The Best New Citrus Juicer Is Under $50—And Super Easy to Use
Whether you wish to incorporate more veggies into your diet or just want to enjoy a fresh-squeezed glass of OJ, this juicer has you covered.
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Why I Looked Into Juicing
If you're a picky eater like me, sticking to a balanced diet can be a challenge. The only fruits I like are apples and bananas, and don't get me started on veggies. The issue I have isn't regarding the taste but the texture. It's the idea of biting into something raw or slimy that gives me goosebumps. I knew I needed to improve my diet, which is why I looked into juicing.
Although medical professionals don't recommend a full juicing diet, they say consuming a fresh glass every morning can have major benefits (like regulating digestion and removing toxins from your body)—especially for those who aren't getting enough greens and citrus in their diets (cough, me!). So the next step: Finding the best juicer.
I scoured reviews online and chatted with a few friends about what they liked (and didn't) about their juicers. Common complaints: juicing required a lot of produce, making it expensive (it took an average of five to 10 whole greens to make one glass). Many juicers were difficult to clean and took too much time to reassemble after cleaning. Naturally, I focused my search on finding a juicer that eliminates these issues—and I found one.
The Affordable Juicer You Need to Try
From toasters to blenders, Aicok has marked itself as one of the top brands for small kitchen appliances. Happy customers rave about the customer service, affordability, and durable products, so it's no surprise my hunt led me to one of its products.
The Aicok Stainless Steel Juicer, which recently became available on Amazon, collects 25 percent more juice and 30 percent more vitamins compared to other juicers (thanks to its 400-watt motor). It also features a wide mouth so you won't need to waste time chopping ingredients, and has two different settings that allow for perfect blending of both hard and soft produce. It also pulls apart quickly for easy cleanup.
Another feature that caught my eye: Its compact design. I live in a small apartment and counter space is limited. I needed something affordable (thanks, college debt), small in size, and fairly quiet so I don't disturb my neighbors. I looked at a few other brands, but when it came down to it, none of them offered the same combination of nutritional value and ease of use.
While Aicok's latest model is too new for reviews, it's quickly moving up Amazon's Best Seller List. A few other Aicok juicers found their way there, so I decided to check the reviews and see if the brand lives up to its name—spoiler alert, it does. This satisfied person raved about their Aicok Stainless Steel Juicer 400W, "I have previously owned Breville and Jack LaLanne juicers, but the Aicok beats them both...It just smashes hard fruits and vegetables in seconds! I don't have to force them down the chute."
I seriously can't wait for my new Aicok juicer to arrive! Not just so I can use it to boost my health, but also so I can impress my friends by serving fresh mimosas during Sunday brunch at my place.
To buy: Aicok Stainless Steel Juicer, $48; amazon.com