Juicers for carrots: how to choose the best option
For people who seek to lead a healthy lifestyle and eat only quality food, the juicer is the best assistant in the kitchen, especially in the hot summer season. Freshly squeezed juice is rich in vitamins, microelements and fiber. He is able not only perfectly to quench his thirst, but also beneficially affects the entire body, saturates his energy.
Carrot juice is a miracle of nature
Carrots are rich in natural nutrients and a lot of vitamins and trace elements. With the help of a juicer you can collect everything you need for an organism in one glass.
Regular consumption of carrots - the prevention of many serious diseases. This miracle-vegetable contains beta-carotene, vitamins C, B, E, K and D, protein, potassium, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, aluminum, manganese, iron, selenium, sodium, copper and many other useful microelements.
Juice is much better absorbed than whole fruits. In addition, drinking it is much more convenient than there are 10 carrots per day. It's easier to squeeze out the juice from them and enjoy its taste and nutritional properties!
Juicer for carrots: how to choose?
Juicers offered to customers by the retail network differ not only in the brand name of the manufacturers, but also in the device. Therefore, in order to determine the choice, it is necessary to answer several questions:
- What are the purposes of this device?
- What kind of juices do you prefer: with or without pulp?
- What is the expected volume of the drink?
- An important indicator is the price. If there is no possibility to buy expensive advertised brands, the goods can be chosen and cheaper. Often the quality of such equipment is not much different, and the mark-up is due to the brand's untwisted. But it's not worth paying attention to cheap models with suspicious quality.
When choosing a juicer, you should pay attention to its power. Also it is necessary to make sure that it is simple and convenient to handle, and also easy to clean and does not create problems during repair.
What type of juicer to choose?
A large selection of juice extrusion devices offered on the market can at first confuse the buyer. Indeed, how from such an assortment of models to choose the right juicer?
All devices are divided into two groups according to the principle of operation:
- screw juicers (usually used in domestic conditions);
- centrifugal (have a universal purpose).
Screw juice squeezers by the way of management are divided into 3 types:
Hand-held machines are the most inexpensive and good for wringing products of soft consistency, so such juicers for carrots and other dense vegetables are not suitable. Work by analogy with a meat grinder. Their main difference is the conical shape of the auger.
Such juicers work on the principle of press-pressing. Control of this design is done with a lever.
Since the main part of the population most often just does not have enough time to manually squeeze the juice, it is best to purchase an electrical option. Such a juicer for carrots and beets is equipped with a powerful motor that drives a disk grater. It is recommended to choose a juicer having a wide groove, since it can be loaded with more vegetables and get maximum juice in a short time. In addition, in order to save money, you should try to choose devices with a long warranty period of operation.
Subtypes of electrical devices
When choosing a juicer for carrots, you must pay attention to its purpose. Electrical appliances are divided into 3 categories:
- Household. Applied in home kitchens.
- Professional juicers for carrots and other solid vegetables and fruits. Are intended for the production of juice in a larger volume. They are used in public catering establishments.
- Industrial models. These are powerful devices used at large processing enterprises.
Choose centrifugal juicers for carrots
The greatest popularity among fans of freshly squeezed juices is enjoyed by centrifugal apparatuses. Squeezing juice of carrots with this type of juicer can be maximized.
When choosing such an apparatus, it is worth paying attention to its power. High performance will allow you to get a whole liter of juice in only half a minute.
Components for the juicer include a little:
- sieve (a set of them may include several, with different sizes of cells);
- 2 containers - for collecting juice and pomace.
Spinning in centrifugal juicers is carried out by grinding the products with a rotating knife and further squeezing them through a screen under the influence of centrifugal force. In this case, the juice enters one container, the pulp - into the other. Since the basket filter and the knife rotate intensively, it is possible to heat and foaming the juice.
Advantages and disadvantages
When buying a device, you should pay attention to the diameter of the inlet. Do not forget that the bigger it is, the easier it is to get carrot juice through the juicer. The power of the engine has a direct effect on the speed of juice production. A good juicer for carrots has a power of not more than 500 watts. This unit does not work very noisily and squeezes out a large amount of juice in a short period of time.
If the daily consumption of juice is not more than two glasses, you can buy a device that is designed for consumption of 250 watts.
