Different Manual Juicers
For Fruits, Vegetables, and Greens

Here are only some good reasons to check out manual juicers:

- They are very simple to use and to maintain.

- Hand juicers are usually pretty cheap.

- No electricity is needed.

- They are normally quite small and light, very practical, you do not need lots of extra space on your counter (if at all).

- They can be called also portable juicers, they are perfect for traveling wherever you go.

Of course, you need to consider also the downsides:

- They are slower than electric machines, so they are mostly (except commercial hand operated citrus presses) appropriate for preparation of smaller juice amounts.

- Some manual work is needed for the juicing process.

- Majority of models are single purpose devices, meant for juice extraction from only one kind of fruit or vegetable, for instant citrus or wheat grass.

If you think that a hand juicer could meet your needs, here are the types you can choose from:

A Manual Wheat Grass Juicer






This is a dedicated hand crank wheat grass juicer. Its operating principle is the same as of electric wheatgrass juice extractors.

However, a manual jucer for juicing wheat grass is cheaper, much simpler to use and to clean than electric wheatgrass machines. It is also smaller, lighter, and very handy.

In addition, juice quality that this type of manual juicer provides is very good and juice yield is normally also excellent.

Yet, the juicing process is rather slow and it demands some physical effort. In any case, if you would like to prepare just small amounts of wheatgrass juice, this is absolutely the type of green juice extractor you should check.

Almost all hand operated juicers for wheat grass are not appropriate for juicing other soft and stiff fruits and vegetables. Anyway, if you would like to juice also other veggies and fruits, there is a solution. In such case you should check two high quality universal manual juicers: the Paderno World Cuisine Manual Juicer and the Tribest Z-Star Z-510, which is considered to be the most versatile hand crank juice machine on the market.

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A Manual Juicer for Citruses

There are two types of hand citrus juicers:

A Manual Citrus Reamer






The first are very simple and low-cost citrus reamers. They are an inexpensive solution for quick and uncomplicated juicing small amounts of citrus juice.

There are lots of different models of hand citrus reamers available and they are made from different materials, from glass, ceramic, plastic, and metal. Due to the fact that many of the vitamins are metal sensitive we would not recommend a metal model.

The simplest and cheapest manual juicers for citrus are very easy to clean and use. You just have to twist the citrus fruit and the reamer against each other to squeeze the juice.

Electric citrus reamers operate the same way, only the engine does the work instead of you.

True, there’s a lot of pulp in the juice, but … a hand held citrus reamer enables you an easy access to important healthy natural substances very quickly.

A Hand Citrus Press






The second type of manual citrus squeezers are press juicers. There are small and simple, low-price models available, which are primarily meant to squeeze juice from smaller citrus fruits like limes and lemons.

And there are heavy duty manual juicers that juice all kinds of citruses, from lemons, limes, tangerines, oranges, and grapefruits, efficiently and fast.

They are much heavier and sturdier than citrus reamers.

Unlike the reamers, you just have to place a half of a citrus fruit over the funnel, which is usually produced from stainless steel, and push the handle down to apply the pressure, which releases the juice from the fruit.

You are right, some manual work is needed. But if you enjoy drinking different types of all natural citrus juice of amazing taste often, a hand operated citrus press juicer could definitely be the right choice for you.


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Electric and manual juicers provide fresh juices, full of minerals, vitamins, and
enzymes, some of them more than the others do.

But, as you know, there is always the leftover juicer pulp. No matter how dry the pulp is, it still contains valuable nutrients, which cannot be extracted during the juicing process regardless of the juice extractor model you use.

Luckily, there is a way to reach them. To be able to do that you need a special
type of manual juicer:

A Hydraulic Press Juicer






Hydraulic juicer pulp presses are designed and constructed in a way to squeeze every bit of the juice with valuable vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, which are literally bound to the pulp.

You just have to place the leftover juicer pulp on a tray, apply the pressure, and the press will squeeze precious nutrient rich juice at up to 2 tons pressure into a collecting container. Very simple and incredibly efficient.

You will be amazed how much "extra juice" you will get with a hydraulic press juicer from the pulp of different types of juicer machines (depends on a model):

- Centrifugal: + 30 – 55%
- Single auger: + 15 – 40%
- Twin gear: + 5 – 30%

It is true, you can use the juice pulp for many beautiful dishes. You can even throw it away. Or you can get an effective hydraulic juice press and enjoy maximum health benefits of fruits and vegetables. It is your call!


As you can see, the offer of manual juicers is not as rich as of electric juicer machines. And, as you already know, hand juicers are quite inexpensive.

That should mean that buying a hand held juice extractor should be a very simple job. Even so, before you make your purchase, you should know, which are the most significant criteria for you.

After that, we advise you to check information on different types of juicer machines, their pros and cons, which we provide. Your new juice extractor, whether electric or manual, should meet all or at least most of your needs and expectations.


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