The Pros and Cons of a Manual Juicer

manual-juicerMaking fresh juice is a wonderful way to get all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you need on a daily basis. A lot of people buy the machines you see on TV, the electric centrifugal juicer extractors that chop up your fruits and vegetables and dispense juice on one side and spit out the pulp on the other. Some people still prefer the old-fashioned manual juicer over the newer machines and there are actually a number of good reasons for this.

A manual juicer has several things going for it. It will be smaller and take up less space than an automatic electric juicer. Being small means that it is also good for traveling if you want to take it with you on a camping trip or a picnic. A manual juicer has few parts and is easy to clean. Many are built with durable materials like stainless steel or cast iron so they will last a good long time. Of course there is also no electricity needed.

An automatic electric juicer will have some benefits of course. The main benefit is that it will be much faster than a manual machine. If you’re going to make one or two glasses of juice in the morning a manual juicer may be a good option but if you’re going to make a lot of juice you may want something that works a little faster. The big drawback to the electric machines however is that they are not able to get as much juice out of the fruits and vegetables you put into them as a manual juicer. An electric machine may produce soggy pulp which means that there is unused juice that is being wasted.

A manual juicer is going to be able to extract much more juice out of the fruits and vegetables you put into it. This is especially true when juicing a leafy green vegetables like parsley, spinach or wheatgrass. Centrifugal juicer extractors usually struggle quite a bit with these types of vegetables. Ultimately the choice is yours whether you should go with a manual juicer or an electronic machine but automatic is not always better.