A masticating juicer is one that kneads, grinds, and chews the juice out of the pulp, thereby making the juice produced rich in nutrients. They are also referred to as cold-press juicers. Masticating juicers perform a chewing action at a relatively low speed of about 70-80RPM without any spinning action being involved. Thus, offering an excellent way of extracting high amounts of juice from the pulp.
Compared to other types of juicers, the juice extracted from a masticating juicer lasts longer and retains the nutritional value for longer duration of time, since oxidation is minimal during the juicing process.
Masticating juicers are generally priced at a little over $500 and are recommended highly for serious juicers. If you are a beginner who has just started juicing, masticating juicer may not be a preferred option for you. Although, masticating juicers fall under the high price range category compared to other regular juicers that are available in the market, users swear by it for the high quality of juice that it produces, thus making it worth the investment made.
Unlike regular juicers, masticating juicers can easily extract juice from wheat grass and leafy vegetables, where most other juicers fail to do so. Masticating juicers are available in the form of a single gear juicer and twin gear juicer. Since, their processing is slow; masticating juicers are sometimes even referred to as ‘Slow Juicers’. In the next few paragraphs, we shall be examining the pros and cons of a masticating juicer.
Pros of masticating juicers:
- A masticating juicer produces more juice than most other juicers, due to the juicing process involved, producing the least amount of pulp residue
- The nutritional value of the juice produced in a masticating juice is far higher compared to other juicers since the pulp is hardly exposed to oxidation during the process of juicing. It has high levels of enzymes. Vitamin A and Vitamin C present in the juice extracted from a Masticating juicer is over 40% in excess compared to other juicers.
- Using juicers becomes a pleasant experience with a masticating juicer, since it is not just clutter free, but also produces less noise when the machine is processing juice.
- Unlike other juicers, juices extracted from a Masticated juicer can be stored for a longer duration and consumed later, yet not compromising on the nutritional value of the juice.
- Juices made from a masticating juicer taste far superior compared to others due to the high produce of juice extraction from the pulp
- Since the rotating speed is quite slow in a masticating juicer, lesser heat is produced thereby increasing the life of the machine.
- Masticating juicers are only juicers that are capable of extracting juice from wheatgrass and nut butter.
- Masticating juicers can easily be dismantled into separate parts. A special brush that comes along with the juicers makes cleaning an easy process.
- A healthy drink leads to a happy and healthy life. To maintain overall well being, consuming juices made from masticating juicers are one of the best options to supplement the body with essential nutrients.
- If maintained well masticating juicers have a high shelf life, making it a valuable purchase for the money spent.
Cons of masticating juicers:
- A masticating juicer is expensive as compared to most types of juicers available in the market.
- If you are one who is hard pressed with time, masticating juicers are definitely not an option for you, since they are comparatively slow among other juicers.
- Masticating juicers are slightly heavier compared to the regular juicers available in the market.