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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.
My first juicer was a Breville centrifugal juicer, and I loved it.
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.
- 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
- Tend to be annoyingly loud - the more expensive models are usually 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 a all.
- Juice is best drunk straight away, as it starts to oxidize and may turn brown.
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