldier serum. A natural leader, Thor relinquished leadership of the Avengers to him.
The Jack Lalane Power Juicer - 12.6 lbs 1/4 hp
This popular juicer bears a Good Housekeeping Seal of approval.
List Price: $199 (Varies with model variations)
Market: $99.99 up
Craigslist: $60 (Used)
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Actual weight has become increasingly elusive at this point with juicers. Weights vary around the web. Some specs refer to "shipping weight" as opposed to actual unit weight. Not always a huge difference there, but sometimes the difference amounts to a few pounds. The weights listed here are strictly unit weight, not shipping, inasmuch as they could be ascertained. Again, a bit tricky & elusive out there.
Other specs become elusive too, such as the actual motor - referred to in "watts", and in extended torque specs (resultant from slower speeds or RPMs) turning 1/4 hp into "4 hp", and the like.
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Next. the Omega centrifugals, then citrus juicers (what gems these can be!!) and other fun, including exalted immortals Odin and Zeus - rulers of Asgard & Olympus.
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There are many more juicers out there (multiple dozens of brands & models).
The juicers mentioned here are among the most popular. It is generally preferred to buy a brand that specializes on juicers as opposed to a me-too model marketed by a very diversified company.
Slower speed options are preferred, especially for those designed to handle wheatgrass. Also for high-volume juicing and stringy vegetables. In both cases, there is a tendency for the pulp to heat up under pressure, potentially harming certain properties in the juice.
For those who can't afford a juicer presently, blenders are a viable option if you don't mind adding some water to get the process started. Then it must be strained, but still can result in an excellent juice. Blenders can be had cheap at thrift shops everywhere. Just burn through them until you can get your hands on a good juicer.
Citrus juicers are absolutely wonderful. I have found several, used, for well under $10. With these, you never have to peel the fruit as you would with regular juicers and blenders. (Don't try juicing citrus peels. )
Also, get a Braun, Oster or something with a nice, heavy motor.
This is for two reasons:
1) The obvious would be to prevent premature burnout. These juicers are not always easy to find used. Even new, they can be somewhat elusive.
2) I have a Betty Crocker that is so light, occasionally the whole darn juicer starts spinning on the counter while pressing down on the fruit!
Look for citrus juicers that offer different size reamers. These are also called "reamer heads", "cones", "coneheads."
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It's a drag juicing a large grapefruit on a small reamer, squeezing the sides of the peel around the spinning reamer, all whilst pressing the fruit down and rotating it on the reamer to get all the pulp. Plus keeping a finger or two upon the juicer itself to prevent it from moving around. Forget it. Get a citrus juicer with at least a two-reamer set. One good design is where one inserts inside the other, providing stronger support. Maybe get a backup juicer with an extra large reamer for huge grapefruits or pomelos.
Also, look for reamers with sharp ribs. These dig into the fruit flesh better and save effort. On smooth reamers, you have to press down harder for the same results, and this causes more strain on the motor.
Some citrus juicers offer a reverse gear to get the reamer going the other way, with the idea in mind of getting more juice out of the fruit. I have one of these. This feature is not impressive. First of all, it's temperamental. It tends to start reversing at unpredictable times, or not when you want it too. Also, it's precarious. It always feels like a gear in there could very easily get stripped. Maybe some brands execute this feature better. But I never noticed it getting any more juice out. It seems to be just a gimmick. Always choose quality before gadgetry. And if you can get both, go for it!
Lastly, there are hand juicers. The ones with the crank are okay, if well constructed. I grew up with one of these.
They are not as thorough in squeezing out juice, but still produce excellent quality.
Don't bother with hand citrus juicers, unless you're going out into the wild, or traveling.
They are not much fun.
So, summing up:
- Heavy motor
- Different sized reamers - the more the better
- Extra large reamers for some fruits
- Sharp-ribbed reamers vs. smooth ones.
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The Nutrifaster 450 Commercial Juicer
- Weighing in at 72 pounds - 1 HP Motor!
I saw this bad boy at Jamba Juice. It weighs in at 72 pounds - 1 HP Motor!
Best Juicer for Juice Bars, Restaurants, Spas, Health Clubs and Institutions -- even your own home for serious juicing power!
* 1 HP motor for all day juicing
* Makes 1 quart of juice in seconds
* Pulp ejection tube for easy cleanup
* Stainless steel construction for durability
* elegant appearance
* 1056 watts
* Weight 72lbs "Egads!"
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Noble Odin, Father of Thor
Weighs in at 62 lbs - 1 HP Motor
The Miracle Pro Juice Extractor MJ800
The Miracle Pro MJ800 commercial-quality automatic juice extractor produces one quart of juice in just one minute. This juice extractor can handle whole-piece juicing and features automatic pulp ejection for continuous operation. All juicing parts are stainless steel. Unlike the Nutrifaster or Ruby Juicers, the Miracle MJ comes with a form-fitting waste pulp receptacle. This makes it easier relocate the juicer since it does not have a pulp tube.
Special key screws and unscrews the cutter blade/strainer basket and detaches the pulp ejection chute.
Alimentary alloy cover with wide circular feeding hole (nearly 3") accommodates whole or large pieces of fruits and vegetables.
Stainless steel 6.2" cutter blade.
Removable 9" centrifugal strainer basket made of micro-perforated sheet stainless steel.
Easy-to-clean, removable stainless steel juice bowl and removable chute for externally ejected pulp. Solid metal arms safely grip juice bowl and cover.
Pins position juice bowl on motor block for vibration-free operation.
Stainless steel motor block houses a quiet, asynchronous 1 HP motor.
Patented locking-unlocking system for safety activates electric cutoff and motor brake when opening.
Non-skid rubber feet.
Includes a form-fitting waste pulp receptacle.
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