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What is a Masticating Juicer?

In the juicer world there are a few different styles of device available and all of them have their own perks and downsides. Masticating juicers are currently the frontrunners of the market, but what makes them special above the rest?

So, What is a Masticating Juicer?

A masticating juicer, sometimes referred to as a slow or cold press juicer is simply a style of juicer that crushes juice out of ingredients at a slow speed. In typical masticating models, juice is extracted from foods through a strong augur/screw, which pushes ingredients at high pressure against a fine screen/sieve. This not only forces juice out of ingredients, but it is a very efficient method to ensure that all juice produced is kept separate to the remaining pulp.

Why Does this Matter?

Choosing a masticating model over another juicer type yields a few key advantages. Firstly, a masticating juicer is always the best choice in terms of yields and no other style of juicer can produce even near the same amount of juice from ingredients. As part of this they are also able to juice all ingredient types, including leafy greens, to a high standard.

Secondly, there are many models available and many different reputable brands produce them. Therefore, there are lots to choose from and there are more options to suit individual tastes. Masticating models are also produced to a higher level of quality, so they typically come with long warranties as a result and are much quieter when in use.

Finally, masticating juicers are able to extract large amounts of nutrients from the ingredients they juice. This process is often very difficult as a majority of nutrients are stored within the tough cell walls seen in plants. Therefore, only high enough levels of pressure are able to squeeze them out, which leaves juices produced by other juicer styles much less nutritious and filling.

What Other Juicers Are Available?

Of course, while masticating juicers are excellent at their job, they do have a couple of flaws that may make them less appealing to some. Therefore, other juicer styles can instead seem a good option. Sadly most other common styles of juicer specialise at juicing one specific type of ingredient, such as citrus juicers or wheatgrass juicers. However, there is one other allrounder style available, which is known as the centrifugal juicer class.

Centrifugal juicers work quite differently to masticating juicers and instead function at very high speeds, chopping ingredients apart to release juice that passes through a very fine sieve. As you’d expect this process extracts far less juice than a masticating model, but it is much faster. If time is more important than quality juice, a centrifugal model can be an excellent and more affordable option. 

FAQ

How Long does shipping usually take?

Deliveries to the UK are sent with a Free Next Working Day service on orders over £100 that operates from Monday to Friday. This timeframe increases to 2 days for UK offshore islands and Scottish highlands. Deliveries abroad will vary in length depending on the destination, for more specific information please contact us. Please be aware that orders must be placed before 15:00 to receive them on the following working day. Orders placed after this time will be dispatched on the closest following working day instead.

How much will delivery cost?

All orders destined for the UK with a total value of £100 or more are eligible for Free Delivery. Orders with a lower value will have a standard delivery charge of £3.95. For a full list of all our available delivery options, please see our delivery information page.

What Are They Payment Options?

We currently accept payments using credit card and PayPal, Paypal also includes pay in three and pay later.

What are the Shipping Options?

Our Shipping options include free next-day delivery to the UK mainland on orders over £100, orders below £100 would have to pay £6.95 for next-day delivery or £3.95 for standard delivery. If you would like to receive your parcel on the weekend, There is also an option for that, costing £14.95. For UK offshore deliveries, we offer free delivery on all orders over £150 and for orders below £150, shipping may vary from £7.50 - £10.95. If you would like more information on this, view our delivery rates webpage here.

What is the Return Policy?

If you have received a faulty or damaged product, you can reach out to our support team (support@juicers.co.uk) to discuss your available options. These include receiving a refund or getting another unit sent out to you as a replacement and shipping the faulty and or damaged unit back. If you have used the product before contacting us, you would need to provide evidence that the unit was faulty before use and did not become damaged or faulty due to user error when using the product. If you would like to read a more in-depth breakdown of our returns policy, we have a full webpage dedicated to that here.

If I order On the Weekend when will I receive it?

If you order on the weekend, your order will be packed and shipped on the next working day, and delivery will be dependant on the options chosen.