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 masticating juicers, their benefits, and which products of this kind are rated highest by customers.
Masticating juicers are probably the most popular kind of juicers for those with health concerns at the top of their agenda. While centrifugal juicers shred a lot of the food matter placed inside, they also generate a lot of heat and thus kill most of the living enzymes and antioxidants in the food (yes, enzymes and antioxidants are alive – they are microscopic living cultures, like in yogurt). Masticating juicers on the other hand use a single gear to twist and press the food material, often recycling the material so that it goes through the gear multiple times. Because of this, masticating juicers aren’t as quick as centrifugal juicers, making them less practical for small business or parties – but you can be sure that you’re getting a healthier result. The best part about masticating juicers is that they squeeze more juice out of the food material than centrifugal juicers, which are a bit more crude in their juicing strategy.
Masticating juicers are also generally heavier than centrifugal juicers, since they have stronger motors. If you’re going to be juicing leafy greens, such as kale, spinach, parsley, wheatgrass, etc., use a masticating juicer. Another added benefit of masticating juicers is that, unlike centrifugal juicers with their noisy engines, these juicers are quiet and have what are referred to as “whisper-like” motors.
One of the highest-rated masticating juicers is the Omega Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer. The Omega juicer runs at a stunning 80-rpm. You’re not going to lose any of those healthy enzymes with this juicer. Personally, I settled with the Omega Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer for a number of reasons. First, and most important to me: the Omega juicer comes with a 10-year warranty. Most juicers these days only have 1-year warranties, and let’s be honest – most problems start after year one. Lastly, there are a number of additional features to the Omega juicer. It can function as a pasta extruder, as a grinder, and even as a food processor!
Other highly recommended masticating juicers are the top-selling Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer and the Omega 8005 juicer.
We hope that this review of masticating 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.