Centrifugal Juicers – The Myths and Juice

However if you care to do some online research relating to the nutritional benefits of fresh juice and the various types of juicers available you can be forgiven if you think that the humble centrifugal juicer must be avoided at all costs. For some unknown reason, maybe it is all to do with profit margins a myth has been propagated across the World Wide Web that centrifugal juicers destroy the nutrients in the food because of the speed the run at and the heat they generate.

Any savvy consumer however will quickly notice that all this chatter regarding the destroying of nutrients in juice when using a centrifugal juicer comes from either the manufacturers of competing kinds of juicers or those selling them. This unfortunately the price we pay for freedom to be able to write anything we would like on a website so there is a tendency for the less scrupulous kinds to speak complete crap so that they can make some money fast. So let us get this straightened out now once and for all:


Once you have cut through all the nonsense online, you may then discover that a masticating juicer can offer you a more nutritional juice by virtue of its juicing action. These juicers exert a grinding and crushing force on the fibre of the plants, whilst centrifugal ones just split the cells open and empty these of their juice through centrifugal force.

Also the extent at which masticating juicers provide better quality juice is not as great as many would have us believe in the descriptions they have written. There is some scientific research available that show the quality of the juice is improved but only in very small amounts. But the improved quality of the juice from a masticating juicer does come at a price that many consumers today who lead hectic lifestyles simply cannot afford. That price is time.

In all honesty a centrifugal juicer is still the quickest and easiest way for you to get your daily juice boost and it is for this reason alone that although the slower more complicated masticating juicers offer a few extra health benefits it will be overlooked by a great many people.

So by using one of these high speed juicers will not in any way compromise yours or your family’s health. Having something that is easy to use and clean means that you will in all likelihood use it every day so gain more benefits from drinking the health giving and vibrant juices it produces.

But having said this, not every centrifugal juicer is created equal and having burnt out a number myself in the early days of my juicing life I have come to recognise that quality and performance do come at a price. In fact a few of the cheaper centrifugal juicers on offer can prove a problem to use and waste ingredients. So it is important that you choose wisely.

Good examples of centrifugal juicers will cost you around £100 like the L’Equip 215 XL juice that rightfully receives the highest ratings in juice tests such as the one that appears regularly in the Independent Newspaper “Ten of the Best Feature”. In the Independent the L’Equip XL received the title of “Best Buy” overall, but the title of “Best Luxury Buy” was previously awarded to the exceptional Breville JE4 Juicer. This will cost you a staggering £279 but you are getting what you pay for. It has a genuine commercial grade motor in it that is far more powerful than any other on the market and is pretty much unstoppable, even when you feed handfuls of whole carrots into its extra wide feed chute.

Another plus is that the Breville JE4 has two speed settings that help to increase the efficiency of it when used on a lower setting to juice soft ingredients. The powerful motor is housed within a brushed stainless type of die cast metal housing so make sure that it is well balanced and very strong. Any ingredients you place in it only come into contact with the stainless steel when the process of juicing takes place and the juice it makes is then ejected into a splash proof custom fitted jug.

Known as the “Juice Fountain Elite” or “Cafe Series” in some places the Breville JE4 because it is so hard working, efficient and durable has become a favourite with many of the chains of Juice Bars in the UK. In every Fuel Juice Bars you will find a JE4 and the reason for this is that they say it provided them with a much larger juice yield than the commercial models for a more affordable price. So I really cannot think of a better testimony than this in relation to its performance, quality and reliability. So if you are after the best centrifugal juicer on the market then I recommend you purchase the Breville JE4.

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