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The Different Types of Juicers

Juicing, at this point in time is becoming a household “thing” and thus we need to understand the different types of juicers.  I predict by the year 2030 that having a juicer in your kitchen will be as common as having a microwave.  Studies have shown how amazing juicing is at preventing and fighting disease.  As well as being a great detoxing agent.  So that leaves us with getting to know the 4 most popular juicers.  They are Centrifugal, Masticating, Triturating and Hydraulic Press.



Comparing the 4 Different Juicers

 CentrifugalMasticating
"Single Gear or Auger"
Triturating
"Twin Gear"
Hydraulic Press
Juice Output4th (Least)3rd 2nd 1st
Nutrients Output4th (Least)3rd1st2nd
Fridge Life of Juice12 Hours48 Hours72 Hours72 Hours
Versatility of Juicer4th (not versatile)3rd1st1st
Speed of Juicer1st (Fastest)2nd3rd4th
Noise of JuicerVery NoisyNot Very NoisyPretty QuietCan be Noisy
Foam of JuicerVery FoamyLittle FoamyHardly FoamyAlmost No Foam
Prepping for JuicerHardly any PrepMinimal PrepA lot of PrepMinimal Prep
Cleaning of Juicer1st (easiest)2nd3rd4th
Size of Juicer4th (smallest)3rd2nd1st
Price of Juicer$40-$250$100-$450$500-$800$2,500 and Above

                       

 

Why the Centrifugal Juicer is for You!

If you like speed and easy to clean juicers with little to no prep work then the centrifugal juicer is for you!  This type of juicer is very popular because it is the fastest juice bearing juicer on the market.  It is very simple to use.  You put the food down into the chute and the food meets a blade that moves, in most cases, over 5,000 RPM.  Breaking that down by the second is a blade spinning around 83 times in only 1 second! How incredible does that sound?  The other positive about centrifugal juicers are that they will save you money compared to all of the other juicers.  Some centrifugal juicers only cost around $50.

So what’s the catch?  The catch is the quality of the juice.  Slow and steady wins the race, in some races.  In the race of juicing, the slower the juicing process generally results in a higher quality of juice.  That is not to say that the centrifugal juicer does not have a lot of nutrients and minerals in its juice.  You still gain a good amount of nutrients and health benefits from this style of juicing.  The other downside to the centrifugal juicer is the shelf life when storing juice in the fridge.  Since there is a lot of oxidation (the meeting of oxygen during the juicing process), this type of juice can spoil more quickly then the other 3 juicing machines.

Centrifugal Conclusion:

If you want instant juice then this is the way to go.  Although you miss out on a lot of other cool functions that the other juicers can do, you are still getting what you want in the shortest amount of time.  Juice!  It is easy to afford, use, prep, clean and juice.  If you do not care about the quality of juice then go all in on a Centrifugal Juicer.

 

Why the Masticating “Single Gear or Auger” Juicer is for You!

First off, a masticating juicer uses a “single gear or auger” that pushes produce up against a steel mesh plate at a very slow rate.  Usually these single augers spin around at 60 RPM.  It could be a little slower or faster depending on the model you purchase.   These machines can either have an auger that is vertical or horizontal.

Quick Pros & Cons of Both
  • Vertical Masticating = Faster, easier to use, easier to clean but not as Versatile.
  • Horizontal Masticating = Not as fast but is better at juicing greens (like wheat grass), can make nut butters, pasta, ice cream and preserving juice longer due to less oxidation.

I prefer the horizontal masticating juicer because of the quality and versatility that you can not find with vertical masticating juicers.  Vertical masticating juicers are generally considered a high end, slower juicing centrifugal juicer.  You can still do a lot of things with vertical masticating juicers but not at the quality of the horizontal style.

