With so many juicers on the market it can be overwhelming to look for the right juicer for you, the juicer that matches your lifestyle and health needs. To put it simply, there are three main types of juicers: centrifugal juicers; masticating juicers; and triturating juicers. This article will explain centrifugal juicers, their benefits, and which products of this kind are rated highest by customers. You can also at our Juicer Comparison chart for a better understanding.
When most people think of juicers, they’re picturing centrifugal juicers – juicers that run at impressively fast speeds and have strong motors. Centrifugal juicers extract juice from fruits and vegetables in two ways. First, the spinning blades in the inner-chamber of the juicer will tear apart the food matter, opening up each and every way for juice to escape. Second, with speeds as high as 13,000 rpm (revolutions per minute), the food matter is spun around the inner-wall of the chamber and – just in the same way that water will stay in a cup if you spin it over your head – the force (“g-force” to be exact) will squeeze all of the juice out of the food. Think of a press, but the force is generated through the amazingly fast speed of rotation. The juice is then drained into a container from which you can pour or drink the solution.
The advantages of centrifugal juicers are double. First, centrifugal juicers generally tend to be the cheapest model of juicers. Don’t fret – it’s only cheap because it’s the simplest style of manufacturing a juicer. As we’ll see, other models require more elaborate tools. Second, centrifugal juicers work FAST, so you can juice quickly in the morning or on your way out of the house. This also makes them very useful for business environments, such as restaurants, where you’ll be juicing out glass after glass.
The highest-rated centrifugal juicer is, hands down, the Breville Fountain Elite Juicer. With 115 individual blades moving in varying directions, no fruits or vegetables will make it through this juicer intact. With its circular 3-inch feed tube, the Breville juicer allows you to put in whole fruits and vegetables without worrying about them clunking up the machine. The Breville juicer has die-cast steel housing. The juicer has a built in pulp container and comes with a juicing pitcher. The parts are dishwasher-safe so you can easily wash your Breville juicer. The Breville juicer may cost a little more than most juicers, but you can be sure that you’re getting a high-quality juicer that won’t let you down.
Tip: stay away from Jack LaLanne’s juicer. It is presented as the cheapest centrifugal juicer on the market, but it has received enough negative reviews for us to know that it is not worth the risk. It is poorly designed and has various problems that appear after even only a few uses. Don’t waste your money – skip Jack LaLanne’s juicer and go straight to Breville’s Fountain Elite Juicer.
We hope that this review of centrifugal juicers has helped clarify the complicated world of juicing. Once you get started, we’re sure that you’ll be more than thrilled with your choice to become a juicer.