Whether you’re planning to purchase a new juicer or a new house, there are certain universal consumer desires that will shape your decision making process: As a consumer, you want the best product possible for the least amount of money possible. Obviously, this is impossible to truly achieve – if you had it your way, you’d buy the best possible product in the world and it’d be free, right? So because this isn’t an option (barring theft), instead we all usually settle on a point that coincides for us somewhere on the grid between “highest quality” and “lowest price.” For many people looking to buy a juicer, we here at Juicerhead think that the PowerGrind Pro will represent the best balance between expense and quality.
Before you ever even turn a switch, the PowerGrind Pro will lead you to believe it is a high quality juicer. Although its housing is primarily made from plastic, it’s the chunky, tough sort. It’s got a large feeding tube but also sports an angled feeding tube option meant to limit blowback from extra juicy vegetables and aid in pouring smaller items into the juicer.
Although this juicer uses centrifugal juicing technology, what sets it apart from its would-be peers is the inclusion of a grinder located directly under the spinning blade. This means that it combines the speed of a centrifugal juicer with the more thorough and gentle juicing you see with masticating juicers. Produce is actually juiced twice, leading to much higher yields and limited heat and air disturbance. The results of this process are impressive. Once pulp has been expelled into the pulp catcher, it’s dry to the touch. The single downside to this design is that the PowerGrind takes a bit longer to juice produce than some centrifugal juicers, and its motor runs at a lower RPM. But we think that the benefits of increased yield and decreased juice agitation make the PowerGrind Pro worth the wait and the price.