In the era of organic and healthy eating, the juice extractor is one of the small household appliances that are attracting more and more families. Allowing you to make a whole variety of fruit and vegetable juices, it has several obvious advantages compared to other extraction devices such as the centrifuge. But is it really a wise investment? How to choose the right juice extractor among the different models on the market?
How does a fruit juice extractor work?
To extract juice from a fruit or vegetable at home, we have the choice among a whole range of devices today. In addition to juicers, juicers, juicers and blenders are also popular. These differ from each other essentially by their mode of extraction.
A fruit juice extractor, like those of the Angel brand, is equipped with a pressing screw powered by a motor that pushes and presses fruits and vegetables against a filter. The juice then comes out on one side, and the vegetable fibers on the other. We are talking about cold and slow pressing.
What are the benefits of a juice extractor?
Several advantages are put forward by the manufacturers of fruit juice extractors and by the many followers of these devices. These include in particular:
Simple and easy to use
Anyone can use a juicer, even children. You just have to cut the fruits, vegetables and/or herbs, then insert them into the tube of the machine. Then just turn it on to get your juice. On some models, the phase of cutting the food into small pieces is not even necessary. The diameter of their tube allows an integral grip.
With a fruit juice extractor, you can save money, while drinking juices from fresh products selected by you. In addition, this device allows you to obtain a larger volume of juice than the others. With the same amount of fruits and vegetables you get for example 30% more juice than with a juicer.
Better quality juice
Homemade fruit and vegetable juices are recommended mainly for their good content of minerals, vitamins and fiber. However, these essential nutrients are very sensitive. Certain extraction processes can therefore alter them, or even destroy them completely.
Thanks to their mechanism of cold pressing and at very low speed, juicers significantly reduce the loss of these nutrients. This produces juices of better quality than those sold commercially and those extracted with other devices.
With an Angel Juicer 5500 extractor for example, it is possible to obtain a juice 17 times richer in calcium and 5 times richer in magnesium than the one obtained with a blender or a centrifuge.
Let your creativity run wild
A juice extractor allows you to make a multitude of juices from fruits, vegetables and even herbs. Some models also allow smoothies, sorbets and even vegetable milks. They are therefore very useful for making children eat fruits and vegetables in a fun and original way.
What type of juicer to choose?
There are two main types of juice extractors:
The vertical juice extractor
Easy to distinguish by the vertical position of its tube, the vertical juice extractor is particularly appreciated for its compact format. It is space-saving and you can store it on a shelf, counter or cupboard. You can place a glass directly under the outlet tap to catch the juice. Vertical juice extractors have a rotation speed between 43 and 80 rpmdepending on model.
The horizontal juice extractor is a device particularly appreciated for its versatility and robustness. Thanks to an integrated homogenization function, it makes it possible to produce juices, sorbets, purées and even fresh pasta in various shapes. Moreover, with their rotation speed included between 57 and 110 revolutions per minutethese devices can extract very good quality juice faster.
Other criteria to take into account
Finally, to choose your juice extractor, also take into account criteria such as:
The number of filters. Each filter corresponds to a juice texture;
The weight and size of the device, for storage and travel needs;
The size of the juice and waste collection bins. The larger the bins, the faster you will be able to produce juice;
Ease of assembly and disassembly;
The possibility or not of being able to put the elements of the device in the dishwasher;
Manufacturing materials: glass or plastic tube.
By taking these different parameters into account, you will be able to choose the right model of juice extractor and take full advantage of your device.