With all of that said.  The masticating juicer is for you if you want all the bells and whistles of a high end juicer but are willing to settle in some cases for a little less quality.  That isn’t to say that the quality of a masticating juicer is bad.  That is very far from the truth.  Based off of my research within the juicing community, I would say that a horizontal masticating juicer is a staple in most die hard juicer’s kitchens.  I say this because it yields a great amount of juice and the quality is not too far off from a high end juicer like the Triturating or Hyrdraulic Press juicers.  Not only is it not too far off in quality, it is not too far behind in versatility.  In fact, the horizontal masticating juicer is probably the best at making baby food, salsa and wheat grass juice.

Masticating Conclusion:

Definitely go horizontal over vertical.  Only choose the vertical style if you want a faster juicer that produces a higher quality juice then the previously mentioned centrifugal juicer.  With that said,  I am all about the horizontal masticating juicer.  Although it might be a little more work to get your end result, this style of juicer produces a great quality end product with out having to spend big money on the high end juicers.  The horizontal juicer also stores in the fridge for up to 2 days.  This juicer really is the jack of trades for a really good bargain.


Why the Triturating “Twin Gears” Juicer is for You!

Okay.  I really do like the horizontal masticating juicer but I completely adore the triturating “twin gear” juicer.  The reason is because my opinion leads me to believe that it produces the highest quality juice.  I can not find any hard evidence supporting this but the color of the juice and taste of the juice is just a notch above the hydraulic press juicer.  It just has to have more nutrients and minerals compared to the hydraulic press juicer.  The reason being is because of the stainless steel twin gears that first spin and grind up all of the produce at a slow RPM.  After it is done grinding up the produce, the twin gears funnel the produce down into a steel mesh where it presses the juice out of the produce.  The slow RPM’s allow the produce to barely have any oxidation which is the main reason for the quality of juice.

There are not many downsides when it comes to this juicer.  The only one that come to mind is that it is not as easy to make nut butters, ice cream and baby food compared to the hydraulic press juicer.  I would still say that this juicer is really good at making nut butters and ice cream but the hydraulic press juicer is great at producing high yields of nut butters and ice cream at a quicker rate.  The other drawback of this juicer is that it is probably the most tedious and time consuming to clean.  There are a lot of different parts to take off and you have to brush and scrub the metal attachments to ensure they are properly cleaned.  It isn’t too long or difficult to clean but definitely more time then the first 2 juicers I mentioned above.

Triturating Conclusion:

The triturating juicer is a top shelf juicer.  Cream of the crop in terms of quality.  The price really is a steal when you compare it to the hydraulic press.  I say this because the quality of juice is the same, if not even better.  It also is the best at storing juice in the fridge compared to any other juicer.  The triturating juicer is also as versatile as any other juicer on the market.  I would strongly suggest looking into this style of juicer if you are thinking about getting into juicing.  These types of juicers also have around a 15 year warranty for non commercial use.  It has around a 3 year warranty for commercial use.

 

Why the Hydraulic Press Juicer is for You!

Now we get to the most advanced juicer.  These types of juicers became very popular in part to the Gerson therapy program.  That program was centered around cancer patients that switched to raw, cold pressing of produce as their main diet.  These machines first grind up all of your produce and then dump them into a breathable cloth.  Once in the cloth, the pulp and juice is put under a hydraulic press that puts a couple tons of pressure onto the shredded produce.  This releases every drop of juice from the produce, that is inside the cloth bag, into a catching bowl.  This type of juicer is number 1 when it comes to the yield of juice.  It is also great at mass producing nut butters and ice creams.

If you love juicing root vegetables, fruits, nut butters and ice creams at the highest quality and efficiency than this machine is for you.  I know it is very pricey but there is no other machine that can match its effectiveness when it comes to juicing those foods listed in the previous sentence.  The only thing to be wary of when it comes to this machine is how effective it is in juicing leafy greens and is the quality of juice any better then the triturating juicers.  This style of juicer does not grind and shred leafy greens very well during the first part of the juicing process.  This is why when it is pressed under 2 tons of pressure that it has problems yielding as much juice as the triturating juicer.  Overall, this juicer is a clear step above the other juicers in pretty much every all categories except leafy greens.

