There is no better way to guide someone to the best product than to walk them through all the specs so that they make more informed decisions based on correlating their specific needs with what different products have to offer. Juicers are no exception to this rule. Since there are actually different types of juicers, the need to know what one prefers best is crucial in not making regrettable decisions.
A lot can be said of these variations, but again, the best way to show which is which is by picking one of the many different types, going through all it has to offer, how it goes about doing what it does, and presenting a conclusion that leaves readers with a solid idea of whether or not it is the right pick for them. Though there are, strictly speaking, two categories of juicers, the variation found in either of the two is enough to warrant splitting up these two types into further sub-categories.
The list of juicers below best exemplifies the different types of centrifugal and masticating juicers and why one would be better suited for some more than another.
Centrifugal and Masticating Juicer Comparisons
The differences between centrifugal and masticating juicers is undeniably substantial, despite both sharing the same very simple purpose of extracting juice from raw material. For those first looking to get into the whole juicing business, this variation may at first seem a little daunting. Having already gone through 6 different cases, one’s mind should be more or less made up, but if any uncertainties remain, the following briefings should prove helpful.
These have a straightforward design that is especially accommodating and conveniently quick in performing its principal function. They operate at a wider range of speed than masticating juicers, starting from around 6000rpm and going as high as 14000rpm. Strictly vertical in shape, they are easy to use. They fit any one of a number of different food types in the system for processing. With sharp blades rotating at high speeds, the internal suitability to a number of different foods matches that of its very design, which means there is a greater demand from their motors.
These also have to include more safety measures than masticating types, something that is important to look for when reviewing the specs of any centrifugal juicer. These include ensuring the motor cannot switch on if the piece isn’t fit properly or if the juicer is overloaded. Since most people are concerned with getting juice out of a natural product in the quickest and easiest of ways, centrifugal juicers are the more popular of the two types, and it helps that the health value is still there.
Despite being the lesser purchased type of juicers, slow masticating types prove not only to be the most efficient juice extractors in both the quantity and quality they produce, but they come in greater variations than centrifugal types. These include both horizontal and vertical designs that can serve advantages both in use as well as suitability in blending in with the rest of a kitchen’s design.
As a result of the different shapes, sizes may also vary, which is something a user can look at to determine which is best suited for their space. Speeds can vary from 40rpm to 80rpm. This contributes to the greater health benefit of using masticating juicers, which is the biggest reason why some choose these over quicker types. There is more detailed care given in the different features of a masticating juicer’s design, and depending on how enthusiastic or concerned you are, a closer look will allow you to delve into all the specifics and gain a greater appreciation for the ingenuity that goes into their designs.
For those with clear intentions leaning either towards efficiency or convenience, the choices are clear, and one shouldn’t have a hard time selecting their ideal juicer. But for those who would like to get a little bit of everything, it becomes a little trickier, though there are certain products that attempt to appease such demanding needs. A single juicer that can process in either a centrifugal or masticating way is yet to be designed, but when such a time comes, it will no doubt make life much easier for those who want it all.
Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain
For those looking for a quick juice extraction, this juicer’s processing speed of 14000 revolutions per minute is the ideal pick. It gets the job done in record time. It is also fairly easy to use, with the straightforward design allowing for straightforward use. It also includes a portable jug with a large holding capacity.
The way this works is that the ingredients to be processed are fed through a shoot and down into a chamber, where once the 700w motor is switched on, a number of blades rapidly rotate until solids are turned into pulp. Once this is done, the second stage of the processing kicks in by filtering out the liquids from the pulp with a mesh basket, after which the dry pulp can easily be dealt with.
As previously mentioned, this is best suited for those who want to juice quickly. This machine has a large 3-inch tube that can fit large pieces so that users don’t have to waste time slicing ingredients into little pieces as they would have to with other types of juicers.
The quick processing means that it compromises on the efficiency of the juicer, producing a lower yield of juice and not retaining as high an amount of nutritive benefits as slower processing juicers.
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain
Though pertaining to both the same category and brand as the above listed juicer, this particular make has one distinct feature that some might find attractive. While Breville’s BJE200XL was restricted in speed, albeit a rather high speed, the JE98XL model’s processing speed can be adjusted. Though it reaches a maximum 12000rpm, it can easily be set to process foods at only 6500rpm. This makes it especially ideal for those looking to juggle between time and efficiency.
It retains all the features one can come to expect from a centrifugal juicer, such as the convenient design, efficient filtering, easy cleaning, large feed chute, and built-in safety measures. It offers a unique flexibility that many will find most useful.
It does not specialize in either one of the two needs tries to meet, so while it is a high-quality product, it can never be the fastest or most efficient extractor.
Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer
This is the first of the slow-masticating type. This particular make processes at a speed of 80rpm, slowly and meticulously turning solid foods into pulp, which is then sifted to produce natural juice. Because of this slow process, not much heat is generated, and not much is passed on to the juice. All of the healthy vitamins and enzymes are preserved in the final product. Pulp is automatically ejected, dry, for easy disposal. It also operates in a pleasantly quiet way, something that is greatly appreciated considering the fact that the juicing process may take a while.
Despite being slow processing, its rate of 80rpm is actually among the highest to be found in masticating juicers, making it the fastest slowest juicer. It is also really easy to use, making it suitable for first-timers.
Its compact size, including the rather small feed chute, means that some effort and time is needed before the processing actually begins.
SKG Slow Masticating Juicer
Just as the second product on the list attempted to bridge the two different categories of juicers together, this juicer attempts to incorporate qualities found in centrifugal juicers, while being a low masticating type. Its very design, which involves a vertical approach, can cause unsuspecting buyers to confuse it for a centrifugal juicer. Once its processing speed is known, a mere 60rpm, it becomes clear what category it fits in.
It actually does manage to successfully blend much of what is attractive in centrifugal juicers while still firmly remaining a slow masticating juicer. The 3-inch-wide feed chute allows for users to quickly and easily get the extraction process going, and despite this, the end results are about as efficient as they come. It’s also durable enough to withstand all the demands it invites.
Everything comes with a price, and with something that attempts as much as this juicer does, one should expect the rather large size and heavy weight, making it a difficult fit where space is lacking.
Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer
This juicer serves to show what is best represented at the end of the vertically designed masticating juicers spectrum as, despite appearances, it is as slow as they come. With a 43rpm processing speed and a rather narrow feed chute, it comes as no surprise that its yield is as high as its ability preserve nutrients.
With streamline design that makes it easy to use, and made from the same reliable build as the previous juicer, this one can last a while. The greatest thing about it is, of course, that it is best suited for those more concerned with extracting juice in a way that retains all the elements that make natural juice healthy.
It isn’t very flexible, and as such, it restricts itself to being ideal only for those entirely concerned with their health, rather than speed and convenience.
Benefits of Juicing
All juicers boast health benefits in their use because juicing allows one to extract all of what’s good in a fruit or vegetable, despite what some may think. Although masticating juicers retain more nutrients than centrifugal juicers, the fact that the latter performs faster means that its use can fit into a tight schedule, allowing users to easily get at least one glass of 100% fresh juice on a daily basis, something a more efficient but also more time consuming masticating juicer wouldn’t allow.
The first and most essential steps to successfully picking the right juicer is understanding how they work, all the differences, and all the positives one can get from using them. By now, prospective buyers should feel confident enough to make informed decisions, and with a suggestion or two, making a choice you can comfortably spend the next few years with is almost guaranteed.
One thing that hasn’t been mentioned is that all of the aforementioned products are of the highest quality and represent the best of their categories, so basing one’s standard on these examples will serve as a guide when looking for the right juicer.