There are basically three different types of juicers for juicing vegetables and fruits.
For those of you looking to buy a new electronic juicer or replace your old one, you might want to consider these options when choosing the most appropriate and best juicer that fits your needs and lifestyle.
The varieties range in price, so budget is the first thing to think about before making your purchase.
Here are some of the details you need to know before you go shopping for your juicer.
The three main types of juicers are:
1. Centrifugal Juicer
Also known as fast juicers, they are the most popular type of juicer. Their biggest selling point is the fact that they are fast.
If you’re looking to waste no time when making your juice, the centrifugal juicer is the best option. Bonus fact, they are very easy to clean.
They also produce a lot of juice from your vegetables and fruits. Since they work on centrifugal force, their spinning motion separates the juice from the pulp as fast as a washing machine works.
What I love most about them is the fact that you don’t have to chop up the fruits and vegetables, you can just dump them whole and the produce will be forced down a feed tube before they meet a serrated cutting blade that spins at around 12,000 RPM.
The shredded pulp then goes into a basket and the juice goes into a separate container.
- High revolutions per minute (usually over 1000), which make them faster than cold-press machines.
- You will have your glass of juice in less than a minute.
- They are quite easy to clean as they contain few removable parts-the strainer, pulp tank, and the feeding tube.
- They handle hard vegetables like carrots pretty well.
- The speed per rotation dilutes the quality of juice produced.
- They are quite noisy and do poorly with leafy greens.
- Your juice won’t stay fresh for long.
Who does this juicer suit?
If you do not need to make large batches of juice, this juicer may suit you just fine. It is on the cheaper side too, so if you are on a budget, it could be good for you.
2. Masticating Juicer
Also known as slow juicers. They use a slow rotating auger to crush produce against a stainless steel mesh screen at only 80 to 100 rpm, instead of shredding produce with blades.
3. Twin Gear Juicer
Twin gear juicers have two augers that make the efficient in juicing both vegetables and fruits. They have the cold-press quality.
- With them, you will make the highest quality of juice with all nutrients retained.
- Your juice will stay fresh for longer due to lack of oxidation, and they are almost whispery in their operation.
- They are costly.
- They are more complicated to clean then single-gear machines.