Masticating juicers – the next level of juicing for you.
If you want to get maximum nutrients for your health, then masticating juicers type can be the best choice. This type of juicers help you to enjoy with maximum juice extraction potential from any fruit, vegetable or greens.
Masticating is the name of the process that this juicers’ type use, they use auger (gear) that grind, mash and chew through fruits, vegetable and greens in order to squeeze all juice and separating from pulp.
Due to slow speed they can squeeze very effectively, slow speed helps them to use more force on the pressing process that helps them to extract even the last drop from products.
Slow speed also prevents oxidation, when compared to centrifugal juicers’ type; you can store juice for longer period. Masticating juicers are also known as cold press juicers.
Yes, you will need more time for juicing due to slow speed. Nevertheless, for a better juice taste you will need a little more time.
One of the biggest advantage of masticating juice extractors is that they can extract juice from almost all juice sources. They can extract juice having the same efficiency with soft products and hard fiber products.
Some masticating juicers have extra feature that will help you to make homemade pasta, porridge from fruits and vegetables, the perfect feature for moms.
Space is the biggest disadvantage of masticating juicers. Yes, there is a need enough space to place it. Vertical masticating juicers are not exception to this rule.
The second disadvantage is the price, if centrifugal juicers have a price range from 50$ to 500$, then masticating juicer types start from 200$ and end up to 2000$+.
There are three types of masticating juice extractors on the market: single horizontal gear, double horizontal gear and compact vertical single gear juicers.
Masticating juicers comparison table
|Omega J8004 Nutrition Center||600 watts / 80 RPM||14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches||15 pounds||Check Price|
|Omega J8006||600 watts / 80 RPM||14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches||17.6 pounds||Check Price|
|SKG Wide Chute||240 watts / 60 RPM||21.8 x 13.2 x 10 inches||19.2 pounds||Check Price|
|Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000||200 watts / 110 RPM||6.5 x 19 x 12.5 inches||24 pounds||Check Price|
|Omega VRT330||200 watts / 80 RPM||14.5 x 12.5 x 11.6 inches||18.1 pounds||Check Price|
|Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor||150 watts / 90 RPM||17.1 x 13.1 x 8.9 inches||12.1 pounds||Check Price|
1. Omega J8004 Nutrition Center – Commercial power Masticating Juicer for Home
This masticating juicer is available on the market since 2009 and the default warranty is 15 years. For me it is a good indicator of good quality.
Studying many customers’ reviews, I found many who use these juicers for more than 4 years without any problem.
This juicer is ideal for everyday use. It is quieter than centrifugal juicer type, so you can be sure that your neighbors will not hear you on early morning (very good if you live in apartment). Your every morning juicing ritual will be peaceful and this will make you feel good.
Due slow speed, there is no foam in juice.
The quality of parts is very good. Easy to clean, assembly and disassembly. Manufacturer recommends cleaning it right after the juicing process. Cleaning brush also comes with this juicer, so you can easily remove tiny bits of food from grater.
This model also comes with different end caps, so you can make pasta, baby food and few other things. You can also juice leafy greens, wheat grass that not all juicers can process.
The pulp is very dry, compared to centrifugal juicers, so you will be very happy with juice quality and the squeezed amount.
I consider that it is worthy of every penny.
2. Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer
The only difference between these two juicers is in main body color.
Omega J8006 is adorned in chrome with seven different colors.
For extra 40$ you get just the chromed juicer with same features, material parts, design as J8004 type.
3. SKG Wide Chute Anti-Oxidation Slow Masticating Juicer
Modern design, very quiet juicer unlike the centrifugal, big mouth wide cut, 240-watt motor with slow speed of 60 RPM – perfect speed for high quality juice.
This masticating juicer is very easy to assembly and disassembly, the cleaning process is also easy, the cleaning brush that comes with this juicer will help you to make this process easier.
Automatic pulp ejection also is a good feature; you can juice and remove pulp without interrupting the juicing process.
Pulp extruded from this juicer is very dry, so you can be sure that this juicer will squeeze all juice from products.
Instruction for this juicer can be poor, but you will find some lessons for this juicer on YouTube. Costumers support service of this product is great, many customers report that they respond very fast and help them to solve any problem in short time.
If we compare with the above two masticating juicers, this juicer has good advantages. One of them is the wide mouth; the second advantage is that you can spend less time for pre-cutting preparation.
4. Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000 – Juicing monster
Twin gear technology can squeeze all juice from every product you choose.
I consider that one of the greatest features is pressure adjustment mechanism. You can decide by yourself how much juice you need from any product you squeeze. Different products require different pressure.
High performance of this juicer thanks to twin gear technology. This juicer uses full potential of the masticating process. Their twin gear juicer uses two phases during the juicing process. First phase is the crushing process, performed through special designed gears. When the whole product is crushed, then here comes the second phase, which is squeezing. Because this juicer performs in two phases, the efficiency of juicing is twice higher than other masticating juicers.
This juicer type has a variety of features and comes with lots of tools.
The biggest disadvantage than can discourage you to buy this juicer is the price. Almost 500$ can frustrate anyone.
For a good juicing process, you need to make a good precutting work. The vent of this juicer is tiny.
Tip: For cleaning this juicer easily, put in a whole lemon or lime at the end of the juicing process. This will give your juice a lemonade-type taste and keeps the internals from getting all stained. Clean this machine immediately and do not allow it to sit dirty.
Manufacture gives a warranty for 12 years for this product. Depending on factors, such as, use of the product, where the product was purchased or whom you purchased the product from, manufacturers’ warranties may not apply in all cases. Please review the warranty carefully.
This double gear masticating juicer produces a great volume of juice per amount of product and the juice is clear and smooth the same as water.
I think, before buying Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000 you need to be 100% sure that you need it and you will use it on a regular basis. It is not a cheap masticating juicer type, but instead is a high power machine for people who truly need it.
5. Omega VRT330 Dual-Stage Vertical Single-Auger Low-Speed Juicer
It is second vertical masticating juicer in our top best masticating juicers types list.
It does not have a wonderful design as SKG, but it has same quality of parts. In addition, trusted manufacturer makes it.
One of most evident visual advantage in comparison with SKG is HEIGHT it is less than 6 inches. However, it has almost the same weight.
200-watt motor at 80RPM. The machine is easy to clean and assembly. It has automatic pulp ejection.
Compared to SKG juicer, this juicer need a pre-cutting of products. You cannot put in its vent an entire apple, beets or anything large and round.
When compared to centrifugal type that makes juice taste watered, the masticating juicer saves original juice taste without oxidation. You will be amazed when seeing the difference.
It is one of cheapest juicers from this list and it comes with 10 years full warranty. Any broken part can be replaced. Omega has great customer service, so you can speak with them about any problem you will encounter.
6. Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor Reverse Function
I do not know how much time the manufacturer will take for this price level, but now it comes with a 40% discount. So, if you plan to buy a masticating juicer and if you like this juicer, now is the best time to buy it. Do it before the seller increases its price.
This masticating juicer looks very nice, and almost compact.
It is easy to use and setup, it takes less than 5 minute to prepare it for juicing. It is created very intuitively, so you can assemble it without reading the instruction manual. Nevertheless, please read the manual to prevent possible trouble if you are not familiar with masticating juicers.
Almost all material is from plastic, non-toxic and environmentally friendly materials and while it feels sturdy enough. To make two coups of juice will takes 10 to 15 minutes including setup and cleaning. Washing this juicer is easy. After using some products, you will not need soap to clean it.
The feed tube is small, so you will need the precutting process, greens tend to stick in the side and jam up. Use tools to push them down, do not try to feed it too fast, it can compact them in the tube, so be patient.
It does not produce much foam but it will be more than expected from a masticating juicer, especially from greens.
Automatic pulp ejection also great feature, pulp comes out dry.
For everyday use I will not recommend this juicer, it has the smallest warranty period when compared to other juicers from this list, only 2 years of warranty. Personally, I will pay more just for a larger warranty period.
The motor has the protection system that helps it to stop when is overheated. There will be a short delay when it is on, because the juicer is equipped with a DC motor.
Now with reference to your last decision-making process, most probably you are in a greater dilemma that when you started to look for informative description of masticating juicers type. It is true that the list has the top masticating juicers types and we all know that when we hear the word top, we understand that these are the best ones. I wanted to give you the description you were looking for and to express my personal point of view and my analysis.
It is very important for you first to decide what are your expectations and which advantages fit you more and only then to decide which type of these juicers will make your life easier, healthier and of course happier. I wish you good luck in your choice and if you have any other questions, please, do not hesitate to write to me personally or to leave a comment. I trust that you will not be disappointed!