Here are three facts about a twin gear (triturating) juicer: First, it is most likely more expensive than a good single gear juicer. Second, it takes more time to process the fruits/veggies compared to a fast centrifugal juicer. And finally, the juice always looks and tastes much much better.
The collection is not only the result of personal experience. I’ve dig into dozens of websites and went through hundreds of customer reviews on Amazon to extract the most important information about each one of these juicers.
What do they look like? How do they “feel” on operation? How do they work? What are they good at? And what are their drawbacks?
I’ve everything covered for you.
If you are serving juices as a business and are determined to satisfy the most difficult-to-please juice fans, a good heavy-duty commercial masticating juicer will be a great investment.
This Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000 beast produces the thick, tasty juices
that have conquered the hearts of the most hard-core juice lovers.
Let's get to how it works.
The Tribest Green Star Elite has a jumbo twin gear that makes up a complete three-stage juicing procedure.
As the fruits or vegetables go through the chute, the pocket recesses slice them up. The cutting points meanwhile work to cut any sinewy pieces of the veggies (you don’t have to cut your celery into short pieces anymore - they fibers won’t clog up like in casual juicers). The strong gear teeth then crush them, squeezing the juice out.
As opposed to single-gear juicers which have only one auger to squeeze the materials against the plastic shell, this double gear masticating juicer, as its name suggests, has two gears. As the fruits/veggies go in between them, they are slowly squeezed to the very cells. Meanwhile, its magnetic technology works to maximize the amount of the valuable vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients the water can latch.
That means you will make the most out of what you feed the machine with. You can even choose between the screens to have pure juice with no pulp, or with more fiber mixed in for various nutritional and digestive effects.
The Greenstar Elite juicer comes with an adjusting knob. It can be used to increase the pressure required for pulp ejection, especially when you are juicing carrots or hard fruits. You can take the knob out when juicing softer fruits and the leafy greens.
It is often the case, however, that we make juices out of a mixture of veggies and fruits. My favorite is carrot with apple and some ginger. When using casual juicers, I have to carefully feed them in a particular order so that the juice will come out already mixed. Other more diligent juice lovers tend to stir their juices with a spoon or a mixer wand before drinking.
In this Greenstar Elite juicer, however, as the materials go through the stages of mastication, they will also be mixed. This help the nutrients interact and activate, thus maximizing their nutritional values. This is an advanced stage that distinguishes the Greenstar Elite from casual juicers.
Because almost no heat is generated in the process, oxidation is minimized. The bioceramic material in the gears also helps delay the oxidation of the juice.
The outcome is a thick, tasty, high quality juice full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. (The manufacturer stated that it produces juices with concentrations of essential minerals 50%-200% higher than other juicers do). The fresh nutrients go directly into the bloodstream, leaving the you immediately refreshed and energized.
But the Greenstar Elite does not only know how to juice. It can also serve as a hard-working versatile food processing assistant in the kitchen. It can help chop onions and herbs, make nut butters, and grind black pepper.
At 6.5 x 19 x 12.5 inches and 24 pounds, the beast is not too big for a commercial heavy-duty masticating juicer. Be prepared, however, that it is going to require a little space on your countertop. It produces some normal gear noises, but is pretty quiet compared to a centrifugal juicer.
Ask any serious juicing enthusiast for a high-end triturating juicer and they will most likely point to the Super Angel Pro. What makes it such a desirable item, despite the high price tag?
Two words: durability and efficiency.
The juicer comes in a sleek, shiny stainless steel shell. It looks very classy on your countertop. All parts of the machine, except the plastic pulp collector, are made of FDA approved food grade steel, making it a far cry from low quality juicers. It is built to last - no brittle parts that threaten to break or get heavily stained after several months of use.
The stainless steel material also means it’s very easy to clean, especially if you wash it right after juicing.
The gears, made of solid steel, operate at a speed of 82 rounds per minute. That's half the speed of an average triturating juicer. The strong gears and slow speed allow the machine to squeeze everything out of the produce. At the same time, it emits very little heat, which minimizes damages to the precious nutrients.
The outcome is a thick, fresh juice of extremely high quality. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days - just remember to keep your jars airtight.
If you’re using the machine for a long time at once, however, it does eventually get hot. When this happens, the heat will be detected with a thermal sensor. The machine will then activate its cooling system to reduce the temperature. All of this happens automatically - you never have to worry about the heat destroying your juice.
Another thing that really makes the Super Angel Pro the Cadillac of juicers is its anti-jamming system. The machine can accelerate or decelerate its own speed and change the rotating direction to prevent jamming. Not that you can really “jam” it - the feeding chute is quite small and you’d usually have to precut the materials into small pieces beforehand.
The Super Angel Pro comes with a glass juice collector (no plastic toxins!) and a premium brush for easy cleaning.
