Centrifugal juicers are based around a spinning basket that has fine
holes in its side walls like a very fine sieve. This basket is spun round
at a high speed creating a centrifugal force which causes anything within
the basket to be forced against the basket sides. This centrifugal force
can be compared to a washing machine spin cycle.
Centrifugal juicers work by feeding the chopped up fruit and vegetables
through a chute onto a spinning basket that grates / chops the fruit /
vegetable when it comes into contact with the baskets grating base. This
grating process releases juice from the plant cells. The spinning action
of the basket creates a centrifugal force and the pulp is collects against
the basket walls. The juice is also forced to the walls of the basket
by the centrifugal force but it passes through the tiny holes in the basket
walls and out of the juice ejection spout of the juicer.
Centrifugal juicers as described above will need their basket emptying
for about every half pint of juice extracted (the exact amount will depend
on what type of ingredient is being passed through the juicer). This can
be seen as an inconvenience to the overall juice preparation process as
it means we cannot have continuous juicing.
Pulp ejecting centrifugal juicers
Centrifugal juicers that eject the pulp are also available. These differ
from standard centrifugal juicers in the fact that instead of being 90
degrees to the base, the side walls are slanted which enables the machine
to eject the pulp into a collection bin. This collection bin can be lined
with a plastic bag to enable easy removal of the pulp from the collection
bin. Due to the fact that the pulp is not kept in the basket as long as
standard centrifugal juicers the pulp ejecting centrifugal juicers must
spin at a much higher speed to create a greater centrifugal force. This
higher centrifugal force ensures that as much juice is extracted from
the pulp as possible and is forced through the basket wall before the
pulp is ejected into the collection bin. It is important to note that
the added convenience of pulp ejection comes at a cost of higher motor
noise levels caused by the increase in the basket rpm needed.
Centrifugal juicer citrus press attachments
Many centrifugal juicers come with citrus press attachments which enable
citrus fruits to be chopped in half and pressed without the need to remove
the outer peel. Some people find this speeds up their juice preparation
time although you may get more solids in your juice than if you used the
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