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Gear Juicers or "Masticating Juicers" Are The Way To Go, If You Are Going To Be Making Juicing A Part Of Your Life...And I Hope You Do!

Fantastic Omega Gear Or Masticating Juicer surrounded with fruit.

Here Is A Description Of How Gear Juicers Work.

A single-gear juicer is also known as a masticating juicer. To masticate means to chew or to grind to a pulp. A single-gear juicer has a 'worm or auger-like' gear that drives the produce and squeezes it through a stainless steel screen.

Photo of auger from a gear or masticating type juicer.

This action tears open the fruit or vegetables cell membranes and releases its nutrients and enzymes. It also breaks up more of the phyto-chemicals from the fruits or vegetables which results in a richer colored juice which is also richer in enzymes, nutrients and minerals.

Unlike the centrifugal juicer which operates at 3,000 to 7,000 RPM, a masticating juicer operates at a much lower speed at about 80 ~ 120 RPM, which does not disrupt the cellular structure of the fruits and vegetables. This eliminates oxidation to the juices, therefore, preserving the precious enzymes and nutrients closest to its natural state.

If you have the opportunity to sample juices made by both a centrifugal and a masticating juicer, you will notice a marked difference in the quality of the juices between the two.

For example, an apple juiced in a centrifugal juicer will produce an oxidized brown colored clear juice (only water content with no enzymes and nutrients) which may have a metallic taste; whereas the apple juiced in a masticating juicer will be un-oxidized, even-colored and great tasting juice. Oxidized juice is spoiled juice with little nutritional value.

Advantages Of A Single Gear Juicer:

1. The juice yield is at least 20 to 30% more when compared to a centrifugal juicer.

2. Produces higher Nutritional value juices than the centrifugal juicers. The powerful low-speed motor eliminates oxidation, therefore, preserving the enzymes and nutrients of the juices.

3. This kind of juicer is very good for juicing soft and leafy vegetables including wheat-grass or alfalfa sprouts, so tere is no need to purchase a separate wheat-grass juicer.

4. The juices produced has very little foam.

5. A single-gear juicer operates much more quietly compared to a centrifugal juicer.

6. If you are not juicing "organic" fruits or vegetables, this kind of juicer reduces the amounts of pesticides in the juice it makes.

7. This is a big advantage above and beyond juicing... Many "Masticating-Style" juice extractors can turn nuts into nut butter, extrude pasta, grind coffee beans, spices, mince herbs, make baby food, and whip up soy milk and make wheat-grass juice in a flash. No clogging, foaming or heat build up. One brand that has these features is the Omega...which I recommend.

Disadvantages Of A Single Gear Juicer!

A single-gear juicer may cost too much for some. Most of the good ones are in the $200 to $300 USD price range, but so are many of the better made Centrifugal Juicers. However a lot of the centrifugal juicers are in the $30 to $100 price range.

These are very heavy (approximately 13 lbs. or 6~10 kg) but this weight means that the units are very stable in operation on your counter-top.

If portability is important for you, choose a model that has a carrying handle which some of them do.

This Is My Sincere Recommendation For Best Juicer For All The Right Reasons!My "Best Of The Best" Vegetable And Fruit Juicer In Terms of Price, Value, Ease Of Use And Warranty Is?

The Omega J8004 Single Gear "Masticating Type" Juicer!

Please click on this link to read incredible reviews about this "Best of the Best" juicer.

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