There are mainly two types of fruit and vegetable juicers available in the market. Such as…
- Masticating Juicer
- Centrifugal Juicer
Both of them has specific advantages and disadvantages but most of the hardcore juicing fans and professionals prefer masticating juicers over a centrifugal juicer because of their juicing method and efficiency. Masticating Juicer has several names by which people always get confused. such as…
- Cold Press Juicer
- Wheatgrass Juicer
- Single Auger Juicer
- Slow Juicer
- Single Gear Juicer
- Twin Gear Juicer
It’s a basic question, What is a masticating juicer? The champion company introduced masticating juicers in 1954 to maintain the flavor, nutrients without compromising the performance and efficiency. It gently breaks down the fruits or vegetables into small pieces and grinding or squeezing them to extract juice from crushed fruits or vegetables. The extracted juice passes through a mesh screen and stored into a juice container, on the other hand, the dry and tasteless pulp of fruits and vegetables automatically ejected into a container.
All the nutrients and taste from vegetables or fruits pulp are squeezed into juice by a cold press juicer. In a single auger juicer, the pulp is squeezed for only one time but when we use a juicer which has dual squeezing system the pulp will squeeze two times before getting ejected from the juicer. We will get more juice from a dual stage masticating juicer than a single stage juicer.
A masticating juicer can extract juice from both hard and soft vegetables and fruits like carrots, apple, orange, grapes, etc. Actually, nowadays masticating juicers are not only limited to making juice they are also used for making pasta, soy milk from nuts, baby foods, vegetable and fruit sauces and much more which makes them perfect tool for the kitchen. There are dull blades instead of sharp blades that rotate in a medium speed in a cold press juicer.
Types of Masticating Juicers
There are two designs in masticating juicers. Such as…
- Vertical Masticating Juicer
- Horizontal Masticating Juicer
Vertical masticating juicers are compact in design and come with self-cleaning system. On the other hand, horizontal masticating juicers can extract juice from wheatgrass and can also be used for processing foods like pasta, noodle, coffee grinding, sauces making and many more.
Advantages of Masticating Juicers
- A masticating juicer comes with a slow RPM motor which prevents heat build-up and unhealthy oxidation.
- It has 72 hours of juice shelf life.
- Its cold press method extracts more juice yield than centrifugal juicers from fruits and vegetables.
- It can be used for processing all types of products like soft and hard fruits and vegetables, citrus fruits, leafy greens, wheat greens and many more
- It can be used for making soy milk and almond milk, pasta, noodle, etc.
- The masticating juicers are easy to clean and operate and they are also highly compact in design.
- Relatively quiet operations than other juicers.
- Comes with a longer warranty period from the manufacturers.
Disadvantages of Masticating Juicers
- Relatively expensive than centrifugal juicers but comes with greater value than them.
- Masticating juicers are typically slow, rotates only at 40-80 RPM speed.
- Narrow chute requires chopping into small pieces before squeezing juice from them which makes juicing process even slower.