How Much Does a Juicer Cost?
There are many different types of juicers. Citrus presses, which are not electric, are simply shaped in such a way that getting juice out of citrus fruits is easy. The two most common types of electric juicers are slow juicers, which press the fruit against a filter or screen to squeeze the juice out, or centrifugal juicers, which have a disc-shaped blade that juices the fruit in seconds.
How much is it?
- A citrus press, such as the Cuisinart CCJ-100, will cost $10-$30. This type of juicer is also known as an orange juicer. Using a simple press, the citrus will be placed in between the press and with pressure, juice can fall into a pitcher or glass.
- A manual juicer that won’t have any type of electric power assistance can cost anywhere from $45 to $120 depending on the brand and size. A commercial grade press can cost upwards of $100.
- A household electric juicer (these are not made to withstand the frequency of commercial use) will cost $75-$500. On the lower end of the spectrum is the Sharper Image 8021SI juicer for $80. A middle-grade juicer is shown in the DieCast Juice Fountain Elite, priced at $300. An example of a high-er end juicer is the Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend which will cost about $460.
- A centrifugal juicer which spins at high speeds requires less cleaning than a typical household juicer. This type of juicer can cost anywhere from $50 to as much as $500 for a higher horsepowered model.
- A commercial juicer, such as the Miracle Pro Juice Extractor MJ800, will cost $1000-$3000.
- A wheatgrass juicer can cost anywhere from $30 to as much as $250. For example, the popular Healthy Juicer by Lexen retails for $44 to $65. This particular juicer is light and compact, making it easy for travel.
What is going to be included?
- Most electric juicers come with a container, either internal or external, to catch all the dry pulp left after juicing. This pulp can then be used for things such as salsa, baby food, muffins, etc.
- Many juicers will come with a recipe guide for juicing different fruits and vegetables.
What are the extra costs?
- The cost of produce is the largest cost of juicing. This cost will depend on what types of fruits and vegetables you choose, what time of year it is, and how much juice you drink each day. This could cost anywhere from $15-$50 per week.
Types of juicers:
- Single Gear: These juicers run on a single gear that will chew through fruits and vegetables, breaking up the plant cells. This will result in more vitamins and minerals in the juice.
- Twin-Gear: This is more of an efficient type of juicer and the most expensive type on the market. These juicers tend to process fruits and vegetables at a lower speed, allowing the user to store juices for a longer amount of time.
- Upright: This type of juicer is rather new that uses two different stages. The first stage will extract the vegetables or fruit. During the second stage, the pulp is ejected and then squeezed. These juicers will work with just about any fruit or vegetable.
How can I save money?
- Juicers do go on sale once in a while. Watch your local ads for sales.
- To save money on fruit and vegetables, buy produce that is in season.