Masticating vs Centrifugal vs Citrus Juicers – What is the Difference
Today we’ll discuss the different type of juicers out there in the world and share some secrets. I wish I had known when I first started juicing. I know it can be overwhelming to pick juicer.
Especially since the price can vary so much and even if you already have a juicer please stick around because I’ve got some really cool tips and secrets for you. By the end of this article my hope is that you’ll have a good idea of what type of juicer you might want and if you do already have a juicer, I’ll help you discover if it’s the good fit for you. After all, it might be time to donate or recycle it.
I’ll show you the main types of juicers explain which ones are best. Depending on your needs and budget and share with you insider secret.
I got from the employees at Omega Juicers that will definitely surprise you. There are two main types of juicers Centrifugal and the second is Masticating Juicers.
Design and There Work Method
Masticating juicers on the other hand literally chew fruits and veggies and slowly extract the juice. They one to two gears that are connected to a powerful motor. Here’s an example of what gears sometimes look like there pros and cons to each of these types of juicers and I’ll go over these objectively as I can and then reveal my favorite juicers.
Citrus Juicers are designed for use only with citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and limes. Electric citrus juicers are built with a revolving reamer attached to a powerful motor. So you can gently press the fruits downward while the machine does the rest. A typical citrus is made to produce a few glasses at a time but you can find automatic feed juicers with dispensing reservoirs for high-volume use.
Centrifugal juicers work by shredding your fruits and veggies and spinning them around at super high speeds to extract the juice. It works basically like a centrifuge. Remember that sixth-grade biology class.
Pros of Masticating Juicers
Number one you get higher juice yields. Depending on your masticating juicer you can get 20-40% more juice that adds up to a major money over time and you get more nutrients.
The slower speed of the masticating juicer pervert preserves more of the nutrients and beneficial enzymes. They’re also quiet. Since you’re full of juicers, I talked about earlier spin at speeds of several thousand RPMs that can get really loud. Masticating juicers spin at RPMS in the 80s.
They’ve got quieter motors. So you can juice without waking up the whole family.
Cons of Masticating Juicers
The first one is the price. A good Masticating is over 200$ dollars and can go up to 250$ dollars, that’s a lot of money.
If you’re passionate about juicing you may be more than willing to pay that but if you’re just getting started it can be tough to make that kind of investment. There’s also the time. The slower speed of the juicers means you’ll spend at least 15 to 20 minutes juicing.
If you’re in a rush it can be hard to find time in your schedule but you get more health benefits a masticating juicer and you’ll save money in the long run. Your initial investment will be higher but because of the extra health benefits and the money you save. I recommend a masticating juicer for just about everyone.
Pros of Citrus juicers
To use your citrus juicer takes very little time to prepare your citrus fruits. Actually, you have to cut half of what you really need to do and keep one half of reamer on top to get it started.
Citrus juicers are the cheapest type of juicer in terms of cost. However, if you plan to use only your juicer for citrus juices, why waste more waste juicer?
Cons of Citrus juicers
Citrus juicers are so different, here's hard to compare. In most cases, they do not produce as much. When they break the citrus fruit. However, other types of citrus juicers are unable to break fruits and vegetables, because it is difficult to make a fair comparison.
Personally, I sometimes use my juicer to break out different juices and different vegetables because I do not find a citrus juicer very helpful too.
Pros of centrifugal juicers
Number one they are fast. A lot of people complain that juicing takes too much time. Centrifugal juicers get the job done in few minutes or less and they’re inexpensive.
You can get Centrifugal juicers for as low as thirty bucks. I don’t recommend those.
A decent Centrifugal juicer will range between 100$ and 200$ dollars. I think that’s a pretty good deal considering how beneficial juicing is to your health.
Cons of Centrifugal Juicers
They’re difficult to clean even though the juicing process is faster. You’ll have to spend extra time cleaning afterward and they’re inefficient.
Centrifugal juicers will give you a lower juice yield so while you may save money in the short run and the long run.
You’ll be spending more money on produce. And you’ll be wasting more. You’ll find that the pulp extracted from a Centrifugal juicer is wet that’s because it’s still full of juice and it can be really frustrating having to throw all that juice away.
So if you’re on a tight budget or you’re not 100% committed to juicing. I’d opt for a Centrifugal Juicer.
Now you’re familiar with the different types of juicers. I know it can be intimidating to get started with juicing and I’m here to support you. I’ll happily answer any of your questions about juicers and juicing