Which juicer to buy is always an intriguing question, and it depends on you and how you expect the juicer to perform. Are you going to juice once a week, 2-3 times or every day? Are you ready to invest a hefty chunk of money for a commercial juicer?
There are so many different juicers out there. Choose a juicer that is easy to clean, easy to use and one that doesn’t require you to take out a second mortgage on your house. Love your juicer and it will love you back.
The first choice you have to make before buying a juicer is the money factor. How much are you willing to invest into a juicer (YOUR HEALTH)? The second choice to make is the mechanical factor.
Understanding the mechanics, pros and cons of centrifugal and masticating juicer will help you decide which juicer is best for your personal needs.
If you have very little time to spend each day on juicing, the Breville Centrifugal Juicer could be a good choice for you. Centrifugal juicers have a chopping blade that shreds the fruit and vegetables into tiny pieces and force the juice through a mesh strainer. There is some nutrient loss due oxidation. Because there's air introduced through the fast spinning the juice tends to oxidize quicker and has no shelf life. The juicer is quite noisy.
If you're on a very small budget, the centrifugal juicer could be the best choice for you. Due to its mechanics, the centrifugal juicer can be less expensive than masticating juicers. Depending on the materials used some masticating juicers can be less expensive than centrifugal juicers. No matter plastic body or stainless steel, the mechanic of the centrifugal juicer will always produce a lower quality juice than the masticating juicer.
Masticating juicers are great for extracting the most amount of juice with a long shelf life. Because masticating juicers don't introduce large amount of air (oxygen) to the juice, they wont oxidize as quickly as the centrifugal juices. If you need your juices to stay fresh and nutrient rich for a long period of time - the masticating juicer is the choice for you. Juice from masticating juicer will stay fresh in the fridge for several days.
If you want the best quality juice, with the most yield, and long shelf life, then the masticating juicer or the twin gear juicer is for you. Twin gear juicer are the most expensive juicers and yield even larger amount of juice than the masticating juicers.
Twin Gear Juicers
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