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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Hand Juicer

There are many types of juicer machines that can be bought today and the choice can sometimes be overwhelming.  Should you buy a centrifugal juicer or a masticating juicer?  Should you buy a hand juicer or a bench-top juicer?  Should you buy a cheap juicer or an expensive juicer?

It’s possible to get a juicer for every kind of reason, including a juicer for fruit, a juicer for vegetables, a juicer for wheat-grass, a hand juicer for citrus, a hand juicer or manual juicer for traveling and taking wheat-grass, a juicer the kids can operate, a juicer that the elderly can operate that is easy on their joints, etc.  I will go through the pros and cons of buying a hand juicer in this article.

Pros:

A hand juicer is cheap, thus saving you money.  It’s easy to find a hand juicer that falls within your budget, and it won’t break the bank even if you need to get two for different purposes or one for the modern BBQ area outside and one for the kitchen.  Being cheap does not mean that they are not good quality, it simply means that they are smaller and have less moving and working parts.

A hand juicer is safe for anyone to use.  Children can safely use a hand juicer, as can people who have joint or wrist pain (get a press or lever style juicer in this case rather than a juicer that requires you to twist your hand or arm).

A hand juicer is not loud or noisy.  Many electric juicers sound as loud as a vacuum cleaner or louder.  This isn’t ideal if you have a baby in the house, or a shift worker, or live in close proximity to others, say in a block of apartments.

Cons:

A hand juicer won’t do everything.  Only a masticating juicer hand operated will be able to juice such things as wheatgrass, and no hand juicer may be able to do as good a job with hard vegetables like carrots, for instance.  However, for citrus, tomatoes, soft fruits, and other less tough ingredients, a hand juicer does an excellent job.