This article is to define what is a masticating juicer, give its pros and cons and also to explain briefly what is a centrifugal juicer plus the pros and cons of a centrifugal juicer.
Juicers are a helpful tool. If you have ever attended any of my seminars on simplifying healthy eating you will know I really believe in the value of eating vegetables and fruits and if you don’t always have the time to sit down and eat a plate of fruit and vegetables juicing and drinking your veggies and fruits is a great alternative.
What is a Masticating Juicer and what are the Pros and Cons of a Masticating Juicers?
Masticating Juicers are excellent for someone who is doing regular juicing. Instead of chopping and cutting up fruits and veggies like a centrifugal juicer it chews and crunches the fruits and vegetables to remove the juice that is full of vitamins and minerals. Since the fruit and veggies are broken down more the pulp tends to be drier than pulp from a centrifugal juicer.
In most cases but not in all a masticating juicer can make juices from wheat grass and leafy vegetables which is not possible with a centrifugal juicer. There are single gear and twin gear masticating juicers. I have heard masticating juicers also called cold press juicers or slow juicers.
Pros of a Masticating Juicer
Typically produces more juice than a centrifugal juicer
Typically can make juice from fibrous fruits and vegetables
Produces less heat than a centrifugal juicer since it moves at a slower speed
Can often make wheat grass juice, nut butter and baby food
Cons of a Masticating Juicer
Costs more than a centrifugal juicer due to its extra abilities
Can be heavy
What is a Centrifugal Juicer and what are the Pros and Cons of a Centrifugal Juicer?
A Centrifugal Juicer is the type most people know. It consists typically of a spinning metal disk filled with sharp blades that cut up the fruits and veggies to extra the juice.
Typically less Expensive than a masticating Juicer
Makes citrus juices quicker than a masticating juicer
Often easier to clean than more complicated gear juicers
Ideal design for citrus fruits
Unable to make wheat grass juice, nut butter or baby food
Produces a lot of wet pulp since it does not squeeze out as much juice
Large amount of pulp may clog up machine quicker
Lack of juice removal means more vitamins and minerals are left in the wet
Can be noisy
Want to Buy a Juicer Consider these Questions:
What kind of juice do you want to make?
For example, is it orange juice or wheat grass juice. For orange juice you will need a centrifugal juicer, for wheat grass juice you will need a masticating juicer
Do you want to maximize your creation of juice from each fruit and veggies?
A masticating juicer produces more juice than a centrifugal juicer from each fruit and veggie but it takes longer to produce the juice. To read about samples of centrifugal and masticating juicers check out this comprehensive juicer review
What can of spending budget do you have?
A centrifugal juicer is typically less expensive than a masticating juicer but since it does not push out as much juice it is not the most cost efficient. However, a centrifugal juicer is most likely best for creating citrus juice.
Now you will want to take a moment to read reviews and see samples of centrifugal and masticating juicers check out the comprehensive juicer review or you can go directly to Amazon to read reviews about well know machines like the Omega 1000 Juicer
Best of Success to you in your decision,