Type of Juicers Based on Technology

by Betty Goodberry

The Technology Behind Modern Day Juicers

 

The technology behind how juicers work have improve over the years, and getting juice from produce has come a long way from the hours your great grandmother spent squeezing fresh orange and lemon juice by hand. Now juicers not only allow you to use electricity, rather than manual labor to extract the juice from all kinds of produce, but it also allows you do so while retaining more of the nutrients and keeping the flavor intact. As technology has advanced manufacturers have been able to produce juicers that are also quieter than ever before and much easier to clean the first of the electric juicers were. Here are the different technologies you can expect to find in juicers today.

1) Press Juicers

Press juicers have been around for awhile, and they will probably continue to be a favorite of dedicated juicers as these juicers are more gentle to the produce during the juicing process which means they are far more likely to prevent the destruction of the natural enzymes in the produce during the juicing process. There are two types of press juicers available today.

  • Manual Press Juicers-Manual press juicers are seen as traditional juicers and they are used mainly for citrus fruits which contain a lot of natural juice that are easy to render. Manual juicers are easy to use, easier to clean, and less likely to break as they have few working parts. However, manual press juicers can be tiring to use especially if you are juicing for an entire family or on a daily basis.
  • Hydraulic Press Juicers-For those who want a press juicer, but don’t want to put forth all of the effort that a manual press involves, then a hydraulic press may be the answer for you. Hydraulic juicers such as the Norwalk juicer, mimics the process of human teeth breaking down the fibers of the fruit to extract the juice. This results in more juice per piece of fruit. By getting juice from the fruit pulp the nutrients can be quickly digested entering the body within 10- to 15 minutes of consuming the juice.

2) Centrifugal Juicers

Centrifugal Juicers uses centrifugal force to shred the fruit or vegetables separating the juice during the process. The juice then is forced into one cup in the juicer and the pulp into another where it is then disposed of. While these types of juicers do a fair job of extracting juice from some fruits and vegetables they aren’t good at getting the juice from leafy green vegetables. Do to the way the Centrifugal juicers work they also need to operate at high RPMs, which causes heat that can destroy some of the healthy enzymes, and nutrients contain in the fruit. Some Centrifugal juicers automatically dispose of the pulp while you are juicing and other requires that the pulp be disposed of manually.

Centrifugal juicers are usually popular with those people who are just beginning to make their own juices because they are the least expensive of the juicers and are easy to clean. Do to their price their provide those who are new to juicing the opportunity to see if making their own fresh juice is something that they want to continue doing without feeling as though they are wasting a lot of money should they decide to discontinue the process.

According to current market reviews and customers opinion, the best centrifugal Juicers are made by Breville.

3) Masticating Juicers (Single gear, single auger, vertical single auger juicers)

As the name seems to imply Masticating juicers use a more advanced technology than do centrifugal juicers. These juicers mimic the chewing actions of humans to extract the juice and nutrients from the fruit thus giving you more nutrition in each glass of juice than you get from a centrifugal juicer. Because that masticating juicers actually chews the fruit or vegetables, they can operate at much lower rate of speed which keeps the juice from getting heated, thus protecting the enzymes as well as nutrients.

Most masticating juicers don’t just make juice but, can also be used to produce your baby food, grind coffee and spices, and make nut butters. Many of these juicers are also designed so that you can juice wheat grass as well. The versatility of masticating juicers make them very popular among those who are trying to live an overall healthier lifestyle and those who like making much of their own food.

Masticating juicers run in the mid-price range among juicers and cleaning them does take some attention to detail. According to market reviews and customers feedback, the best masticating juicers are made by Omega.

4) Triturating Juicers (Twin-Gear Juicers)

Triturating juicers are the most technological advanced of all the different types of juicers. It presses and crushes the fruit and vegetables, rendering and straining the juice all at the same time thus preventing any oxidation of the juice to take place. By keeping oxidation at bay the triturating juicers are able to maintain the most enzymes and nutrients of any of juicers. However these juicers can be extremely difficult to clean and they are very expensive. This type of juicer is normally attractive to those who are really dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and those who are considered to be “raw foodies.”

Understanding different types of juicer technology will help you to select the best juicer for yourself. Choose one which product the best quality of juice within the budget you have.

 

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