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Masticating Juicers

What is a masticating juicer?

 

A masticating juicer is one of many different types of juicers.  This type of juicer features an auger which turns at roughly 80 to 100 RPM’s and literally chews up the fiber of fruits and vegetables.  This masticating process, which is a lot slower than a centrifugal juicer, helps to extract more enzymes, trace minerals, vitamins and fiber.  This slow but efficient process can be a consideration when purchasing a juicer.  Juicers Best categorizes our juicers by brand, type and price.

Masticating Juicers by Price

Masticating Juicers under $400
Masticating Juicers under $300
Masticating Juicers under $200
Masticating Juicers under $100

How does a masticating juicer work?

 

A masticating juicer works with a single gear or auger.  An auger is a drilling device, or drill bit, that usually includes a rotating helical screw blade called a "flighting" to act as a screw conveyor to remove the drilled out material, or in this case, pulp.  The remaining juice is collected and strained through wire mesh and collected.  As the auger turns, the inserted fruits and produce is crushed, squeezed against the outside wall of the juicer.  The filter, screen or wire mesh which lines the side of the wall holds the pulp while the remaining juices are forced out.  Since this process is done slowly, the juice extract is not heated up.  Nutrients and enzymes at this lower temperature are able to survive and kept intact within the juice.

What are the benefits of a masticating juicer?

There are multiple benefits of using a masticating juicer.  As the auger turns and crushes your fruits and vegetables, the slow but efficient process is able to yield more juice from the produce inserted.  This benefit of using a masticating juicer will be evident in the drier pulp.  It can be noted that on average, a masticating juicer will produce about 15% to 20% more juice.  With the rise in the cost of fruits and vegetables, this may be a more economical solution in the long run.  Another benefit of using a masticating juicer is that the nutrients, enzymes and trace minerals are not exposed to the heat of a faster juice extraction process.  This slower process means less heat and less foam in your juice.  By crushing and “chewing” the produce inserted into the juicer, the masticating juicer keeps all of the healthy benefits of your produce intact.  Masticating juicers are also extremely efficient at juicing fruits, vegetables, including leafy greens, grasses and leaves.  Produce like spinach, wheatgrass, celery, parsley, lettuce and other leafy greens and herbs are able to juiced using a masticating juicer.  Something of note that should be considered is that the Champion Juicers are not too great at juicing wheatgrass or other leafy greens.  As an appliance, the masticating juicer is also quite versatile in the kitchen.  Due to the slow spin of a single gear, a masticating juicer will also homogenize foods to make sorbets, butters, ice cream, baby foods, pates and sauces.  Some masticating juicers are so versatile they’re able to create bread sticks and pastas.  The final benefit of masticating juicers is that due to the slower rate of rotation of the single auger, the juicer will last longer.

What is the difference between a masticating juicer and a centrifugal juicer?

There a few differences between a masticating juicer and a centrifugal juicer.  The primary difference between the two types of juicers is the speed at which the juice is extracted.  The masticating juicer is usually a single gear juicer that uses an auger to extract juice from the fruits and vegetables inserted at a slow and efficient manner.  This process helps to maintain the vitamins, enzymes and trace minerals that come from the natural produce as there is less heat in the juice extraction process.  Centrifugal juicers extract juice faster but is slightly less efficient.  They yield on the average less juice.

What is an upright masticating juicer?

An upright masticating juicer works from the same premise as a single gear, single auger masticating juicer except with a revolutionary patent design.  This space-saving and upright design for the masticating juicer allows for fruit and vegetable juice to be extracted during a crushing stage.  Next the pulp is ejected, where it is then squeezed again during a second pressing stage.  This process results in even more juice and extremely dry pulp.  Low RPMs of an upright masticating juicer result in higher yields of juice and lower waste.  Upright masticating juicers are able to juice virtually all fruits and vegetables.  Single auger juicers like upright masticating juicers will extract juice from grasses and leaves.

Here are some juice recipes that can be made with an upright masticating juicer.

Apple Juice Recipe
Carrot Juice Recipe
Beet Juice Recipe
Cabbage Juice Recipe
Parsley Juice Recipe
Celery Juice Recipe
Cranberry Juice Recipe
Cucumber Juice Recipe
Garlic Juice Recipe
Ginger Juice Recipe
Grape Juice Recipe
Grapefruit Juice Recipe
Green Bell Pepper Juice Recipe
Kale Juice Recipe
Onion Juice Recipe
Pineapple Juice Recipe
Red Bell Pepper Juice Recipe
Spinach Juice Recipe
Tomato Juice Recipe

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