Hydraulic Press Conclusion:

It is the most expensive juicer for a reason.  That is because it produces probably the highest quality of nutrient dense juice while being able to produce other functions like nut butters and ice cream at a very high level.  It does take a lot of prep and cleaning to use this machine and when it comes to purely juicing, this machine does take the longest.  However, if you want to be very serious about juicing and especially making your own nut butters at home, than this machine has to be for you.

 

Thanks for reading!  Please leave a COMMENT below if you want to share anything and everything about juicing!

Eric

Hello I'm Eric and I am striving to educate people about plant based diets. I enjoy bowling, gardening and nature in my free time. Marilyn and I hope you find our site helpful in learning about a proper Vegan diet.

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  1. Ok full disclosure guys I am not a vegan. I write a Paleo Blog, but neither am I a Paleo evangelist. I follow the Paleo lifestyle because it happens to work for my body type and metabolic physiology.

    All that said I am looking for a juicer and I found this article particularly helpful in breaking down the 4 types available outer there and letting me know the pros and cons.  I have not made my mind up quite yet but this has helped tremendously in making sure I actually get what I need and therefore get the right value for money.

    Thanks

    Hamish

  2. I was dabbling into vegan diet and found a lot of benefits to it. As more as read sites like your the more I think this is worth of mastering. I don’t have a juicer at home but I might get one soon enough. I would like to implement healthy juices to my lifestyle and all I need is a high-quality juicer, and this list (and chart) helps a lot to make a decision. Awesome stuff!

  3. Many thanks for sharing such a wonderful article with us.The main content of this article is a description of the various types of juicer’s videos and helpful charts.The video of the juicer machines mentioned in your article is awesome. In addition to making charts for juicer machines, you have shown that’s are very nice.

    I am a diabetic so I almost always drink the juice. So I bought the Hydraulic Press G Sir West Indie long ago. This machine is excellent and its useful side is really remarkable.Those interested in drinking juice, I will tell them to buy this juice machine.

    Finally, thank you again for sharing with us an informative article so I would like to share your article on my Facebook group so that everyone is familiar with these juice machines.

  4. Hi Eric,

    Great article. There’s no question that the benefits of juicing are numerous; it can reduce cancer risk, boost immune system, eliminate toxins and more. I recently moved to California and live down the street from a place that can custom make any juice concoction within reason that you desire at a low price. With COVID-19 in full force, I’d be tempted to buy a juicer but that would mean I’d need to make frequent trips to the supermarket since juicing requires a lot of fruits/vegs to make even one drink. Obviously going to the supermarket and stocking up on much of anything is tough right now. Any suggestions?

    Also, when things get better (who knows when) which is the smallest size juicer? I have a tiny kitchen and space is a huge consideration for us.

  5. Hey, Your guide is awesome on different type of juicers. It is very useful for everyone. If we want instant juice then Centrifugal Juicer is the best to go.  Although we miss out on a lot of other cool functions that the other juicers can do, we are still getting what we want in the shortest amount of time. It does take a lot of prep and cleaning to use this machine and when it comes to purely juicing, this machine does take the longest. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hello, I like all the best Juicer you selected in the best category. Now I am planning to buy Twin Gears. I think it is the best which we need. The reason is because my opinion leads me to believe that it produces the highest quality juice. I can not find any hard evidence supporting this but the color of the juice and taste of the juice is just a notch above the hydraulic press juicer. Thanks for shairng.