The obvious advantages of centrifugal juicers are high productivity and excellent juice quality.
The disadvantage of such units is their rapid heating, as a result of which the juice oxidizes, quickly darkens, changes its taste and loses vitamins. To avoid this, you should try to drink it within 5-8 minutes after receiving it.
Choosing a screw juicer
From the point of view of producing juice, juicers of this type are more effective than centrifuges, since they give dry cake. The principle of their action is similar to a meat grinder. A metal auger with a twisted spiral turns and grinds carrots and other vegetables. The resulting pulp is squeezed through a fine-mesh grate and flows into the container in the form of juice.
The auger can be placed vertically or horizontally. Juicers with a vertically arranged screw screw are considered the best option for obtaining large volumes of juice. Horizontal augers are also able to cope with hard vegetables and greens, but they still have additional options, for example, the ability to control the concentration of pulp in the juice, which allows you to prepare a very useful puree for babies.
Juicers of this type come in 2 types:
The devices of the first type are quite efficient and work very quietly. The juice is squeezed by means of a spiral rotating screw.
Juicers of the second type are equipped with 2 adjoining augers. Since carrots and other vegetables pass between them, you can achieve a very good spin with these machines. Therefore, it is the twin screw juicers, according to users, are considered more effective. This is an excellent option for people seeking to get as much juice as possible from the carrot. Augers made of stainless steel, practically grind vegetables. They squeeze the maximum juice. Twin-screw models are more expensive than single-screw counterparts.
Pros and cons of auger juicers
According to feedback from users, the main advantage of such models is the presence of cold pressing. Carrot juice in a juicer of this type does not heat up during its production, so it does not oxidize and retains its useful properties and freshness for a long time. Rubbing the pulp with a small engine speed (in the limit of 70-120 rpm) allows you to keep a high content of all vitamins and minerals useful for health. In devices of the same centrifugal type, the rotation speed is 1000 - 20,000 rpm.
Also, the users noted another positive quality of these models - quiet engine operation. Care of the screw juicers is simple, because they have a minimum number of working parts.
To the disadvantages can be attributed only a fairly high cost, which, of course, pays off due to the multifunctionality of these devices. One juicer for carrots and apples of this type can perfectly serve as a food processor.
What should I look for when buying?
As a rule, juicers are made of durable plastic and stainless steel. The second option is considered more durable. Plastic products are easy to use, because they are lighter, and they are much easier to take care of. The only thing when buying should pay attention to the quality of plastic, which must be firm, not have scratches and cracks.
- Container for fruit.
Try to choose a wide groove. This will save you time and energy.
When buying it is not necessary to choose juicers with a lot of additional mechanisms, as this will significantly increase its cost. But the kit must include a pusher, a brush for cleaning, a removable glass for squeezed juice.
Quality juicers must have a guarantee of at least a year.
Any kind of equipment must be accompanied by an instruction containing all the necessary information.
- Duration of continuous work.
- Noise level.
Single-screw juicers Omega 8004/8006
According to users, this is one of the best screw models, which differ from each other only in the color of the case (8004 is white, 8006 has black with chrome plated finish). With the help of these juicers can be processed solid vegetables and fruits. These models have a patented two-stage spin system, so they are more productive than other screw aggregates. With their help, you can get juice by 20% more, and the content of minerals and vitamins will be much higher than in juice, which is squeezed out in a standard single-screw juicer. The kit includes a booklet with recipes.
Omega - a juicer for carrots, feedback from users about which only the most positive: it is easy to clean, quickly and easily sorted out (going). Its device is very reliable, because it has high quality. Warranty period is 15 years!
Twin-screw juicer Green Star GS-1000
Green Star is distinguished by effective pressing. Its active parts are made of a very strong ceramic material, and magnets are used to squeeze the juice, which allows to reduce friction and avoid heating, and, accordingly, to obtain a very tasty and nutritious juice. In addition, the shelf life of juice obtained from this juice extractor is not 24 hours, but 48.
The Green Star kit includes several nozzles that allow you to prepare walnut oil, baby food, pasta and sorbets. Users note the great performance of this model, the highest quality of the juice obtained and the guarantee for 5 years.