What is a Centrifugal Juicer?
Centrifugal juicers are also called high speed or fast juicers, it separates pulp from fruits and vegetables by grinding the produce and at the same time spins at high velocity to drain juice from the pulp. Speed is the main advantage of this type of juicer. If you’re always on the go and would prefer gulp down your juice as soon as it comes out of the juicer, this type of machine will work for you. However, it’s worth noting that the rapid spinning motion promotes oxidation causing your juice to have a relatively short shelf life of 24 hours.
When picking a centrifugal juicer choose a model with variable juicing speed and with external pulp ejection. A multi-speed juicer can process wider variety of produce while an external pulp collection system makes juicing a whole lot easier. More buying tips below…
Top 10 Centrifugal Juicers Comparison Table
|Rank||Photo||Brand / Model||Price||Rating||Juice Quality||Usability||Versatilty (Can Juice)||BPA Free||Chute Size||Warranty|
|1||read review||Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL||$$||4.48||Moderate||Easy||Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits, Soft Fruits||Yes||3.3 inch (round)||1 Year|
|2||read review||Breville Juice Fountain Multi-Speed BJE510XL||$$||4.56||Moderate||Easy||Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits, Soft Fruits||Yes||3.3 inch (round)||1 Year|
|3||read review||Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL||$$$||4.61||Moderate||Easy||Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits, Soft Fruits||Yes||3 inch (round)||1 Year|
|4||read review||Breville Juice Fountain Cold BJE430SIL||$$||4.5||Moderate||Easy||Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits, Soft Fruits||Yes||3.3 inch (round)||1 Year|
|5||read review||Breville Juice Fountain Duo BJE820XL||$$$||4.56||Moderate||Easy||Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits, Soft Fruits||Yes||3 inch (round)||1 Year|
|6||read review||Hamilton Beach Premium Big Mouth Juice Extractor||$$||4.21||Moderate||Easy||Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits, Soft Fruits||No||3 inch (round)||3 Years|
|7||read review||Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor||$||4.16||Moderate||Easy||Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits||No||3 inch (round)||3 Years|
|8||read review||Cuisinart CJE-1000 Juice Extractor||$$||4.16||Moderate||Easy||Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits, Soft Fruits||Yes||3 inch (round)||3 Years|
|9||read review||Cuisinart CJE-500 Compact Juice Extractor||$||4.23||Moderate||Easy||Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits||Yes||2.5 inch (round)||3 Years|
|10||read review||Breville Juice Fountain Compact BJE200XL||$||4.48||Moderate||Moderate||Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits||No||3 inch (round)||1 Year|
$ = juicers under $100
$$ = juicers under $200
$$$ = $200 to $500
$$$$ = $500 to $1000
$$$$$ = $1000 and above
Typically, a fast juicer can cost you 30 bucks up to 400 dollars.
- Affordable; you can find good high quality fast juicers between $100 and $150
- This type of juicer is relatively fast, fast enough to juice a whole apple in less than five seconds
- Almost all models have wide feeding chute, as wide as 3 ½ inch in diameter, chopping off your prep time
- It has fewer parts which means it’s easier to clean and assemble
- Short warranty coverage
- Due to the motor’s high speed revolution some models can create unbearable noise
- Fast juicers are not efficient for juicing leafy greens, you should never juice leafy greens alone with your high speed juicer, juice it along hard fruits or veggies otherwise you won’t get any juice from it
- Juice quality is a little bit compromised because of oxidation
What to look for when buying a centrifugal juicer?
Variable Juicing Speed
Centrifugal juicers with variable juicing speed can process wider variety of produce. Pick one with at least two-speed setting, this will give you the ability to extract juice from softer fruits, hard produce and leafy greens (if juiced along with firm fruits and vegetables).
Juicers without external pulp ejection are cumbersome to operate, you’ll need to constantly stop to empty the pulp collector once it’s full making it difficult to juice in large quantities. External pulp ejection system will give you the ability to juice continuously.
Not all centrifugal juice extractors are created equal, some have 3-inch wide feeding chute and some have a narrow opening. Being fast is the ultimate selling point of centrifugal juicers and having a small chute defeats that purpose.
BPA is a toxic substance found in plastic which has been known to cause a number of diseases including cancer. Though FDA released a report that the level of BPA found in plastic items is not significant to cause health issues, it’s still advisable to go BPA free with your juicer.
Dishwasher Safe Parts
So far all juicers listed in the chart are all dishwasher safe, you don’t have to worry anything about it. Generally speaking fast juicing machines are easier to clean because it has lesser parts.
To sum it up centrifugal juicers are cheap, fast, easy to use and clean. While it has its strengths you should also take note that its warranty only last for a year, some models are noisy, it doesn’t perform well with leafy greens, and produces a slightly lower quality juice.
This type of juicer is for you if you’re just starting out. It can also be a perfect choice for people who are always on the go who would prefer to drink a freshly pressed juice straight from the juicer rather than store it and consume it in a later time.
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