Centrifugal juicer and juice extractor: what are their differences?

There are some differences between these two tools and you should consider them before buying either one of the other machine.

You want to buy an appliance to make at home healthy and tasty drinks, but you do not know whether to choose  a centrifugal juicer or a juice extractor? Do not worry: many confuse two products, but they actually work in a very different way. In order to understand the differences between these two tools, it is important to understand how they work.

The centrifugal juicer: how it works

When it is on, the centrifugal juicer looks like a standard blender. Inside, its blades grind fruits and vegetables by reducing them into pulp. The latter is then filtered through a wire mesh that stops the larger residues and only let pass the juice.

As its name says, this appliance takes advantage of the centrifugal force to prepare many tasty beverages. Fruits and vegetables are cut by blades that work on an average of 18.000 revolutions per minute.

The juice obtained does not contain fibers, which are separated by the centrifugal juicer. In addition, the heat generated by the blade rotation and the blade friction with food degrade the enzymes and oxidize the vitamins contained in fruits and vegetables, thus decreasing their effectiveness.

The main difference between the centrifugal juicer and the standard blender lies in the amount of juice. By using the same amount of fruits or vegetables, you will obtain a bigger drink with the latter, because the centrifugal juicer produces concentrates.

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Juice extractor: how it works

Unlike the centrifugal juicer, the juice extractor squeezes the juice from fruits and vegetables without using blades. In this way, it does not heat the food, maintaining its nutritional values. This appliance works on an average of 40 revolutions per minute – against the 18,000 of the centrifugal juicer!

The juice produced by this tool is much more concentrated. With just a glass, you can boost your vitamin and mineral intake for your body. With the juice extractor you also lose the fruit and vegetable fibers, but you can collect the scraps and use them in many different ways.

Centrifugal juicer or juice extractor: which one to choose?

After having considered the major differences between these two appliances, you can make your choice. But do not forget to look at another important thing: their price, which is also quite different.

The juice extractor is more expensive than the centrifugal juicer, especially if you are considering to buy a professional product. The reason is that it works with a better technology and produces higher quality juices.

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ultimo aggiornamento: 24-12-2018

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