By Melissa DelMastro
Masticating vs. Centrifugal Juicers
These days, choosing a juicer can be a very difficult task with so many options available. How do you decide? A failure to understand the basics of the core styles of juicers can lead to a colossal waste of money. Today we break down the key differences between masticating juicers and centrifugal juices so you can make a wise investment. Soon you’ll be enjoying the benefits of using a commercial juicer.
Masticating: A masticating juicer, known as cold press juicer or slow juicer, uses a single auger to compact and crush produce into smaller sections. Then it squeezes out its juice along a static screen while the pulp is expelled through a separate outlet.
- Slower speed preserves nutrients
- Juices leafy greens and wheatgrass well
- Easier to clean
- Smaller feed chute requiring more food preparation
- Slower speed taking longer to juice
- Can be more expensive
Centrifugal: A centrifugal juicer cuts up the fruit or vegetable with a flat cutting blade. It then spins the produce at a high speed to separate the juice from the pulp.
- Makes large batches of juice without pausing
- Fast and powerful
- Less expensive
- Takes up more counter space
- Doesn’t juice leafy greens as well
- Limited to only juicing
The truth is that both masticating juicers and centrifugal juicers excel in very different areas. The best type of juicer comes down to what works for you personally. Do you need a juicer for a cramped kitchen that makes a quick glass of juice? Then a centrifugal juicer like the Ceado ES700 is the best bet. Do you want a juicer where you’re getting the maximum amount of nutrients and don’t mind doing a little prep work? Then you’ll love masticating juicers.
Before you make your final decision, you may want to consider these things: What is your budget? What are your health goals? Are you more concerned with quality or quantity? Are you planning on juicing for a few days at a time? Does the machine come with a warranty? (If you are purchasing a more expensive juicer, you might want to make sure there is one attached to it.)
If you’re not sure what you need, contact us at Juicernet. We’re here to make sure that you get the best commercial juicer for your needs.