Two Main Type of Juicers explained

Anyone who pays heed to their or their family’s health would know that juices are an excellent means of living a healthy life. Instead of having a burger or a donut for a snack, a glass of fresh juice would do them much good. Not only is it delicious and refreshing but you also get all the nutrients present in fresh fruits and vegetables that are difficult to consume otherwise. If you search the market, you will find many different juicers which will serve the purpose of making juice but only a few will stand up to the required standards and provide maximum nutrients. In your search to find the best juicer, you will cross paths with two major varieties. Centrifugal juicers are the traditional types of juicers which do not cost a lot. You could also go for the newer varieties with the name cold press juicers which use more advanced mechanisms to prepare better quality juices and therefore will cost you a little extra. To help you select one from among these two basic types, here is a little more detail regarding them:

Centrifugal Juice Extractors:

These are the traditional juicers which used to be the most popular varieties among juice enthusiasts. The major point which goes in its favor is the fast speed at which it operates. Their fast spinning action which works on centrifugal force produces fresh juice at great speeds. The pulp is separated into a separate container which can be discarded and the juice is collected in a separate container which you can consume. What makes them popular among many customers is the fact that they produce juice at high speeds so less time wastage is involved, the number of parts are few so that the cleanup isn’t that big of a deal and hard fruits and vegetables such as carrots are quite easy to juice.

Cold Press Juicers or Masticating Juicers:

Cold press juicers are also called slow juicers which use new and more advanced slow juicing mechanism to juice out fruits and vegetables retaining most of the vitamins and nutrients which exist in the ingredients. They use an auger which rotates at a slow speed against a steel mesh to crush the ingredients and squeeze out maximum juice from them. The reasons for rotating the auger at a slow speed are many. By slowly squeezing out the juice, it is ensured that maximum juice is extracted leaving behind a drier pulp. So you will be getting more juice out of fewer ingredients with these advanced juicers. Also the slow speed ensures minimum heat production which means that the juice will not get oxidized and will survive much longer than that produced through a centrifugal juicer. These juicers also work with a larger range of ingredients including fruits, vegetables, greens and also wheatgrass. The only problems you will face with these juicers when you compare them to the older centrifugal varieties is that they are much slower and cost higher.


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