Guide To Juice Machines

Food For Life / Guide To Juice Machines

Drinking fresh low sugar vegetable and fruit juices is one of the best ways to get super nutritious, easily absorbed foods into your body. To juice fresh produce you need a good juice machine. You can now buy a very good quality machine, relatively in-expensively.

Different ways of getting juice!

There are several ways of turning plant parts into juice, including pressing, sieving and masticating, but commercially available juicers fall into three major categories:

a) Centrifugal machines

Usually the least expensive machines
Advantages: quick, less expensive machines.
Disadvantages: heats juice, limited effectiveness with leafy greens and cannot juice wheatgrass
Doesn’t make nut butters.





b) Auger / masticating juice machines

Slow pressing action preserves nutrients and efficiently generates good yields with dry pulp.
Works well with all produce including leafy greens & wheatgrass. 2 types:

1. Horizontal (good for wheatgrass)
2. Vertical machines:
Small “footprint” on kitchen work surfaces.
Large auger and vertical feed makes juice quickly, even though machines operate at slow revolutions.\

2 types:
a) double thread auger (increased efficiency)
b) wide mouth feeding tube (no chopping) with
single thread auger.


c) Twin gear juice machines

“Top end”. £549 – £1,000

Advantages: Ultimate juicing. Leaves very dry pulp and preserves all nutrients. Can be used for nut butters and pulping vegetables.

Disadvantages: Big, heavy and more complicated to clean, dismantle and re-assemble.