Budget Juicer Comparison
Many times we get the question, what's the best
low cost juicer? Are the ones you sell better than the ones at the local
discount or department store?
Hopefully this web page will educate you about
some of the "lower cost" juicers that are available.
All of the low cost juicers listed below are
centrifugal ejection juicers. They produce juice by first shredding the produce that
is placed into the juicer, next the small shreds and juice that is released is centrifuged
into a screen where the juice passes through the screen, and the pulp is
"ejected" into a pulp collection bin. This is where the similarities
on the low end juicers end. The main factors to consider on some of the lower cost
Power of motor - many lower
cost juicers have really weak (under powered in our opinion) that will not last for
someone that is serious about juicing.
Warranty - Many
"inexpensive" juicers may only have a 90 day or even 1 year warranty. We
feel this is just too short. We prefer juicers with at minimum 3 year warranty or
longer. We believe a juicer should be an INVESTMENT, and like any investment, should
The quality of the machine -
many of the "lesser priced" juicers are manufactured of mostly plastic. We
prefer ones with stainless steel construction. Plastic will tend to stain over time,
and carrots have a nice pigment (carotene) that tends to turn plastic orange.
We hope you have learned more about
The best juicer is one that meets your budget, and suits your
individual needs. Every person has different needs and uses for the juicer they will
purchase. Based on the following factors, we make the following suggestions about
the two budget juicers we offer:
Mini and the Nutrisource 1000 (least expensive
budget juicer we offer)
|Want the most nutrients in the juice
1000 with its low rpm (3600) will probably produce juice with the most nutrients.
|Wants a high yield
||Both the Lequip
Mini and the Nutrisource 1000 out perform other
"budget" juicers we have tested.
|Wants the quietest juicer
||In our tests, the Nutrisource 1000 with its low rpm (3600) produced the
Mini has a stainless steel/grey look. The Nutrisource
1000 is white in color
Mini has a 1/2 horsepower motor. This is the most powerful motor in this class of
|Best for Traveling
Mini is a bit smaller overall than the Nutrisource 1000.
|Duration of Warranty
Mini has a 10 year warranty.
We believe that juice should be consumed right after they are produced
for the maximum nutritional and enzymatic value.
Why don't you sell the lower priced
juicers around $50?
We have used many centrifugal ejection
juicers. We choose to offer the finest quality juicers to our customers. We do
not sell "department store" juicers, just so that we can sell every "price
point". We feel many juicers are "under powered" and will not last.
Instead, we choose to sell products that may cost a bit more, but will last longer
and can handle the task of daily juicing.
Is it really worth spending $100 on a
juicer? I was set on spending $50 for a juicer at a local department/discount store.
In my opinion, YES! I can say that juicing HAS changed
my life. It was my first step in becoming healthier by lifestyle changes. Many
of our customers report weight loss, more energy and just "feeling better" after
drinking FRESHLY made juices on a daily basis. If you purchase a "cheap"
machine now, and it breaks in 1.5 years (when it will be out of warranty), you will
need to spend another $50 on a juicer.. If you invest in a Lequip
Mini, if it breaks down anytime during 10 years, it will be covered under warranty.
This alone in my opinion justifies the extra cost of the machine. Many stores
try to sell "extended" warranties.. We all know how much they cost... Just
purchase a juicer with a long warranty in the first place, and don't worry about the
expensive extended warranty. Generally juicers with longer warranties are built
better, thus the long warranty to back it up.
Does the Lequip Mini and Nutrisource 1000 really
produce a greater yield of juice than other "department/discount" store juicers?
Many "department/discount" store juicers have a
really low wattage and horsepower, so are "under powered" and tend not to yield
the highest quantity of juice. They will also tend to "bog down" under heavy
load. Both the Lequip Mini and Nutrisource 1000 have been designed to optimize the
motor and RPM combination to maximize yield. The motors in the Lequip Mini and Nutrisource 1000
are quality motors that are not generally found in less expensive
"department/discount" store juicers. Also read the article
where we do a head to head juice off with the Lequip Mini and a Department store juicer!
Have any further questions that are not
answered here? Contact us!