The benefits of eating fruits and vegetables on a daily basis are undeniable because those people who eat more fruits and vegetables daily have a reduced risk of certain chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart attack and stroke. And there are still much more benefits of fruits and vegetables like helping to increase longevity and improve the overall well-being of a human being.
In spite of all the information available about the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, there are still people who cannot get themselves to eat them. For such people who have problems eating fruits and vegetables, juicing becomes an alternative. Drinking fruit and vegetable juice on a daily basis is very beneficial even for people who can normally eat vegetables. This is because the absorption of nutrients and enzymes from juice is much easier than from normal chewed fruit or vegetable. Juicing is therefore a healthy way of life.
- Centrifugal Juicers
- An Introduction to Hamilton Beach Juicers
- Product Features & Technical Specifications of the Hamilton Beach Juicers
- Pros & Cons of Hamilton Centrifugal Juicers
A centrifugal juicer is a juicer with a shredding blade and strainer basket that operates at a very high spinning speed, sometimes above 10,000 rotations per minute. When a food item is dropped into the juicer, it falls into this basket rotating at a very high speed. At the bottom of the basket are sharp blades that shred the fruit or vegetable into a pulp. Due to the high spinning rate of the basket, a centrifugal force acts on this pulp, pushing it against the walls of the strainer. This force eventually forces the juice onto the other side of the strainer and into the juice chamber. At the end, the dry pulp is also ejected through a different exit.
Affordable juicers in the $50 range are very popular because it’s not everyone who would like to spend hundreds of dollars on an expensive juicer. For these more expensive juicers, there are usually extra benefits like low noise or higher rates of juice extraction e.t.c but budget juicers can also offer you good value for money if you will be ready to cope with a few limitations. Some of these include:
An Introduction to Hamilton Beach Juicers
Hamilton Beach is an American manufacturer of home appliances and commercial restaurant equipment. The Hamilton Beach juicer has won many awards for efficiency and is the perfect juicer for anyone interested in a low cost juicing solution. There are three models of Hamilton Beach juicers in this review and they are as follows:
1. Hamilton Beach 67608 – Big Mouth Juicer
The Hamilton Beach 67608 is one of the most popular Hamilton Beach juicers. It uses an 800 Watt electric motor to juice many different kinds of fruits and vegetables. It is called “Big Mouth” because it features a 3 Inch wide feeding chute. It comes with a 20 ounce large waste pulp container and a smaller juice container. Also, its removable parts are dishwasher safe and are very easy both to assemble and to disassemble for cleaning.
The 1.1 Horsepower system is very powerful and using its stainless steel cutter and strainer, it can efficiently extract juice from all manner of food items, even from the toughest produce. This Hamilton Beach juicer was rated the most efficient of 15 juicers that were tested by Food & Wine Magazine in 2012. Plus it comes with a three year warranty.
2. Hamilton Beach 67750 – 2- Speed Juicer
The Hamilton Beach 67750 also has a 1.1 Horsepower 800 Watt motor and removable dishwasher friendly parts. But it comes with a two speed switch, which makes it the only juicer in this review with more than a 1-speed setting. It also comes with a BPA-free 40 ounce juice pitcher which is way larger as with the other two.
This is the latest of all the three juicers in this review but apart from these minor improvements and other visual enhancements, all other technical specifications remain the same as the other juicers. It also comes with a cleaning brush, with recipes and with a 3 year warranty.
3. Hamilton Beach 67650 – Big Mouth Juicer
The Hamilton Beach 67650 from Hamilton Beach is one of its longest selling and most successful models. And just like the other two machines, it comes with an 800 Watt electric motor, an extra-large pulp bin and a smaller juice collector. It has just an ON/OFF switch and works therefore on just one speed setting. Like the other machines, it is also very powerful and therefore juices very quickly.
The 67650 also has a 3 Inch wide feeding chute which makes it a “Big Mouth” juicer just like the other two. Apart from these slight differences, all the other technical specifications and qualities of these three juicers are identical. We will therefore consider them collectively.
Product Features & Technical Specifications of the Hamilton Beach Juicers
- Energy consumption for all three machines is 800 Watts.
- All the three machines feature a stainless steel strainer basket.
- All body parts like pulp-bin, feeding-chute, juice chamber and pitcher are made from plastic.
- Two of the machines function at a single speed setting while the 67750 has a 2 speed setting.
- All three machines feature the “Big Mouth”. There is no need to cut up food before juicing.
- Each Hamilton Beach juicer has a 3 year warranty.
Pros & Cons of Hamilton Centrifugal Juicers
There are times when the purchase of a budget juicer is the best or only solution. And there to fill that need is Hamilton Beach with its different juicers. If you have to choose a low priced juicer then your best bet is a Hamilton Beach Juicer.
If you are worried about oxidization, then you could choose the Hamilton Beach 67750 with the two speed option because using a lower spin speed reduces the level of the oxidization.
Else, the 67650 costs the least currently, and is therefore a “great buy”.