  7. Well this is really great to see and thank you so much for the detailed review. To be honest,getting a juicer is heavily dependent on how much we are willing to soen to get the very best out here. Personally, I feel this is great to see and I will try all my  I will try all my best to ensure I can keep up with something like this. I really like the reviews and the juxtaposition here. Thumbs up

  8. Okay there are so many different types of juicers and I find it very hard to see which one to choose to use but I feel like it is very interesting that this beauties will be the appliance of the future. I saw this in a friends how and I was totally mesmerized by the beauty that it behodls. I have to get one of these is what I said to myself and that’s why I am on your website making research. Thank you do much for all the information here and for that chart as well. Gives a very detailed info.

  9. Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your article on different type of Juicers. Now I know each Juicer benefit and how to use them in details. Your step by step guide is very useful for everyone. Now I am planning to buy Centrifugal Juicer. I think it is easy to use and very useful for my small family. Thanks for helping me to find the best one.

  10. Juicers are one of the most basic kitchen equipment that every woman yearns to have in her kitchen. It has made the making of smoothies not just easy but a delight. Thus having many types of juicers to choose from is a good thing to note. Thanks so much for sharing 

    • I have never made a smoothie from a juicer Juliet.  I will have to try it.  I am sure it makes the flavors really yummy.

  11. I’m looking for a juicer to juice mainly carrots, apples, and other hard fruits. The nutrient content is definitely important but I’m not sure if spending $500-$800 on a Triturating juicer is worth however much more nutrient is there in the juice. Having a high juice output is also important because in the long run you’ll get your money’s worth that way, but you can always just rejuice the pulp with the lower end juicers, right? I think the masticating juicer is a good middle-ground for all the criteria and the price is not too bad at all.

    • You are right on all fronts.  You absolutely can run the pulp through the juicer again.  Some people would prefer to do less work and that is why they want the triturating and hydraulic press juicers.  Thank you for your opinion Son.

  12. Thank you so much for sharing this article. I got to know many information about different types of juicers. All the pros and cons of different type of juicers are given here. In this era juicing is very healthy and it fight many disease as said in this article. I found the hydraulic pressed juicer Most interesting. I hope to buy it very soon. I will tell my friend sto go through this article and buy it as per their requirements. The comparing chart given here of the 4 juicers is recommendable. It is explained very well in all aspects and it is easy to know about all juicers at one glance.

    lastly i will share tHis article to my social media so that many people can know about the juicers.

  13. Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .Juices are very dear to me, especially this summer I love to drink and I make these juices at home.Because we have modern machines for making juices, I use them to make juices.I love comparing your registration with four different juices later on, and I like them very much for our nutrition.And I learned about which shoes are most useful to me and I will make those shoes more and share new experiences with you.

  14. Hello there! This is an amazing article you’ve got. These juicers are lovely with great features and health benefits. For me, I’ll go for the ‘ Hydraulic press juicer’ as it has no foam and usually run quietly.

    Also, there’s minimum oxidization and friction as compared to other juicers and the juice extracted from these juicers will last for a very long period of time. I love it! Thanks.

  15. WOW! I could almost leave it at that, but of course I won’t due to your need for comments. I say that though, as on this page alone, I have SO MUCH helpful information. Full disclosure, I am not vegan nor do I have any intention of being so. However, that said, the juicing options could still be something both myself and my family could really benefit from. Although there is a lot of information to get through, which can sometimes deter me a little, the information you have shared here is valid and entirely necessary to make an informed decision. Your site alone answers any/all questions consumers might ask, right here. I will also show my wife this in the morning (as it’s pretty late here in the UK) and may even purchase through your site when we’re in a position to do so.

    Thanks again for all your hard work and keep it up guys, this is what we need more of.

