The current trend is that more and more people are concerned about the quality of their diet and their health. Many studies have shown that eating raw, natural foods is better than eating cooked or processed foods in different ways.
Many people confuse centrifugal food blenders with juicers because both devices allow you to make juice. However, Hurom experts explain centrifuges have a fast rotating system that generates heat. They tend to destroy the enzymes present in raw food, while juicers have a slowly rotating blade (at an average of 60 rpm), which extracts the juice by cold pressing. Thanks to this, a Hurom juicer, also known as a cold-pressing blender, allows the preservation of all the vitamins and live enzymes present in the food and reduces their oxidation, thus offering superior quality and healthier juice.
Acquiring a juicer is a favorable decision. However, when choosing which one to buy, you find many models on the market, making it challenging to find the most suitable for you. For this reason, we have written this article to guide you and help you solve your dilemma. Discover the main types of juicers that exist and choose the model that best suits your lifestyle.
It is the most common and used. It has a vertical design with a central cylindrical opening -where the fruits and vegetables are introduced- that ends in a metal basket with a filter function. The base of this basket is a series of small leaves that, when subjected to a centrifugal movement at high speeds, grind the vegetables. The basket’s rotation speed makes the little pieces of vegetables collide with the filter walls, and the juice is strained and released through a small spout and separated from the fiber. The pulp remains inside the juicer or is ejected into a container through a second jet.
The fastest. It squeezes the vegetables immediately and is ideal if you do not have much time—no need to cut the vegetables or fruit into tiny pieces, which also speeds up the preparation.
It is the most economical model.
Chewing or single-shaft juicer (Cold Press Juicer)
A Horum juicer chews the fruit and vegetables with the use of a screw or spiral shaft. The vegetables are crushed and pressed against the walls of a metal filter. The juice escapes and is separated from the fiber; both the pulp and the juice are expelled from the juicer and collected in two containers.
The juice extraction is slower than with centrifugation, and therefore the temperature does not increase, and most of the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and enzymes) are preserved. Also, the juice is not aerated as much, and oxidation is noticeably less. Therefore, the nutritional value of the juice will be higher, and we will get more benefits. This technique of extraction without altering the temperature of the juice is called a cold press.
It can extract juice from any fruit and vegetable, including green leaves and wheatgrass. It extracts more juice. The remaining pulp comes out much drier.
It has more functionalities, such as preparing vegetable milk and nut creams, shredding vegetables, and even grinding coffee. With the purchase of the appliance, other applications are included that allow for various functions. It is quieter than the centrifuge.
When buying a juicer, the best recommendation is to be clear about the functionality we want to give and the frequency of use.