3 Types of Juice Extractors – Masticating vs Centrifugal vs Triturating Juicers

This comparison table addresses many features at a relatively superficial level (it’s a table 8-) ). We also have a Detailed Masticating vs Centrifugal Juicer comparison which we recommend you read after going through this table.

Centrifugal Single-gear Masticating Twin-gear Masticating (a.k.a. Triturating)
Price  Cheapest  More Expensive than centrifugal  Most Expensive
Recommended Models Most Budget Friendly and PopularAmazon ImageMore info…  Most popular, highly recommended Omega masticating juicerAmazon ImageMore info… Cheaper Twin Gear Juice ExtractorAmazon ImageMore info…
Multi-speed high-end Breville JuicerAmazon ImageMore info… Newer, larger capacity, more efficient Masticating JuicerAmazon ImageMore info…  The ultimate, all stainless steel twin gear JuicerAmazon ImageMore info…
Juicing mechanism  Centrifugal juicer bladeA metal blade/grating disk spins fast, against a mesh filter, shredding/grating the fruit and separating juice from flesh via centrifugal force  Single gear auger of masticating juicersScrew shaped auger/gear crushes and presses fruit/veg. fibers breaking up plant cells giving a high-yield of juice containing more fiber, enzymes, vitamins and trace minerals Twin gear auger Food is pressed between two interlocking roller gears giving rise to the maximum yield
Speed  High; up to 1400 rpm Low; as slow as 80 rpm
Noise level  High-speed -> Noisy  Low speed -> Quiet Quiet
Heat generation  High-speed rotation -> most heat generation  Low-speed rotation -> less heat generation than centrifugal
Nutrient Retention  High speed -> high heat -> heat-sensitive vitamins, nutrients, anti-oxidant etc. get destroyed -> Least nutrient retention  Low speed – little heat generation -> high retention of nutrients, vitamins, trace minerals  Highest retention
Extraction Efficiency  Least  Higher than centrifugal  Highest
Pulp dryness  Relatively wet because extraction is not very efficient  Pulp is dry because most nutrients/juice comes out  Pulp is driest
Foaming  Fast spinning -> air mixing with food -> Most foaming  Slow spinning – less foaming than centrifugal  Least foaming
Oxidizing  Fast spinning -> air mixing with food -> Most foaming -> Most oxidizing  Slow mixing (low rpm) -> little foaming -> food is not exposed to oxygen -> little oxidation  Least oxidation
Spoiling/Shelf-life  High  foaming -> high oxidation -> spoils fast -> consume quickly  Less oxidation -> less spoiling -> refrigerate juice few days  Least spoiling and longest storage shelf life
Processing leafy greens  Low efficiency  Higher efficiency than centrifugal; can make green juices  Highest, even works for wheatgrass
Processing nuts  No  Yes, can make nut butters, nut milks etc.  Yes, better than single gear Masticating juicers
Speed  Faster  Slower (usually, only a matter of seconds or minutes slower than centrifugal juicers)
Cleaning  Depends on the model, but centrifugal juicers generally take longer to clean because cleaning the mesh of the strain takes a while  Depends on the model, but generally cleaning takes only 3-4 minutes especially for our favorite model
Best suited
  1. If you’re cooking/baking the extracted juice – heat of cooking anyway ‘kills’ the heat sensitive nutrients
  2. If you want to save some cash
  3. If you don’t care about extracting all the nutrients
  1. If you don’t mind the extra ca$h
  2. If you want the maximum nutrients extracted and preserved
  3. If you make nut milks/butters
  4. If you make green juices from leafy veggies, vegetables
 If you want all features on ‘single-gear masticating juicers’, but at a higher efficiency
Recommended Models Most Budget Friendly and PopularAmazon ImageMore info… Most popular, highly recommended Omega masticating juicerAmazon ImageMore info… Cheaper Twin Gear Juice ExtractorAmazon ImageMore info…
Multi-speed high-end Breville JuicerAmazon ImageMore info… Newer, larger capacity, more efficient Masticating JuicerAmazon ImageMore info… The ultimate, all stainless steel twin gear JuicerAmazon ImageMore info…