Centrifugal vs Masticating Juicers, Which One is Better?

If you need a juicer, but you can’t decide which type to go for, let’s start with understanding two popular types of juicers, centrifugal and masticating juicers.

Centrifugal Juicers

Centrifugal juicers work by shredding the ingredients into small pieces and separates the juice by spinning very high speeds. So they use centrifugal force to separate the liquid from the pulp. They are not good at juicing soft leafy ingredients.
This kind of juicers are cheaper than slow juicers because of their simpler design.
Their advantage is being fast, they usually do the job in two minutes, but the quality of the juice they produce is not as good as the slow juicers produce.
The high spinning speeds cause heating of the juice and more air bubbles. The heat causes a loss of nutrients in the juice and more air bubbles mean more oxidation. These two disadvantages result in producing a foamy juice tasting less fresh compared to slow juicers.
Also, they are usually noisier, which can be a problem if you like your juice in the morning or at night.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Small footprint
  • They are fast,
  • Needs short prepping of ingredients
  • Easy to clean

Cons:

  • Low juice quality compared to slow juicers
  • Not good at juicing soft, leafy ingredients

Masticating Juicers

Masticating juicers or slow juicers work by crushing and pressing the ingredients with a very slow rotating auger. Because of their extremely slow rotating speeds, the heat rise and oxidation are minimal. This result, a high-quality nutrient-rich juice, which tastes fresh and has very little foam in it. Masticating Juicers can juice hard and soft ingredients and the juice yield is great.
Their disadvantage is they are usually more expensive and more difficult to clean.
So now you know the differences between the two types of the juicers.
Pros:

  • High yield
  • High-quality juice
  • Works with almost any ingredients including wheatgrass

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Needs more space than centrifugal juicers

We recommend;

  • Buy your juicer from a well-known manufacturer
  • If you can afford, buy a high-quality juicer
  • If you can wait a couple of minutes more for your juice, get a slow juicer, it will repay in the long term by producing more juice from the same amount of ingredients, and you will have a better tasting juice full of nutrients.