Ever bought something that looked awesome in the store but turned out to not be so awesome when you got home? It has happened to all of us. Buying something without fully knowing what we're getting is a common purchasing mistake. This can be prevented if only one does some research first before buying.
Shopping for a Best juicer is no different. To avoid making the same mistake with your juicer, here is a list of things that you shouldn't do:
1. Impulse buying.
You shouldn't just buy the first juicer that you see. A juicer should be looked at as an investment (for good health, that is), and in order to find the right one, you should have several options to choose from and choose the one that will give you the most benefit.
2. Buy the cheapest model.
Money is a big factor when buying something. And for people who don't have that much to spend, they often end up settling for one that their money can buy. You may think you're saving a lot by doing this, but the reality is that you're really not. Cheap machines produce cheap results. Try and get a middle of the road juicer to ensure efficiency, quality and durability.
3. Buy the most expensive one.
Just because it is expensive doesn't mean that it's the best. Many expensive brands can also fall short of the much needed benefits that a juicer should have. Make sure it meets your needs before you buy.
4. Buy a juicer with fixed parts.
Having removable and easy to assemble parts is always a plus for a juicer. Cleaning the juicer after using it is important. To be able to do it hassle free with parts that are easy to disassemble for thorough cleaning is a must in choosing the right juicer.
5. Buy a juicer model with short warranty period.
If a product has a long warranty period, this means that their product is definitely durable.
6. Buy the wrong type of juicer.
You have to consider the food that you want to juice before buying a juicer. There are different types of juicers, and to be able to yield the maximum amount of juice from a fruit or vegetable, you have to have the specific juicer for the job. You can buy a multi-purpose juicer if you want to be able to juice anything, although it's a bit expensive. But if you are looking to juice wheatgrass and other leafy vegetables, then buying one made specifically this purpose will work much better for you.
7. Buy a juicer with features that you do not really need.
The reason why some juicers are expensive is because they come with many added features that you do not really need. An example would be an added scooper for the pulp when you can use a spoon, or a juice container when you already have a glass. Focus of essentials, not bells and whistles.
8. Buy fast juicers.
Ironically, slow juicers are the best juicers. Not only because they can yield more juice than fast juicers, but also because slow juicers generate small amounts of heat. High amounts of heat can destroy enzymes and nutrients naturally present in juice. This is the reason why centrifugal juicers are now starting to diminish in the market (although you can still find them in most stores)-they tend to generate more heat that can directly affect the juice that it makes. A masticating juicer is a kind of juicer that doesn't produce much heat and that is why this is the one that you should find.
9. Buy a juicer without inspecting its features first.
One thing that you should look for in a juicer is the size of the chute. You wouldn't want to spend your entire morning chopping the fruits or vegetables that you want to juice, right? A juicer with a large chute can definitely save you time. Another thing to consider is the location of the pulp catcher. It should be in an easily accessible part of the juicer so that removing the accumulated pulp will be easy.
10. Buy a juicer without reading juicer ratings and reviews.
Take note that juicer ratings can help you decide whether the juicer that you are eyeing is in fact the best there is. There are many websites dedicated to making this knowledge public. They can inform you about the latest and top of the line juicers that many people have tried and recommended. You can also read many testimonials on how efficient different models can be. They usually specify the features that a particular product has, and from here you can see if those features will help you.
11. Buy a juicer without testing it first.
If you're to buy a juicer at a store or online, you have to make sure that you see a demonstration first of how the juicer works. Take note of the sound of the juicer as it does the juicing. You may want to think twice if the juicer is very loud.
12. Buy a juicer that takes too much effort to use.
A juicer should be a no-brainer tool. If you have to click "thousands" (okay, this is an exaggeration, but you know what I mean) of buttons to make simple apple juice, then it's a no-no.
Avoiding these twelve common pitfalls will help you to choose a juicer that fits your needs, lifestyle and budget.
Aurora Rose, who has been juicing for nine years, is a health and wellness enthusiast. During her juicing adventures, she has experimented with many different types of juicers and is now seasoned at recommending juicers to users that will fit their lifestyle. To find a juicer that will fit your needs, visit her all inclusive juicer ratings site where she rates the top juicers on the market.