A power juicer is an electric device used for juicing both fruits and vegetables. There are centrifugal power juicers, masticating juicers, and dual or single auger press power juicers. The centrifugal design characterizes the oldest of the models, while the dual-cage auger twin press is a newer variety. What distinguishes a power juicer from a blender is that power juicers separate the juice from the pulp.
The centrifugal juicer largely uses centrifugal force to separate the juice and the pulp once the fruit or vegetable has been pulverized. The masticating juicer does just as its name implies, masticating the fruit or vegetable using a slow speed motor. The press juicers simply force the juice from the fruit or vegetable, leaving behind not only pulp, but the skin and flesh devoid of all juice.
Power juicers break down the fruits and vegetables into a form that is more easily digestible than traditional juicers offer. Juicers will pulverize fruits and vegetables, but their pits or cores must be removed prior to the juicing process. This is true for nearly all types of power juicers, especially the press juicers.
Even with their great strength, electrical juicers are safe, as their parts are entirely enclosed, eliminating the possibility of maiming those who use them. The fruit or vegetables are placed in a chute that feeds them into the juicing component so the safety of the user is ensured.
Most power juicers eliminate pulp from the juice. This pulp can be added back into the extracted juice for those who desire a higher fiber drink. The pulp can be used as an ingredient in other recipes or can simply be disposed and only the juice kept and consumed.
The basic components of nearly all juicers, except for the press juicers, are the same. Their parts include a base with a motor, a blade, and some type of receptacle to catch pulp. Power juicers also come with a glass or a container to catch the juice after it has been processed. Larger juicers will have a removable container that can be topped before being used a storage container for the juice that was produced.
The popularity of juicers is increasing as people are striving more and more to obtain healthy eating habits. Power juicers offer the opportunity for added fiber, which many processed juices do not contain. These juicers are a handy kitchen aid, eliminating a great deal of the work in juicing.