Common misconceptions about juicers - part 1
There is a lot of conflicting information online regarding juicers. But what is fact and what is hype? Take a look at these four common misconceptions about juicing.
Do a search for "best juicer" online, and you will get more information that you can imagine. You will also see many so-called "facts" which seem logical at first glance, but in actuality aren't true.
Honestly there is no "best juicer", as everyone has different needs, criteria, and budgets. At EUJUICERS, we want to provide honest and unbiased information so you chose the juicer that is best for you. In this article, we will dispel some of the most common myths about juicing so you can make a better-informed decision.
FACT: Wattage is mostly irrelevant in slow juicing. Torque (twisiting force) is more important.
In high speed appliances like blenders, food processors, or centrifugal juicers, wattage is indeed inportant. These type of appliances depend on high rpm - up to 20,000 in blenders - which need high wattage motors. Slow juicers operate at much lower rpm - generally between 40 and 110. In these cases a high-torque 150 watt motor is more than enough to process even tough things like carrots or making nut butters. Some cheap juicer manufacturers will compare their juicers to top brands, claiming their higher watt output gives superior results. This simply isn't the case as these motors are often low-torque which stop or make a burning smell when used for more than a few minutes. The top brands from South Korea are equipped with high-quality motors ranging from 150 watts to 240 watts, and we've seen no performance differences between those.
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We hope this information helps you in choosing hte right juicer. We will publish part 2 soon.