Everything you Need to Know About Commercial juice extractor
A juice extractor is a device that removes the juice from a fruit or vegetable. In some cases, it also pulverizes the fruit or vegetable skin. This article looks at the commercial juice extractor types available in the Kenyan market.
Juice extractors can be either electrical or manual .some may be held while others are free-standing. Commercial juice extractors are, in most cases, electrical and free-standing. The effectiveness of a juice extractor depends on the power source behind it. For the electric ones, the higher the wattage, the stronger it is. The manual ones are ineffective since they require human energy to propel them. Some juice extractors only remove juice from fruits, while others will separate the pulp from all parts of the fruit, including the skin. They can pulverize the fruit extracting every ounce of juice from it. The most common juice extractors in Kenya include:
Centrifugal juice extractors
The fruit is sliced and rapidly spun in these juice extractors to detach the extract from the pulp. Centrifugal juicers have high revolutions per minute (RPMs). This makes them produce heat, which generally affects the juice quality. At the same time, they can process more juice within a short time. They have a wide feeding chute that allows adding of even big fruits. They are also easy to clean and less expensive.
Nevertheless, they produce less juice from fruits, which is low quality because heating kills some nutrients. They have a lot of foam and are noisy during the extraction process. However, they are the most popular due to their speed and affordability since they tend to be cheaper than other types.
Masticating juice extractors
It is a type of slow juicer. It crushes, grinds, and presses the fruit using a drill to squeeze out all its juice. This variety produces less heat than other juicers because of its low RPM. The liquid is not affected by heat and is, therefore, of high quality. It also has less waste since it squeezes pulp from the whole fruit. This also makes them produce more juice from fruit, and they are not noisy. Their only disadvantage is that they tend to be slow because of the low RPMs. They are suitable for extracting juice from hard items like carrots and light vegetables with less fiber. Their juice has a longer life span than that of the centrifugal type. They also tend to be expensive due to the high-quality juice they produce since commercial juice extractor prices in Kenya seem to rely on the quality of juice. The better the quality, the more expensive the extractor.
Cold press juice extractors
There are portable and fixed varieties of this juicer type. They are suitable for large-scale production of juice. They squeeze out the juice through pressure exerted on the fruit with plates and molds. They are the slowest, but they retain valuable nutrients that would be destroyed by heat.
Steam juice extractors
In this kind, berries are heated in a steam pot, placed on top of a porous pot, and piled on top of a container used to collect and store juice. It is not a common type of extractor.
When purchasing a juice extractor, the speed, durability, quality of pulp produced, and strength or wattage depending the use you intend to put it into. Juice extractors also come in various price ranges depending on their qualities. Also, consider whether the extractor seller provides a warranty. Other factors to consider are ease of cleaning, noise level, capacity, space, design, and assembly of the juice extractor.