What is the difference between a juicer and a slow juicer?

You can make fresh juices with both a juicer and a slow juicer. What is the difference between these two kitchen appliances? Both devices squeeze the ingredients in a different way. The juice from a juicer is therefore clear and contains less fiber. With a slow juicer, you get concentrated juice with more fiber. In this article, we explain all the differences.


Juicer: grates quickly

In the drum on the inside of the juicer is a grater that rotates. As soon as you put the ingredients in at the top, this drum will spin hard (spin). Your fruit is grated, and the juice is, as it were, ‘slung’ from the fruit. Your drink will be ready in no time.

Juicer: little cutting work

The filling opening of a juicer is usually very wide. For example, most juicers allow you to squeeze an apple in one go without cutting it into pieces first. So with a juicer, you spend less time on preparation.

Juicer: fruits and vegetables with a high moisture content

The amount of juice you get from your fruits and vegetables with a juicer is comparable to when you squeeze oranges with a citrus juicer. More than sufficient, but there is still some wet pulp left. A juicer is less suitable for making juice from low-moisture ingredients, such as nuts or bananas.

Juicer: clear juice

The juice from a juicer is very clear and resembles lemonade. It does contain less fiber than juice from a slow juicer extractor machine. Because of this, you sometimes hear that juice from a juicer is slightly less healthy than juice that you make with a slow juicer. In practice, the nutritional values hardly differ.

Slow juicer

Slow juicer: bruises slowly

A slow juicer ‘bruises’ your ingredients very slowly with a mortar. The following applies to this device: the fewer rotations per minute (RPM), the more juice you have left. Similar to a juicer, the pulp then separates from the juice. Juicing with a slow juicer generally takes a little longer than juicing with a juicer.

Slow juicer: a lot of cutting

The filling opening of a slow juicer is usually narrow. This means that you first cut the ingredients into small pieces to squeeze them. Because of the carving, you spend a little longer on the preparation.

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Slow juicer: all kinds of fruits and vegetables, nuts and wheatgrass

A slow juicer extracts almost all the juice from ingredients. This makes it suitable not only for pressing vegetables and fruit but also for ingredients with low moisture content. For example, leafy vegetables, wheatgrass, or nuts. The pulp that remains is bone dry.

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Slow juicer: concentrated juice

The juice from a slow juicer is thin but slightly less clear than from a juicer. This is because the slow pressing method leaves more fiber in the drink. No frictional heat is released during pressing. Because of this, you often hear that juice from a slow juicer is healthier than juice from a juicer.