Difference between centrifugal and masticating juicers
by Healthy Homestead Team
3 months ago
Anyone who is serious about juicing should buy a good quality juicer. But when researching juicers, you usually find yourself in a dilemma between centrifugal and masticating juicers. Which one is better? Which one is more suitable for you? And what is the difference between centrifugal and masticating juicer?
Before you buy a juicer, you have to decide which type you want/need and can afford. Once that is settled, you can browse different brands. In order to help you, we will try to explain the difference between the two most popular juicer types, masticating and centrifugal.
What is a centrifugal juicer?
Centrifugal juicers use a mesh chamber with sharp teeth that shred the materials into pulp. At the same time, a machine spins at a very high speed, and separates the juices from the pulp.
These juicers work best with hard and thick fruits, as well as veggies. Some centrifugal juicers can process leafy greens and soft fruits, but most of them work with hard fruits and vegetables.
Centrifugal juicers are quite fast, and they can process your juice within minutes. But with that speed and power, comes the noise problems. They can be quite lousy, and that is a problem for some families.
- Fast juicing
- Little to no time preparing
- Easy to assemble and dissemble
- Take little space in the home
- Heat can reduce juice quality
- Less juice due to oxidation
What is a masticating juicer?
Masticating juicers work much differently than centrifugal. They use an auger that works to crush the fruits and vegetables after they pass through the chute. Basically, masticating juicers extract the juice, as they separate the pulp and juice by slowly squeezing the products. Juice runs through a mesh, while the pump is pushed into a separate container.
Some people call it a slow press juicer, and that is much true to their nature. They take much longer than centrifugal juicers to process the fruits and veggies you’ve put inside. Masticating juicers also take much more time for preparation. You have to cut the produce into small pieces before feeding into the juicer.
- High yield
- More natural quality juice
- Works with both soft and hard products
- Versatile, has more processing functions
- Higher price tag
- Requires more time for preparation
- Slower than centrifugal
Difference between masticating and centrifugal juicer
We talked briefly how each juicer work, but let’s break down the main differences between these juicers. Most of the differences derive from the way the juicer work.
- Centrifugal juicers extract juice and remove fiber, while masticating juicers can also be used for food processing like chopping, making pasta, grinding powder, and more
- Centrifugal juicers work with hard and thick fruits and veggies, while masticating can process leafy greens and soft fruits as well
- The speed of masticating juicers is between 40 and 100RPM, and the slower the better. Centrifugal juicers, on the other hand, can work at speed between 3000 and 10000RPM
- Fruits and vegetables can oxidize when put into centrifugal juicers, while masticating juicers completely eliminate oxidization
- Juice made in a masticating juicer can be stored for 2 to 3 days, while juice made in centrifugal juicer is good for only 24hours
- Masticating juicers produce higher yield
- Centrifugal juicers are much lighter in weight, and take up less space in the kitchen
- Centrifugal juicers produce moderate to high noise, while masticating juicers produce low noise levels
- The price of centrifugal juicers is two to three times lower than the same quality masticating model