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      What’s The Best Juicer For Celery?

      Choosing The Right Juicer For The Medical Medium Celery Juice Protocol

      So how do you arrive at some sort of objective conclusion around the question of which juicer is best for juicing celery? That is all going to depend on what you mean by ‘best’, how critically you view minor incremental differences in juice yield or juice quality, and equally as important, what is meant by the word ‘best’ in the context of the demands placed on you by your day to day lifestyle. Given that there are a number of models that will give similarly excellent results with celery, there can’t be one definitive answer when all factors are given consideration but let’s try and outline a few criteria and features that might help make the right choice for you. (If you want to cut straight to the UK equivalent of the Omega Juicer endorsed by 'Medical Medium' Anthony William, it's here)

      Is Juicer Type Really Critical?

      There are two categories of juicer that are good for juicing celery. Centrifugal Juicers and Masticating Juicers. The masticating type is widely believed to extract a more nutritious juice because of the grinding, chewing and pressing process that they employ. How much more nutritious? That’s a tough question to answer with rigorous science because not much testing has been done. It seems like a reasonable belief though because the extraction of ‘sticky’ nutrients from the plant cells Sage Nutri Juicer Procould be envisaged to be more thorough if those cells are being smashed and chewed together before the juice is pressed out. It also seems reasonable to assume that because masticating juicers produce a more vibrantly coloured and homogenous, flavourful juice, that such qualitative differences may well indicate a more thorough extraction of what the juice has to offer in nutritional terms. We’d suggest that the nutritional benefit of a masticating juicer is probably incremental, rather than huge, and you do also get a bit more juice with them in general, but if you want to be sure of the best, a masticating juicer option may be the way to go.

      Centrifugal juicers don’t chew or grind ingredients together. They use a sharply toothed high speed grating disc to rip the plant material apart, releasing the liquid contents of the cells to be extracted by centrifugal force through a high speed strainer drum as the shredded fibres pass over it. Although generally speaking high moisture content ingredients work better in a masticating juicer, celery is one ‘wet’ ingredient that seems to juice really well in a centrifugal juicer, probably because of its rigid fibre structure. Because of the speed of these machines we would not rule them out as a great choice for people who are concerned with convenience as well as getting good results. After all, there’s no point in having a state of the art masticating juicer if you are too pressed for time to make best use of it.

      Your Personal Juicing Preferences

      Because we do know that the juice from a Centrifugal Juicer is still highly nutritious, a centrifugal is probably still a great choice for anyone who is pressed for time. They are generally less of a financial commitment up front and their convenience and ease of use is their key advantage. However, masticating juicers give the best results across a wider range of ingredients (for a small extra commitment of time), as well as producing juice with a longer shelf life due to less oxygen being incorporated into the juice. If you want to commit to juicing as a lifestyle choice that you are going to stick with, and you seek the optimum nutritional benefits that can be won from juicing a variety of ingredients beyond just celery, then the small extra investment of time and money in using a Masticating Juicer probably makes more sense.

      Sort The Facts From The Hype

      We often have clients come to us who are convinced that there is an outright ‘must have’ choice of juicer because of information they’ve come across when doing their research. Unfortunately marketing information is not particularly reliable when it comes to knowing what is fact and what is wishful thinking, and a lot of info out there about juicing originates from the vested interests of someone with something to sell. At UK Juicers we are not tied to a single brand or product and we are juicing enthusiasts ourselves. We test all our juicers rigorously so we know exactly how the performance of different brands and types of juicer stack up against each other. Glass Of Celery JuiceWe take pride in being one of the UK’s most trusted, authoritative and independent voices when it comes to juicers and our customers trust is more important to us than pushing the product that makes the most money. Our satisfaction comes from guiding people to the right choice for their needs.

      The Medical Medium has recently teamed up with one of our brands, Omega Juicers, to re-brand an existing model. The Omega MM900HDS Juicer as it is now known is currently only available as such in the USA. However, we have the identical juicer in our range (with its original name) available here, so if you must have the juicer that’s endorsed by the Medical Medium, then look no further. But is it absolutely the best juicer for celery? There are many choices in our range that will give similar or even slightly better results when juicing celery, so we’ve selected a few top performers to give you more bandwidth of choice and we’ll get into that a bit more below.

      The Centrifugal Options

      Lequip XL215 JuicerIf you have a busy lifestyle and want to keep time and effort to a minimum for your juicing, you will get great performance and highly nutritious celery juice using a centrifugal juicer. Please be aware that anyone who claims that centrifugal juicers destroy nutrition is talking nonsense. This fantasy emerged from the hyperbole put out by marketers of masticating juicers to differentiate their product by denigrating the original centrifugal juicing method to gain market share. Masticating juicers may give slightly better results, but the results from a centrifugal machine are still excellent.

