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Top 5 things to look for in buying a vegetable juicer for your home.

There are many different varieties of juicers on the market. The best one for you will be based on your specific juicing needs. The following are the top 10 things to be educated about when you get ready to purchase your next vegetable juicer.

1. Type of produce. Before you go out and buy juice machine, think of the types of produce you will be using to make juice. Are you only interested in fruits? Are you maybe on a raw food diet and will use all kinds of veggies, including sprouts and wheat grass? Do you want to make non-juiced items like frozen desserts or nut butters. Are you only interested in making green drinks with green vegetables?

2. Noise level. There are various degrees of noise produced by vegetable juice extractors. You should think about what time of day you will plan to juice and consider your options. If you will do this first thing in the morning, a quieter machine may be better for you than a noisier model because the rest of your family may be sleeping. The last thing you want to do is invest in your health by getting a juice machine and then be scared to use it because it is too noisy.

3. Amount you will make at a time. When you make fresh vegetable juice, it has a very short shelf life. It is best to consume it within 30 minutes. After that time, the live enzymes lose their effectiveness. So, when shopping for a juice machine, try to imagine how much you will make. Some juicer models allow you to make a lot of juice continuously while others force you to stop after about a liter or quart to clean them.

4. The quality and quantity of the juice. When comparing the end product, you have to be aware that not all juicers are created equally. You should find out how well the machine separates the pulp from the liquid. The pulp left over should be dry to the touch, then you know that all the juice has been separated. In addition, if you are on a raw food diet, you can use this pulp in recipes. Also, the juice should be free from pulp. If there is a lot of pulp in the juice, you may not enjoy the experience of drinking it.

5. The durability. The length of warranty and service varies among the many juice extractors on the market. The warranty can vary from under a year to 1, 2, 3 or even 5 years. Since you are probably making an investment in your long term health, consider how getting as long a warranty as possible. Of course, many good juice makers with a short warranty could still last many years.

There you have it. The top 5 things to look for before buying a vegetable juice machine. This is not a completely comprehensive list of features and items to look for when shopping for one, but it is an excellent place to start before embarking on your journey of making fresh veggie juice at home.

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