Know Your Commercial JuicersThere’s a variety of juicers on the market and each serves a special purpose. You’ll need to understand the types of juicers before you commit to buying one.
- Easy to use and clean
- Simple design – Quickly train your employees to efficiently make juice
- Perfect for smaller operations
- Can’t be used with non-citrus fruits
- High juice volume – some electric models can produce up to 220-265 lbs. per hour
- Juices large fruits and vegetables allowing for more menu variety
- Deposits pulp into a separate container to allow for continuous use
- Heat and friction from the blade oxidize juice, reducing the number of nutrients in the juice
- Ideal for use with almost any fruit, vegetable, or herb
- Produces little to no heat or friction which limits oxidation
- Can use for making nut butter, baby food, mincing herbs, and more
- Lower speed
Comparing Models: What Kind of Commercial Juicer is Best?Every type of juicer available has its strengths and environments that they work best in. When prepping in a commercial setting, some juicers will stand up better than others to heavy-duty use. Whether you’re a first-time juicer looking for a good starter model or are experienced and need a professional-grade machine, there is a juicer for you.
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Ready to Juice?Once you’ve picked out the perfect commercial juicer for your business, you should know some of the basics of juicing. These tips and tricks can save on food costs and juicer replacement parts.
What Can’t I Juice?Don’t juice anything that needs cooking before being eaten. Think potatoes, peas, squash, and corn. Make sure also to remove any pits, tough skins, and peels from the fruits you’ll be juicing. Avoiding these will keep your machine running efficiently and avoid some mishaps. Finally, avoid very soft textured fruit like bananas or avocado as they tend to clog the filter in your juicer.
What Produce is Good to Juice?There is no shortage in combinations of fruits and vegetables that you can juice. Think about what customers would want to drink and start with the basics. Once you’ve mastered the basics, consider adding things like herbs and milk for added taste and health benefits. Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Any in-season fruit!
- Wash your produce to remove dirt and preservatives.
- Cut any large or dense produce into smaller pieces to make it more manageable for your juicer.
- Wait to cut up produce until you’re ready to juice. Produce begins to oxygenate immediately after being exposed to air and letting cut up food sit too long can cause it to lose nutrients.
- Make sure to have a big enough container to catch the juice you’ll be making.
- Read the instructions for your juicer to ensure correct setup, operation, and cleaning.
Looking for more information on why juicing is the way to go?Read more on juicing and get juice recipe ideas here.
Kelsey Moriarty is a Content Specialist at Central Restaurant Products. Her focus at Central is in the Food Prep and Furniture areas. Kelsey’s background is in technology and marketing with particular experience in SEO and E-Commerce. She enjoys helping customers make better decisions as well as working on her copywriting skills!