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What is the difference between a juicer and a slow juicer?

You can use a juicer or slowjuicer to make clear, filtered juice, like apple juice. What is the difference between these two kitchen appliances?

In short

Juicer Slow juicer
Preparation Quickly grates Slowly crushes
Feed tube Wide (not much cutting required) Narrow (more cutting required)
Suitable for Fruit and vegetables with a lot of moisture All kinds of fruit, vegetables, nuts, and wheat grass
Result Clear juice Concentrated juice
Purchase Relatively affordable Relatively expensive

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Preparation

making juice in a juicer

Juicer: quickly grates

A juicer has a drum on the inside that rotates, with a grater. As soon as you put the ingredients in at the top, this drum starts to spin quickly (centrifugation). Your fruit is grated and the juice is 'thrown' out of the fruit. Your drink will be ready quickly.

making juice with a slow juicer

Slow juicer: slowly crushes

A slow juicer 'crushes' your ingredients very slowly with the help of a mortar. The following applies to this device: the fewer rotations per minute (RPM), the more juice you have left. Just as with a juicer, the pulp is then separated from the juice. Making juice with a slow juicer generally takes a little longer than making juice with a juicer.

Feed tube

feed tube juicer

Juicer: not much cutting required

The feed tube of a juicer is usually very wide. For example, with most juicers you juice an apple in one go, without first cutting it into pieces.

feed tube slow juicer

Slow juicer: much cutting required

The feed tube of a slow juicer is usually narrow. This means that you first have to cut the ingredients into small pieces to juice them.

Suitable for

Which ingredients can be used in a juicer?

Juicer: fruit and vegetables with a lot of moisture

The amount of juice you extract from your fruit and vegetables with a juicer is comparable to when you squeeze oranges with a citrus press. It's more than enough, but there's still some wet pulp left. A juicer is less suitable for making juice from low-moisture ingredients, such as nuts or bananas.

Which ingredients can be used in a slow juicer?

Slow juicer: all kinds of fruit, vegetables, nuts, and wheat grass

A slow juicer extracts almost all the juice from ingredients. This makes it not only suitable for juicing fruit and vegetables, but also for low-moisture ingredients, like leaved vegetables, wheat grass, or nuts. The pulp that remains is completely dry.

Result

Clear juice

Juicer: Clear juice

The juice from a juicer is very clear and resembles lemonade. It does contain fewer fibers than juice from a slow juicer. Because of this, you could say that juice from a juicer is slightly less healthy than juice that you make with a slow juicer. In practice, however, the nutritional values hardly differ.

concentrated juice

Slow juicer: Concentrated juice

The juice from a slow juicer is thin, but slightly less clear than with a juicer. This is because, due to the slow method of juicing, more fibers remain in the drink. Because no frictional heat is released during the juicing process, juice from a slow juicer is often said to be healthier than juice from a juicer. However, these claims are not sufficiently scientifically substantiated.


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