Blenders and Juicers
Who doesn’t love a cup of freshly squeezed juice in the morning? A glass full of refreshing happiness (and so many vitamins) is the perfect way to kick off your day. There are countless benefits to juicing, including weight loss, better digestion, healthier skin, strengthened immune system and allergy prevention. So, why not commit to a healthy morning routine now by picking up all the kitchen gadgets you need to get started? Unsure which blenders or juicers are right for you? Hold, please, because we’re about to make it all very easy to digest.
What’s the Difference Between a Blender and a Juicer?
A blender processes your produce whole, including the fiber, and produces a much thicker drink like a smoothie. A juicer is a much better extractor because it separates the liquid juices from your produce. Not a big fan of pulp? Then a juicer is your go-to. Here are the most common three types and what makes each of them unique.
Centrifugal Juicers. Think of it as a high-speed spinner. Centrifugal juicers use a flat cutting blade to cut up your produce, then it spins super-fast to separate the juice from the pulp using centrifugal force.
Masticating Juicers. Slow but steady wins the race. Masticating juicers, AKA cold press juicers or slow juicers, crush your fruits and veggies up into small sections with a single auger. The smaller sections are then squeezed into a static screen to separate the juice from the pulp. Typically, the pulp goes into a separate outlet for easy cleaning.
Citrus Juicers. Say hello to fresh margaritas! A citrus juicer is just what it sounds like, a tool that’s strategically designed to remove juices from oranges, lemons and limes. Not into all the high-tech stuff? Try a simple manual juicer from Cuisinart that collects your juices into a measuring cup as you squeeze them by hand.
Now there’s no excuse not to get a good dose of Vitamin C every morning!