I am thinking about an electric juicer to make peach juice. Is one better than the other, anyone have practical experience? Is there a way to bottle/store peach juice for later consumption?
Any help/suggestions around juicers would be appreciated.
I have a Breville juicer. It’s a nice juicer but I rarely use it because I think you lose so much of the fruit when you juice them. All the fiber goes out in the garbage. I prefer nutribullet and smoothies instead.
So i also wanted a juicer and then after some research i found that the much healthier and much easier to clean solution is a blender. All the fiber contains all the micronutrients and vitamins and antioxidants you don’t want to strain that out and just diluted it to a consistency you want to drink with pure filtered water. The Vitamix and the Ninja from Costco are both great blenders for the money.
Most fruits and vegetables work well in blender. I have a $39 450 watt Oster with a glass container that works fine for fruit. It’s noisy and slower than my more expensive blender but I usually use it because I like the glass container and the blade can be replaced for $8. Blades do dull on all blenders eventually. I have a juicer but only use it for carrots and beets.
The Omega products you linked to are low-speed, masticating auger-type juicers that are more effective and efficient for hard fruits and vegetables. I haven’t tried peaches in my Omega, but I suspect you would end up with perhaps 25% syrupy juice and the rest would be converted to a thick puree. If you aren’t using the puree, the peaches would not have to be peeled, as this would pass through with the puree. The Omegas are great for puree, de-seeding caneberries, and juicing quince, rhubarb, beets, carrots, etc. Avoid putting in large hard seeds or pips (citrus, medlar, bits of peach pits, etc).
I have tried grapes (similar in texture to peaches) and got about 25% juice. The seeds and peels passed through nicely.
I used to juice my fruits and veggies but no longer. It doesn’t make sense to throw away the very nutrition part and take fiber supplement. As I recall the carrot and apple works the best. The softer ones don’t do very well clogged up the holes easy
since I juice a lot of weeds (dandelion, plantain, daikon greens, turnip greens, smallage, thistle, collard stems, chicory stems, are my main ones, but there are other plants) I am good with juices. I concur that with softer veggies a lot of valuable fermentable fiber gets lost, but I assure you the long stringy fibers in leaves are worthless. Regrettably those same long fibers do clog masticating juicers (I have a Champion), forcing often a pit stop in the middle of the juicing.
You might consider using a steam juicer. I’ve not used it a ton, but my Mom makes wonderful fruit juices using her old steam juicer. It’s easy but a pain to clean (a lot like my Juiceman juicer).
I have an Omega and a Steam Juicer. Omega wastes less of the solids, but takes a lot more clean up and leaves a lot of solids in the juice that stratify in the fridge. Steam juicer dilutes a little bit, especially if you try to extract as much as possible. It heats the juice, which has its pluses and minuses. But its super easy to clean, can make a lot of juice at once, and makes pretty clear juice ready to can (although peach may need more acid).
I found the steam juicer great for my over-ripe plums.
I slowly pour the clear portion of the stratified, refrigerated juice into a sieve lined with a coffee filter. The result is extremely clear juice.
I just bought one JR 8000S slow juicer… any one have it or know something about it?
P.S.: I got it to juice leaves and herbs besides fruits and vegetables. I can make frozen fruit ice cream, smoothies and nuts/seeds milk with it…
JR Ultra 8000S Whole Slow Juicer - YouTube
I’ve tried a fine sieve, but need to do the coffee filter.
I read a different thread on the group regarding juicers and I walked away thinking I needed a Jack Lalanne juicer. It has the ability to keep some of the pulp while getting all the juice. That was the big feedback.
I went on eBay and looked at the various Lalanne juicers and if you read enough which took me about 15-20 minutes, you’ll figure out which one people like. It’s one of the heavier duty models and I think they were selling for about 60-70 bucks.
There is no such thing as the best juicer for everything, and sometimes manual is much better than electric.
This juicer is really great! Very good to juice small leaves and herbs… we are really happy!
The Vertical Slow Juicers, available from several manufacturers, are the best juicers you can buy, unless you are planning on juicing only greens.
We juice everything… there was many things that we didn’t use and now we can use like small leaves and fruits. This is my new juicer.
What makes it better than others? I can’t imagine it wrings more from the pomace than some others. This is the aronia pomace after one pass through my omega. Bone dry.
^ 18-minute thorough demo of horizontal vs vertical
They are a great middle ground between centrifugal juicer (high waste, terrible/unusable with greens) and a horizontal juicer (high yield, can be very slow depending on how powerful a unit you get).
The video Larry posted is an excellent comparison.