Twin Gear Juicers
High quality juice and lots of it!
Let’s have a closer look at them.
How do they work?
Another name for them is a triturating juicer. To triturate means to rub, crush, grind and pound into fine particles. They are super-effective at extracting all the goodness from fresh fruits and vegetables.
Now as you can probably guess, twin gear juicers have two gears. These two gears rotate inwards and are roughly .1mm apart. As they rotate, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and all the goodness from fresh produce is extracted.
It turns out that the cell membranes of fresh produce are pretty strong, but luckily, not THAT strong. The twin gears tear the cell membranes open and release all the nutrients and enzymes that live inside. Lots of phytochemicals come out too, making for a juice which is rich with color as well as nutritional value.
They differ from single gear juicers and centrifugal juicers in that they crush produce rather than shred or cut it. The gears also operate at a much slower rate which means less air is mixed with the juice. This extends the shelf life and prevents oxidation.
- Like masticating juicers, they make very little noise.
- The slow process minimizes heat and therefore oxidation, preserving enzymes, nutrients and the best parts of the juice.
- Foam is very rare when you use these juicers.
- These juicers are awesome at juicing leafy vegetables such as wheatgrass, parsley and basil.
- They are a little more efficient than masticating juicers at extracting juice.
- Probably not suitable if you’re just getting into juicing.
- The feed chute on most models is small. This is to prevent feeding produce through too fast, which means it’s going to take a while longer to get the juice you desire.
- Hard produce will require a little force to get it to juice properly.
- They tend to be very expensive (sometimes more than $700!).
- Like masticating juicers, they can be very heavy.
Best Rated Twin Gear Juicers
It’s not hard to see why the Green Power Gold Juicer has won a bunch of awards. It’s built to be a fantastic juicer and boy does it perform. This machine is a triturating juicer and makes some of the best juice around. It uses two gears that… read more >