What kinds of juicers are there?
The Masticating machine operates at a slower speed.
It chews the fibres and breaks up the cells of vegetables and fruits.
The Champion juicer is an example of the type.
This Masticator is excellent for leafy greens such as spinach and
wheatgrass, but is less successful at juicing fruits and soft-celled
vegetables. Apple juice, for example, will end up more like an apple
Centrifugal machine first shreds the fruit and vegetables
then pushes them through a spinning strainer. This method usually
yields a far greater volume of juice. The Acme, Omega 1220 and 4220,
L’Equipe and NutriCentre are centrifugal machines.
The Centrifugal machines are easy to operate and clean, and, in
the case of the better quality machines, deliver a very good
quality juice. Thus most juicers sold on the market are
Triturating machine has a two-step process. The
first step crushes the fruits and vegetables, while the second step
wrings or presses the juice.
The Triturating machine has a two-step
process. The first step crushes the fruits and vegetables, while
the second step wrings or presses the juice. The Oscar-Matstone
and Greenpower are triturating juices. These machines do more than
just juice; they will homogenize, make pasta and nut butters (although
this is not “peanut butter” as you know it). An added
bonus is that the triturator is a terrific wheatgrass and leafy
much will my juicer cost?
The juicers we have mentioned
in this article are high quality juicers from manufacturers
that, in some cases, have been making juicers for over forty years.
Prices vary widely. The manufacturers suggested retail starts at
R1990.00 for the NutriCentre, up to R23, 990.00 for the Norwalk
Hydraulic Press, the average ranging from R1990.00 to R3990.00.
Though one can buy a juicer for less than R499.00, these will have
small capacity, low horsepower
motors and will not be that efficient for someone who wants
to do regular juicing.