While shopping for a juicer, it’s important to decide whether you want a centrifugal, masticating, or triturating juicer. Centrifugal juicers are the most common and usually least expensive, but they also tend to be noisy and can produce a lot of foam in your juice. Masticating and triturating juicers usually cost more than centrifugal ones, but they tend to be quieter and produce less foam.
Also, look for a model with at least 500 watts of power for optimum results. The more powerful the machine, the more efficiently it will turn your fruits and vegetables into delicious juice.
And don’t forget to buy a model that’s easy to clean and store when you’re not using it. Look for dishwasher-safe parts and a compact storage design that makes it easy to keep your new juicer in top working condition.
In this article we’ve discussed the different types of juicers you can find in a juicer store;
There are different types of juicers like a centrifugal juicer, masticating juicer, pulp-ejection Juicer, wheatgrass Juicer, and citrus juicer.
Centrifugal juicers: These are the most common type of juicers available in the market today. They use a fast-spinning metal blade to cut up the fruit or vegetable and then spin the produce at a very high speed that separates the juice from the pulp via centrifugal force. It is a very fast machine compared to other types of juicers and is usually cheaper. But they do produce more heat which can destroy some of the healthy enzymes and vitamins found in fresh fruits and vegetables.
Masticating (or slow) juicers: These are also called cold press or slow press juicers. They work by slowly crushing or masticating produce into a pulp which is then pressed against an internal screen to extract the juice. The pulp is unique as it has more fiber than most centrifugal or pulp-ejection type machines because it does not separate pulp from the juice during the extraction process. Slow juicers do not create much heat and may preserve more nutrients than centrifugal juicer but they often process foods at a slower rate than centrifugal.
Pulp-ejection juicer: The first is the pulp-ejection style juicer. These juicers have a basket that holds the chopped fruit or vegetables and then uses a powerful, fast spinning motor to force the juice out through a metal or plastic screen. In general, these are best for people who want to juice hard fruits and vegetables, such as apples, carrots, and beets. The pulp that is ejected from these juicers can be used in sauces, soups, and other recipes.
Twin Gear Juicer: Twin gear juicers are also known as triturating juicers or twin-screw juicers. These masticating juicers have two gears that interlock to crush and squeeze the product.
Twin gear juicers work at a very slow speed, so they don’t create any heat and therefore do not kill any of the enzymes in your fruits and vegetables. They also have a larger feeding tube so you can easily accommodate larger pieces of fruit and vegetables, thus saving time on prep work.
These juicers are high in quality, produce a higher juice yield with less waste, and can handle wheatgrass well. Twin gear juicers usually come with a fine screen that is used to make high-quality juice. They also come with an extra coarse screen which is used if you want to make purees or baby food.
A downside to twin gear juicers is that they are generally more expensive than other types of juicers, they are more difficult to clean due to their many parts, and they take up more space on your countertop.
Wheatgrass Juicer: A wheatgrass juicer is a special kind of machine that extracts juice from wheatgrass and other leafy greens. Wheatgrass refers to the freshly grown initial leaves of the wheat plant, meant for a drink, dietary supplement, or food. Like other vegetables and fruits, wheatgrass contains vitamins and minerals. Unlike many vegetables, it also contains chlorophyll.
The health benefits of drinking wheatgrass juice are tremendous and well documented. Wheatgrass juice is an excellent source of living chlorophyll, which has a high concentration of oxygen that helps to purify the bloodstream. Wheatgrass juice also contains all minerals known to man and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l, and K. It is extremely rich in protein and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.