Just like other common home appliances, juicers come in different sizes and they have various functions and capabilities.
Therefore, the pricing of these appliances vary greatly depending on the brand, functionalities, and also the size. The best way to find out how much you will spend is to ideally take time to check the various models available. A great place to start with is a home appliance review site which features different brands of juicers (that’s us!).
Check out our Breville juicer range page which has details on the most popular models.
To help you out, we shall explore some of the things that determine the pricing of juicers.
Given that there are numerous designs, then it might be of interest to know that these machines come in 2 broad categories, manually operated and electrical ones.
Manual ones are hand operated and can be used to extract juice from oranges and other fruits. Larger models stand upright and operate by using a lever. Also, note that pricing also depends on the kind of juicer. The centrifugal power juicers are less costly and the most popular. They function by separating pulp and juice using a grater. On other hand, the masticating juicer extracts more juice and is certainly more expensive than a centrifugal one.
Simple models are constructed from plastic and they normally have wide rims that are used to strain pulp. Of the two models, plastic manual models cost less, though they have fewer features.
The small plastic ones can retail for about $4 while larger models may cost over $100. One the other hand, the electrical ones are powered by electric mortars. These types obviously cost more because they incorporate different parts which are joined intricately. Besides, the technology and labor that goes into constructing them requires greater capital which translates into higher price tags.
As mentioned earlier, the brand also determines how much you pay to own one of these machines. Although brand is often associated with certain attributes, it does not always mean that the high end models will offer better features or performance than the moderately priced ones. Anyway, established brands will attract a higher price than less known brands.
The juicer used in Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (a movie about juicing. Yes, really.) is made by Breville.
For instance, you will pay less than $200 for a Juiceman II model while a Green Power may cost as much as $600 on the higher end of the spectrum. Anyway, the average juicer costs between $250- $350 although there are many small types which sell for just about $100. The cheaper ones may not offer you the best of features if you want to be more efficient when doing regular and heavy juicing.
For under $200, you will find specifically citrus and wheat juicers and low quality centrifugal juicers
For $200-$500, you will find masticating and twin gear models with better features and efficiency
For $500-$1000, you will find high end models designed for processing raw fruit in bulk.
The trick to finding a good juicer is to determine if the features commensurate the pricing. The model that you choose should ideally give you good value for your money because you will be using it regularly. The juicer doesn’t have to be costly or bargain in price, but the one that gives satisfactory performance based on its function.