    Kindly,

  16. Thank you so much for sharing such a great article among us. I really enjoyed this post. Here you have discussed in detail Juicers. Currently, the use of Juicer is increasing day by day. Now People are choosing Juicers. In my opinion, This is better than any other option. I think, this Juicers is perfect for home cooks. In mere seconds it can chop Food or vegetables. Here All the Juicer here is of high quality. I used it myself. People can easily operate Juicers due to quick responses. I’m so impressed. I think this article is useful for everyone. I want everyone in the world to know about this.
    Lastly, I would like to share this post on my social media so everyone can know about the best Juicers. Thanks

  17. I have been aware of juicers before reading this, however I had no idea of the different varieties that were offered. While I can appreciate the quick nature of a centrifugal juicer, I think the idea of quicker oxidation turns me off to that. I would like a little more longevity out of the juice I make. However, I really like the idea of the auger juicer. The one highlighted in the video looks like you can either juice or make frozen desserts like the highest end model. It’s the versatility and multi-purpose nature for a lesser price that has me most interested. Thanks so much for this post. I feel a lot more informed now…and thirsty!

    • Yes Steve.  You really cannot go wrong with the horizontal masticating juicer.  It can do everything the high end products can do but just takes a little more effort.

  18. Hi Eric! I greatly appreciate the chart you have included in this post. It has helped me make up my mind. I try to be very objective and this chart has greatly simplified things for me. I have made up my mind to purchase Triturating”Twin Gear” because it has the best performance per item compared to the rest three. Thank you!

  19. Hey Eric, I truly need to initially value your exertion in assembling this incredible site and composing this article. I really liked your article. Your guide is great on the various kinds of juicers. It is extremely valuable for everybody. On the off chance that we need moment juice, at that point, Centrifugal Juicer is the best to go. In spite of the fact that we pass up a great deal of other cool capacities that different juicers can do, we are as yet getting what we need in the most limited measure of time. It takes a ton of prep and cleaning to utilizing this machine and with regards to absolutely squeezing, this machine takes the longest. I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. Thanks for sharing this.Good Luck!

  20. Hi thank you for such meaningful information. I am a vegan for nearly 30 years and I never took note that the type of juicer I use may affect the quality of the juice and the nutrients receive . I was knock- over by the information shared relating to the speed of which juice is made .

    You are right more oxidation means, juice will not be able stay fresh for long periods. You make me feel like an expert ! So you leave me with two choices and I think I am still deciding how much I like to clean the parts of juicers with limited time in the kitchen that just -might be a factor for me in deciding.
    Thank you for assisting.

    • Hello Tracy. I too was blown away by all the different benefits juicing could be measured by. That is why I lean going with the triturating twin gear juicer. It isnt as expensive as the hydraulic press and the quality of juice is just as good. I am glad we could help you feel like an expert! All the best.

  21. Hey there, 

    Nice post! I’ve been wanting a juicer for a while, but have not been sure which kind to get. You’ve definitely have cleared that up in this article. I would LOVE a Hydraulic Press Juicer but as you said, they are pretty expensive. I really like the quick and ease of the Centrifugal Juicer as well. 

    Thanks for the ideas!
    Anna

  22. The one thing I don’t like about juicing is the cleaning up after using it. The first one, though, seems really easy to clean, but I think that my favorite is the last one on the list, the hydraulic press. I would also get the centrifugal juicer, because it’s fast. And I would not have to worry about the juice’s shelf life, since I would drink it in two days. Besides, it has a great price 🙂 Some juicers are a little expensive, but the first two you listed here are still within my budget 🙂 That’s good to know! 

    • Thanks for the comment Christine.  Yes, juicers can be a lot to clean up at times.  However, the juice from produce is well worth the clean up.  We also would love to get the hydraulic press because of all the cool capabilities it can do. 

  23. Hello there, thanks for sharing i did i have learnt something about vegans….I don’t have a juicer at home but I might get one soon enough. I would like to implement healthy juices to my lifestyle and all I need is a high-quality juicer, and this list (and chart) helps a lot to make a decision. Awesome stuff!

  24. Hello there,i must say your guide is awesome on different type of juicers. For me the Centrifugal Juicer is the best to go with.  Although we miss out on a lot of other cool functions that the other juicers can do but i still stick to them, But the simple truth is that we would  still get what we want in the shortest amount of time. Thanks for sharing.

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