Ever wondered what all these different names for juice extractors actually mean! There are centrifugaljuice extractors and masticating juice extractors. Even then these juice extractors are known by different names. A masticating juice extractor is also known as a single gear juicer or a single auger juicer! I know that’s quite a mouthful but read on to get a simple explanation!
Of the multitude electric juicer machines to choose from on-line there are just two different options – centrifugal juice extractors and masticating juice extractors. To make things simplier we shall examine the differing characteristics between them.
Centrifugal juice extractors
Jack LaLanne Stainless Steel Juicer Centrifugal juice extractors became the original kind of electric juice extractors offered in the shops. The Jack LaLanne power juicer is a fine representation of a centrifugal juicer. Centrifugal juice extractors are “tall juicers” that we can load our fruits and vegetables into from above. The produce then drops into contact with the centrifugal designed blade. The blade, in reality, is a rotating disc with many miniscule pointed knifes (in most cases between eighty to a hundred-and-fifty) that grind down and break open produce – it looks similar to circular cheese grater!
Just as produce are minced into tiny fragments by the blade, the centrifugal force (which means moving away from the center) ‘throws’ them outwards and into the filter which encompasses the blade. This impact helps to extract extra juice from the little pieces of produce up and above what the blade has already juiced.
To make this energetic centrifugal force, centrifugal juice extractors need hearty motors to rotate the blade fast enough. There are some advantages and disadvantages to this. The main plus is that this machine make juice fast. Some brands can even create a glass of juice in just 5 seconds. The cons of all this power is that it creates heat that kills a certain amount of the nutrition (but only some)
Masticating juice extractors
Best juice yield
Hurom Slow Juicer Masticating juice extractors, generally speaking, are more horizontal in style compared to the upright centrifugal juice extractors. They extract juice using a very slow method. Instead of using a blade, masticating juice extractors use a “single gear” mechanism that rotates inside a tube. This gear is visually similar to a screw. Fruits and veggies, which are first sliced into small enough sections, are moved through this tube, and as they go past the slow spinning gear they get the juice rung out of them.
The advantage of masticating juice extractors is that the deliberate rate of motion at which they make fresh juice creates almost no heat and saves all the nutrition. The main disadvantages are that juicing fruits and veggies takes a lot longer in contrast to a centrifugal juice extractor. The preparing stage takes more time too because fruits and veggies needs chopping up into smaller parts than with centrifugal juice extractors which are big enough to handle some produce whole.