Choosing a juicer does not have to be complicated or intimidating.
We will take a look at the various methods of juicing and break it further down giving you the best-rated juicers within the masticating, centrifuging, and triturating extraction methods.
Methods of Juicing
There are a couple of methods used to extract the juices from both fruits and vegetables.
Juicers are manufactured to masticate or centrifuge.
You as the consumer would purchase a juicer based on your personal preference in the features of a juicer as well as the price.
Methods of Juice Extraction
Masticating (aka cold-pressed)
Means of Juicing
Means of Juicing
Grinds fruits and veggies and then presses the pieces through a strainer to product extracted juice.
Utilizes a slow anauger that rotates to crush and press fruit and veggies to extract the juice.
Fruits and veggies are spun at a high rpm as a disc blade grinds and grates the produce into pieces that collect in a strainer basket where the juice is spun out of.
Utilizes an internal system similar to a washing machine where the produce is grounded, chopped, and juice spun out all in one step.
ADVANTAGES and DISADVANTAGES of Both Methods
We have taken the top three juicers from each category (masticating, centrifugal, triturating, and hydraulic press) and listed the rating, price, and features.
MASTICATING Juicers (Top-Three Best Rated)
Omega Nutrition Center (J8004)
Omega Classic Juicer Nutrition Center (J8006)
Breville Compact Juice Fountain (BJE200XL)
CENTRIFUGAL Juicers (Top-Three Best Rated)
TWIN-GEAR (TRITURATING) Juicers (Top-Three Best Rated)
Tribest Green Star Deluxe (GS3000)
Tribest Green Star Elite (GSE-5000-B)
Green Power (KPW304)
Let’s Get Juicing!
There are varying viewpoints on juicing resulting in some agreeing to disagree on the benefits of juicing.
Juicing is a lifestyle based on a personal choice to acquire a means of nutrients and vitamins through extracted juices of veggies and fruits.
Go Grocery Shopping
This is the fun part of juicing because you get to plan out what you want to juice.
If you want to start out easy and work your way up to following recipes, that’s fine. But if you want to sink your teeth in the “meat” of juicing, go for it.
You can explore various juicing recipes online and make your list based on the ingredients each recipe calls for.
When buying produce, organic is recommended, but not required. After your trip to the grocery store, we will see you back here for the next step to juicing!
Prepping your Produce
All produce will need to be thoroughly washed before juicing. You can prep ahead and store the clean produce in bags or containers.
Placing unwashed produce into your juicer will contaminate the juicer with bacteria, so it’s vital your wash before juicing.
Once you have your juicer in place and ready to go, it’s time to have some fun!
It’s Juice Time Baby!
Each time you juice, there are steps that will eventually become effortless for you.
- 1For juicers that have a pulp bin, you can cut down cleanup time by placing either a coffee filter or plastic bag in it to line it. When you are done juicing, just grab the liner and throw into the trash can.
- 2Don’t force produce into the juicer and if it’s too large to fit into the chute, cut it down before feeding into the juicer. This will save on wear and tear on your juicer.
- 3When feeding produce into your juicer, remember: High speed - hard fruits and veggies (apples, carrots, beets, etc.) Low speed - soft fruits and veggies (cabbage, berries, leafy greens, etc.)
- 4If your pulp is damp or wet, feed it through the juicer to extract the remaining juices from it. If the pulp is dry, do not do this.
- 5Your juice will need to be refrigerated and consumed within 72 hours.
- 6Clean your juicer thoroughly with warm soapy water. Some juicers are dishwasher safe. Be sure your juicer is safe to place into the dishwasher before doing so.
Tips and Tidbits: Health and Juicing
The Predicament with Pulp
The leftover fiber from juicing is called pulp. Fiber is either soluble or insoluble. Our bodies require both forms of fiber. Fiber is essential to a healthy digestive system and helps to prevent constipation.
Blending (using a blender, not a juicer) fruits and veggies creates smoothies, whereas juicing produces liquid minus the pulp. The debate over whether it’s best to blend as opposed to juicing continues because of the fiber or lack of fiber in the resulting drink.
Blended drinks do contain pulp, and when consumed, the body does not digest the pulp but expels it through stool. The healing effects of consuming blended drinks is slow compared to juicing.
Juicing is a straightforward means of drinking the nutrients and vitamins which are quickly absorbed.
Moving On to More…
Juicing is a super vehicle to have your veggies and fruits all in one power-packed drink!
Join us as we continue on with our series on “Juicing” as we unpack and break down everything there is to know about it.
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Beginners Guide to Juicing.
What juicers are you considering or which have you used in the past?
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