What is a Conventional/Centrifugal Juicer?
Centrifugal juicers work by using a flat cutting blade on the bottom of a rapidly spinning strainer. The cut produce is forced against the juicing strainer through the use of centrifugal force. This force separates the juice from the pulp through the tiny holes in the juicing strainer.
While still hugely popular these juicers do have their downfalls. They are noisy, the high spinning speed creates a lot of heat that destroys vital nutrients and they clog often throughout the juicing process so continuous juicing is not possible. Probably the greatest fall back of the Centrifugal Juicer is the effort required to clean these machines. The strainers are huge and can be a real pain to clean, they can’t do wheatgrass or leafy green vegetables and as the pulp builds up in the strainers the efficiency falls rapidly. The process also involves drawing a lot of air into the machine, which oxygenates the fruit and vegetables and therefore produces a ‘dying’ juice.
This is probably why so many good intentions fall by the wayside as the effort starts to outweigh the rewards.
Vitality 4 Life has pioneered the new fleet of [storelink id="/kitchen-appliances/juicers/cold-press-juicers" keyword="Healthy Juicers into the UK"]. These new juicers are not centrifugal but “Masticating” and work by crushing/chewing the produce instead of cutting it. They have been proven to produce not only more juice but also a higher quality of juice with more of the vital nutrients and enzymes intact. We call this “Living Juice” and this is one of the main reasons so many health nuts and raw foodists have started raving about them.
So what juicers does Vitality 4 Life recommend?
In our experience any juicer is better than none and definitely better than pre-packaged juice, but if you want a juicer that is easy to clean and gives you more juice for your money then choose a “Masticating” or “Cold Press” Juicer.
For the general family:
A reasonably priced juicers that is easy to clean and the whole family can use.
For the health inclined:
The best single gear juicer you can buy.
For the Chef:
Versatile and powerful the champion juicer is a complete kitchen appliance.
For the Raw Foodist:
Magnetic Twin Gears give this juicer the edge in nutritional content.