The Big Three: Centrifugal vs. Masticating vs. Triturating Juicers

Confused about the different types of juicers available on the market? We are here to help you!

When looking for juicers online, you will be surprised with the many different models available and terms used to describe each one. Since there is an infinite range of juicers, we will talk about the most popular ones: centrifugal, masticating and triturating juicers; including their respective advantages and disadvantages.

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Centrifugal juicers

You may be asking yourself: what the term centrifugal actually means? In reality, it comes from centrifugal force – a Newtonian law of physics that we are sure you don’t want to waist time going into. So, simply said it is the reason why a sharp blade which spins very fast can turn your fruits into a glass of delicious juice in a few seconds. That is exactly what you get when you buy a centrifugal juicer.

  • Performance
    A centrifugal juicer features a slick, sharp spinning blade that spins across a mesh filter and breaks the produce down to separate the juice from the fresh pulp. So, if speed is what you are looking for, it might be your best option. Since centrifugal juicers often come with the widest input tubes, that means less preparation (cutting up the produce) time is required. Plus, their maintenance and complexity of assembly is pretty easy. So, if you always have tight schedule in the mornings and have to prepare your juice quickly and easily, this model is your way to go.
  • Juice Quality
    Overall, when compared to the other models, centrifugal juicers produce juices low in quality and less rich in nutrients. But still, the juice will be delicious and extremely healthy.
    Price range – $100 – $200

Masticating Juicers

While masticating may sounds to you some form of ancient torture, it is actually what your teeth do when you chew food – it’s the process of teeth grinding in order to break down food. And that is where the name for the juicer comes from.

  • Performance
    The masticating process of these juicers is a little different from the previous one, being more of a slow, grinding process that takes longer, however perform a better job of extracting nutrients. In fact, that is what makes this juicers the preferable ones to some juice drinkers. While masticating your fruits and veggies takes longer than with centrifugal force, it also lead a better juice extraction rate. And is its efficiency that makes this model a little more expensive.
  • Juice Quality
    The juice quality from masticating juicers is definitely better than from the centrifugal juicers. It is usually, tastier, thicker and is loaded with nutrients. If your priority is quality over time, then this model might be the right option for you – though it’s a bit more pricey.
    Price range – $200 – $500

Triturating Juicers

Triturating juicers are the most productive, efficient juicer, but is also the most expensive one. These appliances are effective in juicing virtually anything (from soft to hard produce) and will allow you to get the most out of your investment.

  • Performance
    The greatest thing about these juicers is the versatility they offer. While centrifugal is most suitable for fruit and masticating for vegetables, with triturating juicers you don’t have to sacrifice anything. It handles everything that is juiceable with easy. In addition, it is easy to use, clean and its slow speed and torque features ensure a better juice extraction.
  • Juice Quality
    The quality of the juices produced by these juicers are unmatchable. Thus, if you are seeking the purest, healthiest juice experience, you will want to get stick with this option.
    Price range – $600 +

Regardless of which model you choose, you will be able to find a wide variety of juicers online and offline. For helpful advice on which model might best suit your personal needs, most retailers offer customer support that you call or e-mail.


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