The differences between Centrifugal and Masticating juicers

In the world today, the life has changed and people are adopting healthy lifestyles. Having on healthy diet is being generally accepted as a way to avoid some diseases like diabetes, scurvy and so on. A diet is not balanced with the absence of key main foods, proteins, vitamins, and carbohydrates. In order to process some of these foods better, various household machines are used and in our case here we are being very partial towards looking at juicers (Breville markets a fair amount of great juicers you know). There are two main types of juicers. These are the centrifugal juicer and the mastication juicers. However there are two main types of juicers, and some of our visitors have been asking us “What’s really the difference” and “what kind of juicer is it i should be looking for”? Well, here’s our answer!

Centrifugal Juicer

Centrifugal juicers as the name suggest is a type of equipment that uses motions which act away from the axis. The spinning motion is the one used to grind the fruits and vegetables to a pulp. The motion also aids to force out the resultant juice into a collecting bowl. One of the more popular centrifugal juicers is the Breville BJE510XL (check the review and amazons bestselling list of Juicers if you don’t believe us). It has all the best features that make up a great centrifugal juicer. It has have a large feeding chute which can handle volumes of vegetables and fruits. It is made of high quality materials like the heavy duty polymers, stainless steel and die- cast alloy to make it durable. The pulp container is large enough to store enough pulp for juicing for the whole family in one go. Other features of a centrifugal juicer include a powerful high speed motor, cutting blades and usually for longevity and protection of the machine, a overload protector.

Masticating Juicer

The second type is the masticating juicer. The word mastication is a biological term that translates to “chewing”. This process is what we usually do with out teeth. This machine borrowed the concept from there and it literally squeezes (“chews”) juice out of vegetables. Unlike the centrifugal juicer, this machine works at very low speeds – very much different from a centrifugal juicer. This ensures there is enough time for grinding all the vegetables and instead of giving you high speed power it gives you a slower but even stronger force. With this kind of gearing of the engine, the masticating juicer can even potentially be used to grind meat, make peanut butter, and make baby food and so on.

Ok – a recap, what’s the main differences

One can ask What is the difference between a centrifugal and masticating juicer These two machines possess a lot of differences which can be easily identified.
In their working, centrifugal juicers spin at very high speeds while the mastication juicer tends to be slow. In this respect, the mastication juicer works with great efficiency since the time take to act on a single piece of vegetable is long enough. Since the centrifugal juicers spin at high speeds, they produce a lot of noise but also gives you the yummy juicy results very fast.

So what type of juicer is best for doing what?

In terms of the vegetables to be grinded, centrifugal juicer is best suited to act on the coarse vegetable and fruits which are not expected to produce a fine final juice.

A masticating juicer is good for vegetables, which are considered an important part of a healthy diet. And the quality of their juice depends on the fineness of the grinding. Examples include cilantro, spinach and wheatgrass.

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