The Centrifugal Juicer
For Quick and Easy Juicing
Centrifugal Juicers chop fruits and vegetables into tiny pieces which are spun very rapidly, fast enough to separate juice from pulp. The pulp is left behind in the basket of the machine, or, with those machines equipped with a pulp ejector, deposited into an external container. The extracted juice is filtered and drained into an awaiting juice jug.
These machines work quickly and are often the ideal jucing solution for small families and individuals, or in any situation where very rapid juicing is considered to be of high priority. It has been noted that the frictional heat created by these high rpms can be damaging to the resultant juice, and heat can cause it to lose nutritional value. For that reason those juices should normally be consumed as soon as possible after juicing.
Centrifugal juicers also do not work well with wheat grass, and most (though there are some exceptions) are also poor choices for leafy green vegetables.
For Speed in Juicing - The Centrifugal Juicer
Centrifugal Juicers, They Still Work
Centrifugal models are one of the oldest types of juicers, but working with an older design need not be a drawback. The concept is simple. Use is made of some sort of a shredder and some sort of a straining mechanism. As the name implies, the centrifugal juicer uses the centrifuge principle to separate the juice from the pulp. Other juicers may beat them in efficiency, but nothing comes close to them in speed of juicing.
Freshly harvested apples have a natural waxy coating that protects them from shriveling and weight loss. In order to remove dust and chemical residues, apples are normally washed prior to shipment to market. Unfortunately, this washing also removes much of that natural wax protection. A non-petroleum based coating of shellac or carnuba is usually applied to replace what has been lost by way of a protective coating. This wax formulation has been used for decades and has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Though not believed harmful to the human body, it does tend to accumulate and block the mesh on the filters of many juice extractors, especially the centrifugal type of juicer.
Breville claims that their micro mesh filters do not clog the way the "photo etched" stainless steel filters of other manufacturers do, but if you are not using a Breville juicer it might be wise to get in the habit of cleaning the filters a little more frequently when using waxed fruit. This will help prevent reduced juice yields. Better yet, wash the fruit prior to processing, using a fruit wash of some sort, thus eliminating this problem almost entirely.