Centrifugal Juicers

Centrifugal juicers have high speed motors which spin a mesh bowl with toothed blades at high speeds. They tear up the fruit and/or vegetables to extract the pulp.

Pros:

  • Budget models start at around £10 ($20).
  • Models such as the Breville juicer can take your fruit and vegetables whole, or in large pieces. These tend to be more expensive, but still cheaper than masticating juicers, with prices starting from around £50 ($100).
  • They make juice fast.
  • If you don't have room to leave a juicer out on your kitchen counter, then smaller models can be easily stored in a cupboard when not in use.

My first juicer was a Breville centrifugal juicer, and I loved it.

Cons:

  • Tend to be annoyingly loud - the more expensive models are quieter.
  • Somewhat tedious to clean - but a dishwasher helps.
  • Don't extract as much juice as masticating juicers.
  • Don't juice wheat grass.
  • The larger more expensive models are usually able to juice the more solid green vegetables such as Kale leaves and stems, but the budget models struggle to juice leafy greens.
  • Juice needs to be drunk straight away, as it starts to lose nutrients and may turn brown.

I've also owned a couple of the cheaper models, the latest being a £10 job from Tesco's. It was surprisingly good, and a great way to discover if juicing is for you. These type of juicers make really good carrot, apple, and celery juice, but don't juice leafy greens like wheatgrass and kale very well, if at all.

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