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Centrifugal Juicers - A Brief Look At The Three Main Types Of Juicers
Centrifugal Juicers provide you with the ultimate convenience of buying a juicer and never having to go anywhere to do it. The top juicers available are precisely designed to suit all your juicing requirements. If you are the sort of person who values your time and has a relatively tight schedule, Centrifugal Juicers could be the juicer for you. The right juicer for you will depend greatly on your own level of investment, too.
Centrifugal Juicers come in three varieties. The original is a manual centrifugal juicer. They use a hand crank to force out the juice from the pulp, resulting in excellent quality fresh juice. The slowest running of the juicer, however, will also produce a higher quality juice, so this is recommended only to people who juice occasionally.
The next two types of Centrifugal Juicers are the manual and electric juicers, which use a motor to spin the blades. It is important that you choose the right one for your personal juicing requirements. Centrifugal juicers can be used for many things beyond fresh juice, such as purees and sauces. Depending on the kind of juicer you purchase, you will also have three main types of triturating juicers: blade, pressure and disc. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Blade juicers employ centrifugal forces to grind down the produce. This is the slowest method, but also results in the lowest nutrient loss. To prevent nutrients from being lost, it is imperative that you clean out the pulp chamber after each use. As long as you clean the chamber, you won't lose nutrients. However, blade juicers cannot handle heat and are therefore more suited to heating vegetables or fruits prior to use than other methods.
Pressure juicers are very fast and effective in oxidizing food. In fact, it is all the rage at the moment. In a pressure juicer, a small tube forces the juice through the chute at extremely high speeds. This is highly beneficial because nutrients from fruits and vegetables are more easily oxidized. However, to avoid oxidizing everything, you need to ensure that the triturating section is regularly cleaned.
Disc based juicers employ the electricity from an electrical outlet and work best when used in combination with a blower. Because they work at a lower speed, they work best when juicing raw produce. They also require very little maintenance, but have a tendency to produce juices that are not of the highest quality, while the blades are slow to perform. However, their cons are that they take up more space and cannot be used on decks or in sunlight.
The final type of juicer is the cold press juicer - also known as extractors or triturating juicers - which are the most commonly used juicer today. These work by using cold air to force the juice through the triturating opening in the juicer. However, the juicer needs to be in an area where the air is colder than the juice and this leads to an extended period of time that the juice is exposed to cold air.
In summary, a Centrifugal Juicer is best suited for freshly juicing and extractions, but are not appropriate for masticating or cold press juice, unless the juicer incorporates cooling and/or heating elements. A Masticating Juicer is better suited to cold press or extract juice from hard fruits and vegetables. A Cold Press Juicer is ideal for juicing soft fruits and soft vegetables such as peaches.
There are three different types of juicers: Masticating, Centrifugal and Cold Press. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you wish to make juice quickly, then the most suitable juicer is the masticating juicer. The speed at which the juice is made is based on the amount of force with which it is spun around.
Centrifugal juicers work best when juicing mild fruits and vegetables, because they are able to quickly oxidize. Oxidization, which is the chemical reaction that leads to the separation of the juice's original chemicals (such as juice's acidity), occurs at high speed with centrifugal force. Due to the speed of the spinning, enzymes are released into the juice making it more complex and tasty, while at the same time retaining most of the original chemicals.
Centrifugal juicers are often thought to be the best choice for juicers, because they work quickly and efficiently. However, one of the major advantages of a masticating juicer is that the process of juicing can be very time consuming. Because of this, many people choose to use triturating or twin gear juicers for their juicing needs. They are not only quicker to use, but are also less messy than centrifugal juicers.