Masticating Juicer or Centrifugal Juicer: Which One is Best?

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Masticating Juicer vs Centifugal Juicer

When it comes to the art of juicing, figuring out which product suits you most can be challenging. These two kinds of juicers have very different features and behaviours, so it very much depends on the kind of vegetables and fruit you prefer to juice. Masticating juicer, centrifugal juicer, which one is best for my favourite veggies?

Let’s take a look at their characteristics together.

Masticating Juicer

It is based on the principle of mastication. Yes, that’s it. It will chew and masticate the food just like you would do, squeezing al the possible juice out of it. It will do it slowly and quietly, just like you would do. This kind of juicing might be considered “less aggressive”, as the it slowly squeezes the juice out of the veggie or fruit; it is highly recommended for green leaf vegetables, which are very delicate and need a little bit more of attention and care to extract their nutritional factors.

Centrifugal Juicer

It is based on the centrifugal principle: a spinning motion separates the pulp from the juice, which flows out of the juicer smooth and pure in just a few seconds. It is a high speed solution and the engine can produce much heat, which is why it not suggested to use it for more than 2 or 3 minutes consecutively. Also, it is strongly suggested to give it some rest between one juice and the other. It is very much suited in the juicing of hard vegetables or fruit, such as carrots, apples, celery, etc. Juicing these kind of veggies with a masticating juicer would be time consuming.

Let’s now talk about the main pros and cons in terms of usability and storage.

Masticating juicer, centrifugal juicer, which one saves more space?

Well, that’s a good question, unfortunately the answer is: none of them.

In fact, both of them require quite an amount of space in your kitchen. Ladies and gentlemen, there is no miraculous storage solution. But, let’s face it, you will get so many great advantages by drinking a home made juice or smoothie that this small storage disadvantage will be quickly forgotten. It is in fact so rewarding and makes you feel so good to drink your home made juice as soon as you get back from work, or early in the morning before breakfast, that your body will just say: thank you!

Now let’s talk about the last crucial aspect: cleaning. Masticating juicer, centrifugal juicer – you might ask yourself – which one is easier to clean?

Again, the answer is (and I’m sorry to say that): none of them.

Both masticating and centrifugal juicers will have several parts, most of them in plastic, which will get in contact with the veggies or fruit. There is just no easy way to deal with that. Each of those parts has to be cleaned immediately, and rinsed under hot water. The sooner, the better.

Never, ever, prepare your juice, enjoy it and forget about the juicer cleaning. You will regret it the day after.

I hope this article helped you to figure out which juicer suits you most. For sure, you really need to get one, as it is a very healthy habit which can actually help you to achieve your 5 portions of fruits or veggies per day.

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