Okay, so here we are… The Great
Masticating vs Centrifugal Juicer
Showdown. Which one is better? Which
one do we want to spend our hard earned cash on?
To start with, we should see how each one works. Right?
Here is a pic of the Omega CNC80S. Kinda looks like an angry rhino.
But a cool angry rhino. Anyway, the body of the rhino (the gray part) houses an electric motor which turns the auger, which is the clear and black horizontal part (the rhino head and nose. To make the juice, you jam veggies and fruit down the chute on top (green arrow). The auger chews up the unsuspecting veggies/fruit (ouch) and grinds out the juice and pulp. The juice comes out the bottom (purple arrow) and the pulp is squeezed out the end (red arrow). And voila, we have juice (and pulp and a messy rhino.) Check out the picture the Omega in action with the juice and pulp bins shown.
Most popular juicers are either Masticating and Centrifugal Juicers. So which one will suit your needs. Universally speaking, Masticating Juicers will produce more and better tasting juice with more nutrients than any Centrifugal
ing Juicers are quieter and somewhat easier to clean. Masticating Juicers cost a little more upfront, but yield more juice from less produce so long term may end up being cheaper than Centrifugal Juicers.
So there you have it. You really don’t need to go any farther… But if you just have to know the specifics, read on!
So why are Masticating Juicers so much better than Centrifugal Juicers?
1) Masticating Juicers grind or stone-mill the food into a pulp at low RPMs, whereas Centrifugal Juicers use a high spinning action. The lower speed is better because it preserves the phytonutrients and enzymes in the juice. Phytonutrients and enzyme aide in speeding the bodies healing process.
2) Slow RPMs also introduce less oxygen into the juice, so the Masticating Juicer has less oxidation issues and can be cold stored for up 24 hours. The Centrifugal Juicer spins so fast that the juice is somewhat oxidized, which effects taste and reduces storage to about 15 minutes.
3) Centrifugal Juicers use a sharp blade to chop the produce, then spins the liquid content of the produce. This process leaves behind precious nutrients and destroys enzymes. The juice tends to taste diluted and, because of the oxidation have a slight metallic taste. The Masticating Juicer grinds out 20-35% more juice and captures about 99% of the precious nutrients and enzymes. The juice is sweeter and thicker and far more vitamins and nutrients.
4) The pulp from the Masticating Juicer is much drier because it is extracting far more juice. Less produce is needed to extract the same juice, thereby saving grocery money and the drier pulp makes clean up very easy. The Masticating Juicer has very few parts to clean and can be cleaned just a few minutes, whereas the Centrifugal Juicer has numerous parts with hard to reach corners and very time consuming to clean.
5) The Centrifugal Juicer cannot effectively juice leafy green vegetables which are high in chlorophyll. The Masticating Juicer can juice any vegetable.
6) Some Masticating Juicers have twin-gear mechanisms which can help to separate heavy metals from the juice with its bio-magnetic technology.
7) Masticating Juicers are almost silent. Centrifugal Juicers are very noisy due to the high speed spinning against the blades.
8) Warranties tend to be much longer on Masticating Juicers because of the durability of the mechanisms. Centrifugal Juicer warranties are usually one to two years on only the motor.
And there you have the answer to your Masticating Vs Centrifugal Juicers question.
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