Things To Consider When Buying an Centrifugal Juicer
- Speed - Majority of centrifugal juicers provide only two speeds. The low speed works well with greens and soft fruits while the high speed is meant for hard fruits. If you want more control over the juicing process then get a juicer with variable speed.
- Feed Cute Size - Centrifugal juicers can process an entire fruit at once provided it fits into the feed chute. High quality centrifugal juicers usually come with a feed chute of 5 inches in diameter. Basically, more the size of the feed chute, less will be the preparation time. However, you may need to use a pusher to get things flowing smoothly through the juicer.
- Noise - Because of the high RPM operation, a centrifugal juicer is prone to making a lot of noise. While not the most important thing to consider, noise can be a major deciding factor, especially if you like juicing early in the morning when everyone is asleep.
- Sturdy Construction - Most centrifugal juicers are made entirely from plastic. It reduces the cost and maintains the durability but plastic detracts from longevity. The base must be die cast and heavy to avoid excess vibrations while the feed cute, other components must be durable hard plastic that can withstand shearing or bending forces. The best way to test this is to try and bend it by hand. If bending it is difficult then the juicer is designed to last.
- Warranty Coverage - Centrifugal juicers involve many moving components. The warranty may not cover everything such as the feed chute, pusher, blades or sieves. Before purchasing a centrifugal juicer do your research by contacting the company’s customer service about the warranty coverage and any special clauses under which warranty is void.