Masticating juicers work much differently than centrifugal juicers. It takes quite a long time to produce juice using a masticating juicer. This long process, combined with the high price of masticating juicers, has made them less popular than centrifugal juicers. Still, this type of juicer yields much more juice per fruit or vegetable than a centrifugal juicer, and breaks down leafy greens with much less effort.

Available with one gear or two, these machines literally grind small pieces of fruits and vegetables to release juice and tiny bits of fiber small enough to escape pulp collectors.

Some people prefer this type of juicer not only because it yields more juice, but also because the juice produced is believed to be of higher quality. The slow process by which this type of juicer creates juices is designed to maintain the cool temperatures that protect important enzymes that may be killed off in the centrifugal juicing process.

Omega Commercial Masticating Juicer

The Omega J8004 Masticating Juicer works quite slowly, like any other quality masticating juicer. It is fully capable of creating incredible juices and leaving behind very dry pulp. Its two-stage masticating process allows you to choose to either break down foods into chunks (great for salsa) or send them along through both stages to create juice. This juicer comes with many attachments, making it quite easy to create homemade nut butter, nut milk, soy milk, and pasta. Like all masticating juicers, it is extremely effective at breaking down the leafy green vegetables and hard foods with which many centrifugal juicers often struggle.

In addition to regular complaints about masticating juicers (i.e. – they are slow), an unfortunate number of disadvantages have been found which are unique to this particular juicer. These drawbacks include problems with clogging, difficulties with cleaning, and an extremely small feeder tube.

Omega Nutrition Center Juicer

The Omega J8006 Nutrition Center is a masticating juicer which extracts juices from both fruits and vegetables by grinding them inside its internal auger system. This process is much slower than the blade rotation process utilized by centrifugal juicers, but is much more effective in extracting juices and leaving behind dry pulp and very little foam.

This Omega juicer can create a large variety of foods, including juices, sorbet, baby food, nut butter, and pasta. Included with the juicer are specialized nozzles made to aid in the process of making butters and pasta. This juicer comes apart for easy cleaning and its non-electrical components are dishwasher safe for your convenience.

Omega Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Juicer

The Omega VRT350 Dual-Stage Vertical Masticating Juicer works by grinding and squishing the juice from fruits and vegetables. Like most masticating juicers, it works slowly to maintain the enzymes in your food. In addition to juices, this juicer can also create salsas, sauces, sorbets, and nut butters by running foods through only the first stage of its two-stage process.

The VRT350 features a reverse option which allows you to quickly unclog food without sticking your hands inside the juicer. This appliance’s small footprint allows it to work easily into kitchens with very little counter and cupboard space. Additionally, this juicer features a self-cleaning option which has been designed to make your life much easier, as you can simply run water through a juicing cycle to clear away any leftover residue.

Tribest Vertical Slow Cold Press
Juicer and Mincer

The Tribest SW-2000-B Slowstar is a vertical masticating juicer designed to protect your food and save you time. Like all other masticating juicers, the slow processes used by this juicer protect the enzymes in your food and help extract even more nutrients from them, leaving behind incredibly dry pulp.

The vertical design of this juicer means that you can easily run water through it to wash away any leftover food residue inside.

Although it process food much slower than any centrifugal juicer, its nine horsepower motor allows this juicer to work much faster than many other masticating juicers as it crushes and squeezes juice from fruits and vegetables with more strength than most competitors.

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