Commercial Juicer advice
How does a commercial juicer differ from a home use juicer?
Although the end produce of a commercial juicer and home use juicer is
similar (i.e. juice) there are factors that seperate the two. Commercial
juicers are capable of making large quantities of juice quickly, day in
day out where they are used in juice bars, cafes, health clubs, bars and
commercial juicers such as the Remida Automatic Citrus Juicer will only
juice citrus fruits, some such as the Zummo range from Orangeman will
handle whole unpeeled oranges, others such as the Nutrifaster
N450 will juice both fruit and vegetables.
Both worktop models and floor standing models are available. The motors
in commercial juicers are generally more powerful and harder wearing as
they need to stand up to the heavy use that occurs every day.
The greater durability and reliability of commercial juicers is reflected
in the price tag as they tend to cost considerably more than home use
juicers but this cost can be soon recouped when the machine is put to
work in a commercial environment.
What points should I consider when buying a commercial juicer?
First lets think of the customer, what types of juice do my customers
want to purchase? This will depend on what kind of business you are running,
customers of health clubs and juice bars for example will probably want
a wider range of juices (including vegetable and wheatgrass juice) than
users of a pub bar.
How much space is there available to site the juicer(s)? Is there space
for a floor standing juicer in your small juice bar or would you be better
with a worktop model. Do you have room for more than one juicer? Having
a seperate citrus juicer and
fruit/vegetable juicer will speed up your juice preparation time and so
save on staffing costs.
How quickly can produce be fed through the juicer? This is essential
in a high turnover, high volume juicing environment. How well does the
juicer eject the pulp and how often does any pulp ejection bin need emptying?
What guarantee and servicing schedule come with the juicer? What happens
if the juicer needs a new part? Does it need shipping from the other side
of the world? Does the juicer need to be sent away for servicing or is
it available on site?
How efficient is the juicer at extracting juice? The more efficient the
juicer, the less fruit and veg you will need to buy to make the same amount
of juice. What is the juice quality like? Your customers won't keep coming
back to you if your juice has huge lumps of pulp in it.
How loud is the juicer? You don't want to damage your staffs hearing
or have your customers requests drowned out.
How easy is the juicer to clean? At the end of the shift your staff will
be ready to go home, don't have their timesheets extended due to the fact
that your commercial juicer is a nightmare to clean.