Beautiful, producing high juice yield, and working perfectly with materials that not every machine can handle, the Super Angel Deluxe twin gear juicer is the best gadget for the juicing aficionado.
Similar to its cheaper model, the Pro, the Deluxe comes in a beautiful metal body. All parts, inside and outside, are made with FDA approved food grade stainless steel. This makes the machine one of the heaviest juicers of its size.
The machine comes with two 3-stage gears, which runs at 82 rpm to process all kinds of produce. It works perfectly on mushy, watery fruits, leafy greens. The machine has no difficulty with carrots or gingers. It works without problem on nuts.
These gears are extremely strong. In all experiments that you can find on Youtube (this one for example), even the older models of the Angel always produce 20 - 30% more juice compared to other juicers. This juicer ensures you will never again feel the guilt of wasting your expensive organic fruits and veggies when looking at the mushy pulp.
The package includes 2 sieves with different fineness levels to maximize the juice quality out of various kinds of produce. The finer one, which is missing on the Pro version, is mainly used for soft fruits. It also comes with a housing with no holes for making nut butter.
Like the Pro, the Deluxe minimizes typical troubles with juicing. It has auto-reverse and anti-jamming function. It can detect when overloading happens, and has its own auto-cooling system to prevent overheating. It comes with a small feeding chute, but that is typical of all slow juicers.
The only problem I can see with this juicer is its price. It’s actually the exact same machine as the Pro, except there's an extra housing for soft fruits. The increase of a few hundred bucks for the housing seems a bit much for me personally. However, if you mostly juice soft, mushy fruits, you may find it worth the investment.
If you’re looking for a high quality triturating juicer but don’t want to break the bank, the Green Power KPE1304 is a great choice. Judging from customers’ reviews, the juicer, despite its price being in the lower range, will most likely satisfy all your needs as a juice lover.
First impression: the machine is very compact. It takes less space on the countertop than most other juicers of its type.
The juicer comes in a black plastic shell, which feels extremely solid. You can immediately tell that this kind of machine will be very strong yet quiet during operation, which it is. Unlike centrifugal juicers, it won’t shake or produce a lot of noise.
Inside the machine is its two gears, which are made with magnets inside a thick layer of bio ceramics. The gears are covered by sharp stainless steel teeth. According to the manufacturer, the magnets help to preserve juice quality, while the recessed teeth efficiently cut strong fibrous strings such as those in celery. I don’t know exactly how it works, but the juice does come out very fine, thick and fresh, as you can also see in other reviews.
Since the gears are aligned closely, they work efficiently to squeeze a lot of juice out of the produce. Some customers claim the yield increases by at least 15% compared to a single gear juicer, which is also very well known for the high juice yield.
You need different pressures to make the most juice out of different produce. This pressure can be changed by turning the knob on the machine. The juicer also comes with 2 screens (for fruits and for veggies), which allow you to control how much pulp you want in the juice.
Like other advanced juicers, the Green Power also has other food processing functions. That’s why a multi-purpose kit is included in the package. The kit includes an extra hole-less screen for making nut paste, nozzle pairings for dry and water produce, and different outlets or juice and noodles.
The machine comes with a 5 year warranty for operational parts and 10 year warranty for the motor.
At $379, the Omega TWN30S is currently the best budget twin gear juicer on the market.
Omega is so famous for their masticating juicers, few people know they make triturating ones too.
The TWN30S comes with a 2-horsepower motor, allowing it to process and break even the most fibrous produce such as ginger or wheatgrass. Thanks to the strong squeeze, it also works perfectly on softer, more watery fruits and vegetables such as kale, grape, or kiwi. Simply adjust the knob of the juicer to change the pressure between the two gears when you change the produce you feed it with.
Like other triturating juicers, the TWN30S has a small feeding chute. This translates to quite a lot of pre-cutting of your produce. To maximize the yield, you probably will have to cut them to even thinner pieces than the chute could handle.
If you’re used to a centrifugal juicer, which you can just throw a whole apple in, you may feel frustrated by this prep work. The result is, however, worth all the efforts. The juice has a fresh, strong taste, as it retains most of the nutrients from the fruits/veggies. You can adjust how much fiber you want in the juice by switching between a coarse screen with larger holes and a fine one with smaller holes on it.
Just like the masticating juicers of the same brand, the TWN30S can also work as a food processor. You can chop vegetables, make sorbet, nut butters, and baby food with it. As a result, it has many different parts, making disassembly and cleaning a little time-consuming, especially in the first several times when you’re not used to the construction of the machine.
One thing that raises a concern for many users is that most parts of the juicer are made of plastic (hence the very competitive price). This apparently makes the machine less of a decorative item on your countertop. However, in terms of health and safety, be assured that this model has been approved by UL as safe for household use. You really can’t beat the price for the quality!
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