While we love to eat our fair share of hamburgers, we also have tried to embrace a healthier lifestyle, and juicing has been a great way of achieving that goal. Since we have experienced first hand what having one of these small kitchen appliances can do for our health, the way that we look and feel, this is our favorite present to give to our friends and family. So if you are struggling to finish up your last minute shopping and need some ideas, keep reading.
If you have ever looked into getting a juicing machine then you would have noticed that there quite a few choices out there. It may seem confusing with the various types of juice extractors available at different starting prices. So, what is the best juicer? Unfortunately, there is not a perfect machine out there for everyone. It all depends on your budget and what type of juicing that you plan to carry out. The good news is that there are plenty of high quality options out there and now matter how much you are wanting to spend, you should be able to find something that will deliver a great experience and be simple to use. Below are just some of the juicers that we have found to be worthy of consideration.
These juicing machines are for those who need something that will get the job done in the shortest amount of time. If you are shopping for someone who is always on the move, has a hectic lifestyle, or just lacks patience, then this is the type of juicer you should get. Breville juicers are really the only centrifugal machines that you should consider as they have a proven track record of reliability and juicing performance.
This is a mid-range juicer that will run about $150. It has two speeds that will handle just about every kind of fruit and vegetable with ease. It has a silver polymer body, stainless steel cutting blades, and most parts are dishwasher safe. This is perhaps one of the most popular centrifugal juicers on the market. Its powerful motor ensures that there are no hiccups on even the hardest produce such as carrots. It does a decent job on leafy vegetables, but this is not where the Breville JE98XL shines. We have given our friends a couple of these and they simply love it. This is an excellent choice for beginning juicers.
This is a giant step up from the JE98XL as it offers heavy duty construction in an eye catching stainless steel housing. It motor is even more powerful with two speed settings that are no match for any kind of fruit or veggie. The 800JEXL is a work horse that offers super fast juicing and it is perfect for anyone who needs the fastest juicer possible. The stainless steel also gives it one of the most modern looking designs of any juicer out there. It is on the higher end of most budgets and it can be found online for around $300.
Cold-pressed juicing is great for those who have a little more patience in order to get the most possible juice out of their fruits and vegetables. These types of juicers are great with leafy veggies and give excellent juice yield. They are also easy to use and simple to clean.
Omega is one of the best brands for masticating juice machines. Their line of juicers are super reliable, come with an insanely long warranty, and they do a great job with leafy greens. The Omega NC800 is their newest masticating juicer. Its main new feature is a larger feed chute that lets you drop in larger sized produce. This helps save time and hassle while juicing. While it may juice at a slightly slower speed, the amount of juice that you get is worth the wait. Juicing kale and even wheatgrass yields a lot more juice than other types of machines. From green juices, this is the model worth giving, or receiving.
This is an upright masticating juicer that is perfect for those without a lot of countertop space. It provides many of the features of a wide juicer, but it does so in a more compact design. While this juicer is great at getting a lot of juice out of leafy veggies, it does have a tendency to clog if you try to jam too much into the machine at once. A slow and steady approach is needed with certain types of produce. This is also an expensive juicer and it will cost you around $400. One of the best qualities of this model is how quiet it is. This juicer produces less noise than any other machine on the market and is great for those with sensitive ears.
Give The Gift Of Juicing
The examples above are just a sampling of the high quality juicing machines that would make excellent gifts. We recommend both Omega and Breville as they are perhaps the most reputable juicer makers with a proven track record with thousands of positive reviews from owners. There are a lot of quality options to choose from and you are sure to find the right juicer for your loved ones this holiday season. Whichever model that you choose, giving someone a means to improve their health is a gift that can benefit everyone.