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A few weeks ago I shared some benefits of juicing for good health. That may have sparked some interest and now you are wondering which juicer might be the best option for you. Well there are pros and cons to most juicers on the market. There are 3 different types of juicers (not including the wheat grass or citrus juicers) on the market that I will be addressing in this article.
Centrifugal Juicers are probably the most common of the electrical juicers. They work by grating the fruits and veggies, spinning them at high speeds, then separating the pulp from the juice into separate containers.
Some advantages of the centrifugal juicers are that they are more affordable than the masticating and the triturating juicers. They are also easy to assemble and disassemble. They have large feeding chutes which reduces cutting and chopping fruits and veggies, saving time on preparation. Centrifugal juicers are also able to yield a quick cup of juice due to the high RPM (revolutions per minute), also known as speed.
On the other hand, some of the disadvantages to this type of juicer are that due to the high RPM and heat produced in the process some believe the juice oxidizes quickly, therefore yielding a shorter shelf life for the juice. In order to maximize your nutrient benefits it’s recommended you consume the juice right away and not store it. Another disadvantage is that these juicers tend to be very loud and noisy. And lastly, if you want to juice greens this type of juicer does not extract a lot from leafy greens or wheat grass.
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Masticating Juicers have a single auger (gear). This auger presses and chews fruits, vegetables, leafy greens and grasses. The juice is slowly extracted and the pulp is then separated into a separate container.
Advantages of this type juicer is that due to the lower RPM it doesn’t produce as much heat, therefore minimizing oxidation in the juice and allowing the juice to be stored longer (up to 48 hours) rather than having to consume it right away. The lower speed also protects and maintains healthy enzymes and nutrients for your consumption. It is able to juice leafy greens, grasses and herbs. They are overall better at extracting juice from the fruits, veggies, and leafy greens leaving almost no juice in the pulp. Masticating juicers can be multifunctional. Some can grind coffee beans, make fruit sorbet, baby food, nut butters, and pastas. The noise level is much quieter than that of the centrifugal.
While there are many advantages to the masticating juicer, one disadvantage is the costly price tag. A good masticating juicer can cost you around $250 or higher. They are slow at producing the juice due to the lower RPM. And they also have a narrow chute which requires more cutting and chopping.
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Triturating Juicers have double augers. This type of juicer is perhaps the most sophisticated of the electrical juicers. This machine crushes, chews, and presses the juice from the fruits and vegetables at a very low speed.
Some advantages of the triturating juicer are that due to its low speed it creates very little if any oxidation in the juice thus producing a highly nutrient dense juice. The slow speed process this machine operates at extracts most of the juice from the pulp and is able to preserve a lot of the nutrients. These machines are able to juice fruits, vegetables, grasses and herbs, and are also multifunctional. You’re able to make baby foods, sorbets, nut butters, and pastas. It’s also not uncommon to hear these machines lasting a long time. Lastly a nice piece of reassurance is that they come with an average 10 year warranty, unlike the centrifugal.
Even though triturating juicer are considered to be the best of the electrical juicers it also comes with a few disadvantages. One that’s difficult to swallow is the price. The average price can be around $500 and in some cases much higher. They are also slow at producing the juice and a little more time consuming as far cleaning them up.
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Whether you’re wanting to try this whole juicing thing for the first time or looking to upgrade your current juicer I hope this information has given you a little more insight into what options are available to you. Happy juicing y’all!!