- Disadvantages and advantages
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Citrus juicers are appropriate in the kitchen of all who care about their health. If you watch your diet or you have a small child in your home, then such a unit will definitely not hurt you.
Disadvantages and advantages
Compact juicers have a lot of advantages. First of all, they are small and do not take up too much space. Therefore, you can even install them in a small room. In addition, you can always take it with you on a trip or a business trip. So, you will always have with you cheap and most importantly, natural juice.
A juicer of a small size is easier to clean than a large unit. Yes, and you can store it not only on the table, but also in a drawer or any other place. Also, it should be noted that the small size juicer is significantly cheaper.
The disadvantages of such technology, as a rule, include the fact that at one time you can get a small amount of juice. But this is not a minus at all. First, nutritionists do not recommend drinking more than one hundred milliliters of fresh juice at a time. And secondly, you should always drink orange juice fresh, which means you should not put it in the fridge even for a few hours - it will immediately lose its taste qualities.
There are three most popular types of juicers.
An automatic juicer is a unit that helps save both time and effort. Without any effort, you will get a glass of excellent fresh juice in just a couple of minutes.
A simpler technique is the manual citrus juicer. This is a simple unit that consists of a notch and a press. By pressing on it, you squeeze out the juice and it flows through a special hole in the vessel.
A more advanced version of the manual juicer is mechanical. It differs from the previous one in that you do not have to press on the press. Just press down the fruit, and the machine itself will squeeze the juice out of it.
How to choose
To regularly get delicious juice with pulp, you need to choose high-quality equipment. Let's look at what options to pay attention to when choosing.
The first thing worth paying attention to is the displacement. If you have a large family, it is better to buy a unit that allows you to squeeze at least 500 ml of juice at a time. For one person, a small juicer is enough.
Next, look at the spout, which ends the capacity. It must have an elongated shape. In this case, the juice will be as gently as possible poured from a juicer into a pot.
In order not to drink the juice with pulp, choose a model that is also equipped with a special filter. Additional bonuses will also be an anti-drip system and a removable cone. The presence of a removable cone facilitates the process of washing it cleansing from the remnants of fruit.
In the configuration can also go several different tips. Very often it is just a waste of extra money. Therefore, if you do not need additional attachments, choose a simpler model.
Not the last role is played by the material from which the body is made and other components. For the case, the best materials are stainless steel or durable plastic. Both this and other materials have their advantages. Metal is considered more durable, but plastic is much easier to wash. The rotating internal device should ideally be made of stainless steel.
The lower part of the juicer can be supplemented with special "legs" that do not allow it to slide during operation. A nice addition will be the ability to control the noise level.
To buy high-quality juicer, it is best to turn to proven brands. Do not overpay just like that for untwisted brands, but still, be guided by good reviews and customers, and your friends. Also make sure that the juicer is always a guarantee. After all, if a separate part breaks, then it will simply not be changed by anyone. But warranty service allows you to repair equipment at any time.
How to squeeze the juice
When you have already bought a juicer, you need to learn how to use it correctly in order to maximize its service life. To get a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, you don’t even need to peel the fruit - just cut it in half and attach each half in turn to the convex part of the mechanism. Further procedures depend on what type of juicer you have.
Also be sure to rinse all the details of the mechanism after use. Pay particular attention to the rotating mechanism and pulp filter. Such careful treatment will extend the life of the equipment.