« on: October 03, 2013, 01:58:25 PM »
I read the Juice & Strain article on the AHA website and am very interested in buying a juicer and trying it out. Before I do, though, I had a question.
The article seemed to say that if you have a high powered juicer you could speed up the process considerably. They say in parenthesis that a 1,200 watt juicer would yield (I think) around 8 gallons per person per hour. I cruised amazon.com really fast to get a ballpark idea of pricing and saw a certain brand that had 800, 900, and 1,000 watt juicers for $150, $200, $300 (respectively). Now I'm not excited to spend $150 on a juicer and $200 is my absolute limit I would spend.
So my question really is, does anyone know if the lower watt juicers would work well for someone trying to make 1-5 gallons of juice? I work in the lighting industry so I'm intimately aware that wattage is a measure of power consumption not how efficient the motor or device operates, so I'm really trying to ask people with personal experience on the subject. Any preferred juicer brands or juicers in particular?
Thanks for your time, everyone!