The Best Upright Masticating Juicer 2016: Top 3
Traditional masticating machines work by "chewing" the food before they extract. This makes them far superior to the more common centrifugal type, but they are also costlier.
One main reason for their superiority is that they operate at a slower speed, which has the effect of making the extracted juice more nutritious and capable of being refrigerated for longer periods.
They are also exceptionally efficient in terms of yield, extracting more from the food than centrifugal machines.
Thirdly, they are also much more versatile than centrifugal machines and are able to deal with most things, from firm foods such as carrots, all the way through to fine foods like wheatgrass.
Vertical, or upright masticating machines are a revolutionary design improvement on the traditional versions - rather than "chewing" the food before they extract, they crush it.
They have all the advantages of traditional machines, plus a couple of extra ones.
Uprights are, for example, more compact, so they take up less counter and shelf space in the kitchen. Also, their appearance is generally considered to be more attractive by most people.
I hope that you enjoy reading my top 3 list for the best upright masticating juicer 2016 and find it useful.
Low Speed with Auto Cleaning: The Omega VRT350!
The VRT350HD by Omega is an efficient, low speed vertical machine with an attractive, modern design.
Its slower speed system, which operates at just 80 rotations per minute, means that the juice extracted can be stored longer (generally for up to 72 hours) before degrading, plus it contains more nutritious enzymes making it healthier.
This versatile machine can work with vegetables, fruits, leafy greens, even wheatgrass. The auto clean system of the VRT350HD is an innovative feature and a great time saver.
Thanks to its compact, vertical design, the Omega has a small footprint so won't take up a lot of counter space in your kitchen. Simple to operate, the VRT350HD has three settings: On, Off and Reverse. Reverse can be used to clear clogs if produce becomes stuck and causes a blockage.
The Omega VRT350HD is available in two colors: White and Pearl White. There is a regular version and a heavy duty model.
The Benefits of Juicing
Juice extraction involves removing insoluble fiber from fruits and vegetables, allowing a greater degree of absorption of certain phytonutrients including enzymes. The soluble fiber is not lost, however, ensuring that juice maintains maximum nutritional value. Other benefits include: a lower calorie intake with no nutrient loss; the general adoption of a healthy eating lifestyle; the pleasure of drinking fresh and tasty produce; a greater amount of healthy micronutrients for the body.
Quiet and Versatile: The Kuvings NS-850!
The Kuvings NS-850 is an upright machine that is versatile enough to work with most foods, from carrots to wheatgrass.
Screw mastication breaks down the cellular structure of the fruits and vegetables, releasing the nutrients and minerals.
Oxidation is minimized and as well nutrients and enzymes being preserved, the juice produced has a fresh and natural taste.
A major appeal of this machine is its quietness when operating (40-50db). This is achieved through its exceptionally slow operational speed (80 rpm).
Like all upright models, the Kuvings is designed to be compact, so that it will take up less counter and storage space than a traditional machine.
It is available in three different colors: Black, Red, and Silver.
Kuvings NS-850 Review
A Brief History of Juicing
Juicing is not new, ancient documents show that it has been going on for at least 2000 years, typically using a pestle and mortar or grinder. The first modern day juicer was created and marketed by Dr Norman Walker in 1936. In 1954 the first masticating juicer was produced, known as the Champion, this machine was versatile enough to work with virtually every type of vegetable. The next breakthrough came in 1993 with the GreenPower Juicer, the first to use a twin gear extraction process.
Compact and Efficient: The Hurom HU-100!
The Hurom HU-100 is an excellent product that supplies you with a beverage that has maximum nutrition, taste and yield, whatever fruit or vegetable that you are working with.
A supremely versatile machine, the Hurom can process fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, wheatgrass, nuts, and soy to make a range of juices, sauces, milks, marinades, as well as baby food.
Cold-pressing extracts a higher yield than with a typical centrifugal machine, more than a third more in most cases, and the pulp is drier.
Plus, because of its compact, vertical design, it can be left out on the kitchen counter without taking up too much space.
The HU-100's durable motor uses just 150 watts of energy and is virtually silent when operating.
The Hurom also operates quietly and self-cleans with water. It is available in three colors: Black, White, and Silver.
Hurom HU-100 vs the Omega VRT330
Other Top-Rated Juicers To Consider
- The Omega VRT350 has a compact base, meaning that it takes up a relatively small amount of space. Pulp levels are controlled by fine and coarse screens and there is an auto cleaning system. It is more than capable when it comes to juicing wheatgrass at high yield.
- Sleek and attractive and very popular with consumers, the Kuvings NS-940 is also worth checking out. As well as offering superior low speed extraction, this well designed product is a quiet operator and loaded with many additional great features. It is available in red, black, and silver colors.
© 2012 Paul Goodman