Juicing: is buying a juicer worth it?
Wondering from all of you experienced juicers, if I am consuming 1-2 16 oz green juices per day, (at about $4.99 per juice) is it really worth it to buy a juicer and buy the veggies? From what I observe when they make the juices, a whole lot of veggies go in there . . . and then there's the clean up. I realize this is a novice question, but looking forward to responses. THanks!
If you're going to take the time to use it it is. If not... well, no.
I've got 2 juicers, so my answer (for how I do food prep and eat) is a resounding yes! I would not want to be without my juicers. I can have juice whenever I want. And not just juice. Last night I ran frozen mangoes and banana through my Champion with the blank plate and had delicious ice cream. My Samson juicer also cold presses our flax oil that we take daily. I love my juicers! *Ü*
$10 a day in juice
Good quality juicer - $200
That's 20 days of buying juice.
Yup... it's going to be worth it!!!
Yes. Fresh juice in your home when you want it.
You can also offset the produce costs by growing greens and veggies in the summer. Then juice your greens and veggies and freeze the juice to last through the winter.
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Yes, it definitely is worth it - allowing for the costs of produce, you'll still make a return on your investment in less than 6 months.
Add to that the fact that if you grow your own wheatgrass and/or sunflower/pea/buckwheat greens, you'll be able to juice these too (of course simply eating or blending the latter is also viable, but that doesn't negate my point - Since I'm on that topic, it's worth noting that Brian Clement of Hippocrates is pretty scathing about blending greens).
Having your own juicer is a nice thing. I get up in the morning and have a juice when I want it, not when the juicebar opens. Add to that the fact that you can't reliably store juice, so anything you buy at a juice bar must be consumed there and then, or risk oxidation of the nutrients. However, I can store as much celery, cucumber, broccoli, cabbage etc. as I like in my fridge, for several days, and juice this as and when I want to.
Same goes for the tray-grown greens - I choose when I want a drink and cut and juice exactly what I require, with maximum freshness.
there are many benefits to owning a juicer
there are excellent models available without remortgaging your house - eg Lexen or, for a bit more, the Omega 8006 is very good indeed (the 350 vert HD is perhaps too expensive unless you are really serious about juicing, and, to be honest, doesn't juice greens anywhere near as well as the cheaper 8006 horizontal auger machine).
John Kohler, of discountjuicers, has some brilliant youtube vids which demonstrate the various juicers on the market. You'd be wise to check them out.
In the longrun, a good juicer is a good investment!
I juice every day ... so yes, for me, a juicer is absolutely worth it.
Get one that will do both greens and fruit. (stay away from the centrifugal -- spinning basket type) ... go for an auger or twin gear juicer.
I have a Green Star (super awesome juicer), but there are less expensive auger type juicers out there that do a fine job. You have fresh juice, as much as you want when you want it. Clean up is very easy ... I always run some water through the machine after juicing, which cleans most everything out -- then a quick scrub and rinse and it's done -- very quick.
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i got a juicer some years a lot. i think i've used it only once or twice. i'm gonna start using it again. LOL
where I come from a medium juice costs $6...to make the same at home costs about $1.50. So for me I only have to make 55 juices to cover the cost of a $250 juicer :)
All of the above AND you control what goes into your juice when you have your own juicer.
A lot of the commercial juices that I've seen are mainly made up of the cheaper less nutritious stuff. And some veggies--like cabbage--are best (or even drinkable) only right after you juice them.
Some people blend their veggies in a vita-mix and then strain with a nut bag or some such. That way you have only the one appliance.
Did you add the cost of your lost time there too? ;) Like buying stuff, juicing, cleaning.
Originally Posted by kaleboy
seriously dime? do you add in the cost of buying food instead of eating at a restaurant?
juice is food.
juice is nutrition.
juice is pure health for the body.
how do you put a price tag on that?
and if you want to put a price tag on it... how about the fuel to get to the juice bar and the cost to the environment using the fuel, the plastic cup and straw that come with it (and don't forget the paper covering the straw plus the fuel to get the straw to the store), the employees gas to get to work to serve you. yada yada yada... where does it stop?
I'm not against juicing at home or anything (I'm doing it too), my point was -- include all costs if you're already calculating.
alot of good points made in thread
the omega 8006 juicer being one of them as ive seen at
least 100 raw foodist like them
spending the initial 200 isnt fun , but like previously stated
youll get that back within months
and i see the juice as a great healthy enhancer ,
its your raw organic vitamin and mineral health insurance
when get a cold juice a bunch of vitamin c rich stuff like
apple / citrus , or tomato juice and garlic clove and it becomes
a medicine machine
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