Get Hip To The Juicer With The Most Nutrient Dense Vegetable Juice And The Sweetest Fruit Juice, That’s Powerful Enough To Pulverize Wheat Grass
My name is Barry and welcome to the world of masticating juicers.
I’m going to show you the best one, explain why they help you get the most vitamins and minerals, show you when to choose a centrifugal instead, and compare a few different juice extractors for you.
Which One Is The Best?
Updated November 3, 2016
We didn’t want to rush to recommend a more current generation of the Omega nutrition center just because there was a new one out. But the J8007S has proven to be a winner at a surprisingly affordable price. The older 8006 is an insane value at this price and that’s why it’s still our number one recommendation.
Omega 8006 Nutrition Center The pulp from this machine is the driest that I have ever seen. That means maximum nutrition but you’ll also appreciate how it breaks down into four easy to clean, dishwasher safe parts.
Breville Juice Fountain Crush Great juicer that takes up very little real estate on the countertop because of it’s upright and futuristic design. 10 year warranty on the super quiet motor.
Champion 2000 Series – Very reliable juicer that also has a built in homogenizer. This baby can do way more than make juice. However, lately customer service has been poor.
We’ve put in the work and compared, tried, and abused a few different juicers. They are the:
A detailed review is available for each to help you make a proper comparison.
How They Process Fruits And Vegetables
They chop the food up into small pieces and then slowly but powerfully uses an auger to press the pulp through a strainer.
They are very different from centrifugal models which grind up your food with blades and allow the juice to fall into a chamber while tossing the pulp into another chamber.
Extract Juice From Even The Most Dry Vegetables (i.e. Wheat Grass)
Wheat grass is a ridiculously popular health food that’s sold almost exclusively at stores that specialize in organic food. It’s very expensive and often has to be special ordered.
That’s why people that want to drink wheatgrass juice rely on high yield single or double auger juicers. They want to get as much juice as possible out of their investment in their health.
Of course that makes it great for more readily available and less expensive vegetables like broccoli and kale as well.
If you’ve ever juiced before you might have been driven batty by the amount of foam sitting on top of your juice. That foam is not only impossible to drink but it’s also evidence that your juice has been oxidized.
Oxidation is the cells being broken down. It happens naturally and it’s a process we can’t stop, but we can slow it down. Since the auger squeezes fruits and vegetables very slowly it grinds oxidation down to nearly a halt while centrifugal styles actually speed it up.
The best tip I can give you, to prevent the most oxidation, is to drink your concoctions immediately after making them.
You can also purchase a twin gear slow juicer, instead of the more common single auger style. The dual augers are usually stainless steel and very slowly press the fibers through the chute to get the maximum amount of juice and nutrients from them, with the smallest amount of heat and oxidation.
Is Masticating Better Than Centrifugal? Not Always.
When you compare masticating vs centrifugal juicers you’ll find that the biggest benefit to masticating is the higher juice yield.
Key Concept: If you took the pulp from a centrifuge and ran it through a masticating unit, you’d get a surprising amount of juice in your glass.
A centrifugal juicer simply grinds up your fruits and vegetables into a pulp and allows whatever fluids come out to be captured in a reservoir. The slow squeezing of the augers of a masticating juice machine squeeze every last bit of fluid and nutrient out of your pulp. This is absolutely crucial if you are spending extra money on more expensive organic produce.
Would You Be Better Off With A Centrifugal Juicer?
Slow juicers are fantastic but they aren’t perfect. If you want to make a lot of fruit juices you should consider a centrifugal juicer instead.
They will get the juice out the fruits but the single or double auger option can’t push them through the screen very well. They aren’t fibrous enough. If you are making combinations of fruit and vegetable juice you can get away with one by alternating. For example: orange, carrot, grapes, kale. That way the fibrous vegetables help push the fruit pulp through the strainer.
My favorite juicer for hard fruit like apples and pears is the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth. It’s one of the juicers with the highest reviews and it’s just $59, but if you want to do oranges and grapefruit you should get a citrus press.