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Looking For a Quality Juicer? Do Your Research Before Making A Purchase Decision

You’ve decided you want a juicer for your café and you’re looking for something good but you are on a limited budget.

Online you see some juicing equipment that falls into your price bracket and has a spec that you think will do the job.

You’re drawn further to the purchase by the attractive picture and glowing product summary.

But how do you know you’re not being sold a lemon, a dud or a rubbish piece of equipment?

That’s a tough one unless you have an intimate knowledge of juicing equipment.

There are 4 important things to consider before making a purchase decision:

  1. Why is this juicer so much cheaper than other juicers sold by well-known manufacturers?
  2. Does the seller have good reviews demonstrating trust and a specialist knowledge in juicing equipment?
  3. Can the seller provide spare parts and a full 12 months’ minimum warranty?
  4. Is the seller in the UK?

Price is a good indicator of the quality of a juicing machine. China is churning out a lot of cheap juicers which might look reasonable on the outside but the reality is they don’t provide a good tasting juice, and they are low on efficiency and reliability.

This is being compounded by sellers confusing buyers by describing their products as Zumex / Frucosol / Zummo / Nutrifaster/ Blendtec ‘style’ juicers or blenders.

Here are two typical examples which we have found online:

orange juice machineAutomatic Orange Juice Machine – Zumex – Frucosol Style. Special Offer Price
High performance and best value
Direct from the manufacturer saving money.
£650.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juicer machineDescribed as a Nutrifaster N450 style centrifugal juicer
For Juicing oranges
Not suitable for hard fruit or hard vegetables
£200.00

 

 

 

 

 

Both these juicers are Chinese and if they were from the excellent manufacturers of Zumex (Spain) and Nutrifaster (USA) they would be 5 – 10 times the price.

It is not possible for a manufacturer to build a reasonable juicer within this price. Take out transport from China, duty and seller’s margin then you can see how cheap the juicer is.

In the case of the first example it says the reason why the seller can sell at a low price is because they buy direct from the manufacturer. The reason it’s cheap is because it’s Chinese and of poor quality.

In the second example above the seller has got it completely wrong. The centrifugal juicer is not designed for juicing oranges but for juicing ‘hard’ fruit and vegetables e.g. apples, carrot, beetroot etc.

Both these juicers are poor value for money because they make an inferior tasting juice, are inefficient and have poor reliability.  As they say, you only have one chance to make a good first impression with your customers. Buying cheap at the beginning can cost you dearly in the long run.

The best advice we can give is to source your equipment from a juicing specialist who can advise you on the best piece of equipment for your outlet.

If you come to Cruz we’ll supply you with best juicing equipment on that market.  We provide equipment on  rental and provide training, ensuring you will be making the best juice on the market!