What is a Masticating Juicer?

When it comes to buying a juicer, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of different types available. Two of the most popular types of juicers are masticating juicers and centrifugal juicers. In this post, we’re going to talk about masticating juicers and some of its key benefits.


Masticating juicers produce healthier juices, as they preserve the enzymes and vitamins in the ingredients.




About masticating juicers

Masticating juicers feature an augur, which turns at roughly 40 to 80 RPMs. The process of extracting the juice from the ingredients is therefore a lot slower than that of centrifugal juicers.


For those who don’t know, an augur is basically a drilling device that has a rotating screw blade. This part is designed to remove the pulp from the ingredients, so the remaining juice can be strained and collected.


As the augur turns round, the fruits and vegetables are crushed and squeezed against the juicing screen, helping to maximise the juice yield.


Why are masticating juicers so popular?

One of the reasons why masticating juicers have become so popular is because they create higher quality juice. By this, we mean that they create juices packed full of enzymes, minerals, nutrients and vitamins.


The problem with some centrifugal juicers is that they produce a lot of heat (as they work so quickly), which can destroy some of these important enzymes and minerals. This means the juices you create with a centrifugal juicer are not of a high nutritional content in comparison to those produced with a masticating juicer.


Other benefits of masticating juicers

Masticating juicers aren’t just great for producing better quality juice. Check out their other benefits below.


Higher juice yield – Masticating juicers are known for producing a higher juice yield of around 15% to 20% in comparison to centrifugal juicers.


More economical to run – Due to the fact that they produce more juice from less produce; masticating juicers are cheaper to run.


Masticating juicers are great for tackling leafy greens like kale and spinach.



Extremely efficient – Masticating juicers are known for being very efficient at juicing fruits and vegetables. Unlike centrifugal juicers, they can even be used to juice leafy greens, wheatgrass and leaves, which are notoriously harder to juice.


Versatile – Want your juicer to be so much more than a juicer? Then you’ll love masticating juicers. Not only can they be used to make fruit and vegetable juices but also baby food, ice cream, sorbet, nut butters and nut milks. Some masticating juicers are even able to create noodles and pasta (like the Samson 6 in 1 Juicer).


Juice lasts longer – The final benefit of masticating juicers is that they produce juices that last longer. This is because of the slow rotation of the single auger, which preserves the enzymes and keeps juice fresher for longer periods of time.


Like the sound of masticating juicers? We’ve got plenty for you to choose from, including top models from some of the world’s leading juicer brands like Hurom and Samson, Green Star and Angel. Check out our full range of masticating juicers and take your pick.