Slow juicer vs fast juicer – Which is better?


Juicer types and models are so various on the market now, making confused when it comes to investing a juicer. A cheaper fast juicer (also known as centrifugal juicer) is said to be a proper beginning to those who are new users and who cannot afford a another one, while a slow juicer ( or cold press juicer, or masticating juicer) is said to be able to offer a quality juice and allow more extracting from your fruit and vegetables and in long-term, it saves you more money. However, that information is not enough for us to come to a conclusion of what to buy. Let’s consider the following information to be clearer about these two kinds of juicers, then make a wise option.

1.Fast Juicers (or Centrifugal)


Product description:

These types of juicers are commonly found in retail shops and are the most low-priced type to buy. Firstly, they extract juice by grinding vegetable and fruit a round cutting blade which rotates so rapidly alongside a metal strainer. They generate centrifugal force through the rotary motion of the cutting surface which extract the juice from the pulp.

 What are the pros?

Fast juicers have some remarkable pros as follow:

  • They save your time for fast jucing
  • They are low-priced to buy
  • They are easy to use
  • They don’t require much time to prepare food for they themselves cut larger fruit and vegetable pieces as well.

What are the cons?

Some of the cons when using these types of juicer include:

  • They are not designed to juice things like grasses, leafy greens, sprouts and herbs
  • They extract less juicer from vegetable and fruits
  • They produce less juice quality because of fast spinning blades which releases heat which destroy advantageous enzymes
  • They cause noise when running due to the action of grinding and cutting

2.Slow juicers ( or cold Press Juicers)


Product description:

These machines types run through a masticating or cold press way to offer a high-quality juice to their centrifugal counterparts. On the contrary to fast juicers which have rough extraction and fast speed, slow juicers run at slower speeds and softly pad vegetables and fruit. Although they are more expensive compared to fast juicers, they claim a better juice, and some more.

What are the pros?

These juicers have some pros as follow:

  • They are able to juice almost every kinds of fruits and vegetable, even grasses, leafy greens, sprouts and herbs
  • They produce more juice
  • Juice produced stays healthy within up to 72 hours
  • Slower speed claims that less heat is released, which preserves nutrients and enzymes better
  • They keep juice separation and foaming at minimum level
  • Some of models introduce some other food processing performance, such as to make nut milk, sorbet, pasta, nut butter, and ice cream
  • They are noiseless when working

What are the cons?

These juicers remains some cons as follow

  • They are expensive
  • They require much time to prepare food as they require smaller food pieces due to their small chutes
  • They produce quite much pulp in juice

Ok, above are basic knowledge about the two kinds of juicers, the fast and the slow ones. It can’t be denied that each type has its own benefits and downsides, so it’s difficult to say which one is better. Users themselves decide which one is better for themselves because their juicing demands and budgets are different from person to person. So if you are thinking that the more expensive the juicer is, the better it will be, then you are making great effort to afford a more expensive one, you are wrong. The best juicer to you is the one which meets your juicing demands and you can afford to it. So I highly recommend you carefully considering your own condition before coming to the final decision.

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You can read more tips on choosing juicer here