      Centrifugal juicers for well under £100 are widely available and they provide an OK option, but in our experience they are often poor value for money. Cheaper models are typically more wasteful of ingredients and suffer short lifespans, so we don't offer those. There are two excellent models in our range that we have found perform well with Celery and we challenge anyone to show us a centrifugal juicer that can do better than these two! Both offer a virtually pulp-free juice, which also separates them from the many cheap models that dump more pulp into the juice.

      For those on a budget, The Nutri Juicer Cold is without doubt the best juicer we have seen at the price point and at less than half the price of our premium recommendation, it is absolutely equal to it performance wise. So why bother with a premium recommendation? The reason we also recommend the Sage Nutri Juicer Cold XL is twofold. Firstly it has a genuinely commercial grade ​motor with a robust die-cast construction and dishwasher safe parts. Secondly the variable speed control makes it a bit more versatile, allowing slightly better results when juicing different ingredients with different hardness and moisture content. Both models give great results with celery and are very easy to live with. For many people there is never any need to think about upgrading from the convenient and familiar format of the centrifugal juicer.

      Horizontal Masticating Juicer Choices

      The Medical Medium Anthony William has partnered with Omega to rebrand the Omega 8007 as the MM900HDS (Medical Medium 900 Heavy Duty in Silver) and the rebranded juicer is currently only available in the USA. You can buy the exact same model with its original branding here. The Omega 8007 Omega MM900HDS offers excellent performance on celery. Other horizontal masticators in our range like the popular Omega 8006 (an earlier model) perform equally well and the more recent Sana By Omega EUJ-606 and EUJ-707 are in our opinion the best that the format currently has to offer.

      Vertical Masticating Juicer Choices

      While horizontal models are believed to offer a slight performance advantage on leafy vegetables and wheatgrass, vertical masticators (also known as vertical slow juicers ​or cold press juicers) are equally as good at juicing celery, they are slightly easier to live with, and they are undoubtedly better when it comes to juicing fruits and mixed ingredients because there is a significant time saving when compared to horizontal models. In other words they’re great at celery and better all round for general juicing, but they're also a bit more expensive. These are the type used by most of our staff. When you look at the health benefits, we think it's reasonable to spend as much on your juicer as, say, a ​decent coffee machine, and that is roughly what a good vertical masticating juicer will cost.

      They use the same principle as a horizontal single auger model, crushing and grinding the produce against a conical filter to squeeze out the juice, but by orienting the juicer vertically a much bigger auger can be used and therefore you are able to process more ingredients with each revolution. They don’t make noodles from dough like horizontal models but the homogenising function for sorbets, nut butters, etc, works a bit better on the vertical ones.

      If you want to juice whole apples and handfuls of other ingredients the extra large feed chute on the Kuvings EVO820 saves a little bit of time. This time saving is not massive, so we would say also consider the smaller feed Sana EUJ-828 Sana 828 Vertical Juicer

      (left) which has the latest 3rd generation technology from the Hurom factory. Either of these choices will give results that can’t be beaten by any other single auger masticating juicer and they take less time to use than a horizontal.


      The Ultimate Celery Juicer

      We have many clients who aim to use juicing to mitigate some sort of health condition and sometimes they are looking to combat a serious illness like cancer. In these cases they are often advised by their nutritionists that maximum nutrient extraction is the top priority and they are highly motivated to get the best possible results with their juicing. If you are prepared to spend a little more time with your juicer, it’s widely accepted that a Twin Gear Masticating JuicerGreen Star Elite is one of the best options and the theory behind this seems quite robust to us. This type of juicer crushes the ingredients between two stainless steel helical gears which have a tiny separation between them. This means that the ingredients are thoroughly broken down and the juice is squeezed out under higher pressure, giving a higher juice yield than any of the above juicer types we’ve already discussed. You might spend 20 minutes with this type of juicer instead of 10, but that can seem like a small price to pay when you are trying to combat serious illness. Without doubt the most practical and best performing Twin Gear Juicer to be revealed in recent years is the Green Star Elite ​(seen here with carrots and apples) which you can order here.

      A Quick Note About Juicing Celery

      Although this vegetable has a high liquid to fibre ratio, the fibres that are present are long, stringy and relatively tough. This is no problem for centrifugal juicers but with masticating juicers where you have a rotating auger or gears, these long fibres can wrap around and slow down the juicing process. This problem is easily eliminated by chopping your celery stalks into pieces no longer than about 3 cm/1 inch, instead of feeding in the whole stalk.

      We hope you’ve found this article helpful and if you have any queries at all before making your choice, please don’t hesitate to call the team for advice on 01904 757070, or email us at enquiries@ukjuicers.com

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