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Centrifugal Juicers - Advantages And Disadvantages!

Blender Filled With Fruit Ready To Make A Smoothie.

Centrifugal Juicers Are Very Common, But Are Not For Those Who Want To Drink The Healthiest Juices!

How Does A Centrifugal Juicer Work!

A centrifugal juicer rips up the fruit or vegetable with a flat cutting blade with raised very sharp little triangular protrusions. This blade and basket spins at very high speed of about 3,000 to 7,000 RPMs to separate the juice from the pulp.

The juice is extracted by the sheer power of centrifugal force, in very much the same way a washing machine spins to remove water from wet clothes.

The juice passes through the tiny holes in a strainer basket and is collected in a container which sits outside the machine. The pulp remains behind in the strainer basket to be removed afterward.

Some models have a "pulp ejector" feature that automatically ejects the pulp when it is full.

The advantage of this feature is that you save time by not having to stop and remove the accumulated pulp. This feature is useful if you are making juice for a large family.

For models without the pulp ejector, you will have to empty the strainer basket often (maybe every 2 glasses) as the pulp collected in the basket may lower the efficiency of your juicing.

Here is a photo of a typical basket in the centrifugal juicer.

Advantages of a Centrifugal Juicer!

1. A centrifugal juicer can be much cheaper to purchase than a gear juicer and may be good for a beginner, or if you just want to "juice for fun". However, some units cost hundreds of dollars, so keep that in mind when comparing with the "typically" more expensive, but much better, gear juicers.

2. They are commonly available in most department stores.

3. They are generally easy to clean after use.

4. They do reduce the amount of pesticides in the juice from the fruits and vegetables you juice, but not as much as a gear juicer.

Disadvantages of A Centrifugal Juicer!

1. A centrifugal juicer is noisy as the motor spins at a very high-speed - except for the Acme Centrifugal Juicers and those built just like them.

2. The high-speed spinning causes oxidation that destroys enzymes and nutrients.

3. The high-speed blade shredder does not penetrate the produce deeply enough to extract precious nutrients of the juices.

You probably know by now, that fresh juice is good for you.  But if you are like most Americans and others in the world you are more than likely using a centrifugal juicer to extract your juice. 

Here's the truth: you are not getting the nutritional benefits you could be if you juiced those same fruits and vegetables with a gear juicer. However, you are getting at least 80% of the nutritional healing benefits of the juice extracted by a gear or masticating type juicer. So that's not bad...and it's certainly better than any pasteurized juice you can buy in the store.

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