Pros and Cons of Centrifugal & Masticating Juicers
Centrifugal juicers take anything you place down a chute and grind it up by spinning it quickly over sharp blades.
*Faster overall juicing experience-you don't usually have to cut up fruit and vegetables prior to juicing and it processes the produce faster.
*Heats the juice while spinning and kills some of the nutrients
*Can't store in the refrigerator as long-Oxidation causes the juice to foam and requires that it's consumed quickly to avoid spoilage and continuous loss of nutrients.
Examples of centrifugal juicers (affiliate links):
*Higher juice yield-even with green leafy vegetables; which tend to be stubborn in a centrifugal juicer.
*The quality of juice is better because you get more of the nutrients since the juicing process is slower- the juice doesn't heat up as much.
*You don't have to consume the juice as quickly as centrifugal juice. Since there's hardly any oxidation, the juice doesn't separate when sitting for a couple of hours.
*You have to chop up your fruit and vegetables because these juicers have a small chute
Examples of masticating juicers (affiliate links) :
I have a centrifugal juicer (pictured below). Even though the juice quality is deemed the lesser of the two, it seems to work really well for our family.